India extends crop fumigation exemption until end-June - government sources | Reuters

NEW DELHI India has extended an exemption for crop cargoes to be fumigated with methyl bromide, the gas once used as a pesticide but now banned in most parts of the world, at the country of export, government sources said on Thursday. India's plant quarantine authority last month said after March 31 New Delhi would only accept cargoes fumigated with methyl bromide at the country of origin, threatening to disrupt supplies of pulses from Canada and wheat from Europe and the Black Sea region.

Reuters March 30, 2017 19:45:07 IST
India extends crop fumigation exemption until end-June - government sources
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India extends crop fumigation exemption until endJune  government sources
 Reuters

NEW DELHI India has extended an exemption for crop cargoes to be fumigated with methyl bromide, the gas once used as a pesticide but now banned in most parts of the world, at the country of export, government sources said on Thursday.

India's plant quarantine authority last month said after March 31 New Delhi would only accept cargoes fumigated with methyl bromide at the country of origin, threatening to disrupt supplies of pulses from Canada and wheat from Europe and the Black Sea region.

Now, for the next three months, India would accept cargoes without being fumigated with methyl bromide at the country of origin, the sources said. (Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj; Editing by Greg Mahlich)

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