Canada has expressed concern over the 50 per cent levy imposed on import of yellow peas. It has taken up the matter with India, as it fears the move will depress global pulses prices. Yellow peas had the largest share of 48 per cent in India’s pulses import basket of 6.6 million tonnes in 2016-17. Canada is the biggest supplier of yellow peas with a 55 per cent share, followed by Russia with 10 per cent.
India on November 8 had imposed import duty on yellow peas at 50 per cent, which was bought duty-free earlier.