Instruction No. 14/2022-Customs

F.No. 450/89/2022-Cus-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
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North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 11th July, 2022.

To,

All Principal Chief Commissioners / Chief Commissioners,
(Customs /Customs (Preventive) / Customs & Central Taxes)
All Principal Commissioners/ Commissioners (Customs / Customs (Preventive).

Subject: Amendment in Export Policy of Wheat Flour (atta)reg.

Madam/Sir,

Kind attention is invited to Notification No. 18/2015-2020 dated 06.07.2022 issued vide S.O. No.3111(E) on above captioned subject, wherein the Central Government has amended the export policy of wheat flour (atta), stipulating that such exports would be subject to recommendation of Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) on export of wheat, with effect from 12th July 2022.

2. Vide para 2 of the above stated notification, it has been informed that during the period from 6th July, 2022 till 12th July, 2022 certain consignments of wheat flour, as specified therein, will be allowed to be exported.

3. It has further been informed that the provisions as under Para 1.05 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020 regarding transitional arrangement shall not be applicable under the above said Notification and that necessary modalities with regard to quality of wheat flour will be notified separately.

4. All the Pr.Chief/Chief Commissioners are hereby requested to kindly bring the contents of this Notification to the attention of all concerned for its immediate implementation.

Enclosed : As above.

(Eric.C.Lallawmpuia)
OSD (Customs IV)

Copy to :

All Principal DGs/DGs under CBIC

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(Department of Commerce)
(DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 6th July, 2022
No. 18 /2015-2020

Subject: – Amendment in Export Policy of Wheat Flour (atta).

S.O. 3111(E).—Whereas global supply disruptions in wheat and wheat flour have created many new players and has led to price fluctuations and potential quality related issues. Therefore, it is imperative to maintain the quality of wheat flour exports from India.

Therefore, the Central Government, in exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 read with section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read with Para 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the Central Government hereby amends the Export Policy of wheat flour (atta) under S.No.64 against ITC (HS) code 1101 of Chapter 11 of Schedule 2 of the ITC (HS) Export Policy, as under:

S.No. ITC HS
Codes
Description Export
Policy
Revised Export Policy
64 1101 Wheat Flour (Atta), Maida, Samolina (Rava / Sirgi), Wholemeal atta and resultant atta Free Free. However, export of wheat flour (atta) is  subject to recommendation of Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on export of wheat.

2. The Notification will come into effect from 12th of July, 2022. The provisions as under Para 1.05 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020 regarding transitional arrangement shall not be applicable under this Notification. During the period from 6th July, 2022 till 12th July, 2022 the following consignments of wheat flour will be allowed to be exported:

i. where loading of wheat flour on the ship has commenced before this Notification; and

ii. where wheat flour consignment has been handed over to the Customs before this Notification and is registered in their system.

3. Effect of this Notification:

Export Policy of wheat flour (atta) remains ‘Free’, but export shall be subject to recommendation of Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on export of wheat. The Notification will come into effect from 12th of July, 2022. The provisions as under Para 1.05 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020 regarding transitional arrangement shall not be applicable under this Notification. Necessary modalities with regard to quality of wheat flour will be notified separately.

[F. No. 01/91/180/032/AM22/EC/Pt./E-31336]

SANTOSH KUMAR SARANGI, Director General of Foreign Trade

& Ex-Officio Addl. Secy.

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