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Cardamom wars spice up tensions in Guatemala

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Indian Cardamom Planters' Association have demanded action against illegal imports of cardamom from Guatemala, which may impact the country's trade.

The Cardamom Associations from Tamil Nadu and Kerala have sent representations to ministries related to agriculture and trade, complaining that the Guatemala illegal imports is damaging a heritage crop of India.

"This is adversely affecting our trade and resulting in prices being artificially suppressed, thus robbing the whole cardamom industry of fair prices," Kerala Cardamom Dealers Chambers Secretary Santhosh Joseph said.

Source: Manorama Online