Export of Hydroxychloroquine and Formulations made from Hydroxychloroquine (Medicine for Corona Virus Affected) from SEZ/EOUs also Prohibited

         No Protection for SEZ, Advance Authorisation Exports

         MEA Recco to Open Exports on 25 March Overruled

[Notification No. 01/2015-2020 dated 4 April 2020]

Effect of this Notification: The export of Hydroxychloroquine and formulations made from Hydroxychloroquine falling under any ITCHS Code, including the ITCHS Codes mentioned in the Notification No. 54 dated 25.3.2020 is no longer allowed from SEZs/EOUs or against Advance Authorisation or under the Para 1.05(b) of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 or against full advance payment as specified in Para 2 of the Notification. The export of Hydroxychloroquine and formulations made from Hydroxychloroquine, therefore, shall remain prohibited, without any exception.

Subject: - Amendment in Export Policy of Hydroxychloroquine.

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read with Para 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in Notification No. 54 dated 25.03.2020 related to export of Hydroxychloroquine and its formulations, with immediate effect:

"The Para 2 in the notification allowing export of Hydroxychloroquine and its formulations in certain conditions specified under it, stands deleted"

[Para 2 of DGFT Notification 54 dated 25 March 2020 is given below:

2. The export of Hydroxychloroquine and formulations made from it, however, shall be allowed under following conditions:

A. Export will be allowed from the SEZ/EOU Units and in cases where export is made to fulfill export obligation under any Advance license issued on or before the date of this notification.

B. Export will be allowed in case of shipments where Irrevocable Letter of Credit (ICLC) has been issued before the date of this notification or in case where full advance payment has been received by the exporter in India against specific shipment, subject to submission of documentary evidence.

C. Exports will also be allowed by the Government of India to other countries on humanitarian grounds on case to case basis on the recommendation of Ministry of External Affairs.]

(Issued from file No. 01/91/180/21/AM20/EC)