Indian mangoes to reach US market once again after two years
The United States Department of Agriculture has given its approval to export Indian mangoes to the US market once again after the restrictions imposed in 2020.
The US citizens can once again enjoy the delicious variety of Indian mangoes. The United States Department of Agriculture has given its approval to export Indian mangoes to the US market once again after the restrictions imposed in 2020.
According to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, excellent quality mangoes will not be exported from India to the USA and consumers can have access to these.
Ministry of Commerce & Industry said, “The export of Indian mangoes has been restricted by the USA since 2020 as USDA inspectors were unable to visit India for inspection of irradiation facility due to restrictions imposed on international travel because of Covid-19 pandemic.”
It added, “Recently, in pursuant to the 12th India – USA Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meeting held on November 23, 2021, the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have signed a framework agreement for implementing the 2 Vs 2 Agri market access issues.”
It is estimated that now in 2022 the export of mangoes will exceed the numbers in 2019-20.
“As part of the mutual agreement, India will be able to export mangoes to the USA in the mango season commencing with the Alphonso variety of mangoes by March onwards. Notably, there is a huge acceptance and consumer preference of Indian mangoes in the USA as India had exported 800 Metric Tonnes (MTs) of mangoes to the USA in 2017-18 and the export value of the fruit was USD 2.75 Million,” the Ministry said.