Govt allows import of 300,000 tonne raw sugar at 25% duty for 60 days.

The government has allowed import of 300,000 tonne raw sugar at a basic customs duty of 25% under the tariff rate quote for 60 days. The import of 300,000 tonne sugar has been allowed through the ports of Tuticorin and Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Karaikal in Puducherry, Mangalore in Karnataka, and Kakinada, Visakhapatnam and Gang avaram in Andhra Pradesh. Since the import has been allowed under the tariff rate quota, millers and refiners have to convert the imported raw sugar into refined or white sugar within 30 days from the date of bill of entry.