According to a clarification issued by the Indian Olive Association (IOA) to press representatives here on Monday, no consignments of olive oil are lying uncleared at Indian ports.
The clarification came in response to reports that suggested blockage of olive oil imports in India.
The statement said, “Several reports have stated that scores of containers of olive oil have been denied entry to India on the technical ground of salt content or lack of nutritional information.
Some reports also state that this is a retaliatory measure by India in response to the rejection of Alphonso mangoes at European ports.
All such reports are incorrect and the olive oil industry in India does not currently have uncleared consignments that have been denied entry into India.”IOA response to suggested blockage of olive oil imports in India,