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India allows export of 64,400 tonnes of onions to UAE, Bangladesh

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Published: 18:18, 4 March 2024  
India allows export of 64,400 tonnes of onions to UAE, Bangladesh

The Indian government has allowed exports of 64,400 tonnes of onion to the UAE and Bangladesh.

Though onion exports are banned, the government has allowed specified quantities to friendly nations. The exports are allowed on the basis of permission granted by the government to other countries based on their request.

The onions will be exported through the National Cooperative Exports Ltd (NCEL).

According to notifications of the Indian commerce ministry, 50,000 tonnes of onion will be exported to Bangladesh and 14,400 tonnes to the UAE.

“Export of 14,400 tonnes of onions, with a quantity ceiling of 3,600 MT (metric tonnes) quarterly, to UAE through NCEL is notified,” the directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT) said in a notification.

DGFT is an arm of the commerce ministry, which deals with norms related to imports and exports.

For exports to Bangladesh, it said that the modalities for the exports will be worked out by the NCEL in consultation with the department of consumer affairs.

On December 8 last year, the government banned exports of onion till March 31 this year with a view to increase domestic availability and to keep prices in check.

 

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