The Indian market has finally opened, culminated with the first import permits being issued for frozen U.S. poultry and breeding stock, the USDA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) recently announced.

Globex International became the first company to gain a permit, and its air freight shipment will soon be on its way. Other shipments, from other companies, were in various stages of progress as well, USAPEEC said.

The governments of India and the United States recently finalized the export certificate for India, clearing the path for trade to a country that historically has been closed to poultry imports.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service Export (FSIS) Library has published the export requirements for India.

Tariffs on U.S. imports will be 30 percent on whole chicken, 30 percent on turkey, and 100 percent on all other chicken.


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