Govt Approves Import Of 4 Crore Eggs From India

Desk Report

Published: 18 Sep 2023, 03:00 pm

Eggs || Photo: Collected

Eggs || Photo: Collected

The government has approved the import of four crore eggs from India. Four companies - M/s Meem Enterprises, Prime Energy Importers and Suppliers, Tiger Trading, Arnav Trading Limited have been given permission to import eggs.

Several officials of the Ministry of Commerce confirmed this information to the media on Monday (September 18).

Recently, the government has fixed the prices of eggs, potatoes and onions. From now the price of each piece of egg at the retail level will be 12 taka. At the same time, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said that egg import should be allowed to control the price. Based on the announcement on Thursday (September 14), four companies applied for permission to import eggs.

After the minister's announcement, traders and poultry sector stakeholders said, "We welcome the decision to fix the price of eggs." But in order to sell at this price, farmers should have determined the cost of production, wholesalers and retailers at what profit they would sell.

The traders of this sector opposed the decision to import eggs while welcoming the price fixing. They said, if eggs are imported, this industry will be destroyed in the country. Consumers will have to buy eggs at a higher price later.

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