Govt lifts onion export ban; imposes minimum export price of USD 550/tonne

The Indian government lifted the onion export ban but set a minimum export price at USD 550 per ton. Amid Lok Sabha elections, this move follows a temporary prohibition and a newly imposed 40% duty on exports. Onion production has declined significantly, affecting farmers especially in Maharashtra.


The government on Saturday lifted the ban on onion exports but imposed a minimum export price (MEP) of USD 550 per tonne, amid ongoing Lok Sabha elections in the country.

Last night, the government imposed a 40 per cent duty on export of onions.