How to Export Rice

Many countries around the globe basically need rice as part of their food consumption, exporting this very valuable grain is a good target for business. But do you know the steps on how to export rice in the international market?

Exporting rice to other countries follows certain procedures before you can successfully trade your product, here is the information you need.

Be a Rice Exporter

In general, most countries around the globe considered rice as their most staple food particularly in Latin America, a large part of Asia, and the West Indies. If you aim to be a rice exporter you will need to learn the international laws and policies regarding rice exportation. But before you trade rice in the international market, you must familiarize first the business and the kind of rice which is in demand worldwide.

Since there is a big demand for rice, there is a big opportunity to earn a large income if you will learn the ropes of exporting rice. Owning a rice farm is not necessarily required to become a rice exporter, you can trade rice by just being a broker instead. According to, there are four major types of rice being exported in the global market today such as Indica, aromatic (fragrant rice), japonica, and glutinous (sweet rice). Among the four the Indica rice is the most in-demand because of its fluffiness when cooked. If you choose indica as your primary product, countries in Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and some parts of Africa will be your target area to export this type of rice. In addition, there are three forms of rice being traded like rough rice, brown rice, and fully milled rice (commonly exported).

Steps to Export Rice to Other Countries

Exporting rice to different countries or overseas is a sensitive mission and you can’t easily do the business without the proper knowledge about the market. Let us guide your business with these simple steps:

  • Learn the Ropes. Before you start exporting rice to other places try to learn the ropes of the business by trading rice locally. As a rice broker, you will be meeting different people and other traders as well, this is a good chance to mingle with rice traders with great experience in exporting rice and seek advice about what you need to become a rice exporter like them. You should also attend seminars conducted by the Department of Agriculture concerning rice exportation to get some tips about the latest policies about the business.
  • Determine your competency in the market. As a rice exporter, you are required to determine your capacity in meeting the demands of your clients by knowing what rice you want to export and how much you can supply them.
  • Look for a dependable supplier. Once you have decided on which type of rice you wish to export, locate a dependable supplier that can fulfill your requirements. And also, check with the website of Depart of Agriculture for the right grade of rice for export.
  • Method of Payment and International Laws. The method of payment is vital to every transaction and the most widely used is the Letter of Credit, the website of has complete information about this and other export policies as well.
  • Transporting the Products. Make sure that all the documentation is properly prepared and you have met the sanitary requirements asked by the country of destination.


  • Nicolas said on October 25, 2012
    My business registration is in UK, and i looking to export rice in West Africain country, i have a good supplier in Vietnam which i already meet and discuss our agreement. Now i need to focus on getting buyer and i won't say no for an advise or two. Regards Nicolas
  • KRITHIKA.D said on December 12, 2012
    I would like to export rice from INDIA to some other foreign countries. i would like to know who are all interested to buy rice from INDIA. Regards krithika
  • Kemi said on December 20, 2012
    I live in london and would like to import rice from India or china to sell in london and Nigeria. I am not sure if this is achievable and lucrative and don't really know where to start from. Advise will be highly appreciated Many Thanks
  • saravanan p said on December 26, 2012
    i would like to import rice from india to needed countries. i want to know the details of the required countries, buyers as well as the systems and procedures
  • Atul Sharma said on January 23, 2013
    Hi...@Kemi...We are the exporters of high quality rice and want to have a word with you. Please do contacts us. My email is Thanks
  • yaswanth said on February 16, 2013
    hi , this is yaswanth. we are the major rice exporters in india. we grow in our own lands and sell to regular customers as well as new customers. we have got very good quality of sonna moosuri/ BPT rice. Who ever is interested catch me at
  • sandeep xess said on February 22, 2013
    i live in india and i want to export rice to saudi arabia. plz suggest me some buyers .
