Big decision of Government of India, 40% duty imposed on export of onion – India TV Hindi

Photo: REUTERS export duty on onion

Government Has imposed 40 percent duty on onion export on Friday. Along with this, the government decided to exempt from duty on import of indigenous grams until March 31, 2025. Apart from this, duty exemption on import of yellow peas through ‘Bill of Entry’ issued on or before October 31, 2024 has also been extended. ‘Bill of Entry’ is a legal document which is filed by importers or customs clearance agents on or before the arrival of imported goods. The Finance Ministry said in a notification that all these changes will be effective from May 4.

At present there is a ban on export of onion. However, the government allows exports to India friendly countries. It has allowed export of onions in a certain quantity to UAE and Bangladesh. In August last year, India had imposed 40 percent export duty on onions until December 31, 2023.

Onions will be exported to these countries despite the ban

Last week, despite the ban on export, the government had given permission to send 99,150 tonnes of onions to six countries. The Center has also allowed export of 2,000 tonnes of specially grown white onions for the export markets of West Asia and some European countries. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said in an official statement that the government has “allowed export of 99,150 tonnes of onion to six countries – Bangladesh, UAE, Bhutan, Bahrain, Mauritius and Sri Lanka”, compared with last year. Export restrictions have been imposed to ensure adequate domestic availability in view of the projected lower Kharif and Rabi production in 2023-24. National Cooperative Export Limited (NCEL), the agency that exports onions to these countries, has procured domestic onions for export through the e-platform.

Ban has also been lifted for Maldives

Recently India had lifted the ban on export of specified quantities of certain commodities such as eggs, potatoes, onions, rice, wheat flour, sugar and pulses to Maldives. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade had said in a notification that permission has been given to export these items to Maldives under the bilateral trade agreement between the two countries during the financial year 2024-25. Maldives were allowed to export eggs, potatoes, onions, rice, wheat flour, sugar, pulses, gravel and river sand.

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