Import duty on Wheat and Arhar Dal

Central government imposed 10 percent import duty on Wheat and Arhar dal with immediate effect in a bid to protect farmers' interest, amid projection of a record crop this year.

The government had reduced customs duty on wheat to zero from 10 per cent to boost domestic availability and check retail prices on Arhar dal on 8th December 2016.  There has been zero duty on Arhar dal too.

Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal announced in Lok Sabha a notification dated March 17, 2012 has further been amended so as to "impose basic customs duty of 10 per cent on wheat and Arhar with immediate effect." 

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