European Union member’s states decided to ban the imports of five types of fruits and vegetables from India, after several batches here found to be contaminated by pests such as fruits flies etc.
The prohibition that goes into effect in May, covers mangoes, aubergines, the taro plant and two types of gourd.
Basically, EU imports 5% of its fresh fruits and vegetables requirement from India (as per European Commission).
The ban agreed by member states is to be revived by the end of 2015.
This warning has come after Australia issued a serious advisory to Indian exporters over deteriorating quality of milk and its derivatives a few weeks ago. Also late last year, Saudi Arabia had threatened to ban Indian fresh fruits and vegetables, following which Indian exporters had adopted quality norms prevailing in the global market.