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India allows potato imports from Bhutan sans license till June 2024.
Jul 04, 2023

India on Monday allowed imports of potatoes from Bhutan without any license for one more year till June 2024. Earlier it was allowed till June 30 this year.
India imported fresh or chilled potatoes worth $1.02 million in 2022-23.
'Import of allowed from Bhutan without any import license, up to June 30, 2024,' the directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT) said in a notification.
In a separate notification, the DGFT said that the import of 17,000 metric tonnes of fresh (green) areca nut without a minimum import price (MIP) condition from Bhutan will also be allowed through LCS (land customs station) Chamurchi (INCHMB).
Rice exports
In a trade notice, the directorate laid out a procedure for allocation of quota for export of broken rice on humanitarian and food security grounds, based on requests received from governments of other countries.
It has extended the last date for submission of application for obtaining license for the export of broken rice to Senegal, Gambia, and Indonesia, upto July 6.
'In case of any mis-declaration by any applicant or any applicant failing to export the allocated quota to the respective country(ies), within the specified time period, will be black listed for the next two financial years,' the DGFT added.