Government imposes restrictions on import of bio-fuels

• The government has imposed restriction on import of bio-fuels including ethyl alcohol and other denatured spirits, bio-diesel, petroleum oil and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude, through an amendment in import policy.

• The import of these items, which was free earlier, will now only be allowed for non-fuel purpose on actual user basis.

• “Import policy of bio-fuels revised from ‘free’ to ‘restricted’ and allowed for non-fuel purpose on actual user basis as per the National Bio-Fuel Policy,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade said in a notification.

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