Advertisement

HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

Govt raises sugar import duty to 25% from 15%

Reuters  New Delhi, August 22, 2014
First Published: 12:43 IST(22/8/2014) | Last Updated: 12:44 IST(22/8/2014)

India, the world's biggest sugar consumer, raised import duty on the sweetener to 25% from 15%, a finance ministry source said on Friday, in an attempt to support local mills struggling to make cane payments.

Advertisement

The government later issued a statement confirming the duty hike.

A rise in the duty will make imports unviable for port-based refiners despite a plunge in global prices due to ample supplies from Brazil and Thailand.

In June, food minister Ram Vilas Paswan had said import duty could be raised to 40 percent from 15 percent if mills make clear farmers dues.


Advertisement
more from India

Jharkhand: Three employees of residential school transferred for giving liquor to kids

The action followed an HT report -- ‘Govt school students given liquor, shown pornography’ -- published on Sept 14. The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), a human right organization, in its fact finding report had made the revelation.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved