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U.S. assures it will start allowing import of table grapes from India

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The Indian Minister for Agriculture, Radha Mohan Singh, has stated that the U.S. will soon clear all obstacles and start importing Indian table grapes. The issue was discussed in a meeting with U.S. Ambassador in India, Kenneth I. Juster.

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In the meeting, Singh also discussed the recent ban imposed by the US on imports of fresh pomegranate arils from India and requested it to lift restrictions on the fruit, an official statement said. With regard to table grapes, the minister said the U.S. has expressed its satisfaction towards systems adopted by India for production of grapes.

"The U.S. assured to expeditiously finalise the legislation related to the access of Indian commodities in the U.S. markets so to be able to export Indian table grapes to the USA by November 2018 season," he added.

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