India approves export of broken rice to Senegal, Gambia and Indonesia

India agreed to broken exports rice to Senegal, Gambia and Indonesia at the request of the three countries, said the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). However, the amount of broken rice allowed to be exported to these countries is not known.

In a trade notice issued on Tuesday, DGFT said that only exporters who have shipped all types of rice over the past three years to Senegal, Gambia and Indonesia will receive the share of shipments for exporting broken rice.

The center had banned the export of broken rice on Sept. 8, 2022, then amended it on May 24 to allow shipments to countries for food security needs and “at the request of their government.”


DGFT said exporters could place orders online from Thursday until June 30, seeking to ship a minimum of 8,000 tonnes by sea. “The application will only be permitted if the exporter applies for a quantity greater than the minimum,” she said. The allotment will be made on a pro rata basis for the average export of rice (all varieties) successively to the respective country within three years prior to the fiscal year in which shipments are prevented.

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The permit given to the exporters will be valid till 31st December and they will have to present a “landing certificate” within a month of completing the export of the allotted quota of broken rice.

Earlier in February, the center approved the export of 2.5 thousand tons of broken rice to Senegal and one lakh tons of rice to the Gambia as a special consideration when the ban on shipments was in effect. In addition, it allowed 9,900 tons of broken rice to enter Djibouti.

Trade analysts said that the export of broken rice is allowed at the request of these governments for strategic reasons since the intervention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

the Broken Rice Export Prohibition Center It imposed 20 percent duties on shipments of white and brown rice after Kharif field production was affected by a lack of monsoon in the main rice-growing areas in the eastern parts last year.

In the Khareef season, rice production was estimated to be less than 108.07 million tons in 2022 compared to 111 tons in 2021. However, production was raised to 110 metric tons in the third advance estimate by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Total, rice production for the current year The exchange rate ending June 30 was pegged at a record high of 135.54 metric tons.