India Sugar Export: Govt notifies capping of sugar exports at 10 million tonnes for this yr; exports solely after particular permission


Amid traditionally highest exports, the Centre on Wednesday mentioned it has notified capping of sugar exports at 10 million tonnes within the present advertising yr ending September to take care of the home availability and value stability. The notification was issued by the Directorate of Common of International Commerce (DGFT) late at evening on Could 24.

As per the DGFT notification, sugar exports shall be allowed with impact from June 1 until October 31 this yr or until additional order, whichever is earlier, with particular permission of the Directorate of Sugar underneath the Meals Ministry.

Within the ongoing advertising yr (October-September), contracts for export of about 9 million tonnes have been signed, about 8.2 million tonnes of sugar have been dispatched from sugar mills for export and roughly 7.8 million tonnes have been exported.

In line with the Meals Ministry, the choice got here within the gentle of report exports of the sugar. Sugar exports within the 2021-22 advertising yr are “traditionally highest”. Exports in 2020-21 stood at 7 million tonnes and 5.96 million tonnes in 2019-20.

“Bearing in mind unprecedented development in exports of sugar and the necessity to preserve adequate inventory of sugar within the nation in addition to to safeguard pursuits of the frequent residents of the nation by retaining costs of sugar underneath verify, Authorities of India has determined to manage sugar exports w.e.f. June 1, 2022,” it mentioned.

Sugar mills and exporters have to take approvals within the type of Export Launch Orders (

) from the Directorate of Sugar, Division of Meals and Public Distribution, the ministry mentioned in an announcement.

The choice will be certain that the closing inventory of sugar on the finish of September 2022 stays at 6-6.5 million tonnes, which is 2-3 month shares required for home use.

Crushing within the new advertising yr begins within the final week of October in Karnataka. For Maharashtra, it begins within the final week of October-November and in November in Uttar Pradesh. So usually, as much as November, provide of sugar takes place from earlier yr inventory, it added.

For sugar export from June 1 to October 31, Export Launch Orders shall be issued to exporters on receiving utility by means of a clear technique and these orders could be positioned on an internet site of the Division of Meals and Public Distribution, in response to a letter written to exporters by the Meals Ministry.

The ministry mentioned sugar exports as much as Could 31 shall be allowed.

Additional within the case of exports by means of bulk or break-bulk vessels, if the transport invoice is filed and vessels have already berthed or arrived and anchored in Indian ports and their rotation quantity has been allotted as of Could 31, such vessels will proceed to proceed for the loading and export of sugar with none approval or launch order.

Exporters can apply for EROs by means of the Nationwide Single Window System portal and no request for a change of ERO shall be entertained. The validity of EROs issued shall be as much as the date of Let Export Order (LEO) underneath the contract settlement or 90 days, whichever is earlier, as per the assertion.

Non-implementation of ERO or non-export of sugar underneath ERO inside LEO date shall be seen significantly and such exporters could also be penalised underneath the Important Commodities (EC) Act 1955 or the Sugar Management order 1966, it added.

“Any breach of the above circumstances for export by an exporter, would invite blacklisting of the exporter and would disqualify them from additional participation in OGL export moreover inviting motion underneath the EC Act and Sugar Management Order,” the ministry mentioned.

In a separate letter, the ministry has requested mills to submit on-line the main points of the dispatch of sugar for export each day. In case of non-submission of those particulars, the functions for EROs might not be thought-about.

Sugar mills have to use for approval for dispatch of sugar for export/deemed exports, it mentioned.

The ministry talked about that the federal government has been constantly monitoring the scenario within the sugar sector, together with manufacturing, consumption, export and value tendencies in wholesale and retail markets everywhere in the nation.

India has been the very best producer and the second-largest exporter of sugar on this planet within the present yr.

“On account of common efforts of the Authorities of India, regardless of report manufacturing of sugar, 99.5 per cent of cane dues for final sugar season 2020-21 have been paid and about 85 per cent of cane dues of present sugar season 2021-22 have additionally been launched to farmers,” the assertion famous.

The federal government is dedicated to take care of secure costs of sugar within the home market, and within the final 12 months, costs of sugar are underneath management, it mentioned.

Wholesale costs of sugar in India are range-bound between Rs 3,150 – Rs 3,500 per quintal, whereas retail costs are additionally inside management within the vary of Rs 36-44 in numerous elements of the nation, it added.

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