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Quotas. In April 2001, India did away with quantitative restrictions.Other Non-Tariff Trade Restrictions.India also uses non-tariff barriers to stop imports. “Sanitary and phytosanitary barriers are employed to keep out U.S. dairy products, meats, grains, oilseeds, and nearly all biotech products” [ CITATION Joh14 \l 1033 ].Non-tariff barriers which are use by the Indian government include Import
EXPORT BUSINESS PLAN: POPCORN TO INDIA 12Licensing; Standards, testing, labeling & certification; Anti-dumping and countervailing measures; Export subsidies and domestic support; Local preference for government contracts; and Service barriers [ CITATION Joh14 \l 1033 ].Luckily, none of the above non-tariff barriers shouldapply to the import of Popcorn kernels. According to Williams:While Indian import duties have come down in recent years, the average bound rate exceeds 100 percent, while the average applied rate is about 35 percent. High duties are meant to protect domestic industries, as in the case of apples where U.S. products face a 50 percent duty. (2014, p. 19) However, duties also serve as government income sources, as in the case of popcorn grade maize and various “luxury” items, where domestic production is limited or non-existent. Labeling and Packaging RequirementsThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India regulates all food that India imports. Food items must be labeled in compliance with the following 12 standards:1. The Labelling Language should be as per FSS Regulation 2011.2. The name, trade name or description of food contained in the package.3. The name of the ingredients used in the product in descending order of their composition by weight or volume as the case may be.4. Declaration of "Vegetarian" or "Non-Vegetarian" by symbol of "Vegetarian" or "Non-Vegetarian".5. The name and complete address of the manufacturer and manufacturing unit.6. In case where article of food is imported into India, The name and complete address of the importer in India.7. The net weight or number or measure of volume of contents.
EXPORT BUSINESS PLAN: POPCORN TO INDIA 138. Batch number or Lot number or Code number.9. The month and year in which the commodity is manufactured or packed.10. Declaration of "Best Before" date on the package. It can also be expressed in terms of number of months before the best before date.11. The nutritional information or nutritional facts per 100gm or 100ml of per serving of the product shall be given in the label.12. Vegetable fats are not permitted in the chocolate under FSS Regulations 2011. [ CITATION Foo13 \l 1033 ]Export Marketing PlanShort-Term GoalsAmaizeing® Inc.’s short-term goal is to secure contracts with one cinema multiplex and two grocers in each of the four target cities. This will secure a foothold in these cities and allow for a steady income stream until Amaizeing® Inc. can expand its footprint.Long-Term GoalsWithin eighteen months, Amaizeing® Inc. plans to expand contracts to two or three cinemas and multiple grocery stores.

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