Australian macadamia nuts to crack Indian market
Australia's exports in luxury macadamia nuts could soon be reaching Indian shores following a change in import rules, the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) reported.
Australian Macadamia Society representative Jolyon Burnett, said the industry needed to research the market well.
"India will take a lot of work, it's not a market that knows macadamias well but it's one that loves its nuts," he was quoted as saying.
He told the ABC that India's burgeoning middle class was a particularly important market for the sector.
"We're looking forward to being able to getting access and this phytosanitary arrangement is a very important first step."
The Australian macadamia industry is currently worth AUD$180 million (US$185.6 million) in exports, and more trees have been planted to produce nuts for new markets.
It is estimated that the Indian market could be worth as much as AUD$3 million (US$3.1 million) a year.