18.01.2012 Market Access News

A Logistical and Financial Burden on Indian Pulse Exports

Exporters are weighed down by the logistical and financial burden caused by mandatory Methyl Bromide fumigation on pulse exports to India.

Grains Industry Market Access Forum (GIMAF) Executive Manager Tony Russell reports that Biosecurity Australia pressed the issue with Indian quarantine authorities in technical discussions in 2011.

Follow up discussions are planned in the first quarter of 2012.

Mr Russell has briefed Slava Zeman, the new Agriculture Counsellor who is taking up her posting in New Delhi at the end of January 2012, to ensure a sound understanding of the primary issues facing grains exporters to India.