Government has Decided to Lift the Ban on the Export of Onions- The Government has decided to lift the ban on the export of onions. Onions can now be exported subject to a Minimum Export Price (MEP) of US$ 475 per tonne. This is exactly the position that was prevailing on 8th September 2011, immediately before the ban on the export of onions was imposed on 9th September 2011.

Commerce Secretary Shri Rahul Khullar said that,” The MEP will be reviewed every fortnight and a close watch would be kept on domestic arrivals, total exports, overall domestic availability and domestic prices”.

Notification No. 75 (RE- 2010)/2009-2014

New Delhi, Dated : 20th September, 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 amends Notification No. 73(RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 09.09.2011 with immediate effect as follows.

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$ 475 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$ 475 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The prohibition on export of onions is withdrawn and export of all varieties of onions is now allowed.

(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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