Red Sanders Wood Obtained from Private Land Allowed against Licence in Raw Form

      Value Added Products Export List Expanded to Allow from Stocks Derived from Private Land

[Notification No. 56/2015-2020 dated 18 February 2018]

Effect of this Notification: Export Policy of Red Sanders wood exclusively sourced from cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland) has been notified to allow exports of Red Sanders wood in log form, roots and value added products to facilitate exports.

Subject: Export Policy of Red Sanders wood exclusively sourced from cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland) -regarding

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the export policy of Red Sanders wood under Chapter 44 of lTC (HS), 2018, Schedule- 2 (Export Policy).

2. The existing entries against Sl. No. 188 in Chapter 44 of Schedule 2 of lTC (HS) Classification of Export & Import Items shall be substituted as follows: (changes made are in bold letters)

Sl. No.

Tariff Item HS Code

Unit

Item Description

Present Policy

Revised Policy

Policy Condition

188

4403 99 18, 4407 99 90

Kg

Red Sanders wood (RSW) in any form, whether raw, processed or unprocessed, except at Sl. No. 188A [of cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland)] and Sl. No.189 [specified value added products of RSW and other handicrafts made from RSW procured from legal sources] below

Prohibited

Prohibited

Not Export permitted to be exported.

However, one time relaxation has been granted to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI),Govt. pf Tamil Nadu, Govt. of Maharashtra and Government pf Karnataka for export of 498.095 MTs, 1200 MTs, 299.732 MTs, 83.40 MTs and 186.588 MTs respectively of Red Sanders wood (in log form) obtained out of confiscated/seized stock, either by itself or through any entity/entities so authorized by them.

Government of Andhra Pradesh and DRI Notification No. Notification No. 47 dated 24.10.2013 read with Noti No. 24 dated 29.08.2016 and Noti No. 08/2015-20 dated 23.05.2017.

Govt. of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu Notification No. 25/2015-20 dated 02.09.2016] Govt. of Karnataka: Notification No. 40/2015-20 dated 27.11.2017].

 

 

3. A new entry at Sl. No. 188A is inserted below Sl. No. 188 in Chapter 44 of Schedule 2 of lTC (HS) Classification of Export & Import Items as follows:

Sl. No.

Tariff Item HS Code

Unit

Item Description

Present Policy

Revised Policy

Policy Condition

188A

4403 99 18, 4407 99 90

Kg

Red Sanders wood in log form and roots, exclusively of cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland)

Prohibited

Restricted

Export permitted under license subject to the following conditions /documentation :

(i)        Applications for export license should be accompanied by attested copies of certificate of origin issued by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) of the State from where the stocks were procured / exported, giving details of the ate of procurement from legal sources and quantities procured;

(ii)       A certificate of the current position of stocks so procured and available with the applicant given after physical verification of the stocks, by the authority nominated for the purpose by the PCCF, should also accompany application for export license.

(iii)      The applications shall be considered on merits for issue of export license, which shall be subject to any other conditions such a s MEP, quantity ceilings requirements under CITES, etc. as may be prescribed from time to time;

(vii) As per the recommendation of CITES Management Authority India, the MOEF&CC will fix an early quota, which may be reviewed based on NDF study or recommendations of the Government agencies;

 

4. The existing entry against Sl. No. 189 in Chapter 44 of Schedule 2 of lTC (HS) Classification of Export & Import Items shall be substituted as follows: (changes made are in bold letters)

Sl.No.

Tariff Item HS Code

Unit

Item Description

Present Policy

Revised Policy

Policy Condition

189

3203 00 90, 3805 10 10, 9202 10 00, 9202 90 00, 9205 10 00, 9205 90 90, 9208 10 00, 9208 90 00, 9206 00 00, 9208 10 00, 9209 92 00, 9209 94 00, 9209 99 00, 9403 90 00, 4420 90 90, 4421 90 90

kg

Value added products of Red Sanders wood such as Chips, Powder, Extracts, Dyes, Musical Instruments, Parts of Musical Instruments, Furniture, Parts of various sizes of furniture (maximum cross section: sizes: 15 cm x 15 cm; Planks: 20 cm x 7.5 cm and maximum length 2.5 Mtrs), toys, dolls & other handicrafts made from Red Sanders wood procured from legal sources (i) from confiscated/seized material auctioned by Government Agencies; (ii) from cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Parraland).

Restricted

Restricted (no change)

Export permitted under license subject to the following conditions/documentation:

(i)        Applications for export license should be accompanied by attested copies of certificate of origin issued by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests {PCCF) of the State from where the stocks were procured/ exported, giving details of the date of procurement from legal sources and quantities procured;

(ii)       A certificate of the current position of stocks so procured and available with the applicant given after physical verification of the stocks, by the authority nominated for the purpose by the PCCF should also accompany application for export licence;

(iii)      The applications shall be considered on merits for 1ssue of Export Licence, which 15hall be subject to any other renditions such as MEP, quantity ceilings requirements under CITES, etc. as may be prescribed from time to time.