India raises concerns with EU, Russia over tea exports



Kirtika Suneja | Economic Times

India has raised concerns at the European Union’s decision to classify dye-making chemical anthraquinone as a pesticide, calling it a non-tariff barrier that has hit tea exports to the trade bloc.

The government has asked the EU to share the scientific basis for setting the maximum residue level for imported tea, its sampling and testing methodology, and the international standards on which such assessment is based.

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