53-2015 - Horticulture Exports Program – Blueberry exports to India permitted


To advise exporters that India now permits the import of Australian blueberries (Vaccinium spp.).


After negotiations between the Australian and Indian governments, market access for Australian blueberries to India has now been established. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India has published the import conditions in The Gazette of India.

Summary of changes and key points

  • Australian blueberries can be exported to India under the condition that each consignment meets one of the following criteria:
    • sourced from a recognised fruit fly pest free area (Riverland or Tasmania only)
    • methyl bromide fumigation
    • cold treatment conducted onshore or in-transit.
  • Specific treatment details can be found on the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) database.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email Horticulture Exports Program or phone 02 6272 4545.


Dr Chris Parker
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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