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EU bans Indian mango imports

Every year Europe imports about $4bn (£2.4bn) worth of fruit, vegetables and other agricultural produce from India.

But the European Union has imposed a ban on imports of Indian mangoes, unless they've been specially treated to cut the risk of fruit fly infestation.

India says the standards are stricter than those for the US and Australia, and that adequate safety checks have already been put in place.

The BBC's Simon Atkinson reports.

  • 01 May 2014
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