APEDA took measures to increase agricultural exports

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New Delhi: The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has held constant discussions with Europe, East Asia and other countries of the East to promote exports of agricultural and food processing products during the Corona epidemic. APEDA, under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, held several virtual buyer-seller meetings with potential importing countries such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Korea, Indonesia, Kuwait and Iran to promote all their products from April to October 2020. In addition, virtual networking meetings related to specific products were also held with countries such as Singapore, Russia, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden and Latvia. These products included taja fruits and vegetables. There were meetings with Canada on organic products, while with the US and UAE on GI products. According to the ministry, these virtual meetings have helped importers and exporters of India to get basmati rice, non-basmati rice, grapes, mango, banana, pomegranate, taja sabji. And provided a platform for dialogue to make India aware of the Indian potential in exporting organic products etc. Such events will further increase the confidence of importers in Indian agricultural products in terms of easing exports.

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