India to increase imports of Ukrainian sunflower oil

India is interested in increasing Ukrainian sunflower oil import volume, as reported by the press service of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection.

This was on the agenda for the August 2nd meeting of the leadership of the the State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection with the representatives of the Indian Oilseed and Produce Exporters Association. During the meeting, they discussed the issues of exporting Ukrainian sunflower and sunflower oil to India.

"The event was attended by representatives of 10 leading Indian companies who have noted that Ukrainian food products are of high quality. The parties discussed the state processes of ensuring food quality and safety in Ukraine and the specific details of exporting food products to India. They also expressed an interest in increasing export volumes to India," as stated in the report.

In addition, representatives of the State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection indicated that 33% of Ukrainian sunflower oil exports go to India.

It was earlier reported by the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food that during January-May 2017 Ukrainian agricultural product exports amounted to 7.513 billion US dollars and increased by almost 1.795 billion dollars in comparison with the same period in 2016.

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