India asks Germany to resolve early fungicide issue in rice
Nov. 8, 2017
The issue was raised by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh in a meeting with German Food and Agriculture Minister Peter Bleser here.
The European Union has decided to bring down the tolerance level of fungicide tricyclazole to zero level from next year which is likely to impact India’s basmati rice shipments.
In an official statement, Agriculture Ministry said that Singh “requested the German Minister to use his good office for early resolution of the issue relating to Tricyclazole in Indian rice exported to the EU.”
Singh also raised the issue of acceptance of digital phytosanitary certificates by the EU countries.
India and Germany also discussed about ongoing bilateral projects being implemented in various areas of farm sector.
Separately, Singh also met Danish Minister Environment and Food Minister Esben Lunde Larsen, Serbia Agriculture Minister Branislav Nedimovic and stressed on further cooperation in the field of agricutlure with India.
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