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The center has announced that all imports of Chinese apples and pears will be stopped starting June 1st.  A bug was found a few weeks ago in a Chinese apple shipment and this is why Indian government has taken this stand.

The Indian National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) has written a letter to the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and clearly told that from the beginning of this year many consignments from China were carrying mealy bug and fungus (Pseudococcus comstocki and Fusarium oxysporum). As per NPPO, even after issuing several warnings from January the scene has not changed and so forcing them to place this ban.

The Indian government had released an official statement in this week that bans all the apple and pear exports from China to India. It is expected that after this ban India will be sending agriculture specialists to China to check on the farms and ports.

The Chinese apple export season, for now, is coming to an end which means that this ban will not have much impact on them. In the first few months, the block will have little effect as the Chinese apple export season is coming to an end.

The Chinese exporters and Indian importers believe this problem will be sorted out before the offset of the next season in September as China is a huge supplier. NPPO has written in its letter to China that a team will be sent to “visit and verify the production fields/orchards, processing/packaging units of apples and pears and review the phytosanitary measures in place.”

Original Source: importexportmarketing.in


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