India’s Removal of Retaliatory Tariffs on US Almonds Comes into Force

The notification was published by the Gazette of India on September 5

India’s retaliatory tariffs on US almonds have been removed as of September 6, 2023, according to a notification published the previous day in the Gazette of India. The tariff rates have therefore returned to 35 Rs./kg for in-shell almonds and 100 Rs./kg for shelled almonds. The agreement to eliminate the retaliatory tariffs was announced by the two countries on June 22, 2023, during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official state visit to the United States. [Read more]


California Walnut Industry Gears Up for Favorable 2023 Crop

The new crop and market environment are significantly different from last season

According to the California Walnut Commission & Board, the California walnut industry is gearing up for a stellar 2023 harvest and shipping season. Several factors have converged to make the outlook for this season considerably more favorable than last year. Following the California Walnut Commission & Board communication, on September 1 the NASS USDA released the 2023 California Walnut Objective Measurement Report, which forecasts a walnut production of 790,000 metric tons, up 5% from 2022’s crop, based on 385,000 bearing acres (ca. 155,800 hectares) —4% down from 2022’s estimate. [Read more]


INC Academia Shapes Industry Leaders

The 2023/2024 edition opens in just one week!

On September 15, 2023, the INC will open its 6th Edition of the INC Academia. The INC Academia is the best training program in the industry that enables students to master the world of nuts and dried fruits all at their own pace. Plus, depending on their level of knowledge within the sector, students are able to choose between the basic or advanced programs. Enrollment is still open so, what are you waiting for? Join your fellow peers and take the next step in your professional development today! [Enroll now]


INC Participates in China International Tree Nuts Conference

The trip supported the INC’s ongoing dissemination efforts in China

An INC delegation recently visited China to take part in a major industry event and meet with some of the sector’s top companies and stakeholders in China. The purpose of the trip was to strengthen ties and foster collaboration with key industry players, all with the ultimate goal of boosting the consumption of nuts and dried fruits in China. The trip was a resounding success, with top Chinese companies giving excellent feedback about the INC’s dissemination efforts in China and expressing great interest in becoming INC members. [Read more]


Welcome to the INC XLI World Nut & Dried Fruit Congress in Vancouver!

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are now open!

It is that time of the year when we can start thinking about the next INC Congress! Taking place in Vancouver from May 8-10, 2024, top professionals from the nut and dried fruit sector will descend on the city for three days of networking, business, and fun. Our sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are now open so take a look and ensure your brand is seen by countless professionals through pre-event communications and the over 1,300 expected participants in Vancouver! [INC Congress 2024!]


INC Monitors Latest Sustainability News

In the INC’s latest sustainability update, you can read about the vote by three European Parliament committees —Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), and Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)— on the proposed Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste, as well as a European Commission draft regulation on the supervision of imported products. [Read more]


INC Provides Updates on International Trade News


The latest INC trade update covers China’s new General Quality Standard for Nut and Seed Food, the announcement by the United Kingdom and Türkiye of their intention to start talks on a new free trade agreement and an upcoming U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agribusiness trade mission to Malaysia and Singapore. [Read more]



Food Safety News Shared by INC

The INC’s latest food safety update includes new maximum residue levels (MRLs) proposed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for flupyradifurone and its metabolite difluoroacetic acid (DFA), Taiwan’s amendments to certain pesticide MRLs in the Draft Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods (including fruits and tree nuts), and the consultation by the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency on proposed amendments to official controls and special conditions governing the entry into Great Britain of certain food and feed of non-animal origin from certain countries. [Read more]

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