Agri Business

Govt eases norms for cotton exports by CCI

PTI New Delhi | Updated on August 02, 2013 Published on August 02, 2013

The government today eased quantitative restrictions for export of cotton by the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) to help boost shipments of the fibre in the current marketing year ending next month.

“Certain conditions regarding export of cotton have been relaxed for the Cotton Corporation of India Ltd during the current cotton season 2012-13,” Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification. CCI is a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Textiles.

At present, exporters can apply for registration certificate (RC) for a maximum quantity of 30,000 bales or actual quantity exported in the previous cotton season, whichever is less. One bale contains 170 kg of cotton.

Now, CCI has been exempted from this norm for the cotton marketing season that runs from October-September.

The country’s cotton exports have been declining and are estimated to be lower than last year’s total shipments of 11.5 million bales.

India, the world’s second largest cotton producer, is estimated to harvest 34 million bales in the 2012-13 crop year which is from July-June.

Published on August 02, 2013
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