HANOI: Vietnam has decided to resume its groundnut imports from India which were suspended in April last year after recovery of pests in some consignments.
The decision to lift the ban on import of groundnuts from India was formally communicated to the government after inspection of quarantine facilities and review of the standard operating procedures by a Vietnamese delegation in December. India has despatched 26 per cent of its total groundnut exports to Vietnam in 2014-15. The ban had made a severe dent in India’s total groundnut exports that range between five and six lakh tonnes annually.
The country had temporarily suspended import of groundnuts from India from April 6, 2015, due to interception of quarantine pests, Caryedon serratus and Trogodrma granarium, in consignments exported since January, 2015, an official statement said.