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India Extends Import Period For Peas

DELHI - Apr 5/24 - SNS -- India has extended the duty free import period until the end of June, marking the second extension of the policy change.

To qualify, "on board" bills of lading must be dated before June 30, 2024. Imports on shipments after that date will return to the "restricted" category, which is an essential ban on imports.

Official import data from India shows the country received almost 11,000 metric tons (MT) in December and just under 158,000 in January, with Russia dominating shipments.

In January, India department of customs reported that clearances of Russian origin peas were roughly 116,000MT, compared to 33,000 from Turkey; 7,000 from the United Arab Emirates and 1,000 from Egypt.

Since India announced the initial duty free import period for peas, Canada reports official shipments totalled 698,200 MT by the end of February. In December, Turkey reported shipments of 43,000 MT and Ukraine 6,000.

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