Onion Exports – MEP of US $1400/MTs Announced

[DGFT Policy Circular No. 21 dated 15th February 2011]

Subject: Prohibition on export of onion – Exemption for export of Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions.

Export of Onions (all varieties including Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions) excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form was prohibited by Notification No.13(RE-2010)/2009-14 of 22.12.2010.  Subsequently, through Notification No.19(RE-2010)/2009-14 of 10.2.2011, export of Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions was placed in the “Restricted” category, so as to allow its export under licence subject to Minimum Export Price (MEP) of US $ 1400 per Metric Ton.  It was also notified that Onions (all varieties excluding Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions) excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form shall continue to be prohibited.

2.   To facilitate early issue of licences, it has been decided that intending exporters of Bangalore Rose and Krishnapuram onion may seek such licence from their respective Regional Authorities rather than come to Headquarter office of DGFT at Delhi.  The applications in prescribed format (ANF 2D) be made to the Regional Authorities for the purpose subject to MEP of US $ 1400 per Metric Ton as prescribed in Notification No.19(RE-2010)/2009-14 of 10.2.2011.

3.   The Regional Authorities are requested to send a weekly report of the licences issued for the above categories addressed to hardeep.singh@nic.in and daya.shankar@nic.in.

4.   This issues with the approval of Director General of Foreign Trade.