India has permitted the export of an additional 3,675 tonnes of raw and refined sugar to the UK under the tariff-rate quota.
TRQ (Tariff-Rate Quota) is for a volume of exports that enter the UK at relatively low tariffs. And higher tariffs are imposed after the quota is reached.
Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has issued a public notice stating that the additional quantity of 3,675.13 tonnes of sugar will be exported to the UK under TRQ up to September 30.
APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) will look after the exports, it said.
This additional quantity of sugar is beyond the EU (European Union) CXL sugar quota of 10,000 tonnes during 2020-21 notified by the DGFT last year.