Introduction: The Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, through a recent Public Notice (No. 36/2023), issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), has made a significant allocation in the international trade sector. The notice, dated 03rd January 2024, pertains to the allocation of 8606 Metric Tonnes Raw Value (MTRV) of raw cane sugar to the United States under the Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) scheme for the US fiscal year 2024.

Detailed Analysis:

1. Legal Authority: The allocation is made in accordance with Paragraphs 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2023, granting powers to the DGFT to regulate international trade.

2. Export Conditions: Export of sugar (HS Code 17010000) to the USA under TRQ is declared ‘Free’ based on Notification No. 3/2015-20, dated 20.04.2015. However, specific conditions outlined in the ‘Nature of Restrictions’ in the notification must be adhered to.

3. Certificate of Origin: For preferential export to the USA, a Certificate of Origin may be required. This will be issued by the Additional Director General of Foreign Trade, Mumbai, based on recommendations from APEDA concerning the eligible entity and quantity.

4. Certification Requirements: Any other certification requirements for the export of sugar to the USA will be in line with specific regulations and guidelines.

5. Implementation Agency: The Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), headquartered in New Delhi, will operate the allocated quota, overseeing the export of TRQ items to the USA.

6. Reporting Procedures: Reporting requirements, as outlined in Notifications No. 3/2015-20 dated 20.04.2015 and No. 20 dated 07.09.2015, will be diligently followed.

Conclusion: In conclusion, the Public Notice No. 36/2023 serves as a formal declaration of the allocation of 8606 MTRV of raw cane sugar to the USA under the TRQ scheme for the US fiscal year 2024. The conditions, certifications, and the role of APEDA in implementation highlight the meticulous approach of the DGFT in regulating and facilitating international trade. Stakeholders are advised to adhere to the specified guidelines for a smooth and compliant export process.

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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Vanijya Bhawan
New Delhi

Public Notice No. 36/2023-DGFT | Dated: 03rd January, 2024

Subject: Allocation of 8606 MTRV of raw cane sugar to USA under TRQ scheme for US fiscal year 2024.

In exercise of the powers conferred under Paragraphs 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2023. the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby allocates quantity of 8606 MTRV for export of raw cane sugar to USA under TRQ scheme for US fiscal year 2024.

2. As per Notification No. 3/2015-20 dated 20.04.2015, export of sugar (I-IS Code 17010000) to USA and EU under TRQ is ‘Free’ subject to the conditions notified in the `Nature of Restrictions’ in the above notification.

3. Certificate of Origin, if required, for preferential export of sugar to USA shall be issued by Additional Director General of Foreign Trade, Mumbai on recommendation of APEDA regarding entity and quantity for which eligible. Other certification requirement, if any, prescribed specifically for export of sugar to USA would continue to be followed.

4. The quota will be operated by Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), New Delhi as the implementing agency for export of TRQ items to USA.

5. The reporting requirement as notified vide Notification No. 3/2015-20 dated 20.04.2015 read with Notification No. 20 dated 07.09.2015 would be followed.

6. Effect of this Public Notice:

The quantity of 8606 MTRV raw cane sugar to be exported to USA under TRQ scheme from 01.10.2023 to 30.09.2024 has been notified.

(Santosh Kumar Sarangi)
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex-officio Additional Secretary. Government of India
E-mail: dgftgnic.in

(Issued from F. No. 01/91/180/879/AM08/ECNol. VIII/E-20749)

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