Indian mangoes to soon head to South Korea

Seoul, June 10 (IANS) Mango, the national fruit of India, will soon be heading to South Korea as the regulatory approvals for its import into the country are through.

“After completing the Korean regulatory procedure, import requirements for fresh mango fruits from India have been published and have taken effect from June 7,” the Indian embassy here said in a statement on Friday.

India exported about 43,000 tonnes of mangoes to various countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Nepal, the US and European Union during 2014-15.

Exporters, wishing to export mangoes to South Korea, will need to get the mango orchards and packing houses registered with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), the embassy statement said.

The export consignments to South Korea will be inspected by the Korean Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency prior to being given clearance, it said.

–IANS

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