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Export/Import of Dry Fruits and Their Products

August 1, 2015
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The quantum and value of dry fruits including cashew (ITC HS Code 08013100) and their products exported and imported from/to the country during each of the last three years and the current year, country-wise (top 5), are as below:

(i)    Export

Qty in MT/ Value in Rs.Crore

COUNTRY

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16    (Apr-May)

 

Qty.

Value

Qty.

Value

Qty.

Value

Qty.

Value

VIETNAM

4,354

23.34

3,976

22.19

15,875

134.81

54

68

PAKISTAN

21,330

103.24

18,339

138.80

15,253

193.70

3,058

33.28

SAUDI ARABIA

6,971

50.53

4,166

33.47

4,238

32.79

640

4.49

BANGLADESH

10,694

18.95

13,489

31.60

3,990

14.95

249

2.43

U A E

9,342

82.84

5,476

54.30

2,918

27.32

640

7.36

OTHERS

35,231

249.20

32,539

245.94

21,713

176.71

5,314

40.57

TOTAL

87,922

528.10

77985

526.30

63,987

580.28

9955

88.81

(ii)   Import

Qty in MT/ Value in Rs.Crore

COUNTRY

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16(Apr-May)

 

Qty.

Value

Qty.

Value

Qty.

Value

Qty.

Value

COTE D' IVOIRE

2,68,306

1,367.11

2,09,201

1,058.09

3,41,642

2,130.73

78,744

605.30

TANZANIA

1,45,107

1,052.26

1,11,934

892.17

1,40,330

1,261.49

12,799

109.31

PAKISTAN

1,07,531

441.44

1,28,635

589.34

1,31,536

604.09

14,540

70.16

BENIN

1,54,834

871.53

1,03,979

608.16

1,25,468

851.76

34,299

280.03

GUINEA BISSAU

1,09,627

764.90

1,14,702

676.32

1,23,834

964.08

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OTHERS

2,36,235

1,535.72

2,49,132

1,614.74

2,25,690

1,794.24

51,188

423.36

TOTAL

10,21,640

6,032.96

9,17,583

5,438.82

10,88,500

7,606.39

1,91,570

1,488.16

The Agricultural Processed and Export Development Authority (APEDA), an autonomous organization under the Department of Commerce,  provides financial assistance/subsidy to the exporters under the Agriculture Promotion Plan Scheme under components like Infrastructure Development, Market Development, Quality Development etc. to promote export of APEDA’s scheduled products including fruits and dry fruits.

Further, the Government has recently launched a new scheme namely “Merchandize Exports from India (MEIS)” under Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20, wherein the exporters are incentivized for export of their goods/products to a specified markets including dry fruits. In addition, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has put in place various schemes namely Market Development Assistance (MDA), Market Assistance Initiative (MAI), Assistance to State for Development Export infrastructure and Allied Activities (ASIDE) etc. to boost export of agri products which includes dry fruits also.

The import duty on dry fruits is given as under. Import duty is reviewed by the Government from time to time depending upon the requirements of that time.

Name of the nut          

CTH  

Customs Duty

Coconuts

0801 11 00/0801 12

70%

Brazil nuts (In-shell/Shelled)

0801 21 00/22 00

30%

Cashew nuts(In-shell)

0801 31 00

nil

Cashew kernel, broken

0801 32 10

45% or ₹ 60/Kg whichever is higher

Cashew kernel, whole

0801 32 20

45% or ₹ 75/Kg whichever is higher

Cashew kernel, broken

0801 32 90

45% or ₹ 75/Kg whichever is higher

Almonds(In-shell)

0802 11 00

₹ 35/Kg

Almonds(Shelled)

0802 12 00

₹ 65/Kg

Hazelnuts(In-shell/Shelled)

0802 21 00/22 00

10%

Walnuts(In-shell/Shelled)

0802 31 00/32 00

30%

chestnuts(In-shell/Shelled)

0802 41 00/42 00

30%

Pistachios(In-shell/Shelled)

0802 51 00/52 00

10%

Macadamia nuts(In-shell/Shelled)

0802 61 00/62 00

30%

Kola nuts(masticatory and colour base in beverages)

0802 70 00

30%

Others      

08029000

30%

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

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