March 22 ** India has lifted its temporary
ban on import of six commodities from Vietnam including coffee
and pepper, Vietnam's trade ministry said on Wednesday.
** The ban on Vietnamese products came into effect on March
7 after Vietnam said it would temporarily stop importing five
Indian products including peanuts and cocoa at risk of Caryedon
Serratus Olivier beetle.
** Vietnam lifted its import ban on Monday, the trade
** The country is the world's largest exporter of black
pepper and robusta beans used to make instant coffee.
** Vietnam exported 46,000 tonnes of coffee and 11,000
tonnes worth of pepper to India last year, Vietnam's customs
(Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Editing by Alexander Smith)