General Info

Achal Cashews

Commercial Information

Indian Cashew Kernels: The Cashew Kernel is obtained through factory processing (roasting /steaming, shelling and peeling) cashewnuts (Anacardium Occidentale L).

Specifications: Standard specifications for Indian Cashew Kernels for export have been laid down by the Government of India under the Export (quality Control and Inspection) Act 1963.

(The illustrated specification chart will be available from the Cashew Export Promotion Council of India, Cochin, on payment basis).


Quality Control & Pre-shipment Inspection: Export of cashew Kernels from India are subject to quality control and pre-shipment inspection.

Inspection of cashews is being conducted consignment-wise. It is ensured that the product is processed and packed as per the standards prescribed, the standards are confirmed by drawing samples from finished product . 

Cashew shipment from India is mainly in containers of size 20 ft  that will carry about 700 Cartons. Offers for less than container load may also be accepted.

Ocean Freight is charged per Cubic Meter (Volume Basis). Freight for full container load (FCL) is fixed. It is more economical than freight for part container load (LCL).

1) Contracts are normally made on FOB or C & F basis.

2) Pricing in international trade in cashew is in U.S. dollars per lb (0.454gms). Quotation in other currencies will be available on request.

3) Business in Cashew is done on an offer and acceptance basis by telephone, Fax or E-Mail since the prices are subject to frequent fluctuations.

4) Insurance is on account of the buyer.

5) At the time of contract, the shipment month, grade and prices are to be clearly indicated. Sometimes shippers offer for shipments up to 6 months in advance.

6) Payment is usually made by 100% irrevocable Letter of Credit in favour of the shipper through his bank. The LC is opened immediately on execution of contract or one month prior to shipment.

7) Standard documents like commercial invoice, certificate of origin, Quality and weight certificate issued by the Export Inspection Agency are provided. Any other specific requirements have to be informed in advance by the buyer.

Shipping specification

The overall dimensions of a carton are about

 

Length
 
625   mm
Breadth
 
200   mm
Height
 
315   mm
Overall volume
 
0.04 Cu.M
Thickness
 
4   mm
Gross weight
 
24.100   kgs

 

 

 

 

 

There are regular shipping facilities from India to all ports of the world. Major shipments in India takes place through Cochin Port. Other ports are Tuticorin, Mangalore, Chennai (Madras) and Mumbai (Bombay). Container ships with high frequency are available from Indian ports on India-USA, India-UK/Continent, India-Australia, India-Japan, India-Middle East and India-Singapore routes.

Members of the Cashew Export Promotion Council of India, who are manufacturers and exporters of cashew kernels, are the major sources for Cashews from India. (List of Members is available with the Council and will be supplied on request by E-Mail at cashew@vsnl.com)

Indian Cashews are available with prominent importers in New York (U.S.A), Canada, U.K and other EEC countries, Japan, Dubai, Singapore, and Australia. India is the largest producer and exporter of Cashew Kernels in the world. Nearly 55% of the world export of cashew kernels is accounted for by India. Indian cashews are consumed in as many as 40 countries all over the world, the major markets being the United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, Japan, The Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Fed. Rep. of Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Middle East countries. Indian Cashew Kernel is also acclaimed for its better quality, appearance and taste.

Achal follows all the packaging practices mentioned above.

In addition, it is specialized in offering packs of 500gms, 250gms and 100gms mainly for domestic market.

 

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