For easing out the phytosanitary standards, the government of India has asked the US government that are impacting the mango export from India to the USA.
Indian fruit consignments Many times recently rejected due to some incidents and returned back on the grounds of not following the phytosanitary norms set by the US.
Before acceptance, the US tests the fruit consignments vigorously. As per a report made by the commerce ministry, to visit and examine the fruit consignments within India now a delegation of the US law has agreed. To be arranged for these checks of consignments, two centres are being planned. If the standards are met, the consignments will be shipped to the US otherwise will be taken back by the exporter.
Till the year 2006, Indian mangoes were banned in the US market because along with the fruits, it was believed that the pests would enter the western country. President George W Bush who is the previous president of the USA in March 2006 made a visit to India for an agreement which opened the way to export of Indian mangoes to the US market.
As the exporters fear the rejection based on high standards, even after this agreement, the Indian mangoes exports to the US is very less.