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India's cotton exports to China plunge 56.7% in 2014-15

Cotton prices in the domestic market are subdued due to 56.72 percent fall in India's exports to China in 2014-15, Parliament was informed today.

Government relaxes export norms for cotton

The government Monday relaxed export norms for cotton and cotton yarn, doing away with the need to register contracts, to help boost outbound shipments of the commodity.

India's cotton exports up 5% in Aug-Feb

India's cotton exports rose by five percent to 7.8 million bales till February of this year and the pace of shipments are expected to taper in coming months depending upon demand from China, a latest report said.

Onion and cotton exports may lose export incentives

Products like onion and cotton are likely to lose export incentives as there are restrictions on their outbound shipments, a senior commerce ministry official said Thursday.

Cotton exports may dip to 7 mn bales this year

Cotton exports are estimated to decline by about 46 percent to seven million bales in the 2012-13 marketing year owing to higher global stocks, officials said here Thursday.

India has become net exporter of cotton: Study

Following the advent of Bt-cotton, India has become one of the net exporters of cotton from a net importer, a study conducted by Council of Social Development has said.

PM to meet Pawar Monday on sugar, cotton export issues

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called a meeting on Monday to deliberate on the objections raised by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar over export of farm commodities such as sugar and cotton.

No differences in govt on cotton, sugar exports: Pawar

Days after complaining to the Prime Minister that food and textile ministries are following anti-farmer export policies, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Monday said there are no differences within the government on the issue.

Modi govt hits back at Anand Sharma over cotton exports

The Gujarat government on Wednesday hit back at the Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, saying that Chief Minister Narendra Modi's earlier statement that Centre was taxing export of cotton while offering subsidies on meat export was correct.

Cotton exports: GoM meet next week

A group of ministers (GoM) will meet next week to discuss whether to allow additional cotton exports in the 2011-12 marketing year ending September.

Cotton exports to neighbouring nations to resume

India on Friday allowed cotton exports to neighbouring countries, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, via land route after scrutinising the orders issued before the government imposed a ban on March 5 which has since been partially revoked.

Cotton exports possible in case of surplus: Sharma

Notwithstanding lifting of ban on cotton exports, Commerce Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma Tuesday said India will not be able to ship the natural fibre abroad unless it has surplus.

Govt outlines procedure for scrutinisation of cotton RCs

The government has outlined the procedure for scrutinisation and revalidation of registration certificates given to cotton exporters.

FinMin asks Customs to monitor conditions for cotton export

The Finance Ministry Tuesday asked customs officials to "strictly monitor" the conditions imposed by the Commerce Ministry on cotton exports.

Govt lifts ban on cotton export under political pressure

In a U-turn, the government on Monday lifted ban on cotton exports under immense political pressure, within days of prohibiting shipments of the natural fibre.

Govt decides to roll back ban on cotton exports

The decision was taken by the GoM, headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, which met on last Friday, after a directive from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to "urgently" review the decision.

Govt may soon lift ban on cotton exports: Sources

The government may soon lift the ban on cotton exports in the wake of widespread resentment against the move, Congress sources said on Saturday.

Bangladesh terms India's ban on cotton export 'unfortunate'

Bangladesh Thursday termed India's ban on cotton export as "unfortunate", saying the move is against the norms of international trade.

India's cotton export ban to have serious impact: Int'l body

Expressing dismay over India's decision to ban cotton exports, the International Cotton Association (ICA) Wednesday said the move will have "serious consequences" on world cotton trade.

Allow contracted cotton exports despite ban: Exporters

Cotton exporters have demanded allowing the shipment of registered contracts of cotton despite its ban, saying this would otherwise result in huge losses to them.