India levies 45 percent duty on virgin olive oil and 40 percent on refined olive oil and olive pomace oil. "The duty means that one litre of virgin olive oil costs Rs. 720
Olive oil was included on a long list of edible vegetable oils.
Duties on olive oil increased from 0 percent for crude oil and 7.5 percent for refined oil in 2013, to 7.5 and 15 percent respectively in 2015, before further rising to 12.5 and 20 percent in 2017.
On February 1,2018, Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley announced that duties for extra virgin and virgin olive oil were increasing from 12.5 percent to a whopping 30 percent, while those for refined olive oil (olive oil and olive pomace oil) would jump from 20 to 35 percent.