Basmati Rice

Basmati is a variety of long, slender-grained aromatic rice which is traditionally from the Indian subcontinent. Many countries use domestically grown basmati rice crops; however, basmati is geographically exclusive to certain districts of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan.

Compared to many other rice varieties, basmati rice is nutty, floral, and a little spicy. It is still mild when compared to other, more flavorful ingredients, but has a fragrant aroma. When cooked properly, the tender grains remain individual and lack stickiness. The rice pairs well with mild and flavorful curries and dishes, complementing but not overshadowing.




Certifications & Documentation


USDA-NOP Organic Certification

Kosher / Halal Certified

Standard Documentation:

Certificate of Origin

Third party quality control certificate / inspection report

Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)

Phytosanitary Certificate

Tariff Codes, Duties and Import Info

Import information for Basmati Rice

Commodity Code: 1006302716 (source)

10 Cereals
06 Rice
Semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed

Import Duties for Basmati Rice

Duties vary based on country of origin and importing country.

Argentina > EU/UK: EUR175.00/1000kg – 0 duty under some circumstances (source)

Argentina > USA: 1.4¢/kg (source)

Customs in your country makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is for all products imported and you should consult a customs broker or professional to determine the up to date and applicable duties for this product in your country.

Packaging & Shipping

Conventional Basmati Rice Shipping Instructions

Packaging: The recommended packaging is polypropylene bags, 25kg/50lbs or bulk tote bags.

Labelling: TradeLink can provide this product with personalized labels.

Shipping: Sea freight dry container, lined with kraft paper or corrugated cardboard and use moisture control packs to absorb condensation during transit.

Quantity per container: 18/20 metric tonnes depending on destination and packaging.

Sample Product Specifications

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Conventional Basmati Rice

See Full specifications of Organic Traditional Basmati White Rice

Nutritional Values


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