In the interest of farmers, Government permits export of onions w.e.f 15th March

Delhi, 05 MAR 2020
The Government has permitted export of onions with effect from 15th March, 2020. Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce today issued a notification in this regard. The notification says that Onions, which were in the “prohibited” category as per the present policy, will be under the category “free” in the revised policy. The effect of the notification will be that the export of all varieties of onions has been made ‘free’ without any condition of Letter Of Credit and Minimum Export Price, with effect from 15th march, 2020

The Commerce & Industry Minister ShriPiyushGoyal, in a tweet said “Permitting the export of onions from 15th March is a step in the direction of farmers’ welfare. This decision will help in increasing the income of farmers.”