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‘Spices go electronic’: Spice trade association is planning to launch e-trading for black pepper

-Gauri Naik




18th October 2021:The Indian Pepper and Spice Trade Association (IPSTA) after discussing with its vendors (software companies) is all set to launch e-spot trading of black pepper on its platform. The IPSTA has also discussed for setting up e-trade software with its vendors (software companies)

“After cardamom, pepper would be the second cash crop of Kerela that would be traded online and to enter the ambit of e-auction/e-trade and if things go smoothly the service of such e-trading would be started within 6 months” said Anand Kishore Kuruva the newly elected president of the Association said

The Association already dealt with futures trade in black pepper from 1957 to 2016 and such experience would be an add on for the e-trade. The platform will enable the farmers to get better results/returns while buyers can also take part and get better and competitive prices. The advantage of such a platform will be dual-fold and will secure a clean, transparent system of trade

The affiliation introduced approximately the fee discovery mechanism for black pepper the sector over. This instrumental capability made Kochi the go-to region for black pepper, as expenses determined right here had international attractiveness in view that India turned into the biggest exporter of pepper in the one’s days, stated Sameer Naveen Shah, the brand-new vice-president of IPSTA for the time period 2021-22.

The total production of pepper according to Anand Kishore, in India is 50-55000 tonnes and IPSTA is targeting at least 50-60 percent through the e-trading platform

To a query at the pepper trade, he stated the marketplace is ruling constant with expenses withinside the variety of Rs 400-425, with solid call for and appropriate supply. Demand is anticipated to move up in multiple days, with the following pageant season and the outlet up of the economy.

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