Notification No. 19 (RE-2010)/2009-2014, New Delhi, Dated : 10th February, 2011

Subject:- Prohibition on export of Onions – Exemption for export of Bangalore rose onions and Krishnapuram onions – Reg.

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, with immediate effect, makes the following amendments in Notification No. 13(RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 22.12.2010.

2. Export of Bangalore Rose Onions and Krishnapuram Onions shall be moved from “Prohibited” category to “Restricted” Category with immediate effect. Thus the prohibition imposed on export of onions vide Notification No.13 (RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 22.12.2010 shall not be applicable to these two categories of onion. Accordingly, entry 44 in the Table B of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export & Import Items shall be substituted by entries at Sl. No.44.01 and 44.02 as under:

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 10

0712 20 00

Kg Onions (all varieties except Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions) excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form. Prohibited Not permitted to be exported.
44.02 0703 10 10

0712 20 00

Kg Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form Restricted Export permitted under licence subject to Minimum Export Price(MEP) of US$ 1400 per Metric Ton.

Effect of this notification:

The export of Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions is now restricted and their export shall be permitted under licence. The prohibition on other varieties of onions, save exclusions provided, shall continue.

(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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