Bangladesh: No new import permit for onion through Hili land port after 15 March

Updated Mar 15, 2023
Importers are suspecting that onion prices in the country may go up during Ramadan, as the government has decided not to issue new permits for importing Indian onions after 15 March through the Hili land port -- to ensure local farmers get a fair price. "Large consignments of onions are being imported now through Hili land port to keep prices stable during Ramadan.
But the government decided not to issue new onion import permits from India, which may make the onion market unstable," Senior Vice President of Hili Land Port Import-Export Group Shahidul Islam said while speaking at a press conference on Monday night. If onion imports stop after March 15, importers will suffer financially. Consumers also have to buy onions at higher prices during Ramadan, he added. Mostafizur Rahman, general secretary of the organization, said that it is necessary to continue ...
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