Many mangoes made it to the tables of representatives of the US department of Agriculture, Commerce and Trade as the Indian ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, sent these out to celebrated the resumption of the export of Indian mangoes to the US.
US exports of Indian mangoes had halted for the past two years amid the pandemic as US authorities could not carry out physical inspections due to travel restrictions.
US inspectors started physical quality checks back in 2007. This was halted for two years in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. Now, mango exports were growing at the rate of 30 percent. According to the Indian government, estimates from the exporters state that the export of mangoes in 2022 may surpass the figures of 2019-20. India is the largest producer of mangoes globally, followed by China, but exports less than one percent mainly because the sea container protocol is not developed yet.