(To be Published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section – 3, Sub-Section (ii))
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Notification No 38 (RE 2012)/2009-2014
New Delhi, Dated : 25th March, 2013
Subject: Extension of prohibition on export of Pulses (except Kabuli Chana and 10,000 tonnes of organic pulses) upto 31.03.2014.
S.O.(E) In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992) read with Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014 (as amended from time to time), the Central Government hereby amends, with immediate effect, Para 3 of Notification No.15 (RE-2006)/2004-2009 dated 27.6.2006, as amended from time to time.
2. Export of pulses was initially prohibited for a period of six months vide Notification No.15 (RE-2006)/2004-2009 dated 27.6.2006 which was extended from time to time. This extension is upto 31.03.2013 in terms of Notification No. 109(RE-2010)/2009-2014 dated 27.03.2012. Now, the prohibition on export of pulses is being extended upto 31.03.2014. This prohibition will not apply to Kabuli Chana.
3. In addition, the prohibition on export of pulses upto 31.03.2014 will not apply to export of 10,000 MTs of organic pulses and lentils per annum as permitted through Notification No. 51(RE-2010)/2009-2014 dated 03.06.2011. Accordingly, the amended Para 3 (i) of Notification No. 109(RE-2010)/2009-2014 dated 27.03.2012 will read as under:
3 (i) The period of validity of prohibition on exports of Pulses is extended upto 31.3.2014. This prohibition will not apply to export of (1) Kabuli Chana and (2) 10,000 MTs of organic pulses and lentils per annum. Export of organic pulses and lentils shall be subject to following conditions:
(a) Quantity limit shall be 10,000 MTs per annum;
(b) It should be duly certified by APEDA as being organic pulses and lentils;
(c) Export contracts should be registered with APEDA, New Delhi prior to shipment;
(d) Exports shall be allowed only from Customs EDI Ports.
4. Effect of this notification:
Prohibition on export of pulses has been extended by one more year; from 31.03.2013 to 31.03.2014. But, there are two exceptions to this. One is export of Kabuli Chana. Second is export of Organic Pulses and lentils; but with a ceiling of 10,000 MTs per annum and subject to certain conditions mentioned above.
(Anup K. Pujari)
Director General of Foreign Trade