  • Nithyakakala said on February 28, 2013
    Hi Kemi, This is nithya, I will supply good quality of rices. we have variety of good quality of rice. If you are interested in buying the Rice from me. can you please contact me at
  • Nithyakakala said on February 28, 2013
    I Live in Indian, I will supply good quality of rice. We have variety of good quality of rice. If any buyers interested. Please email me
  • Libya Importer said on March 23, 2013
    Hello, We are Libya based importer and interested to buy Basmati and Non Basmati rice from India. Interested exporter can send us their price quotation to our email id with their direct contact number. we'll contact them if their quotation and quality meet with our requirement. Please note that we'll contact only with India based exporter. our email id is
  • vuppala geeta said on April 4, 2013
    We are located in India in Andhra pradesh And have well versed products in rice as we are pioneer in this business from many years.
  • udy said on April 8, 2013
    hi am udy. i live in atlanta georgia and am looking on exporting good quality rice to nigeria and congo.
  • Leo said on April 8, 2013
    Hey am from south India . My native s e cheapest place to buy ponni rice. Our rice mill have a capacity to supply 50 tone per day . If any bulk buyers contact My mail
  • noor said on April 11, 2013
    i would like to import rice from india to egypt. one of reliable friend is to agree as importer all i need what is the legal formalities to supply rice and i am totally new to this field. plz give me some advice
  • ikraam said on April 11, 2013
    hi i am from egypt and i want to start small retail business in egypt and i want purchase rice from indian dealer or broker and i want to export rice and what is the legal formalities to import from india to egypt.
  • Jamid said on April 14, 2013
    Hi, i am based in India and would like to export rice to Libya, Egypt and other North African countries. i Just want to know what are the legal formalities and other important things involved. looking forward for your reply. e-mail: Thanks
  • surekha said on April 17, 2013
    Hi. Would like to get export Rice from India Kindly guide me the procedures and laws how to go about it. Thanks
  • manjula said on April 17, 2013
    hi @kemi, in my business i can supply you, sri lanken kiri samba.if u are
  • Ravi said on April 22, 2013
    HI Would like to export rice from India, if any one interested write to
  • ANIL AGRAWAL said on April 24, 2013
    hi @geeta, we are mumbai based merchant exporter. one of my client from Africa looking for rice import, pl mail me your id so that i can contact u.
  • LAXMAN said on May 3, 2013
  • Navin said on May 4, 2013
    Hello everyone, for anyone desirous of purchasing rice in commercial quantities. I am from Guyana south America, the largest producing country of rice in the Caribbean. With at least four different verity of rice, available in very large amounts, I am certain that I may be able to supply your demands. Our country's GDP was gifted with a hefty 16% from rice exports so there's no better time to be a part of a growing sustainable industry with the best quality of rice to offer you. Please feel free to contact me on telephone numbers 592 614 4777 or email me at thank you and best regards. Navin.
  • Prashant said on May 5, 2013
    I want to start new business to export the good quality rice from India. I am looking a genuine buyer who can take the rice. Please contact me on
  • indira said on May 8, 2013
    I want to export basmati rice from india to USA. We have a supplier & can export any amount rice. I need buyers Please contact at Thanks.
  • aneesh said on May 11, 2013
    i like to import basmati rice from india to soudi arebia. my id is,
  • sandeep chopra said on May 14, 2013
  • Agustin Caceres said on May 17, 2013
    Dear Sir/Madam, We produce and distribute rice in containers and packed for retail or wholesale for several years. Please, check our website and send us inquires. Our pleasure. We export rice from USA, India, and Brazil. Best Regards, Agustin T. Caceres ___________________________ LE Group Industries, LLC 3400 McIntosh Road E15 Port Everglades Free Trade Zone Florida 33316 USA Tel: +1.305.677.9448 Cell: +1.954.684.2300
  • towns ltd said on May 23, 2013
    please i need you to tell me how i can buy goods for my company,
  • Ravi said on May 23, 2013
    Hello everyone, I am from South Africa, We already importing Rice from India but now i am looking for someone who can export me good quality basmati rice at good price from India. We will order one container as trial and if everything goes well then we will order 5 containers every month. Please note that there is lot of competition in market so if you looking for long term business relationship then pls quote good price. my email id is, Thanks All
  • VIVEK said on June 2, 2013
    Hello we are dealing in rice and so i want to export my rice thew some exporter so contact me on my mail id
  • raheel farooqui said on June 26, 2013
    Hi every one, Good wishes to all , WE are rice and marble exporting company .we will supply good quality of rices, marbles. we have variety of good quality of rice and marbles . If you are interested in buying the Rice and marble from us. you please contact me at
  • Buddha Exports said on June 27, 2013
    Hi everybody, we are an agra based export house and we have buyer in africa to supply rice from india. We would need a big amount of rice on regular basis. If somebody can, please contact me.
