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A year on, India still waiting for Indonesia to relax sugar import norms

There was a discussion for a two-way deal under which India will give priority to import palm oil from Indonesia against which the latter was offering to buy raw sugar from here

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Rajesh Bhayani Mumbai
The government is waiting for Indonesia to relax norms for importing sugar from India, which is being discussed for more than a year now.

There was a discussion for a two-way deal under which India will give priority to import palm oil from Indonesia against which the latter was offering to buy raw sugar from here.

The discussions started when import duty for palm oil from Malaysia was lower than import from Indonesia during Modi government's first term. Since the issue has now been settled, India has been expecting the latter to act on sugar front. That relaxation has been

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First Published: Jan 11 2020 | 3:57 PM IST

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