India can export pomegranates to Australia

India can export pomegranates to Australia

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Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 10

Indian pomegranates will soon appear on Australian shelves for the first time, according to Australia’s High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell.

This follows the completion of an import protocol for fresh pomegranate fruit from India following an import risk assessment involving significant collaboration and discussions between Indian and Australian authorities.

Celebrated for centuries for their clusters of ruby red arils, pomegranates are a superfood packed full of vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants.

“While Australia already produces pomegranates, India is well placed as one of the world’s largest pomegranate producers to meet shortfalls in the Australian market,” O’Farrell said.

“Our growing two-way trade in agricultural products means consumers in India can enjoy Australian walnuts, almonds, and beer made from Australian malting barley, to name a few. Australian consumers can likewise savour Indian mangoes, table grapes and – now – pomegranates,” he added.

However, bio-security conditions must be met by Australian importers, requiring Indian exporters to work with their customers and Indian export authorities.

Import conditions can be found on the Australian Government’s Biosecurity Import Conditions Database

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