After successful completion of the negotiations between an Indian agency and the Canadian government, Indian banana and baby corn can now be exported to the latter.
Canadian officials informed that export of fresh baby corn from India to Canada may begin from April 2022 after updating directive D-95-28: Plant Protection Import and Domestic Movement Requirements for Corn and the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS). Based on the technical information provided for fresh bananas by India, Canada has approved its entry with immediate effect.
“This decision of the government of Canada would immensely benefit the Indian farmers growing these crops and would also enhance India’s export earnings,” an official said. India is the largest producer of bananas accounting for over 25 per cent of global production.