Draft PQ Amendment for U.S. Walnuts

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Posted on: 10 Nov 2012

The Indian Government has released a draft notification amending Schedule VI of the Plant Quarantine Order 2003 regarding U.S. Walnuts.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 10/19/2012 GAIN Report Number: IN2133 India Post: New Delhi India Publishes Draft PQ Amendment for U.S. Walnuts Report Categories: Tree Nuts FAIRS Subject Report Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety Exporter Guide Approved By: David Leishman Prepared By: Amit Aradhey Report Highlights: The Government of India Ministry of Agriculture has released a draft notification amending Schedule VI of the Plant Quarantine Order 2003 (the regulation for importing plant material into India). The draft notification proposes to the import of Juglans spp. (Walnuts) from the United States, and will be adopted on December 15, 2012. General Information: The Government of India Ministry of Agriculture has released an amendment to the Plant Quarantine Order, 2003 (the regulation for the import of plant material into India). The draft notification seeks to amend Schedule VI of Plant Quarantine Order 2003, to include Juglans spp. (Walnut) as ‘dry fruits for consumption’ from United States of America, with additional declaration and special conditions. The draft notification will facilitate imports into India. On September 21, 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture forwarded a copy of this notification to the Ministry of Commerce so that the WTO Secretariat can be duly informed. The expected timeline for this notification is as follows - Date of the WTO notification - Yet to be notified Comment Deadline - December 1, 2012 Proposed date of adoption - December 15, 2012 The draft notification and further information can be accessed from the Ministry of Agriculture website at: http://agricoop.nic.in/gazette/WTO9102012.pdf DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this report was retrieved from the following Government of India website http://www.agricoop.nic.in/ . The U.S. Government makes no claim of accuracy or authenticity.
Posted: 10 November 2012

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