2016-03 - Horticulture Exports Program – Re-establishment of ports of entry for apples to India

14 January 2016


To advise industry that the Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry has revoked the port of entry restriction announced in September 2015. As a result, apples can now be imported through seaports and airports in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Kochi, the land port and airport in Delhi, and through India’s land borders.


In September 2015, the Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry restricted the import of apples to India to the Nhava Sheva Port in Mumbai. This restriction was revoked on 12 January 2016.

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  • These changes are effective immediately.

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email Horticulture Exports Program ACT


Mr Peter Creaser
A/g Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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