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March 3, 2024

India to export rice to the UAE: 75,000 tonnes approved through NCEL

The Indian government will allow the export of rice to the UAE. This exception to the export ban was made by the Indian government for a pre-determined quantity of non-basmati white rice.

According to the notification by India’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade on Monday evening, the UAE will receive to the tune of 75,000 tonnes of rice.

Exception to India’s rice export ban

The exports to UAE have been permitted through National Cooperative Exports Limited.

“Export of 75,000 MT of Non-Basmati White Rice (under HS code 1006 30 90) to UAE is permitted through NCEL,” read the Directorate General of Foreign Trade notification.

The announcement of the rice export to the UAE comes almost two months after the Indian government placed a ban on the export of non-basmati white rice to check domestic grain prices and ensure domestic food security. India is the world’s largest exporter rice and contributes upto 40 per cent to the global supply.

Despite the larger ban, India is shipping rice to friendly and food vulnerable countries on their request to meet their food security demands.

Earlier, the Indian government permitted the export of broken rice to Senegal (5 lakh tonnes), Gambia (5 lakh tonnes), Indonesia (2 lakh tonnes), Mali (1 lakh tonnes), and Bhutan (48,804 tonnes).

Last week, Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) Santosh Kumar Sarangi told PTI, “The Government of India has the commitment that in cDespite the larger ban, India is shipping rice to friendly and food vulnerable countries on their request to meet their food security demandsase of food insecure, vulnerable countries and neighboring countries request, it will provide with the required quantity of rice or wheat,” he said.