PUBLIC NOTICE NO.31(RE:2007)/2004-2009 Dated 8th August, 2007
Amendments in SION

In exercise of the powers conferred under Paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2004-09 and Paragraph 1.1 of the Handbook of Procedures (Vol.1), the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendments/additions/deletions/corrections in the Handbook of Procedures, Vol.2, 2004-2009, as amended from time to time.

2. In the statement of Standard Input Output Norms (SION) as contained in the Handbook of Procedures (Vol.2), 2004-2009, as amended from time to time, amendments/corrections at appropriate places as mentioned in ANNEXURE A to this Public Notice are made.

This issues in public interest.

(R.S. Gujral)
Director General of Foreign Trade



The existing SION of S.No.1 for the export product Assorted Confectionery under Food Product are amended/corrected as under:-

Export item Unit Qty.
of Export
S. No. of
Description of import item Qty. of Import
items allowed.


100 Kg 1 (a) Sugar
* (b) Starch/Modified Starch/Gelatin
66.0 kg
66.00 kg


2 2 Intense Sweeteners* any one of the following:-
(i) Saccharin Sodium
(ii) Aspertame (Methyl Ester)
(iii) Acesuflame

300 Gms
1.0 Kg OR
350 Gms
3 3. Liquid Glucose/Fruit Concentrate (Fruit concentrate maximum limit should be15 Kgs)
Liquid Glucose/Cocoa (Cocoa maximum limit should be 10 Kgs)
28.0 Kg


28.0 Kg

4 4. Citric Acid/Tartaric Acid/Malic Acid (Food Grade) (Items as per PFA Act 1955) 3.0 Kg
5 5. (i) Essential Oils
(ii) Food Colours
(iii) Flavours
500 Gms
10 Gms
100 Gms
6 6 Emulsifiers/Glazing Agents/Binders/Thickners (Items as per PFA Act 1955) 100 Gms
7 7 Stabilizing Agent/Lubricants (Food Grade) 50 Gms

(a) Existing Note No. (1) and (2) is deleted.

(b) Revised Notes are added as under:-
NOTE: (1) While the item 1(a) shall not be permitted for export of Sugar Free Confectionery, item 1(b) and
Item 2 shall be permitted for the manufacture of Sugar Free Confectionery.

(2) Import of Saffron as Flavour shall be allowed for 100 Gms against export of 100 Kgs of Assorted Confectionery subject to the condition that the quantity of Saffron is actually used in the export product is mentioned in the Shipping Bills, subject to upper limit of 1 Gm of Saffron against 1 Kg of export product. This shall be applicable on the exports made w.e.f. 25.4.2007. - India's Premier portal on DGFT matters