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Canadian pulses granted three-month extension to India’s fumigation exemption

Canadian pulse officials have less than three months to reach a long-term agreement with India over fumigation in pulse shipments

Canadian pulse exports to India have been given the green light, at least for the short term, temporarily heading off fears of higher fumigation charges or being shut out of the country completely. The federal government announced July 5 that India has granted another exemption to allow Canadian pulse exporters to access that market. Exports […] Read more


Pulse exporters get India exemption, no penalties attached

CNS Canada — Canadian pulse exports to India have been given the green light, at least for the short term, temporarily heading off fears of higher fumigation charges or being shut out of the country completely. The federal government announced Wednesday that India has granted another exemption to allow Canadian pulse exporters to access that […] Read more

Pulse sector still on tenterhooks

India’s insistence on fumigation of pulse imports throws up major barrier to Canadian pulse shipments


Canada’s pulse industry is still waiting to hear whether India will reverse a decision that could seriously hamper Prairie exports to its largest market. For more than a decade, India has required most pulse shipments be fumigated with methyl bromide in the country of origin. But Canada and some other countries were granted an exemption, […] Read more


Lentils on display at a grocery store in Mumbai. India is the largest buyer of pulses in the world and Prairie producers supply half of those imports, generating $1.5 billion in sales for farmers here.

Pulse sector roiled by India’s fumigation edict

Science says our pulses are safe — but industry officials are preparing a Plan B if India won’t back down

The clock is ticking on whether Indian officials will reverse an edict requiring Canadian pulse shipments to be fumigated at the port of origin rather than at their destination. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and a delegation from Pulse Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency were in India at the beginning of March to […] Read more



Pulse crop strategy aims to broaden pulse demand

A new market development goal for Canada’s pulse crop industry hopes to create demand in use categories where pulses aren’t yet a major player. Pulse Canada’s board on Wednesday released a new target dubbed “25 by 2025,” under which the Canadian pulse crop grower/processor industry “will marshal its resources to create new demand in new […] Read more

More pulse acres expected to affect handling dynamics

CNS Canada –– Canadian grain handlers are curious how dynamics and timing in the rail freight sector will be managed in the upcoming season, given an expected boost in pulse crop production . For the moment, however, Prairie grain movement has dropped to seasonal lows. This year’s pulse area will likely be the largest on record, according to early estimates […] Read more