European producers urge the EC to provide quick solutions to secure their exports to India

Published Jan 21, 2021

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The Asian country has an order requesting a certificate at the time of importation of fresh products that they are not transgenic and that will enter into force on March 1, 2021.

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Freshfel Europe is urging the EU Trade and Executive Commissioner Vladis Dombrosk for a quick solution on the requirement of a new Order from India requesting non-GMO certification for various fresh products upon import. The Indian order which will come into effect on March 1 will introduce unnecessary red tape with the requirement of non-transgenic certification for various fresh products imported into India. None of the selected products is authorized for the production of transgenic in the EU, which makes the requirement irrelevant and burdensome. Yesterday, in a letter addressed to EU Trade Commissioner Vladis Dombroski, Freshfel Europe expressed deep concern about India's new requirement for non-transgenic certification. India's order adopted on August 21, 2020 on GMO-free and GMO-free certification requirements accompanied by imported food shipments has raised concerns about bureaucracy and additional costs among EU exporters to this growing market. The new order targets ...
Source: InfoAgro
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