Onion import begins from Myanmar-Turkey-Egypt
Published: 20:19 23 September 2019 Updated: 09:33 24 September 2019
Bangladesh has begun importing onions from Myanmar, Turkey, and Egypt as India have set Minimum Export Price (MEP) of per metric ton onion according to the Commerce secretary Md Zafar Uddin.
He said this during a meeting on market rate with onion importers, wholesale and retail traders in the conference room of the Ministry of Commerce at the Secretariat on Monday.
He said a significant amount of onion is being imported daily from Myanmar. Besides, LC has been opened to import huge onions from Egypt and Turkey. These will arrive in Bangladesh within a few days. Besides, new onions from India are coming to the market soon.
The Secretary said that domestic onion supply has also increased in local markets. To keep supply and prices normal, onion importers and traders have to conduct business with morality. In the meantime, the government has taken all steps to strengthen and monitor onion import and marketing.
He said that there is no shortage of onion in any market with stating onion reserves and supplies are normal in the country market. There is no reason for consumers to panic, prices are falling fast. Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce Md Shafiqul Islam, Additional Secretary (IIT) Md. Shakhawat Hossain, TCB Chairman Brigadier General Md. Hasan Jahangir, Bablu Kumar Saha, director-general of the National Consumer Rights Protection Directorate, Abu Raihan Al-Baruni, a member of the tariff commission, were present there.
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