NEW DELHI, Dec 6 (Reuters) - India has no proposals to raise
import duty on edible oils, Food Minister K.V. Thomas said on
Thursday, rejecting an earlier demand from the oilseed crushing
India, the world's top vegetable oil importer, allows
duty-free imports of crude edible oil, while imposes a 7.5
percent duty on refined oil.
"I don't have any proposal as of now to increase import
duties on edible oils," Thomas said.
The country's oilseed crushing industry had made a proposal
to Farm Minister Sharad Pawar in November, seeking a 10 percent
tax on imports of crude edible oil.
(Reporting by Ratnajyoti Dutta; writing by Siddesh Mayenkar;
Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)