On Monday, India announced its approval for the export of 75,000 metric tonnes of non-Basmati white rice to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In a notification, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said: “Export of 75,000 MT of non-Basmati white rice to the UAE is permitted through National Cooperative Exports Limited.”
In the fiscal year 2023, India recorded exports amounting to $2.2 billion for non-Basmati white rice, with Kenya, Madagascar, Benin, and the United Arab Emirates ranking among the primary destinations.
During July, India imposed a ban on the export of non-basmati white rice. However, export allowances will be granted on a case-by-case basis, considering permissions extended by the government to meet other countries’ food security requirements and in response to their governments’ requests.
Last month, export quotas for non-basmati white rice were allocated to Bhutan, Mauritius, and Singapore. According to a statement from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Bhutan was granted permission to export 79,000 metric tons of non-basmati white rice, while Singapore and Mauritius received export quotas of 50,000 tons and 14,000 tons, respectively.