Turkey rejects Indian wheat consignment

Turkish authorities denied permission to an Indian wheat consignment over phytosanitary concerns

prompting a ship to initiate its return journey on May 29, traders were quoted as saying by S&P Global Commodity Insights on Tuesday.

The development has caused concern among Indian traders as at least 1.5 million tonne of wheat are due to be exported

According to an update by S&P Global Commodity Insights, which quoted shipping data from tracker Kpler

 MV Ince Akdeniz loaded with 56,877 tonnes of durum wheat is now headed back to Kandla port from Turkey.

The wheat consignment was detected with Indian Rubella disease and was rejected by the Turkish ministry

of agriculture and forestry,” S&P Global Commodity Insights quoted traders based in Istanbul.

India’s commerce and agriculture ministries did not respond to queries seeking a comment.

These shipments were finalised before India imposed a ban on private wheat exports. In April