  • divyam said on July 1, 2013
    Hi everyone! We would like to export rice on regular basis. Any importer interested can directly contact us at We fulfill each and every kind of requirement.
  • Ananad said on July 16, 2013
    @Buddha Exports: i have a many more rice mill of mine in INDIA. If you really need it please contact me on my email id.
  • U.L.Sanath Chandana said on August 5, 2013
    I want to know can I export steam samba rice in UK super market.
  • singh narendra said on August 20, 2013
    hi everyone, we would like to import rice from india to rep of guinea( west afrika ) if u really export rice please contact me my email id
  • yeshwanth reddy said on September 12, 2013
    I want to export rice from south india to other parts of the world how can i create the buyer. we have rice mills contact me for import at export clearance will be done to the buyer.
  • Ashok said on September 22, 2013
    Hi we are into export to various countries and are looking out for good suppliers of Rice to offer our buyers, Kindly send us the details on my email .
  • joyce said on September 24, 2013
    I want to export rice from Andhra Pradesh to other parts of the world , how can i create the buyer. We would like to export rice on regular basis. and I am looking to export rice to Tanzania and West African countries, I have a good supplier in hyderabad whom I have already met and discussed our agreement. Now I need to focus on getting a buyer . I need some urgent advise.
  • Actros said on September 25, 2013
    Hello, If anybody can open a trading office in UAE or if anybody having office at UAE or any middle east country then I can join with them. I am 12 years in Ferrous and Non ferrous scrap, Basmati rice, spices. I have both end users (Buyers) and Seller (Yard owner / Manufacturer). Min Investment can be 30 to 40 lakhs. Investor can earn min 20% in scrap industries, 9% - 11% in food products. I can work as BDM / procurement manager, interested parties may contact: +91-9446441196 / +91-8714155178
  • denu goel said on October 13, 2013
    Hi...@Kemi...We are the exporters of Basmati rice and want to have a words with you. Please do contacts us. My email is Thanks
  • somnath sasmal said on October 14, 2013
    hi! i mr. somnath sasmal, an indian exporter & importer. my company export good qualities parboiled rice such as sona masuri, indian white rice, miniket rice, baskathi rice, ir36 etc. items. in a reasonable price. serious buyer from any country please contact with me for import rice. my company export rice, potato, onion, live fish, herbal product, tea, electrical & electronics goods, and many other products. my email id is : or contact in my mobile, my mobile no. is +(91)9002788099/+(91)9735115961/+(91)8013279274/+(91)9333395951 . our normal payment mode is either 100% payment in advance or 100% payment by L/c (irrevocable confirmed lc). issued from any prime bank. with regards, somnath sasmal
  • David Vu said on October 20, 2013
    Hi everyone. We are the producer and exporter from Vietnam with representative in UK. We supply rice, coffee, cashew nuts, black & white peppers, desiccated coconut, pea nuts. If you have any requirement please contact me on (44)7837007623 or Email:
  • Gopal Sharma said on October 25, 2013
    We are rice Miller regarding Rice Plz Contact us K.S OVerseas Pvt Ltd ( India) Mobile Number 0091-8930457947/
  • jayalal said on October 25, 2013
    We are an Indian based rice exporters. we export any kind of rice to any part of this world with good quality and you can find it as with a very good competitive prices. You can contact me via email
  • Victor Grullon said on November 16, 2013
    Good afternoon, We are leading producers of rice in the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic. We are now interested in exporting to other Caribbean countries, Central America, and the USA. Please reply to my email at
  • somnath sasmal said on November 22, 2013
    my name is somnath sasmal. my company name is saanvi impex, an indian expoter & importer my company export parboiled rice, wheat, sugar, fresh & green vegetables, live fish, fresh egg, potato, onion, herbal product, cosmetics etc. items. my Email id : contact no. +(91)9002788099/+(91)9735115961/+(91)9333395951 regards, somnath sasmal [ M.D. ] saanvi impex,india.
