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India To Allow Wheat Export Shipments Awaiting Customs Clearance

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The government banned wheat exports on May 13 as part of its steps to control the spike in prices at home.

The Centre today said it has decided to allow shipments of wheat consignments that were registered with the customs authority before the wheat export ban came into force last week.

“It has been decided that wherever wheat consignments have been handed over to Customs for examination and have been registered into their systems on or prior to May 13, such consignments would be allowed to be exported,” the Commerce Ministry said in a statement.

The statement said that the government has also allowed a wheat consignment headed for Egypt, which was already under loading at the Kandla port

The government banned wheat exports on May 13 as part of its steps to control the spike in prices at home.

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) issued a notification, saying that the government had taken the decision “in order to manage the overall food security of the country and to support the needs of the neighbouring and other vulnerable countries”.

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