You are here: Home » Markets » News
Business Standard

Canada okays import of Indian pineapple, mandarin five months after request

Canadian Food Inspection Agency conveyed its approval on August 9, stating that general phytosanitary requirements would apply, apart from some specifics

Dilip Kumar Jha  |  Mumbai 

What's the economic cost of Brexit? Pineapples tell a tale

Five months after a formal request, has opened its market for and (a variety of oranges) import from India.

Our had sent its first request on April 10, with a reminder on May 18. Responding, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of their government conveyed its approval on August 9, noting general phytosanitary requirements would apply, beside some specifics.


In an advisory to Indian exporters, U K Vats, general manager of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority has asked that they “strictly adhere with the required conditions”.

import into has been increasing consistently over years. It was 127,000 tonnes in calendar year 2017, from 118,210 tonnes the previous year. The quantity of import was not clear but the value was C$257.2 million in 2016, from all parts of the world. output in India was 4.4 million tonnes in 2017-18, from 409,000 hectares. Total production was close to two mt from 115,000 ha of sowing. India currently exports both pineapple and mandarin in very small quantities.

First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 19:02 IST