Sandalwood Handicraft Export Policy Liberalised

     CITIES Condition Removed

[DGFT Notification No. 37 dated 27th January 2017]

Effect of this notification: Export Policy of sandalwood against Sl. No. 182 to 187, Chapter 44 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export & Import Item has been amended to bring clarity for export of specified categories.

Subject: Export Policy of Sandalwood.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992), as amended, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments with immediate effect in export policy of sandalwood under Chapter 44 of ITC(HS) Classification - Schedule 2 (Export Policy):

EXISTING ENTRIES:

Chapter 44

Wood and Articles of Wood; Wood Charcoal

S. No.

Tariff Item HS Code

Unit

Item Description

Export Policy

Nature of Restriction

182

1211 90 50

4403 99 22

M3

Sandalwood in any form, but excluding finished handicraft products of sandalwood, machine finished sandalwood products, sandalwood oil:

Prohibited

Not permitted to be exported

183

4414 00 00

4415 00 00

4419 00 00

4420 00 00

4421 90 60

4421 90 90

Kg

"Finished Handicraft products of

(a) Sandalwood

(b) Other Spices

 

 

Free

Free

 

Subject to provisions of CITES

Subject to provisions of CITES

184

4409 00 00

Kg

Machine finished sandalwood products

Free

 

185

3301 29 37

Kg

Sandalwood Oil

Free

Subject to Quantitative ceilings and conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time

186

1211 90 50

4401 30 00

Kg

Sandalwood De-oiled Spent Dust

Restricted

Export permitted under licence subject to conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time.

187

1211 9050

4403 99 22

Kg

Other forms of sandalwood as specified

Restricted

Export permitted under licence subject to conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time

AMENDED ENTRIES:

Chapter 44

Wood and Articles of Wood; Wood Charcoal

S. No.

Tariff Item HS Code

Unit

Item Description

Export Policy

Nature of Restriction

182

1211 90 50 4403 99 22

M3

Sandalwood in any form, except at Sl. No. 183 to 187 below

Prohibited

Not permitted to be exported

183

4414 00 00

4415 00 00

4419 00 00

4420 00 00

4421 90 60

4421 90 90

Kg

Finished Handicraft products of

(a) Sandalwood

(b) Other Spices

 

Free

Free

 

184

4409 00 00

Kg

Machine finished sandalwood products

Free

 

185

3301 29 37

Kg

Sandalwood Oil

Free

Subject to Quantitative ceilings and conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time

186

1211 90 50

4401 30 00

Kg

Sandalwood De-oiled Spent Dust

Restricted

Export permitted under licence subject to conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time.

187

1211 90 50

4403 99 22

4409 00 00

Kg

Other forms of sandal wood, namely,

(a) dust/ flakes obtained as wood scrap / waste after the manufacturing process by manufacturer exporter of value added sandalwood handicraft products and machine finished sandalwood products

(b) machine finished chips manufactured from cracked portions of sandalwood billets (each finished chips not exceeding 50 gms per piece)

(c) powder obtained from wood scrap / waste after the manufacturing of handicraft products and machine finished goods of sandalwood

(d) small pieces of sandalwood (each piece not exceeding 20 gms) obtained from wood scrap/waste after manufacturing of handicraft/ machine finished sandalwood products.

(e) sandalwood powder produced from sandalwood wood scrap/waste

(f) any other item of sandalwood as may be specified by DGFT in consultation with MOEF&CC.

Restricted

Export permitted under licence subject to conditionalities as may be notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time