Saudi, UAE may cut Indian agri imports on quality issues, $2.6 bn at stake

At a time when the government is emphasising on the need for increasing agriculture exports, there is a threat of the $2.6-billion Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) markets lowering imports from India due to the contravention of quality standards.

Both countries contribute $1.3 billion each to India’s $40-billion annual agri exports; out of which, products registered with the Agricultural and Produce Exports Development Authority (APEDA) account for a 50 per cent share.