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  • Cashew processors protest over new import duty

    Mar 10th, 2016

    More than 2,000 processing units across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu have suspended operations since March 7 in protest over the 9.36% duty imposed on the import of raw cashews in the union budget.

    Processors in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala have also gone on strike in protest over the duty.

    M P Jayachandran, general secretary Cashew Factory Owners’ Development Association of Tamil Nadu, told The Hindu that although the government was giving back 5% of