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India allows import of 300,000 tonnes of raw sugar - govt statement
September 7, 2017 / 1:33 PM / 15 days ago

India allows import of 300,000 tonnes of raw sugar - govt statement

Labourers push a handcart loaded with sacks of sugar at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/File Photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has allowed imports of 300,000 tonnes of raw sugar at the country’s southern ports at 25 percent import tax, the government said in a statement on Thursday, as production fell below the consumption level in the 2016/17 marketing year ending on Sept. 30.

Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips

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