Foreign buyers keen on Indian organic products; concerned over quality assessment
There was a need to hold ITF to spread awareness about the diversity and range of grains in India.
Foreign buyers, including the Chinese and Americans, today showed interest in importing Indian organic agricultural products to cater to increasing consumption levels in their countries, but raised some concerns on quality assessment.
South Korea based Organic Partner CEO Raymond Yang said they usually import cashews, nuts,turmeric and rock honey from India, but have problems relating to quality assessment.
“In South Korea each product goes through at least 377 tests.However it isn’t the case in India.Unless Indian produce meets the Korean Specific Organic Standard, trade between both countries cannot happen unless the items are processed,” he said at International Trade Fair For Organic and Millets 2018.