The complete pepper trade has voiced their concern over the slippage of duty totally free imported pepper into the domestic market place, notably for the reason that of the existence of Salmonella microorganisms as very well as pesticide residues.
The import figures in February displays that a complete of 1243 tonnes have been imported for re-exports. Of this, 440 tonnes are from Brazil, Vietnam (659 tonnes), Sri Lanka (70 tonnes), Ecuador (73 tonnes). Nevertheless, imports for domestic use at MIP stood at 38 tonnes. Significant importers are from Delhi and Mumbai, claimed Kishore Shamji of Kishor Spices.
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