Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Vanijya Bhawan, New Delhi

Notification No. 54/2015-2020 Dated: 24th January 2023

Subject: Amendment in import policy condition of Urea [Exim Code 31021000] in the ITC (HS) 2022, Schedule – I (Import Policy).

S.O. 383(E)- In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 and Section 5 of Foreign Trade (Development &Regulation) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the policy condition of Urea [EXIM code 31021000j of Chapter 31 of ITC (HS), 2022, Schedule — I (Import Policy), with immediate effect, as under:

Exim Code

Item Description Policy Existing Policy Condition Revised Policy Condition
31021000 Urea, whether or not in aqueous solution State Trading Enterprise Import allowed through RCF and NFL subject to
Para 2.20 of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020. In
addition import of Urea is also allowed through IPL for a period up to 31.3.2023.However, import of Technical Grade Urea (TGU) meant for non- agricultural purpose/designated industrial use/ NPK through Manufacturing shall be “Free”.
Import allowed through RCF and NFL subject to Para 2.20 of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020. In addition import of Urea is also allowed through IPL for a period up to
31.3.2023.Import of Urea (for agriculture purpose) on
Government Account shall be allowed either by STEs itself, or any entity/entities (Fertilizer Marketing Entities) so authorized by the Department of Fertilizer from time to time, for filing BEs at Indian ports.
However, import of Technical Grade Urea (TGU) meant for non‑ agricultural purpose/ industrial use/ NPK Manufacturing shall be “Free”.

2. Effect of this Notification:

Fertilizer Marketing Entities (FMEs), authorized by the Department of Fertilizers, have been allowed to file Bill of Entries at Indian ports for import of Urea (for agriculture purpose) on Government Account.

This issues with the approval of Minister of Commerce & Industry.

(Santosh Kumar Sarangi)
Director General of Foreign Trade &
Ex-officio Addl. Secretary to Gol
Email: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from F. No. 01/89/180/102/AM-02/PC-2(A)Part-II/E-1715)

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