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No duty-free fruit deal

This article was originally published in Foodnews

INDIA will not allow fresh fruits such as apples, pears and lemons to be imported from the EU duty-free as part of the proposed free trade agreement between them. "The EU has asked for duty elimination on wheat, barley, apple, pear, lemon and meslin flour. We have clearly explained to them that India cannot offer concessions on any of these products," a senior Agriculture Ministry official told PTI. At present, there is a 50 duty on apple imports, 40% on lemons and limes and 35% on pears.



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