India Revokes Ban on Import from Vietnam

IAS Prelims 2023

Indian government has revoked the temporary suspension on import of six farm products including coffee, black pepper and cinnamon from Vietnam.

Ban was revoked after both countries reportedly resolved the phytosanitary issues.

India, in a retaliatory move, had banned the entry of six commodities — coffee beans, black pepper, cinnamon, bamboo, cassia and dragon fruit — from Vietnam on concerns over phytosanitary issues, after Vietnam had announced its intent to suspend imports of Indian peanuts, cassia seeds, cocoa beans, harricot beans and tamarind over quarantine pest issues.

India and Vietnam are major trading partners in commodities such as pepper, coffee and groundnut.