Indian onions, pomegranates, potatoes set to enter Serbia

Serbia has granted market place accessibility for Indian horticulture create these types of as onion, potato, pomegranate and pomegranate arils.

The Agriculture and Processed Food items Export Growth Authority (APEDA), in an advisory, mentioned that for exports to Serbia, phytosanitary certification was not needed for consignments of onion bulbs, pomegranate fruits and pomegranate arils originating from India.

Having said that, for potato exports the phytosanitary certification was needed, APEDA mentioned. “There are also certain phytosanitary necessities for potato consignments that must be achieved and should really be pointed out on the phytosanitary certification as added declaration,” the Apeda advisory mentioned.

The Serbian market place is open up, but is not so major, mentioned Ajit Shah, President, Horticulture Create Exporters Association in Mumbai.

India’s fresh new fruit and vegetable exports registered a 6 per cent progress at $one.48 billion for the 12 months-ended March 2021 more than prior 12 months. Fresh vegetable exports were being higher in volumes at 2.32 million tonnes (one.93 million tonnes last 12 months), when fresh new fruits shipments were being up at nine.fifty six lakh tonnes (8.34 lakh tonnes)

In accordance to Agriculture Ministry’s most recent info, the overall horticulture manufacturing in 2020-21 is approximated to be 326.fifty eight million tonnes, an improve of about five.81 million tonne or one.81 per cent more than the prior 12 months.