Indian Merchandise Exports to Japan

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This site provides detail information on Indian Merchandise Exports to Japan. The site also focuses on the current development of merchandise exports form India to Japan.

Indian Merchandise Exports to Japan dates back to few hundred years back. Then India is used to export cotton to Japan and in return used to import important commodities. The post world war II era marked a sea of change in the pattern of Indian Merchandise Exports to Japan. The trade relations between India and Japan flourished after the establishment of diplomatic ties, especially after the World War II. Japan resurrected form the debacle of the World War II loss with the help of India's iron ore export. Japan reciprocated India by providing yen loans to India in 1958, first of its type, by Japanese government.

Indian Merchandise Exports to Japan includes commodities like -

  • Petroleum products,
  • Gems and Jewelery,
  • Iron ore,
  • Agricultural products,
  • Fresh Fruits and dried fruits,
  • Fruit juices and concentrates,
  • Vegetables,
  • Oilseeds,
  • Vegetable oils and fats,
  • Edible nuts,
  • Sugar and honey,
  • Grains and Pulses,
  • Wheat,
  • Tea,
  • Coffee,
  • Spices and herbs,
  • Tobacco,
  • Leather garments and goods,
  • Handicrafts,
  • Carpets,
  • Cashew.
  • Fisheries products,
  • Cotton,
  • Animal feed.
The block buster Indian commodity which is popular and in high demand is Indian seafood products, especially Indian shrimps. Japan is the largest importer of Indian shrimps. Indian mangoes are getting huge popularity in Japan. Inspections by Japanese personnel and representatives were held at different facilities in India to verify and confirm the vapor heat treatment facilities for agricultural products. This was done as a proactive measure against prevention of possible cross-country transmission of infected agro-products, especially to check infested mango export from India to Japan. Japan have deep concern regarding pests especially, fruit flies. Some times back there were high rejections of imported Indian mangoes since, it was found infected with pests. As a matter of fact, to fill up the vacuum of Indian mangoes Japan started importing mangoes from other East Asian countries like countries like Philippines and Indonesia. Japan's deep liking for Indian mangoes can be well apprehended, since the current crop imported from Philippines and Indonesia are sold at a high premium. Moreover, Indian mangoes are of same quality but are much less expensive than crops from the south East Asian countries.

To further Indian Merchandise Exports to Japan, Mr. Kamal Nath, the Indian minister for trade and commerce, have signed agreements on -

  • Research Commission on Trade in Agriculture,
  • Forestry Products,
  • Fishing Products.