Onion Exports Banned without Protection to Past Contracts, Essential Commodities Act Promise of Free Movement Violated

[DGFT Notification No. 31/2015-20 Dated 14th September, 2020]

Effect of this Notification: The Export of all varieties of Onions, as described above, is prohibited, with immediate effect. The provisions under Transitional Arrangement (Para 1.05 of the FTP 2015-20) shall not be applicable under this notification.

Subject: -Amendment in Export Policy of Onions.

S.O. (E) 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 2.01of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment in the Export Policy of Onion for the item description at Serial Number 51 and 52 of Chapter 7 of Schedule 2 of lTC (HS) Classification of Export & Import Items, with immediate effect.

S.No

ITC (HS)Code

Description

Present Policy

Revised Policy

51

07031010, 07122000

Onion (all varieties except Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions) excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form.

Free

Prohibited

52

07031010, 07122000

Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form.

Free

Prohibited

2. The provisions as under Para 1.05 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 regarding transitional arrangement shall not be applicable under this Notification.

(Issued from File No.01/91/180/922/AM08/EC/Vol.4)