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India Considers Tough Import Restrictions for Nepal Tea | India and Nepal both Want Review and Revisions of 1950 Friendship Treaty | IMF Bailout Talks with Sri Lanka to Resume | Kenya’s Ag Minister Reverses the Government’s Position Favoring Mechanization | Plus Aasha Bhandari describes how Asian enthusiasm for golden tips powered Nepalese tea producers through the pandemic.

Tea News for the week ending August 5

| India and Nepal both Want to Review and Revise their 1950 Friendship Treaty
| IMF Bailout Talks with Sri Lanka to Resume
| Kenya’s Ag Minister Reverses the Government’s Position Favoring Mechanization
| PLUS  Aasha Bhandari, international trade and promotion executive at HIMCOOP the Himalaya Tea Producers Co-operative, describes how Asia’s enthusiasm for golden tips powered Nepalese tea producers through the pandemic.

Caption: HIMCOOP Tea Factory, Nepal

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