  • Vu Hang said on November 27, 2013
    Hi everyone, I am from Vietnam. Currently I have a very good supply of pure brown rice at best quality (cultivated by minority people in Northern of Vietnam)and offer very goof price. Please contact me ASAP if your company have demand for brown rice. Many thanks My email:
  • surendran said on November 29, 2013
    Attn to all viewers, above mentioned firm "SAANVI IMPEX' based in Kolkata, India. its very difficult to identify about their company and about owner 'Somnath' they are offering false information to all reputed companies. but i am suggesting you to deal very carefully with such company.
  • US Rice said on December 1, 2013
    Hello , we export rice from india to USA, UK, Australia, Africa ,Dubai .. We give you 100 % satisfaction and good quality rice . if you need rice get in touch with us - email-
  • shoma said on December 5, 2013
    hello my dear friends, If you are from Nigeria and u want Indian Beast quality Rice, Hosiery Items and Best Quality Hair. Kindly contact 9560226819 and mail at Thank you, SHOMA
  • Mahesh Pise said on December 8, 2013
    Hello Everyone, We are an Indian based rice exporters. we have expertise in Rice manufacturing and exports!! Do contact us for any kind of rice, Chilly Powder, Turmeric powder with good quality and you can find our prices competitive for sure. You can contact me via email or call me +918485848787.
  • isaac said on December 11, 2013
    hi every one, i am starting a business of supplying rice from kenya, please contact through email if in need.
  • ramakrishna said on December 17, 2013
    Hi, this is ramakrishna. we are the major rice exporters in india. we grow in our own lands and sell to regular customers as well as new customers. we have got very good quality and large quantity of sonna moosuri/ BPT rice. Who ever is interested catch me at
  • SAPNA said on December 21, 2013
    @Hi every one I sapna based in karnal(India) deal in all type of Rice already doing business with 20 country around the world our motto is to supply good quality of Rice as per requirement if required pls mail :
  • J.ABADOM LLC said on December 22, 2013
    My company is interested in buying and selling (Rice Brokers)rice to West African Countries like Nigeria. Togo and Ghana. I am also interested in wheat and other grains like corn.
  • L.RENUKA said on December 25, 2013
    want to export rice from south india to other parts of the world how can i create the buyer. we have rice mills contact me for import at export clearance will be done to the buyer
  • mohamed asiq raja said on December 29, 2013
    Hai i want supply briyiani rice(zeerakasamba) and. all varieties of rice for foreign any body want call me...
  • Ankit Kumar said on January 4, 2014
    Hi, we are Bihar and kolkata (India) based Supplier of all kind of rice, pulses, wheat and we expertise in this field for 30 years any importer looking for suppliers can contact me at
  • Rajesh boora said on January 6, 2014
    Hi i m rajesh from haryana (india). I have my own agriculture land and crop. I want to sell my rice and wheat other country on season time. I can give u best quality grain from my own field on cheapest price. I m not a broker. U can buy directly good quality grain on season time and if u will give your demand before to season then i will grow that varieties and qualities for u. Please deal with me if want honesty. My email id is . Contact only honest person.
  • SRINIVASAN said on January 16, 2014
    hi, we are the major rice supplier in tamilnadu (india), if any one require basmati rice, broken rice, ponni rice Etc pls do contact my id as , we can offer competitive rate with quality. we have been in this industry over 20 years and looking for good buyer ...
  • karthikeyan said on January 18, 2014
    Hai frnds i am karthi from tamilnadu(india). i would like to export rice in other countries. we have a mill so if u like to deal with me contact me.....
  • Ahmed Essa said on January 27, 2014
    Hello Everyone, I have an Import/Export Company in Egypt. If you need help exporting to Egypt please contact me to my e-mail: or call me ​+201224401085.
