Saskatchewan pulse crop producers remain hopeful a trade dispute with India can be resolved before the end of March.
India is requiring Canadian pulse crops to be fumigated before export after April 1st.
Pulse Canada CEO Gordon Bacon says the Canadian government has submitted a proposal that fumigation is unnecessary.
He adds the type of fumigation required by India doesn’t work in the Canadian cold weather.
Bacon will be in India next week as part of a Canadian trade delegation including federal agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay.
India is the world’s largest market for pulse crops, with purchases from Canada amounting to over 1.1 billion dollars in 2016.