EU lifts ban for Indian vegetables but will continue with checksStaff Writer | January 12, 2017
The European Union has lifted its ban on imports of 4 vegetables from India: aubergine, taro, bitter gourd, and snake squash.
Food trade The EU will continue to monitor imports
Recently, an EU delegation traveled to India to inspect farms and packaging sites. Now a certification of products ensuring quality control will have to accompany all shipments.
The ban is lifted, however the EU will continue to monitor imports of vegetables from India for a period of 6 months.
Annual exports of these 4 vegetables represent less than 5% of total exports to the EU. The main destinations for Indian products in the EU are the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. ■