Red Sanders quota for both Artificially propagated and confiscated red sander wood/logs is notified under Sl. No. 188 and 188A vide Notification No. 50/2015-2020-DGFT Dated: 27th December, 2022

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(Department of Commerce)
(DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE)
New Delhi, the

Notification No. 50/2015-2020-DGFT Dated: 27th December, 2022

Subject: Amendment in Export Policy of Red Sanders wood exclusively sourced from cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland) and Confiscated sourceregarding

S.O. 6072(E).—In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 read with section 5 of Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act,1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the policy condition of Red Sanders (Pterocarpussantulinus) under Chapter 44 of ITC (HS), 2018, Schedule — 2 (Export Policy).

2. The existing entries against SI. No. 188 and 188A in Chapter 44 of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classification of Export & Import Items shall be substituted as follows:

S.No
HS Code
Unit
Item Description
Export Policy
Current Policy Condition
Revised Policy Condition
188
44039918  44079990
Red Sanders wood in any form, whether raw, processed or unprocessed, except at Sl. No. 188A [of cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland)] and SI. No. 189 [specified value added products of RSW and other handicrafts made from RSW procured from legal sources] below 
Prohibited
Not permitted to be Exported
However, in accordance with the recommendations of the BSI NDF Report, MoEF&CC , the following annual export quotas for red sanders (Pterocarpussantulinus) is allowed:
An annual export quota (April to March) of 280 MT for Andhra Pradesh for artificially Propagated red sanders: and a zero export quota for wild specimens of red sanders:
subject to the following conditions :-
State Govt shall develop a digital platform with Geo referenced sites and MIS giving the no of trees, their age and diameter at breast height.
The working plan Guidelines of States need to include specific management plans/ harvest Plans with approved rotation periods for sustainable harvest of red sanders wood from plantations in forest and non forest areas. 
The CITES Management Authority of India (CITESMA) will also permit export of seized/confiscated red sanders in a phased manner as per the demands raised by the States, DRI and Customs subject to fulfilment of CITES at the time of export and only up to a maximum of the amounts reported to MoEF&CC by the States, DRI and Customs as mentioned in Annexure – I (total quota 13,301.69822 MT) .
However, one time relaxation granted to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Govt. of Maharashtra and Government of Karnataka for export of 8498.095 MTs, 1200 MTs, 299.732 MTs, 83.40 MTs and 186.588 MTs respectively of Red Sanderswood (in log form) obtained out of confiscated/seized stock, either by itself or through any entity / entities so authorized by them will continued to be followed as per Notifications issued by DGFT in the past. 
188A
44039918
44079990
Kg
Red Sanders wood in log form and roots, exclusively of cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland)
Restricted
Export permitted under license subject to the following conditions /documentation:
(i) Applications for export license should be accompanied by attested copies of certificate of origin issued by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) of the State from where the stocks were procured / exported, giving details of the date of procurement from legal sources and quantities procured;
(ii) A certificate of the current position of stocks so procured and available with the applicant given after physical verification of the stocks, by the authority nominated for the purpose by the PCCF, should also accompany application for export license.
(iii) The applications shall be considered on merits for issue of export license, which shall be subject to any other conditions such as MEP, quantity ceilings requirements under CITES, etc. as may be prescribed from time to time;
(iv)As per there commendation of CITES Management Authority India, the MOEF&CC will fix an yearly quota, which may be reviewed based on NDF study or recommendations of the Government agencies;
Export permitted under license subject to the following conditions /documentation:
(i) Applications for export license should be accompanied by attested copies of certificate of origin issued by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) of the State from where the stocks were procured / exported, giving details of the date of procurement from legal sources and quantities procured;
(ii) A certificate of the current position of stocks so procured and available with the applicant given after physical verification of the stocks, by the authority nominated for the purpose by the PCCF, should also accompany application for export license. (iii) The applications shall be considered on merits for issue of export license, which shall be subject to any other conditions such as MEP, quantity ceilings requirements under CITES, etc. as may be prescribed from time to time;
(iv) As per the recommendation of CITES Management Authority India, the MOEF & CC will fix an yearly quota, which may be reviewed based on NDF study or recommendations of the Government agencies;
However, in accordance with the recommendations of the BSI NDF Report, MoEF&CC , the following annual export quotas for red sanders (Pterocarpus santulinus) is allowed:
(a) An annual export quota (April to March) of 280 MT for Andhra Pradesh for artificially Propagated red sanders: and
(b) a zero export quota for wild specimens of red sanders:
subject to the following conditions :-
(i) State Govt shall develop a digital platform with Geo referenced sites and MIS giving the no of trees, their age and diameter at breast height.
(ii) The working plan Guidelines of States need to include specific management plans/ harvest Plans with approved rotation periods for sustainable harvest of red sanders wood from plantations in forest and non forest areas

Annexure 1:

S.No. State/Agency Amount reported by State to Ministry (MT)
1. Andhra Pradesh 5376.043
2. Assam 161.04
3.  Chhattisgarh 2.354
4. Gujarat 89.545992
5. Madhya Pradesh 28.435
6.  Manipur 45.37705
7.  Tamil Nadu 747.0509
8.  Telangana 150.391
9.  Rajasthan 41.70897
10. Maharashtra 618.781
11. Uttar Pradesh 51.71666
12. Haryana 174.291
13. Karnataka 50.02825
14. DRI 3857.564
15.  Customs 1907.365
Total 13301.691822

3. Effect of this Notification:

Red Sanders quota for both Artificially propagated and confiscated red sander wood/logs is notified under Sl. No. 188 and 188A.

[F. No. 01/91/180/03/AM-19/EC/E- 33958]

SANTOSH KUMAR SARANGI, Director General of Foreign Trade
& Ex-officio Addl. Secy.

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