Tea Trade Association of Cochin (TTAC) is organizing to reopen warehouses from Monday (March 30)

The affiliation has, in a conversation to its users, cited a round dated March 26, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, which presumably reads “all warehouses are to continue being open to be certain availability of necessary products.”

Further stating that the Ministry of Foods Processing Industries experienced also vide a round said that “tea has been integrated in the listing of necessary goods”, the affiliation has substantiated its stand for reopening the warehouses.

It has, on the other hand, clarified that the warehouses would be open concerning ten am and 3 pm from March 30, until finally even further detect.

“There will be no demurrage expenses for the teas stored throughout the lockdown period,” the TTAC release claimed.

But the trade associations in Coonoor and Coimbatore seem to have no these types of strategies.

The auctions have been halted, there are no arrivals, buyers’ and brokers’ workplaces are closed and the total market has come to a standstill mode, an market source claimed.

It is learnt that the tea shares in the warehouses in Coimbatore could be of the purchase of 7 to 8 lakh kilograms.