  • Nicholas T said on January 28, 2014
    I own a company in Nigeria which is in west Africa if you want to start exporting to Nigeria kindly contact me and let me guide you and also act like a representative of your company. But have it in mind that i can only work with you and also invite you to come over lets make your products be known in the Nigeria Market. Waiting for your respond if only you are a true business man or woman you should be willing to explore in the Nigeria Market being the giant country in Africa with over 150 million people. Kossett Nigeria Limited Tel +2348052035473
  • kemi said on January 29, 2014
    Can someone pls answer me i am looking for how farmers do rice and then from the merchants it goes to other countries and finally to the customer
  • Faisal said on February 9, 2014
    i would like to export rice to other countries. i need what is the legal formalities to supply rice and i am totally new to this field. plz give me some advice
  • sankar j laskar said on February 10, 2014
    Hi, this is sankar, from assam, india. i wd like to export aromatic & glutanios rice to other country, pls give me the procedure...thanks
  • mm said on February 13, 2014
    We are an Indian based rice exporters. We can supply products from India in Competitive Price, Please offer us the details for the products you need, so that we can offer you our best price to you and sincerely wish we have chance to setup long time trade relations with you. We deals in following products. Basmati Rice, Non Basmati Rice, Cashew Nuts. Onions Email :
  • subbu said on February 15, 2014
    Hello , we export rice from india to USA. We give you 100 % satisfaction and good quality rice . if you need rice get in touch with us, Email-
  • Rahul agrawal said on February 15, 2014
    Hi, Any requirement in Sona masoori rice Then contact Else mobile 9850981653
  • vinay said on February 28, 2014
    Hi I am Vinay. I am from city which is know as the hub of rice. I have a very superior and best quality rice. In case of any buyer please contact me @ or +919971592489 . Really we have expertise and quality to deliver
  • prabu said on March 11, 2014
    hello sir, I am interested to export rice to any foreign countries. i am from tamilnadu. pls contact me at
  • M.Vinoth said on March 11, 2014
    Hi there, We are exporting quality Ponni rice from the best fields of Tamilnadu to UAE for competitive price. Inquiries are welcome from importers of UAE and other countries. Our firm name is Elite exim company. mail to,
  • suresh said on March 18, 2014
    Hello Buyers!!! I am exporter in medium level - Rice from Karnataka - sona rice - thin with good quality - any quantity will do. contact 8147283193 INDIA. I am expecting buyers from Singapore & Malysia. We will do with competitive rates.
  • Ibrahim said on March 19, 2014
    hello friends, I am from Tamil nadu (india) I would like to export rise to other countries. I need what is the legal formalities to supply rise. I am totally new to this field. so please give me some advise and ideas to my email Id
  • shiva said on March 30, 2014
    Hello sir, I am interested to export any rice to any countries. I am from bareilly. India pls contact me at or 08057301030
  • Raghuraman said on March 31, 2014
    Hi, I am from Chennai I require Basmati Rice for export purpose please contact me if any one dealing with the same. my e mail id
  • Krishna said on March 31, 2014
    Hello I am in Mumbai need best quality rice to export to Turks and Caicos Islands and also need Sugar both of them 20lb containers, can be send to Miami. Please send me the details ASAP.
  • Nu'aim Azhar said on April 1, 2014
    Dear Sir/Madam, We wish to sell and export 100% Cambodian white and jasmine rice. We provide 50%, 20% and 5% of broken rice. Port and delivery is CIF or FOB. Payment method is L/C. Minimum order is 10,000 metric tons per month for 1 year contract. If you are keen in doing business dealings, don't hesitate to email us and inquire more specifications on our rice and price. Best regards, Nu'aim Azhar, Email:
  • vineet said on April 9, 2014
    Hi anybody require sugandha (the best quality basmati rice) and P10. i need genuine exporters. (9711400329) Email Id :
  • Vineet Nehra said on April 9, 2014
    Hi, I am vineet nehra from Uttar Pradesh(India)the largest state to grow best basmati rice (sugandha and P10). I have my own agriculture land and crop. I want to sell my rice and wheat. I can give u best quality grain from my own field on cheapest price. I m not a broker. U can buy directly good quality grain and if u will give your demand before to season then i will grow that varieties and qualities for u. Please deal with me if want honesty and quality. My email id is . Cont:09711400329
  • Vineet Nehra said on April 11, 2014
    Hi @krishna i can deliver your needs by giving you best quality P10 and sugandha rice with 100% satisfaction Guaranty. please contact me ASAP. Thanks Vineet Nehra(09711400329)
  • KUNAL GHAI said on May 3, 2014
    HELLO FRIENDS, If you need the best of the quality in least prices and you to fulfill the demand of indian rice in your country.Please contact at +91 98720 32557.
