Notification No. 24(RE-2010)/2009-2014

New Delhi, Dated : 18th February, 2011

Subject:- Removal of ban on export of Onions.

S.O. (E) In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992) read with Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government supercedes Notification No. 13(RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 22.12.2010 read with Notification No. 19(RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 10.02.2011, and issues the following notification relating to export of onions. These will be with immediate effect.

Chapter 7

Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers

Note 1 Reference to onions in this chapter includes onions fresh or chilled frozen, provisionally preserved or dried.

S.No. Tariff Item HS Code Unit Item Description Export Policy Nature of Restriction
44.01 0703 10 100712 20 00 Kg Onions (all varieties except Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions) excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form. STE* Export permitted subject to Minimum Export Price(MEP) of US$ 600 per Metric Ton or as notified by DGFT from time-to-time.
44.02 0703 10 100712 20 00 Kg Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form STE* Export permitted subject to Minimum Export Price(MEP) of US$ 1400 per Metric Ton or as notified by DGFT from time-to-time..
44.03 0712 20 00 Kg Onions( of all varieties) in cut, sliced- or broken in powder form. Free

* List of STEs would be as per Serial No. 2 of Notification No. 51(RE-2007) /2004-09 dated 14.11.2007.

2. Effect of this notification:

The export of onions is now allowed through STEs subject to applicable MEP depending upon the variety of onions. The export of onions (i) in cut form (ii) in sliced form and (iii) broken in powder form has been made freely exportable without any MEP, a new entry 44.03 has been added.

(Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from File No. 01/91/180/922/AM’08/PC-III/Export Cell)

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