rice import

December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020

Rice import duty reduced to 25%

The government has slashed the rice import duty to 25 percent from the existing 62.5 percent to keep the rice market stable, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said today.

May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019

Duty on rice import increased to 55%

In purview of farmers counting losses in Bangladesh, the government has increased the duty on import of the basic staple to protect local produce.

July 5, 2018
July 5, 2018

Supply adequate, yet rice prices up

Rice prices have gone up as millers and traders hiked prices banking on the government decision to raise import duty on the cereal to 28 percent from 2 percent, say market insiders.

March 22, 2018
March 22, 2018

Rice import from India: some realities

In 2017, a large quantity of rice was imported from India and mainly from the bordering state of West Bengal. Exact figures of

December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017

Govt to buy 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice from India

The government in a desperate move to boost stock is going to import another 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice from India after an initiative to bring in the staple from Cambodia has recently failed.

October 3, 2017
October 3, 2017

Rice traders asked to get licence by October 30

Food officials have not been properly monitoring the market for long, allowing a section of unscrupulous traders to do business of essentials like rice and wheat without having licence and hoard...

September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017

Rice price shows downward trend

Failing to import parboiled (Shiddo) rice from Myanmar due to high price, the government yesterday approved another deal to import 50,000 tonnes of rice through international tender.

September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017

Rice price soars

As rice prices have gone up further in the last four days, the government yesterday said conspiracy has been afoot to destabilise the rice market.

August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017

Food ministry for import of 20 lakh tonnes of grains

The food ministry yesterday informed the cabinet that 20 lakh tonnes of rice and wheat would have to be imported to meet demand and keep the market stable until January next year.

August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017

Imported rice brought in after duty cut

The price of rice at importer level came down by Tk 2.50 per kg as the latest duty cut became effective yesterday following issuance of a circular by the National Board of Revenue (NBR).