Grades & Standards Print

Export Specifications for Banana                              

Country

Middle East

Variety

Grand Naine Cavendish

Colour  : Green

Weight of Bunch :2.5 Kg

Fruits preferably straight

Packing

13 Kg

Storage

13-14 °C

Transport

By Sea

Export Standards for Coffee 

A.   Arabica Coffee

           I. Washed Arabica - 'Plantation'

1.      Plantation PB

2.      Plantation A

3.      Plantation B

4.      Plantation C

5.      Plantation Blacks

6.      Plantation Bits

7.      Plantation Bulk

           II.   Unwashed Arabica - 'Arabica Cherry'

1.      Arabica Cherry PB

2.      Arabica Cherry AB

3.      Arabica Cherry C

4.      Arabica Cherry Blacks/Browns

5.      Arabica Cherry Bits

6.      Arabica Cherry Bulk

B.   Robusta Coffee

          I.   Washed Robusta 'Robusta Parchment'

1.      Robusta Parchment PB

2.      Robusta Parchment AB

3.      Robusta Parchment C

4.      Robusta Parchment Blacks/Browns

5.      Robusta Parchment Bits

6.      Robusta Parchment Bulk

           II.   Unwashed Robusta 'Robusta Cherry'

1.      Robusta Cherry PB

2.      Robusta Cherry AB

3.      Robusta Cherry C

4.      Robusta Cherry Blacks/Browns

5.      Robusta Cherry Bits

6.      Robusta Cherry Bulk

            III.    Monsooned Coffees

a. Arabica Monsooned Coffee

  1.  Monsooned Malabar AA

  2.  Monsooned Basanally

  3.  Monsooned Arabica Triage

b. Robusta Monsooned Coffee

  1.  Monsooned Robusta 'AA'

  2.  Monsooned Robusta Triage

             IV.  Instant Coffee

             V.   Ground Coffee

             VI.  Roasted Seeds

             VII. Specialty Coffee

C. Monsooned Coffee

              I.   Mysore Nuggets EB (Extra Bold)

              II.  Robusta Kaapi Royale

 

Export Specifications for Grapes

Variety

Countries

Holland/Germany

U.K.

Thompson Seedless

Berry Size : 16mm Colour : white/amber

Berry Size : 18mm white

Sharad Seedless

Berry Size : 16mm black

Berry Size : 18mm black

Flame Seedless

Berry Size : 16mm black

Berry Size : 18mm pink

Packing

4.5 Kg /9 kg

4.5 Kg /9 kg

Storage Temp.

0-1 °C

0-1 °C

 

Country

Middle East

Variety

Thompson Seedless

Berry Size  :  15 mm, Amber colour

Sharad Seedless

 Berry Size  : 15 mm,  Black colou

Packing

1 Kg

Storage Temperature

0-1 °C

 

Ground Processed Spice

(Cannot exceed limit shown)

 

Spices

Whole Equivalent Insects

Insect Fragments

Mites

Other Insects

Rates/ Mouse Hairs

Animal Hairs

Ground Paprika

Average of more than 75 fragments /25g

Average of more than 11 rodent hairs/25g

Export Specifications for Mango

Countries

Netherlands /Germany

U.K.

Variety

Alphonso

Wt: 250-300 gm

Wt: 250-300 gm

Kesar

Wt: 225-250 gm

Wt: 225-250 gm

Packing

1 Doz/2.5 Kg

1 Doz/2.5 Kg

Storage Temperature

13°c

13°c

Export

By Air

By Air

 

Countries

Middle East

Variety

Alphonso

Wt:200-250 gm

Kesar

Wt:200-250 gm

Packing

1 Doz/2.5 Kg

Storage Temperature

13°c

Export

By Sea

Export Specifications for Onion

Country

Colour

Size

Remarks

Malaysia, Singapore, Port Kelang & African Ports

Dark red to violet

25 - 30 mm

Globular / Pungent

Sri Lanka

Dark red to light red

25 - 30 mm

Globular or Oval

Bangladesh, Pakistan & Nepal

Light red to dark red

25 - 30 mm

Globular Pungent

Japan

Yellowish / brown

60 - 70 mm

Globular / Less Pungent

 

Country

Europe

Colour

Yellowish / Brown

Size

60 - 70 mm

Remarks

Globular / Less Pungent

 

Country

Middle East and Gulf (Dubai, Sharjah, Doha, Muscat, Bahrain, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait)

Colour

Light red to dark red

Size

40 - 60 mm

Remarks

Globular /Pungent

 Export Specifications for Spices

Subject

Particulars

Extraneous matter

Herbs 2%, Spices 1%

Sampling

(For routine sampling) Square root of units/lots to a maximum of 10 samples. (For arbitration purposes) Square root of all containers. e.g. 1 lot of pepper may = 400 bags, therefore square root = 20 samples.

Foreign Matter

Maximum 2%

Packaging

Should be agreed between buyer and seller. If made of jute and sisal, they should conform to the standards set by CAOBISCO. However, these materials are not favoured by the industry, as they are a source of product contamination, with loose fibres from the sacking entering the product.

Heavy Metals

Shall comply with national/ EU legislation.

Pesticides

Shall be utilized in accordance with manufacturers recommendations and good agricultural practice and comply with existing national and /or EU legislation.

