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India, Taiwan pact to facilitate trade of organic agricultural goods comes into force

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NEW DELHI: An settlement between India and Taiwan to facilitate trade in organically-produced goods, together with tea and medicinal crops, has come into force from July 8, the commerce ministry stated on Wednesday. The mutual recognition settlement (MRA) will ease the export of organic merchandise by avoiding twin certifications, thereby decreasing compliance value, simplifying compliance necessities by adhering to just one regulation and enhancing trade alternatives within the organic sector.
It stated the pact will pave the best way for export of main Indian organic merchandise reminiscent of rice, processed meals, inexperienced/black and natural tea, medicinal plant merchandise to Taiwan.
The implementing businesses for the MRA are India’s agricultural and processed meals merchandise export improvement authority (APEDA) and Taiwan’s agriculture and meals company.
“The MRA for organic products between India and Taiwan has been implemented w.e.f. July 8,” it stated in an announcement.
Under the pact, agricultural merchandise produced and dealt with organically in conformity with the nationwide programme for organic manufacturing and accompanied by related paperwork are allowed on the market in Taiwan as organically-produced, together with show of the ‘India Organic’ brand.
“Similarly, agricultural products produced and handled organically in conformity with the Organic Agriculture Promotion Act and accompanied by an organic demonstration document (transaction certificate etc) issued by an accredited certification body under the Taiwanese regulation are allowed for sale in India as organically-produced, including display of the Taiwan Organic logo,” it stated.


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