Mango exports face ban threat in UAE

By: | Updated: May 27, 2016 8:42 AM

The export of mangoes from India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is under threat with the UAE authorities

Alphonso, Alphonso mango, Alphonso mango price, Mango price, mango season, mango india, mango tree, Assocham, Assocham mango priceThe department of agriculture has advised the issue of phytosanitary certificates for fruit and vegetables exported to the the UAE only after production of the test report on pesticide residues by an Apeda-recognised laboratory. (Reuters)

The export of mangoes from India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is under threat with the UAE authorities stating that pesticide residues in consignments of fruits and vegetables coming from India showed high levels, exceeding the prescribed limit set by the international standard adopted by Codex Alimentarius Commission.

In an advisory issued to exporters, Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has warned exporters that they that they will be required to adhere to the import requirement of the UAE according to the circular issued by the Plant Protection Adviser, Directorate of Plant Protection Quarantine and Storage Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. The department of agriculture has advised the issue of phytosanitary certificates for fruit and vegetables exported to the the UAE only after production of the test report on pesticide residues by an Apeda-recognised laboratory.

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