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Sugar industry seeks hike in import duty and export sops

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 17:14

ISMA, the apex body for sugar industry, Thursday demanded the government increase import duty on sugar and provide assistance for exports to bail out the sector that suffered losses in 2012-13 season.

Import duty on sugar raised to 15%

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 12:37

In a notification issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), the duty of both raw and white (refined) sugar have been raised to 15 percent.

Govt not to hike import duty on sugar in this marketing year

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 21:49

Amid demand from sugar mills for duty hike to curb imports of the sweetener, Food Minister K V Thomas Friday ruled out such a possibility during the current marketing year ending September and said the government will take a decision on the issue after that.

Increase in import duty on sugar not feasible: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013, 18:53

The government Friday said it has decided not to increase import duty on sugar though industry bodies and manufacturers had demanded a hike to curb shipment of the sweetener.

Food Min proposes hike in import duty on white sugar to 20%

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 21:41

The Food Ministry has recommended a hike in import duty on white sugar to 20 percent in order to check flooding of the sweetener in the domestic market, a senior government official said Monday.