exports

Thanks to Smallholders, India Tea Exports Rebound to Record Levels

Outstanding yields in South India offset declines in Darjeeling as tea production reached a record 1,279 million kilograms in 2017, up about 1 percent from 1,267 million kilograms harvested in 2016. Exports topped 240.7 million kilograms during calendar 2017, a level not seen since 1981, according to the Tea Board of India. Exports were...

India GST Rules Worry Exporters Concerned About Revealing Blending Recipes

Compliance with India’s new Goods and Services Tax (GST) reveals trade secrets that will hinder the competitive stance of tea blenders and exporters. Dipak Shah, chairman of the South India Tea Exporters’ Association (SITEA) told reporters that “asking for details of blends from exporters is like asking for Coca-Cola’s formula.” The tax requires exporters...