EXEMPTION TO PROHIBITION OF EXPORT OF ONIONS

(To be Published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section - 3, Sub-Section (ii))
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Udyog Bhawan

Notification No 19 (RE – 2010)/2009-2014
New Delhi, Dated : 10th February, 2011

Subject:- Prohibition on export of Onions – Exemption for export of Bangalore rose onions and Krishnapuram onions - Reg.


S.O. (E)       In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992) read with Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government, with immediate effect,  makes the following amendments in  Notification No. 13(RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 22.12.2010.

2.   Export of Bangalore Rose Onions and Krishnapuram Onions shall be moved from “Prohibited” category to “Restricted” Category with immediate effect. Thus the prohibition imposed on export of onions vide Notification No.13 (RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 22.12.2010 shall not be applicable to these two categories of onion.  Accordinglyentry 44 in the Table B of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export & Import Items shall be substituted by entries at Sl. No.44.01 and 44.02 as under:
Chapter 7
Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers
Note 1 Reference to onions in this chapter includes onions fresh or chilled frozen, provisionally preserved or dried.
S.No.
Tariff Item HS Code
Unit
Item Description
Export Policy
Nature of Restriction
44.01
0703 10 10
0712 20 00
Kg
Onions (all varieties except Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions) excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form.
Prohibited
Not permitted to be exported.
44.02
0703 10 10
0712 20 00
Kg
Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions  excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form
Restricted
Export permitted under licence subject to Minimum Export Price(MEP) of US$ 1400 per Metric Ton.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         




















3.         Effect of this notification:

           
 The export of Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions is now restricted and their export shall be permitted under licence.  The prohibition on other varieties of onions, save exclusions provided, shall continue.


(Anup K. Pujari)
Director General of Foreign Trade
E-mail: dgft@nic.in



(Issued from File No. 01/91/180/922/AM’08/PC-III/Export Cell)
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