MIEQ vs MAEQ – Distinction between both sugar export policies


With a view to facilitate export of sugar during the Sugar Season 19-20 the Department of Food & Public Distribution has been announcing various schemes. For the sugar season 2018-19 the Government of India announced the MIEQ export policy, whereas, for the sugar season 2019-20 the Government announced the MAEQ policy.

The below table exhibits the difference between the policy of Sugar Season 2018-19 and policy of Sugar Season 2019-20

Policy Changes 2018-2019 – MIEQ 2019-2020 – MAEQ
Policy Background Production based assistance
(138.8/Qntl x 300 million)
Marketing Assistance
Characteristic of Quota Minimum Indicative Export Quota Maximum Admissible Export Quota
Quantity in LMT 5,000,000 6,000,000
Expected sugar to be exported against per tonne cane
16.74 kg 24 kg
Cane crushed 3018.01 LMT 2500 LMT (expected)
Sugar Production 330 LMT 275 LMT (expected)
Minimum Quantity of Export 100% 50%
Ethanol Quantity Supply (Contract with OMC) 80% Not linked
Compliance of Govt. directives
(Reserve Quota, Buffer Stock, MSP, etc.) & certificate of the
same from the state Goverment.
100% Not linked
Atleast 27% of FRP payment by December 2018 Yes Not linked
Quota Transferable Transferable
Extent of Assistance Reimbursement against invoice Lumpsum payment against Proforma A and Declaration
Financial Assistance:
a) Production Subsidy 8300 (approx)
b) Transport Subsidy for coastal based region 2500 3428
c) Transport Subsidy for Non coastal based region 3000 3428
d) Ocean Freight 2620
e) Marketing, Handling, Quality Upgradation etc 4400
Total Assistance for COASTAL MILLS 10,800 10,448
Total Assistance for NON COASTAL MILLS 11,300 10,448
Through land Custom – Nepal, Bhutan , SEZ 10,826 7,828
Documents Needed
Bank Realization Certificate At the time of submitting documents to
avail subsidy
Can submit 120 days later after Release of Assiatnce to claim subsidy
Claim Settlement Single claim First tranche 50% of MAEQ followed by mutilple tranches
Withdrawal of scheme DFPD can withdraw scheme DFPD can withdraw scheme
Claim Submission Within 90 Days of Date of Last BRC Within 90 days of date of Last BL
Reallocation of quota of Non performing mills Not applicable Govt to review it every Quarter and redistribute the quota of Non Performing
mills to Performing mills


Click here to view the notification – Indian Sugar Export Policy 2019-20



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