Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Kingdom bans Indian green chili peppers  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 09/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi arabia the fifth-largest importer of fresh vegetables from india has banned the import of indian chili due to the presence of high pesticide residues in the commodity.

confirming the announcement surinder bhagat second secretary of politics and commerce at the indian embassy told arab news on thursday: 'we have been informed about the saudi ministry of agriculture's decision to ban chili pepper beginning may 30."

he added: 'we are in touch with the saudi authorities to resolve the issue."

an official at the ministry of agriculture said that the decision to ban the import of chili peppers was made after a sample testing from the indian shipment showed the presence of high levels of pesticides.

the saudi ministry of agriculture decided to impose a ban on the import of chili pepper after issuing an advisory to the indian agricultural and processed food products export development authority (apeda) stating that high levels of pesticide residues were detected in some consignments of green chili.

'it has been brought to the attention of the authorities here that in recent vegetable consignments from india there have been interceptions of higher than permissible levels of residues of pesticides. if the situation persists the government of ksa will take action in the near future" the advisory read.

subsequently apeda advised exporters to adhere to the kingdom's import requirements and urged the testing of products before they are exported.

'as a region west asia is very important to us. we therefore do not want to face repercussions from saudi arabia or any other country in the region. hence we have advised our members to test export oriented goods carefully before shipping" an apeda statement said.

according to the indian spices board chili peppers are one of india's largest foreign currency earners and in the period between april and november 2013 a quantity of 181500 tons of chili peppers were exported for the value of about 3 million.

the 28-member european union (eu) temporarily banned the import of alphonso mangoes and four other vegetables from india on may 1.

the decision made by the eu's standing committee on plant health came after 207 consignments of fruits and vegetables imported from india in 2013 were found to be contaminated by pests such as fruit flies and other quarantine pests.


Arab News

  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 8 2015 - UK official says Russia making situation in Syria more dangerousKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) UK Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, called on Russia Thursday to stop supporting the regime of Bashar Al-Assad and to stop the regime from bombing ...

 Oct 8 2015 - EP calls for intØ¢'l protection for E.JerusalemKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The European Parliament called Thursday East Jerusalem to be placed under immediate international protection after a series of violent clashes have left several ...

 Oct 8 2015 - USD to drop further as profit raise postpones - analystKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The rate of the US dollar is expected to drop against the main currencies in time of weakening expectations on the raise of profit rates in the US before the end ...

 Oct 8 2015 - Israeli forces arrests 40 Palestinians in West BankKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Forty Palestinians were arrested by the Israeli force during an operation in the West Bank, said a statement by the Palestinian prisoners club Thursday.According ...

 Oct 8 2015 - Syrian Army: Russian airstrikes reduced ISIL fighting capabilitiesKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Airstrikes by Russian warplanes reduced fighting capabilities of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Syria, the Syrian Armed Forces Commander ...

 Oct 8 2015 - Western, Russian intervention in Syria making matters worse - Arab LeagueKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Western and Russian intervention in Syria will not end the war and will not eliminate presence of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), said ...

 Oct 8 2015 - Kuwait- Light rain, dust for Thursday evening weather - forecastKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Light rain and dust is expected for the weather Kuwait Thursday's evening, said a weather forecast official.Deputy head of Kuwait weather forecast department, ...

 Oct 8 2015 - Jewish settler stabbed in JerusalemKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) A Jewish man was stabbed Thursday in his upper body in Jerusalem in the third stabbing attack in just over 24 hours.Haaretz newspaper said on its website that a ...

 Oct 8 2015 - OPEC oil price up to USD 48.24 pbKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The OPEC daily basket price went up Wednesday USD 2.16 and stood at USD 48.24 per barrel (pb) compared with USD 46.08 pb the previous day, the cartel said here on ...

 Oct 8 2015 - Kuwaiti seeks Costa Rica's support to get non-Permanent UNSC seatKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) A Kuwaiti Parliamentary friendship group sought Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solis' support to help Kuwait obtain a non-permanent seat at the UN Security ...




Click to Apply


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help