Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Udyog Bhawan

Notification No. 37/2015-2020

New Delhi, dated the 27th January, 2017

Subject : Export Policy of Sandalwood.

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 paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments with immediate effect in export policy of sandalwood under Chapter 44 of ITC(HS) Classification – Schedule 2 (Export Policy):

EXISTING ENTRIES:

Chapter 44

Wood and Articles of Wood; Wood Charcol

Sr. No.
Tariff Item HS Code
Unit
Item Description
Export Policy
Nature of Restriction
182
1211 90 50
4403 99 22
M3
Sandalwood in any form, but excluding finished handicraft products of sandalwood, machine finished sandalwood products, sandalwood oil:
Prohibited
Not permitted to be exported
183
4414 00 00
4415 00 00
4419 00 00
4420 00 00
4421 90 60
4421 90 90
Kg
“Finished Handicraft products of
(a) Sandalwood
(b) Other Spices
Free
Free
Subject to provisions of CITES
Subject to provisions of CITES
184
4409 00 00
Kg
Machine finished sandalwood products
Free
185
3301 29 37
Kg
Sandalwood Oil
Free
Subject to Quantitative ceilings and conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time
186
1211 90 50
4401 30 00
Kg
Sandalwood De-oiled Spent Dust
Restricted
Export permitted under licence subject to conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time.
187
1211 9050
4403 99 22
Kg
Other forms of sandalwood as specified
Restricted
Export permitted under licence subject to conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time

AMENDED ENTRIES:

Chapter 44

Wood and Articles of Wood; Wood Charcol

S. No.
Tariff Item HS Code
Unit
Item Description
Export Policy
Nature of Restriction
182
1211 90 50 4403 99 22
M3
Sandalwood in any form, except at Sl. No. 183 to 187 below
Prohibited
Not permitted to be exported
183
4414 00 00
4415 00 00
4419 00 00
4420 00 00
4421 90 60
4421 90 90
Kg
Finished Handicraft products of
(a) Sandalwood
(b) Other Spices
Free
Free
184
4409 00 00
Kg
Machine finished sandalwood products
Free
185
3301 29 37
Kg
Sandalwood Oil
Free
Subject               to Quantitative ceilings and conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time
186
1211 90 50
4401 30 00
Kg
Sandalwood De-oiled Spent Dust
Restricted
Export permitted under licence subject to conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time.
187
1211 90 50
4403 99 22
4409 00 00
Kg
Other forms of sandal wood, namely,
(a) dust/ flakes obtained as wood scrap / waste after the manufacturing process by manufacturer exporter of value added sandalwood handicraft products and machine finished sandalwood products
(b) machine finished chips manufactured from cracked portions of sandalwood billets (each finished chips not exceeding 50 gms per piece)
(c) powder obtained from wood scrap / waste after the manufacturing of handicraft products and machine finished goods of sandalwood
(d) small pieces of sandalwood (each piece not exceeding 20 gms) obtained from wood scrap/waste after manufacturing of handicraft/ machine finished sandalwood products.
(e) sandalwood powder produced from sandalwood  wood scrap/waste
(f) any other item of sandalwood as may be specified by DGFT in consultation with MOEF&CC.
Restricted
Export permitted under licence subject to conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time

2. Effect of this notification:

Export Policy of sandalwood against Sl. No. 182 to 187, Chapter 44 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export & Import Item has been amended to bring clarity for export of specified categories.

(A.K. Bhalla)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from F.N0. 01/91/171/17/AM-06/PC-III/Export cell)

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