Will India allow the import of Chinese garlic?

Current garlic prices in India have risen from Rs 200 in June to Rs 800. If the production were to reduce next year, prices may rise even higher. Conservatively estimating, even if India stopped importing garlic and banned exporting the produce (as it did to onions in October) its share in the export market would likely be taken over by China, and all this would still stimulate Chinese garlic exports.

There is currently mixed news flying about the market. Zhuo Chuang Information has learned from the Ministry of Commerce and the Customs that there has been no news about India allowing direct import of Chinese garlic. Zhuo Chuang believes that as long as India allows garlic import, whether directly exported from China or re-exported through other countries, the export volume of Chinese garlic will be boosted. As a country with nearly 80% of the world’s production, China would be India’s first choice for imports.

Source: Zhuo Chuang Information


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