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Bangladesh urges India to lift ban on onion export

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 23, 2019
Bangladesh on Tuesday urged India to carry the ban on export of onions because the nation was dealing with a scarcity of the commodity and shopping for it at increased charges from different nations.

KEY POINTS
  • Bangladesh is discovering it tough to fulfill its home onion requirement because of the sudden ban on exports from New Delhi
  • India had stopped export of onion in September after crops suffered heavy damages
  • The Bangladeshi commerce minister expressed his dissatisfaction over India not sharing any prior intimation on the ban

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Asia   Dhaka is discovering it tough to fulfill its home onion requirement
Talking on the inaugural session of India-Bangladesh commerce meet in Guwahati, Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi mentioned that Dhaka is discovering it tough to fulfill its home onion requirement because of the sudden ban on exports from New Delhi.

Topics: Bangladesh India onion export

The minister added that his Indian counterpart Piyush Goyal had not too long ago assured him of revoking the ban after the conclusion of Maharashtra elections.

India had stopped export of onion in September after crops suffered heavy damages resulting from surprising rains.

The Bangladeshi commerce minister expressed his dissatisfaction over India not sharing any prior intimation on the ban.

He added that whereas Bangladesh meets over 80 % of its onion requirement via exports from India, it was dealing with an acute scarcity regardless of shopping for the commodity at a lot increased charges from Turkey and Egypt.


 

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