Govt planning to increase banana import tax, says Minister

Kathmandu, November 20

Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakrapani Khanal has shared that the government is working to increase import taxes in banana so as to lessen its import from India.

He also added that the rate and ratio of increasing the tax was under discussions with the Minister for Finance.

Minister Khanal further said that they were planning to impose import tax in banana like ghee products.

The government is collecting five per cent tax in importing bananas, but the banana farmers are demanding its increase up to 30 per cent.

The farmers and entrepreneurs have claimed that they will fail to continue the banana farming if the import tax is not increased.


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