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Rose exports bloom

Roses grown in Bangalore are experrience high demand from the export markets. Last year over 5000 kg of roses were exported by airfreight, making a 14 per...
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Posted on February 16, 2024

India continues allow edible oil imports at lower duty

India will extend imports of edible oil at a lower duty by another year until March 2025. The lower import duty structure on crude palm oil, crude sunflowe...
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Posted on January 24, 2024

India slips in footwear exports

India’s footwear exports have been losing impetus, and Bangladesh, the neighbour who has become a rising star in labour-intensive sectors such as textile...
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Posted on January 9, 2024

Heathrow imports increase expected before Christmas

A Heathrow-based freight forwarder said it expects its imports in the run up to Christmas to be up almost one third compared to last year, adding that Indi...
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Posted on December 7, 2023

Walmart increases goods import from India

Walmart,the world's largest retailer, shipped one quarter (25%) of its US imports from India between January and August, as compared to just 2% in 2018. ...
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Posted on November 30, 2023

India’s palm oil, sunoil imports

Palm oil imports to India stood at 9.79 million metric tons in 2022/23 marketing year ended on Oct. 31. Sunflower oil imports rose to 3 million tons, a Mum...
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Posted on November 15, 2023

Indian Govt Duty on Onion Exports

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has imposed a 40% customs duty on onions exports from India. This move comes in the light of rising ...
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Posted on August 24, 2023

Russia ends grain export deal and India restricts rice exports

World prices for food commodities like rice and vegetable oil have risen for the first time in months, after Russia pulled out of a wartime agreement allow...
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Posted on August 7, 2023

India rice exports ban: Exemption requested for this rice variety | Markets – Gulf News

A lead trading body has requested that the government of India should allow exports of 1 million metric tons of a premium non-basmati rice variety favoured...
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Posted on August 4, 2023

Swiss watches import increase by 21% in India first six months of 2023

Imports of Swiss watches to India rose 21 per cent from a year earlier in the first six months of this calendar year. According to data from the Federat...
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Posted on July 25, 2023

India tea exports down

In the January-March 2023 period, total exports of tea from Induia were down by six per cent to 48.11 million kg. "The outlook for 2023 is not very opt...
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Posted on July 1, 2023

Tea Exporters in India seek help

Indian tea exporters are seeking government support to increase exports in 2023. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the decline in demand from tra...
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Posted on June 30, 2023

20% duty removal on apple imports to India

Government officials have told farmers that the decision to remove 20 per cent retaliatory customs duty on imported American apples will have a "zero" impa...
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Posted on June 26, 2023

Gold imports to India fall

Gold imports to India fell in April- May of the current financial year by nearly 40%. A top government official said they are keeping an eye on the sit...
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Posted on June 19, 2023

Australia lentil exports falling

April exports of lentils were down 2pc from the March total of 162,567t, but include a record volume of exports to India as the major market. Data indic...
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Posted on June 8, 2023

India makes cough syrup export testing compulsory

The Indian government has made it compulsory for cough syrup manufacturers to have samples tested before exporting their products. From 1 June, these co...
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Posted on May 26, 2023

India’s exports to UAE likely to grow

India’s trade deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the ‘fastest used’, government officials hope exports will touch the $50-billion mark b...
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Posted on May 3, 2023

India Gold imports fall

India's gold imports, which have a bearing on the current account deficit, fell about 30% to $31.8 billion during April-February 2023. The significant f...
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Posted on April 5, 2023

Exports drop by 6.6% from India

India’s merchandise exports and imports shrank by 6.59% and 3.63% respectively, in dollar terms in January. While both exports and imports shrank for ...
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Posted on February 17, 2023

Sri Lanka’s fabric imports from India increase

Fabric imports from India are gaining ground in the Sri Lankan textile market compared to Chinese imports. Sri Lanka’s fabric imports from India are witn...
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Posted on January 25, 2023

Imports Of Covid-19 Vaccines Exempt from Duty

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in India said imports of COVID vaccines, if imported into India by central government or state gover...
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Posted on January 18, 2023

German doctors’ union against drug imports from China

A German doctors' union is pressing the government to change course away from imports emanating from China and India. "For supply security, there needs ...
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Posted on December 21, 2022

India’s gems, jewellery exports decline

India had robust gems and jewellery exports in the first half of the financial year 2022-23. There was a sharp dip in exports in October. A decline in ...
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Posted on November 23, 2022

India Garment exports slump 21%

Apparel exports from India contracted 21% last month according to provisional export data. Of this, knitwear exports shrank 32.5% in dollar terms and 25.8...
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Posted on November 22, 2022

UK’s apparel imports from India may surpass pre-COVID levels

UK’s apparel imports from India were $1.046 billion in January-August 2022, close to the imports of $1.094 billion in the whole of 2021. Imports this yea...
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Posted on November 3, 2022