Treatments

Use of any EC approved fumigants in accordance with manufacturers' instructions, to be indicated on accompanying documents. (Irradiation should but be used unless agreed between buyer and seller.

Microbiology

Salmonella absent in (at least) 25 g.Yeast & Moulds 105/g target, 106/g absolute maximumE Coli. 102/g target, 103/g absolute maximumOther requirements to be agreed between buyer and seller.

Off Odours

Shall be free from off odour or taste.

Infestation

Should be free in practical terms from live and / or dead insects, insect fragments and rodent contamination visible to the naked eye (corrected in necessary for abnormal vision).

Aflatoxins

Should be grown, harvested, handled and stored in such a manner as to prevent the occurrence of aflatoxins or minimize the risk of occurrence. If found, levels should comply with existing national and / or EU legislation.

Documents

Should provide: - details of any treatments the product has undergone; name of product; weight; country of origin; lot identification/batch number; year of harvest.

Export standards for Vegetables

Commodity

Parameters for Export

Okra

3-5 inch length, green tender, packing 5 Kg

Bottle Gourd

12 inch length, greenish tender, straight, packing 5 Kg

Peas

5-6 inch length, green tender, straight, packing 5 Kg

Green Chilli

3-4 Inch length, green, packing 5 Kg

Drum Sticks

24 Inch length, straight, thick, packing 5 Kg

Lime

20-25 mm, green, packing 5 Kg gunny bags, 20 Kg wooden boxes.

Mode of Transport

By Air or By Sea

Export Specifications for Papaya

Country

Europe

Variety (Solo)

400-500 gm/fruit

Packing

5 Kg

Storage Temperature

10-13 °C

Transport

By Sea

 

Country

Middle East

Variety

Taiwan 785

Pale Green, 1-1.25 Kg/Fruit

Taiwan 786

Pale Green, 1-1.25 Kg/Fruit

Packing

8 Kg

Storage Temperature

10-13 °C

Transport

By Sea

Export Specifications for Pomegranate

Countries

The Netherlands /Germany

U.K.

Variety

Ganesh

250-300 gm Red

250-300 gm, Red

Arakata, Mrudula

200-250 gm Deep Red

200-250 gm, Deep Red

Packing

3 Kg

3 Kg

Storage

5 °C

5 °C

Export

By Sea

By Sea

Country

Middle East

Variety

Ganesh

300-450 gm, Red

Arakata, Mrudula

200-250 gm, Deep Red

Packing

5 Kg

Storage

5 °C

Export

By Sea

Specifications for Basmati Rice

 

  •     Units exporting Basmati Rice complying with the requirements laid down under notification issued by the Ministry of Commerce    under the Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act 1963.

     

  •       Compliance with AGMARK, PFA or any other requirements.

     

  •       Basmati Rice mills complying with the inspection procedure laid down under Basmati Rice Mills Certification and Pre- shipment Inspection Scheme issued by APEDA.

     

  •       Availability of in-house testing laboratories equipped to carry out relevant tests to ensure compliance with the quality requirements of importing countries.

     

  •       Record of any other requirements of Food Regulatory Authority of respective country(ies).

     

  •       Nature of technical expertise available with exporter.

     

  •       Status with respect to the detentions/rejections of consignments exported during the last three years.

     

  •       Nature of complaints, if any, received from importing country with respect to quality and safety of the product exported by the party during the last three years.

     

Export Specifications for Sapota

Country

Middle East

Variety

Cricket ball, Kalipatti

Packing

3 Kg

Storage

15-20°C

Transport

By Sea

Export Specifications for Turmeric finger

Special Characteristics

 

Grade designation

 

Flexibility

 

Pieces, % by weight

 

Foreign matter % by weight max

 

Chura and defective bulbs % by wt. max

 

% of bulbs by weight max

 

General Characteristics

 

Special

 

Should be hard to touch and break with metallic twang

 

2

 

1.0

 

0.5

 

2.0

 

1. Turmeric fingers shall be secondary rhizomes of the plant Curcuma longa L.

2. They shall

 

(a) be well set and closely grained and be free from bulbs (primary rhizomes) and ill-developed popous fingers;

 


(b) have the shape, length, colour and other characteristic of the variety;

(c) be perfectly dry and free from damage caused by weevils, moisture over-boiling or fungus attack except that 1.0 percent and 2.0 percent by weight of rhizomes damaged by moisture and over boiling should be allowed in grades Good and Fair respectively;

(d) not have been artificially coloured with chemicals or dyes.

 

Good

 

Should be hard to touch and break with metallic twang

 

3

 

1.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Export Specifications for Turmeric Bulbs

 

Special Characteristics

 

Foreign matter % by weight max

Chura and defective bulbs % by weight max

General Characteristics

Special

1.0

1.0

1. Turmeric bulbs shall be primary rhizomes of the plant Curcuma longa L.

2. They shall

(a) Be well developed, smooth, sound and free from rootlets;

(b) Have the shape, length, (not below 15 mm.) colour characteristic of the variety;

(c) Be perfectly dry;

(d) Be free from damage caused by weevils, moisture over-boiling or fungus attack except that 1.0 percent and 2.0 percent by weight of rhizomes damaged by moisture and over boiling should be allowed in grades Good and Fair respectively;

(e) Not have been artificially coloured with chemicals or dyes.

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