Canada okays import of Indian pineapple, mandarin five months after request

Five months after a formal request, Canada has opened its market for pineapple and mandarin (a variety of oranges) import from India. 

Our Union ministry of commerce had sent its first request on April 10, with a reminder on May 18. Responding, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of their government conveyed its approval on August 9, noting general phytosanitary requirements would apply, beside some specifics.

In an advisory to Indian exporters, U K Vats, general manager of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority has asked that they “strictly adhere with the required conditions”.