Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
26-November-2010 15:18 IST
No Export of Sugar Under Open General Licence
No decision to export sugar under Open General Licence has been taken by the Government. After the actual figures/dependable estimates of production of sugar during the current sugar season become available, the matter will be reviewed taking into consideration indigenous requirement of sugar. The Government has agreed to the request from the industry regarding re-export of sugar under Advance Authorization Scheme (AAS)/ Advance Licence Scheme (ALS) as well as export of raw and white/refined sugar lying at ports.

This information was given by Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister of State for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

MP:CP: export (2611.2010)