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Concerns about illegal sales of cloves in Zanzibar

The government of the Tanzanian state of Zanzibar claimed that many traders are buying cloves directly to farmers. 

Cloves Tanzania Policy

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Covid-19: Indian railway company launches spice transport service to Bangladesh

The Indian company South Central Railway (SCR) reported that it is transporting spices between the state of Andhra Pradesh (South) and Bangladesh.

Chilli Bangladesh

Spanish garlic harvest set to complete

The Spanish garlic harvest in the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha, one of the largest origins, is expected to conclude, once earlier collection has finished successfully in Andalusia, despite initial concerns on labour shortage due to lockdown.

Garlic Spain

Indian company to acquire spice processor

The Indian holding ITC has signed an agreement to acquire the spice processor Sunrise, a leader in the state of West Bengal, for an undisclosed sum.

Spices & Exotics M&A

Covid-19: Guatemala closed Q1 with fall in cardamom exports

Guatemalan cardamom exports fell by 21% year-on-year to in volume 13,860 tonnes although increased by 45% to USD304 million, a record, in Q1 2020.

Cardamom Guatemala

Indian futures market to launch tradeable agricultural index

India’s National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) is set to launch a tradeable index called Agridex.

Markets India

Poor Mexican vanilla crop

The 2020 Mexican vanilla crop reached around 370 tonnes, one-third less year-on-year due to severe drought in the state of Veracruz, the main origin, in 2019, according to the ministry of agriculture.

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Spain modifies law to clarify honey origins

Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved a new Royal Decree that modifies an existing Royal Decree on the quality standard for honey, in order to provide consumers with more detailed information on the origin of honey products.

Honey Spain

German essential oil manufacturer opens plant in China

Symrise, the German specialist in flavours and fragrances, has completed the construction of a new plant in Nantong, close to Shanghai.

Essential Oils China

Spanish farmers say food price rises during Covid outbreak not passing down the line

Spain's farmers’ group Unión de Uniones de Agricultores y Ganaderos has criticised large food retailers and intermediaries for taking advantage of the situation caused by Covid-19 to raise prices for consumers without passing these price increases on to farmers.

Almonds Fresh Tomatoes

US essential oil manufacturer to complete plant in Ireland

The Utah-based processor doTerra is set to complete a factory and warehouse in the Irish town of Blarney, close to Cork, in July.

Essential Oils Ireland

China to receive its first shipment of Chilean honey

JPM Exportaciones has completed the exporting process of the first batch of honey to China. Terra Andes is a well-known brand and will be sold to retail consumers.

China Chile

Slight recovery in Indian guar gum prices

The Indian guar gum spot price was INR5,370 per quintal (USD71.0/quintal) at Jodhpur wholesale market on May 26, 9.4% more than on April 27.

Waxes & Gums India
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