NEW DELHI: The Commerce Ministry has extended the last date of raw sugar export to the US under tariff rate quota (TRQ) till October 31.
TRQ is a quota for a volume of exports that enter the US at relatively low tariffs. Once the quota is reached, a higher tariff kicks in on additional imports.
"The last date of export of raw sugar to the US under TRQ quota for the US fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017) has been extended till October 31 this year," the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has said in a public notice.
India enjoys import duty-free sugar exports to the US for up to 10,000 tonnes annually under preferential quota arrangement.
India, the world's second-biggest producer and the largest consumer of sugar, has a preferential quota arrangement for sugar export with the European Union as well.