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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

NOTIFICATION NO. 69 (RE-2008)/2004-2009

NEW DELHI, THE 5th DECEMBER, 2008

S.O.(E) In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 read with Section 3(2) of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992) and also read with Para 1.3 and Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2004-2009, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments to Notification No.93(RE-2007)/2004-2009 dated 1st April, 2008 read with Notification No. 37 (RE-2008)/2004-09 dated 3rd September, 2008 and Notification No. 38 (RE-2008)/2004-2008 dated 5th September, 2008, Notification No. 39 dated 16th September, 2008, Notification No.55 (RE-2008)/2004-09 dated 5th November, 2008 and Notification No.59 dated 18th November, 2008:-

  1. Following shall be added at the end of Para 2.1 of the Notification No. 93 (RE-2007)/2004-09 dated 1st April, 2008:-

“2.1.8 Ban on export of non-basmati rice shall not be applicable to export of 10,000 to 15,000 MTs of non-basmati rice to Nepal, subject to the following conditions:-

  1. i) The above quantity shall be exported through State Trading Corporation (STC);
  2. ii) STC shall procure the above quantity of rice from such rice Mills who have surplus rice/paddy in their stocks;

iii) The rice to be exported shall be with a minimum of 25% of brokens;

  1. iv) STC shall ensure that their entry into market for this export does not affect the overall price situation of rice;
  2. v) STC shall source the rice to be exported from more than one State to avoid any disturbance in the market.”
  3. All other provisions of the Notification No. 93 (RE-2007)/2004-09 dated 1st April, 2008, as amended from time to time, shall continue to apply.
  4. This issues in public interest.

(R.S. Gujral)

Director General of Foreign Trade

And Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to the Govt. of India

(Issued from F.No.01/91/180/846/AM08/Export Cell (Vol.V)

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