News and Press Release - Dated:- 16-5-2018 - It has been observed that there have been some misinformed news reports appearing in the media about import of sugar from Pakistan. Import of Sugar from Pakistan It is clarified that in FY 2018-19 (Till 14.5.2018), import of sugar from Pakistan has been just 1908 MT for a value of USD 0.657 million. In 2017-18, there was an import of 13,110 MT for a value of USD 4.68 million. We must see this import in the overall context that total annual sugar production of India is about 31.90 million MT in Sugar season 2017-18. Further, India exported 1.75 million MT in 2017-18. During April-May 2018, the total export of sugar has been 240,093 MT. Thus import from Pakistan has been very miniscule as compared to total production in the country and exports from India. Further, it has been reported that Pakistan Government has provided cash freight subsidy of ₹ 10.7 per kg on sugar. Import Policy of Sugar At present import of sugar is free with a cus

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