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Dear vanilla community, The Ministère de l’Industrialisation, du Commerce et de la Consommation of Madagascar has issued an official notice to international vanilla buyers on September 09, 2022 requesting all international buyers of vanilla with an intent to purchase vanilla from Madagascar to apply formally to become part of the “Verified list of international buyers” This requires filling a certain number of forms and providing a set of information that we present here in our “Regulations” section, including the official documents and application forms. In the coming days, we shall provide our subscribers with practical advice and news at how these regulations are practically implemented. A meeting of Malgasy “authorized ” vanilla exporters has been called by the authorities on Friday September 16 at the Carlton Hotel in Antananarivo to explain further the process. We remind you that access to the content of our web site is reserved to our subscribers

Documents, Regulations,..

Madagascar The Ministry of Commerce (Ministère de l’Industrialisation, du Commerce et de la Consummation) has declared in a « Official Notice to International Buyers of vanilla » signed on September 9 2022, following a Government Council Meeting “Conseil de Gouvernement » that the Conseil National de la Vanille”, calls International buyers of vanilla to declare officially their Intention to buy Malagasy Vanilla in order to prepare a list“verified international buyers” The applications from international buyers should be sent before the 30th September 2022. In practical terms, potential buyers are required to fill the forms presented hereunder and comply with the conditions presented in the documents issued by the “Conseil National de la vanilla” We present herunder the different texts , requirements and application form. As one of these requirements are for the applicant to present a “K Bis” which is a “certificate of incorporation used strictly in France, we provide an English adaptation of the information listed in this “KBis”. We shall in the coming days also give clarifications as to the implementation of these procedures and provide subscribers with practical advice as to how to apply.

The Vanilla Reports & Newsletters

In between Vanilla Reports , we propose to edit regularly those newsletters that will be sent automatically to our registered subscribers and inform them in real time of events, and new analysis and data as they are available:

Demeter Vanilla Field Survey

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Q&A, Soon to come

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Climate and Agronomy

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