Govt imposes restrictions on sugar exports from June 1

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The government on May 24 restricted the export of sugar with effect from June 1, aimed at increasing the availability of sugar in the domestic market and curbing price rise.

  • As per notification of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) Export of sugar (raw, refined and white sugar) is placed under restricted category from June 1, 2022 onwards. 

  • These restrictions will not apply to sugar being exported to the EU and US under CXL and TRQ.

  • A certain amount of sugar is exported to these regions under TRQ and CLX.

  • The government has also decided to allow export of sugar up to 100 LMT (Lakh Metric Tonnes) during the sugar season 2021-22 (October-September) for maintaining domestic availability and price stability.

  • With the specific permission of the Directorate of Sugar, Food and Public Distribution Department, export of sugar will be allowed.

  • Exports of the sugar

  • About 70 lakh metric tonnes have been exported against the target of 60 lakh metric tonnes in the sugar season 2020-21.

  • In the current sugar season 2021-22, contracts for export of about 90 LMT have been signed, about 82 LMT sugar has been dispatched from sugar mills for export and about 78 LMT have been exported.

  • Sugar exports are historically highest in the current sugar season 2021-22.

  • This decision will ensure that the closing stock of sugar at the end of the sugar season is 60 to 65 LMT, which is the required 2 to 3 months stock for domestic use.

  • Important facts

  • Uttar Pradesh is the largest sugar producing state in India, followed by Maharashtra.

  • Sugarcane is grown during Kharif season.

  • Brazil is the world's largest sugar producer.

  • India has second place in sugar production in the world.

  • The first cooperative sugar factory was established in the year 1957 in district Nainital (presently in district Udham Singh Nagar).

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