Notification No. 26 (RE-2012)/2009-14
New Delhi, Dated 30th November, 2012
Subject:- Procedure and conditions for registration of contracts for export of cotton (Tariff Codes 5201 and 5203)- amendment thereof.
S.O. (E) In exercise of the 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, 2009-14, the Central Government hereby amends the procedure and conditions for registration of contracts for export of cotton under Tariff Item HS code 5201 & 5203 [ Sl. Nos. 197 & 199 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export & Import Items] as stipulated in Notification No. 17 of 1st October, 2012, with immediate effect.
2. The registration will be subject to the following conditions:
(i) Registration Certificates (RCs) will be issued by 10 designated Regional Authorities of DGFT at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, CLA New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Rajkot and Vishakhapatnam.
(ii) An exporter can apply for RC for a maximum quantity of 30,000 bales (1 bale=170kg) or actual quantity exported in the previous cotton season, whichever is less. Exporters who have exported upto 3000 bales during previous cotton season and new comers (a new comer is an exporter who has not exported cotton in the previous cotton season) can apply “upto 3000 bales”. Multiple RCs can be obtained within this eligibility. Eligibility to apply for a subsequent RC will be on completion of at least 50% of the exports against individual RC obtained and not on completing 50% exports against total eligibility of the exporter (exporters would be required to submit the documentary proof of such exports to the concerned RAs alongwith the application for issue of new RC).
(iii) For ease of calculation, RC holders are encouraged to apply in next higher multiples of 10. RCs will be issued in Metric Tonnes (MTs).
(iv) Revalidation of Registration Certificates will not be permitted.
3. Effect of this notification:
The Procedure and conditions for export of cotton has been modified. Maximum limit for obtaining RC has been increased to 30,000 bales. Multiple RCs can be applied within this eligibility. RAs Ludhiana, Rajkot and Vishakhapatnam have also been designated for issue of RCs for export of cotton. RC quantities will be in MTs. Other conditions stipulated in Notification No. 17 dated 1st October, 2012 remain.
(Anup K. Pujari)
Director General of Foreign Trade