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
Certificate of Origin
Third party quality control certificate / inspection report
Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)
Tariff Codes, Duties and Import Info
Import information for Basmati Rice
Commodity Code: 1006302716 (source)
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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