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UAE suspends exports and re-exports of Indian wheat for four months

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New Delhi. UAE has ordered a suspension of exports and re-exports of wheat and wheat flour originating from India for four months, the Gulf nation’s ministry of economy said on Wednesday.

India had on May 14 banned wheat exports except for those backed by already issued letters of credit (LCs) and to countries seeking to ensure food security.

The move follows India banning the export of wheat last month to check the surge in local prices. With this, Indian wheat cannot be rooted to third countries via the UAE.

The ban, which the ministry called as ‘moratorium’, has been imposed effective from May 13 “in view of the international developments that have affected trade flows”.

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