TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY
PART-II, SECTION-3, SUB SECTION (ii)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE
NOTIFICATION NO. 16(RE-2000) 1997-2002
NEW DELHI: 17th May, 2000
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992) read with paragraph 1.3 of the Export and Import Policy, 1997-2002 (incorporating amendment made upto 31.3.2000), the Central Government hereby makes following amendments in the Export and Import Policy, 1997-2002: (incorporating amendment made upto 31.3.2000).
The following amendment shall be made in the entry at ITC(HS) Code No.0703 in ITC(HS) Classifications of Export and Imports items, 1997-2002, (Incorporating amendments made upto 31st August, 1998) at Schedule-2, Table-B in continuation of the Notification No.11 (RE-2000)1997-2002, dated 26th April, 2000
Onion (all varieties other than Bangalore Rose onion and Krishnapuram onions) – Canalised
A total additional quantity of 50,000 MT of all varieties of onion shall be allowed for exports during May, June and July, 2000 to the following agencies as per given quantities:
a. NAFED is allowed to export 25000 MTs directly or through its associate shippers.
b. Karnataka State Agriculture Produce Processing and Export Corporation Ltd, (KAPPEC) Bangalore and Karnataka State Cooperative Marketing Federation Ltd, (KSCMF), Bangalore are allowed to export 1250 MTs each of all varieties of onions either directly or through registered exporters ensuring that all applicants are receiving a fair and equal treatment.
c. The Maharastra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB) is allowed to export 10000 MTs of all varieties of onion each either directly or through registered exporters ensuring that all applicants are receiving a fair and equal treatment
d. The Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation (GAIC) is allowed to export 5000 MTs of all varieties of onion each either directly or through registered exporters ensuring that all applicants are receiving a fair and equal treatment.
e. The Andhra Pradesh Marketing Federation (AP MARK FED) is allowed to export 2500 MTs of all varieties of onion each either directly or through registered exporters ensuring that all applicants are receiving a fair and equal treatment.
f. The National Cooperative Consumers Federation (NCCF) is allowed to export 5000 MTs of all varieties of onion.
i. A refundable deposit of Rs.100 per MT is to be imposed if exports are completed and forfeiture upon failure to export.
ii. All onions exported will be subject to a Minimum Export Price (MEP) fixed by NAFED.
iii. The agencies named above shall ensure that the quantities released now are to be exported within the time prescribed i.e 31.7.2000.
iv. The careful selection of exporters is made to eliminate the trading in permits to export onions.
v. The agencies shall ensure that quality of onions is maintained.
vi. A weekly report of permits issued shall be provided to NAFED which shall act as a nodal agency to keep the Government of India informed of the outflow of onions.
vii. Periodic reports of the actual shipment of onion by different agencies be submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs
This issues in public interest.
(Rathi Vinay Jha)
Director General of Foreign Trade
and Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to Government of India
Copy to all concerned:
Jt. Director General of Foreign Trade