ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYNo
On 5 October 2015, the Indian Ministry of Finance through Notification 49/2015-Customs increased the import duty on butter, butter oil and ghee (clarified butter) from 30% to 40%. The increased duty is valid until 31 March 2016.
According to news reports, the measure was initiatied to protect the domestic industry from global fall in prices.
The increased import duty was 28 March 2016 extended until 30 September 2016 (Notification No. 24/2016-Customs) and later extended until 31 March 2017 (Notification No. 53/2016-Customs).
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