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Introduction: The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has issued Notification No. 67/2023, dated 6th March, 2024, permitting the export of onions under HS code 0703 10 19 to Bhutan, Bahrain, and Mauritius. This move is in accordance with the provisions of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992, and the Foreign Trade Policy, 2023.

Detailed Analysis:

1. Authorized Countries and Quantities: The notification authorizes the export of onions to the following countries through the National Cooperative Exports Limited (NCEL):

  • Bhutan: 550 MT
  • Bahrain: 3000 MT
  • Mauritius: 1200 MT

2. Legal Basis: The permission to export is granted under Section 3 read with Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992. The relevant provisions from Para 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2023, are invoked. Additionally, the notification refers to Para 3 of Notification No. 49/2023 dated 07.12.2023.

3. Implementation through NCEL: The Central Government specifies that the export process will be facilitated through the National Cooperative Exports Limited (NCEL). This ensures a regulated and controlled mechanism for the export of onions.

4. Quantities Allocated: The specified quantities for each country indicate a measured approach, balancing the export market demand with domestic requirements. This strategic allocation aims to prevent any adverse impact on the domestic onion market.

5. Director General’s Endorsement: The notification is endorsed by Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Director General of Foreign Trade and Ex-Officio Additional Secretary, Government of India. His contact details are provided for any necessary communication.

Export of Onions (under HS code 0703 10 19) to Bhutan, Bahrain & Mauritius

Conclusion: DGFT’s Notification No. 67/2023 is a crucial development in regulating onion exports to Bhutan, Bahrain, and Mauritius. The specified quantities and the involvement of NCEL demonstrate a meticulous approach to balance trade dynamics. Stakeholders, including exporters and importers, should closely follow the guidelines laid out in the notification to ensure compliance with the legal framework and contribute to a well-regulated foreign trade environment.

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

Notification No. 67/2023-DGFT | Dated: 6th March, 2024

Subject: Export of Onions (under HS code 0703 10 19) to Bhutan, Bahrain and Mauritius.

S.O. 1115(E).— In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 read with section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read with Para 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2023 and in accordance with the provision contained in Para 3 of Notification No. 49/2023 dt. 07.12.2023, the Central Government permits export of onions (under HS code 0703 10 19), to the following countries through National Cooperative Exports Limited (NCEL): –

S. No. Country Name Quantity
1 Bhutan 550 MT
2. Bahrain 3000 MT
3. Mauritius 1200 MT

2. Effect of the Notification:

Export of onions (under HS code 0703 10 19), to the above-mentioned countries through National Cooperative Exports Limited (NCEL) is notified.

(Santosh Kumar Sarangi)
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex-Officio Additional Secretary, Government of India
E-mail: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from F. No. 01/91/171/50/Misc/AM21 (e- 26586)

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