India govt OKs 10,000 tn sugar export in preferential quota to EU 2017-18.

Government allowed export of 10,000 tn white sugar to the European Union under preferential quota for the new marketing year starting October. Under the quota, the export of sugar to the EU is allowed at zero duty. Sugar exports from India through the normal channel attract a duty of 20%. The government has pegged India’s sugar output in the new season starting October at 24.5-25.0 mln tn, higher than 20.17 mln tn produced a year ago.