Export Policy of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) has been revised from ‘Free’ to `Restricted’ category with immediate effect and export Authorisations would be issued based on NOC from MoEF&CC.

Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification No. 62/2015-2020
New Delhi, Dated: 23rd March, 2022

Subject: Amendment in Export Policy and insertion of Policy Condition under Chapter 29 and 38 of ITC (HS), 2018 — regarding

S.O.1270(E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 read with Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 (as amended from time to time) read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby makes amendment in the Export Policy of Chapter 29 and 38, ITC (HS), Export Policy, 2018, for the following HS codes as under:

S.No. HS Code Item Description Present
Export
Policy
Revised
Export Policy
151 A 29034100 Trifluoromethane (HFC-23) Free Restricted
151 B 29034200 Difluoromethane (HFC-32) Free Restricted
151 C 29034300 Fluoromethane (HFC-41), 1,2-difluoroethane (HFC-152) and 1,1-difluoroethane (HFC- 152a) Free Restricted
151 D 29034400 Pentafluoroethane                         (HFC- 125), 1,1,1- trifluoroethane (HFC-143a) and 1,1,2- trifluoroethane (HFC-143) Free Restricted
151 E 29034500 1,1,1,2- Tetrafluoroethane (HFC-134a) and 1,1,2,2-
tetrafluoroethane (HFC-134)
Free Restricted
151 F 2903 46 00 1,1,1,2,3,3,3- Heptafluoropropane (HFC-227ea), 1,1,1,2,2,3-hexafluoropropane (FIFC-236cb), 1,1,1,2,3,3-hexafluoropropane (HFC-236ea) and 1,1,1,3,3,3- hexafluoropropane (HFC-236fa) Free Restricted
151 G 2903 47 00 1,1,1,3,3- Pentafluoropropane (HFC- 245fa) and  1,1,2,2,3-pentafluorppropane                            (HFC- 245 ca) Free Restricted
151 H ‘ 2903 48 00 1,1,1,3,3-Pentafluorobutane (HFC-365mfc) and 1,1,1,2,2,3,4,5,5,5-decafluoropentane (HFC-43-10mee) Free Restricted
151I 290351 00 2,3,3,3- Tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf), 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO1234ze) and (z)-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene (HF0-1336mzz) Free Restricted
151 J 382751 00 Containing trifluoromethane (HFC-23) Free Restricted
151 K 382759 00 Other – Containing other Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) but not  containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) Free Restricted
151 L 3827 61 00 Containing 15% or more by mass of  1,1,1 – trifluoroethane (HFC -143a ) Free Restricted
151 M 3827 62 00 Other, not included in the sub        -heading  above, containing 55% or more by mass of pentafluoroethane (HFC -125) but not containing unsaturated fluorinated derivatives                    of acyclic hydrocarbons (HFOs) Free Restricted
151 N 3827 63 00 Other, not included in the sub -headings  above, containing 40% or more by mass of pentafluoroethane (HFC -125 ) Free Restricted
151 0 3827 64 00 Other, not included in the sub -headings  above, containing 30% or more by mass of 1,1,1,2 – Free Restricted
tetrafluoroethane (HFC -134a)   but  not  containing unsaturated     fluorinated derivatives of  acyclic
hydrocarbons (HFOs)
151 P 3827 65 00 Other, not included in the sub      -headings  above, containing 20% or more by mass of  difluoromethane (HFC -32) and 20% or more by mass of pentafluoroethane  (HFC -125 ) Free Restricted
151 Q 3827 68 00 Other, not included in the sub-headings above, containing    substances of subheadings   29034100 to 29034800 Free Restricted

2. A new policy condition no. 1 is incorporated in Chapter 29 and 38 respectively of ITC (HS), Schedule — 2 (Export Policy).

“Export of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) is permitted with an Export authorization subject to NOC of Ozone Cell, MoEF&CC”.

3. Effect of this Notification

Export Policy of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) has been revised from ‘Free’ to `Restricted’ category with immediate effect and export Authorisations would be issued based on NOC from MoEF&CC.

(Santosh Kumar Sarangi)
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex- officio Addl. Secretary to the Government of India
E-mail: [email protected]

(Issued from F. No. 01/91/180/028/AM22/EC /E-30957)

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