Govt puts curbs on gold dore imports, places it under restricted category

The government on Friday put the imports of gold dore in restricted category.

This means, now, an importer needs a license to import this commodity.

Gold dore is a semi-pure alloy which is refined for further purification. Refined gold bars are manufactured from gold dore bar.

India, the world’s second-biggest gold consumer after China, imports about 900 tonnes of gold a year.

In value terms, gold imports fell by about 43 per cent to $1.68 billion in October.

The imports mainly take care of demand of the jewellery industry.

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