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POST TIME: 10 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Import duty imposed to ensure local agri products’ prices
Says Tofail Ahmed

Import duty imposed to ensure local agri products’ prices

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said the government has imposed 28 per cent import duty on agricultural items to ensure proper prices of locally produced products and protect the interest of farmers.

The minister was speaking as the chief guest at a seminar on “Emerging

Food System: Value Addition, Supply Chain and Food Safety” organized on the second day of the 6thNational Convention in city’s Krishibid Institution.

He said, “Duty was lifted for a while for importing food grains due to temporary difficulties created by flood, but 28 percent duty has been imposed again to protect the interest of local farmers.