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Duty on wheat import by private traders goes
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 9
The government today abolished the five per cent import duty on wheat for private traders, a decision that is expected to augment the supply of food grains in the wake of its spiraling prices. The zero duty on the import of wheat would remain in force till December 31, an official statement said today. The decision has brought the private traders on a par with the State Trading Corporation, which is already importing wheat at zero duty.

The Cabinet Committee of Prices (CCP) had decided last month to bring down the import duty to zero level for private traders. 

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