The Government has restored the tariff rate quota regime on skimmed milk powder. Under this, it will impose a 15 per cent import duty skimmed milk power for up to 10,000 tonnes in a year. Above this limit, a duty of 60 per cent will be levied.

The Centre has also lifted the ban on export of whole milk powder, baby milk food and dairy whitener. Earlier, there was no import duty on these products. This was done to check on prices.

Now, with milk prices crashing the Centre has undone all measures taken to rein in prices.

meenakshi.v@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on November 25, 2012)
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