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INDIA SEEKS TO ENTER SOUTH AFRICAN MANGO MARKET ...

India attempts mango export to South Africa

India has asked South Africa to fast track pest analysis of mangoes to enable export to take place quickly.

The issue was raised by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma during his meeting with South African counterpart Rob Davies at Johannesburg, an official in the Commerce Ministry said.

"India has requested that the concerned South African Authorities, who are in the process of conducting Pest Risk Analysis for import of mangoes from India, may expedite the process and consider granting market access to Indian mangoes as our request of market access is pending for a long time now," the official said.

India first forwarded the relevant paperwork to South Africa in September 2010.

According to agri-export promotion body APEDA, India's mango exports are expected to rise marginally to 70,000 tonnes this year on expectation of better availability of the export-quality fruit.

The country is estimated to have exported 65,000 ton…