(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

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Udyog Bhawan

Notification No. 11/2015-2020

New Delhi, Dated : 23 June, 2017

Subject: Amendment in export policy of Muli Bamboo and export policy for bamboo products.

S.O.(E) In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read with Para 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments, with immediate effect, in Chapter 14 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export & Import Items, as an ended from time to time :

A. The existing entries against SI. No. 90, Chapter 14 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification, shall be substituted as follows:

SI. No. Tariff Item
HS Code
Unit Item Description Export Policy Nature of Restriction
90 1401  10 00 Tons Muli Bamboo (melocanna bacifera) Free  till 31.03.2019 1. All the Muli Bamboo obtained from legal sources are permitted for export subject to proper documentatior /Certificate of Origin (CoO) and compliance of transit rule of concerned State Forest Department for transportation.

2. The CoO shall be issued by the concerned State Forest Department from where Muli Bamboo has been procured by the exporter.

B. A new entry at SI. No. 90 B in Chapter 14 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification, shall be added as follows:-

SI. No. Tariff Item HS Code Unit Item
Description
Export Policy Nature of Restriction
90 B 1401 10 00 Either Tons or Square Meter or number Bamboo products made from bamboo obtained from legal source; except bamboo charcoal, bamboo pulp and unprocessed bamboo shoots Free 1. All the bamboo products made from bamboo obtained from legal sources are permitted for export subject to proper documentation/ Certificate of Origin (CoO) proving that the bamboo used for making products has been obtained from legal sources.

2. The CoO shall be issued by the concerned State Forest Department/ Agriculture Department from where bamboo has been procured by the purchaser of making handicrafts/machine made products.

2. Effect of this notification

Export of Mull Bamboo till 31.03.2019 and bamboo products (except bamboo charcoal, bamboo pulp and unprocessed bamboo shoots) mace from bamboo obtained from legal sources has been permitted.

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

(Issued from F.No. 01/91/162/59/AM16/Export Cell)

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