  • ajul said on May 4, 2014
    Am from india.. Am looking forward to export my rice.. I own a shop. I am a wholesale rice merchant.. How can i export my product...?!
  • rakesh Mishra said on May 12, 2014
    i want to export rice (Basmati and Non Basmati) in African Market. Can anyone guide to me how i can explore market or a suitable person in that countries. Rakesh Mishra 9099097752
  • Perry said on June 1, 2014
    Hi @Kemi, I would like to get in contact with you but you have not left your email address please contact me on I can export rice to London.
  • Gurpreet said on June 3, 2014
    I am looking for suppliers of white rice short grain shaped for export......anyone interested may please reply at gurpreet or
  • Dinesh gupta said on June 15, 2014
    I would like to export rice from tarn taran in punjab please help me in finding buyers from other country. Please contact me my id is and my contact no. Is 8437624400
  • mohd parvez said on June 20, 2014
    I want export rice ( basmati & non basmati) in Africa. Market. Can anyone guide to me how I can explore market or a suitable parsons in that countries.Mohd Parvez and my contact no 08958497725
  • Kittu said on June 27, 2014
    Hello All, I am from India having All varieties of rice to export. Supply ability 100 MT/Month. Best Price Guaranteed. Contact ID:
  • prabu said on June 30, 2014
    hello, i wanna export rice from india to any another countries. i wanna know rules and regulations and where to get the customers.
  • priya said on June 30, 2014
    Hello, I would like to export rice from India. Please suggest me as how to identify genuine buyers and the rules and regulations for the export of rice from India.
  • Athar Azmi said on July 16, 2014
    Hello, I am businessman in Manpower supply to gulf countries. Therefore, We have enough expertise to get the customers from KSA for any field. Now I am concentrating to supply the rice from India to KSA, UAE, Qatar & Oman. I can make the brokery as Freelance Business Development Manager" to get the customers for any Indian food "rice" supplier. If any supplier/importer is interested, please contact me on the following: Mob: +917738447171 (Presently I m in Mumbai, India). Saudi Mobile: +966507137551 (While being in KSA). Email:
  • Mohamed Haleeth said on July 18, 2014
    Hi one and all am glad to introduce myself am Mohamed Haleeth am not a buyer, exporter or business man I live in chennai but my native is in Theni dt Tamilnadu why I came here is my father is a farmer we use to cultivate paddy and sell to the local peoples there itself because of rate problems last year we have 20 tons of paddy stock in our place please contact me@+919677260081 and my mail ID is Thank u
  • trisha exports said on July 22, 2014
    i want export parboiled rice from india, bhubaneswar, odisha, india
  • sujan kumar said on July 23, 2014
    looking out to export rice(sona masuri), from india (bihar) to required countries...plz catch me
  • Momtaz said on August 7, 2014
    My name is momtaz, I can't send rice in Tanzania. From pakistan.
  • vikrant said on August 9, 2014
    Hi, I am individual from mumbai aspiring to start up and position myself as rice exporter. Need step wise guidance to start with. I understand markets in middle east and europe have great demand for indian rice, but need help with what quality is in demand in this regions, the laws there, also how to source the same in India (supplier contacts, rates, quality, and legal formalities for merchant buyer and exporter
  • rajeev said on August 9, 2014
    Hello, I am based in UAE for the past 12 years having good contacts in local & African rice market. Please contact me if with your product details, price and other terms
  • kahana said on August 10, 2014
    hai we exports good quality of rice from india our clients r in UAE if u r planning to buy agricultural product plz contact us thank u


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