Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Dated: 30th September, 2008
Policy Circular No. 33 (RE-2008) 2004-09
All Regional Authorities
All Commissioners of Customs
Subject: Drawing of export samples of basmati rice and PUSA 1121 non Basmati Rice for variety identification purposes- Notification No 39 dated 16.9.2008 – Procedure regarding.
Attention is invited to Notification No. 39 dated 16.9.2008 vide which export of Basmati rice having grain length of more than 7 mm, and grain length to breath ratio of more than 3.6 has been allowed. Attention is also invited to Notification No. 39 dated 16.9.2008 vide which export of PUSA 1121 Non-basmati rice having grain length of more 7 mm, and grain length to breath ratio of more than 4.0 has been allowed.
2.1 Customs shall allow export consignments of Basmati rice and PUSA 1121 Non- basmati rice based on the parameters of grain length, and grain length to breath ratio. Customs may draw random samples for testing, to ascertain variety identification and send these samples for analysis to AGMARK testing centres. However, Customs will not hold back export consignments / containers for want of test reports, and export will be allowed after drawing samples, wherever required.
2.2 In cases, where test reports of samples are found at variance with the export declaration, Customs will report the matter to the nearest Zonal Joint DGFT (with copy to DGFT at HQs New Delhi) for necessary action and remedial measures to be taken regarding the defaulting exporter.
3. This issues with the approval of Director General of Foreign Trade.
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade
(Issued from File No. 01/91/180/1015/AM07/PC III (Part)