UAE Ranks Fourth Biggest Market for Indian Spices

  • Publish date: Sunday، 30 July 2023
UAE Ranks Fourth Biggest Market for Indian Spices

The UAE was ranked fourth in the world among the top 12 markets for Indian spices during the elapsed fiscal year 2022-2023, according to the Spices Board of India.

Gulf spice traders, regulatory bodies, import groups, and trade officials are all invited to the 14th World Spice Congress, which will take place in Mumbai from September 15th to 17th, Secretary of the Spices Board Shri D. Sathiyan told New Delhi-based foreign correspondents as part of the preparations for the Congress.

Sathiyan said. “It will provide a platform for the stakeholders to discuss the latest trends in the spice business after the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging challenges and the way forward.”

According to statistics issued to honour the event, Saudi Arabia is one of the top 12 markets for Indian spices.

India produces 75 of the 109 varieties of spices listed by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

Indian spices are commonly used in Arab cuisine as well as in South Asian one.

They are also used in beverages like tea and coffee in the Gulf.

The 14th World Spice Congress is themed "Vision 2030: SPICES."

SPICES stands for the Congress' sub-themes of Sustainability, Productivity, Innovation, Collaboration, Excellence, and Safety.

In 1990, the first such Congress was held. Since then, it has become a biennial event.

An Act of the Indian Parliament established the Spices Board more than three decades ago.

India’s fiscal year begins on April 1st and ends on March 31st.

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