India Limits Export Routes for Essential Goods to Maldives Amidst Tensions

The Indian government has imposed restrictions on the export of certain essential commodities to the Maldives for the 2024-25 fiscal year. This notification was issued on April 15, 2024.

This move comes amidst ongoing tensions between the two countries.

Key aspects of this notification are as follows:

Products Affected

The restrictions apply to essential commodities categorized as “prohibited” or “restricted” under Indian foreign trade regulations.

Exports to Maldives will be permitted only through the following custom stations:

  • Mundra Sea Port
  • Tuticorin Sea Port
  • Nhava Sheva Sea Port (JNPT)
  • ICD Tughlakabad

This move restricts the export channels for these essential goods to the Maldives, potentially impacting trade flows between the two nations.