Sugar exports may decline

Sugar exports from Uttar Pradesh may decline because of high production costs. Industry sources said that the timely announcement of sugar export policy...
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Posted on October 11, 2022

Pakistan relying on India for imports of vegetables

Unprecedented rains in Pakistan followed by a deluge have inundated land resulting in a severe scarcity of food items, prominently among them staple vege...
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Posted on September 2, 2022

Pakistan To Consider Vegetable Imports From India

Pakistan will consider importing vegetables from India to mitigate the effect of floods the Finance Minister said on Monday, as food prices have risen sign...
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Posted on August 29, 2022

Engineering goods exports fall in July

Engineering goods exports from India drastically fell in the month of July 2022, mainly because of weak demand from Europe and China. The exports record...
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Posted on August 24, 2022

No export bans of rice from India

The Indian government is not planning to ban or impose curbs on export of either basmati or non-basmati rice. Domestic prices are under control and there i...
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Posted on May 31, 2022

Indonesia bans exports of palm oil

Indonesia has banned exports of its palm oil due to a severe shortage. Analysts think the curb on export shipments is likely to be short-lived and will be ...
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Posted on May 4, 2022

Wheat exports; small exporters in India benefit

The surge in wheat prices has given large and small Indian exporters an opportunity. India is the second-largest wheat producer in the world after China. ...
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Posted on April 1, 2022

Sugar exports from India accelerate

Sugar mills in India signed contracts to export 550,000 tonnes recently. Surging global prices and a weak rupee have made exports more lucrative. Higher...
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Posted on March 11, 2022

India’s human hair export ban

India is a leading supplier of human hair for wigs, both for the fashion industry and people suffering from conditions such as alopecia or hair loss from c...
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Posted on February 23, 2022

China Covid increase may affect India’s diamond exports

Covid-19 cases are increasing in China and the government's lockdown policies are very severe. This may impact diamond exports from India as demand has not...
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Posted on December 22, 2021

India expected to hit historic high of exports

The Indian minister of commerce and industry said on Sunday that India is on its way to hitting a historic high of exports of goods and services this year....
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Posted on November 17, 2021

Increased container freight prices threaten exports

The Reserve Bank of India stated that - while exports have been encouraging and merchandise trade have rebounded - rising freight prices continue to pose a...
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Posted on October 11, 2021

Three-fold increase in Ocean freight rates

Ocean freight rates between India and the rest of the world have risen at least 3.5-fold (250%) over the past six months. Local export industries say that...
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Posted on August 23, 2021

New duty refund scheme due In India

The Indian government has recently announced a new duty refund scheme for exporters, which is due to begin this week. The Commerce Ministry is expecting th...
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Posted on August 18, 2021

Import of medical equipment to Nepal doubles

Imports of medical equipment to Nepal doubled during the first 11 months of the fiscal year 2020-21. According to bank statistics, the country imported...
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Posted on July 21, 2021

Covid-19 hampers solar manufacturers in India

Indian solar panel manufacturers kept production levels steady despite Covid-19 lockdowns this year are experiencing fewer sales and rising input costs. Pr...
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Posted on May 27, 2021

Garment exports save manufacturers

Exports of fashion and lifestyle products from India have started to see an increase, as demand in the UK and the United States for imports is picking up. ...
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Posted on April 29, 2021

India ministry COVID-19 helpdesk

The commerce ministry in India is starting a COVID-19 helpdesk to help resolve issues of exporters and importers, such as customs clearance delays and bank...
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Posted on April 26, 2021

India exports 273000 kilos of roses to 41 destinations

Kempegowda International Airport, in Bangalore, India, has reported exports of 273,000 kilos of roses to 41 destinations around the world this Valentine’...
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Posted on February 12, 2021

Spices exports increase 19% to 7 lt in H1; chilli tops charts

Spice exports from India grew 19 per cent in quantity in the first half of the current financial year, touching 7,00,150 tonnnes. The export value was ₹...
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Posted on December 21, 2020

Import Aussie wine, buck Chinese bullying

China has slapped punitive duties on imports of Australian wine, and otherwise made its entry into China tough, to penalise the country for initiating scru...
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Posted on December 5, 2020

China allowing huge agri imports

China has been importing farm products at high volume this year, apparently to take advantage of relatively stable global prices and replenish its depletin...
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Posted on November 20, 2020

15% growth for India’s spices exports

Chilli continued to be the most exported spice from India ― 2,10,500 tonnes. Boosted by large export shipments of chilli, cumin and turmeric, India’...
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Posted on November 7, 2020

India tea exporters fear falls in export volumes

Tea exporters in India fear that there will be a drop in export volume in the current year, because higher prices are available in the domestic market. Ex...
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Posted on October 14, 2020

Ban on bean imports from Ethiopia lifted

A ban on beans imports from Ethiopia to Pakistan has been ceased, and flights between Karachi and Addis Ababa will start soon, the ambassador-designate of ...
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Posted on August 31, 2020
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