A container terminal in Chennai harbour. Image Credit: AFP

Washington: India has agreed to allow imports of US pork and pork products into India, removing a longstanding barrier to US agricultural trade, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

“India’s agreement to allow US pork imports for the first time is great news for US producers and for Indian consumers,” Tai said in a statement on Monday.

Vilsack said Washington was working to ensure the US pork industry could start shipping products to India as soon as possible.