India lowers tariffs for US duck imports by 25% - GAIN

Tariffs drop from 30% to 5%
calendar icon 8 April 2024
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In late February, India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying  issued a memorandum that outlines the parameters for premium frozen duck meat for import into India, according to a recent US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report

India’s implementation of the tariff reduction, which came into effect March 6, is an outcome of the successful G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Summit side meetings. USDA's post in India worked in close coordination with the US Trade Representative in the lead up to, and following, the G20 meetings that facilitated the tariff reduction on premium frozen duck meat and edible offal from 30% to 5%.

This tariff reduction includes an amendment in India’s import policy which allows US-origin premium frozen duck to supply three-star hotels and above, as well as restaurants that are on India’s hotel requisition list and that are appropriately licensed. With the lowered duty and the amendment in the import policy, India’s imports of US-origin frozen duck meat are estimated to increase by 80% this year over 2021 sales. 

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