07 April 1998
Indian sugar traders fight imports

INDIAS sugar producers have launched a campaign to convince the new Government to favour domestically produced sugar over imports.

The local industry argues that the Government should meet the public distribution shortfall by buying sugar from domestic mills instead of through imports.

They want an end to the import of subsidised sugar for distribution at ration shops, and they are calling for customs duties to be reintroduced on sugar imports to create a “level playing field” for domestic mills.

  • Financial Times 07/04/98 page 33