Notification No- 71/2010 dated  09/09/2011
Removal of ban on export of non-Basmati rice
S.O. (E) In exercise of 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, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in the ITC(HS) Classifications of Export and Import items, as amended from time to time :

2. In supersession of Notification No- 38 (RE-2007)/2004-2009 dated 15.10.2007 read with Notification No- 93 (RE-2007)/2004-2009 dated 01.04.2008, the following amendments are made with immediate effect against entry at Sl. No.45 A (except Tariff Code 10061010) in Chapter 10 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS): -

Sl. No. Tariff Item HS Code Unit Item Description Export Policy Nature of Restriction
45A 100610, 10061090, 10062000, 100630, 10063010, 10063090, 10064000 Kg. Non Basmati Rice Free 1. Export to be made by private parties from privately held stocks.

2. Export shall be through Custom EDI ports only.

2.1 Export of non-Basmati rice by the Public Sector Undertakings or by any other government organizations under Food Aid Programme shall be permitted.

2.2. Export of non-Basmati rice under bi-lateral trade agreement between Government of India and Government of Maldives shall be permitted”.

(Above sub-para 2.1 & 2.2 has been added vide NTF. NO. 76/2010 dated  23/09/2011)

3. Effect of this notification:

All varieties of non-Basmati rice have been made free for export out of privately held stocks. Export shall be only through Custom EDI ports.

(Anup K. Pujari)
Director General of Foreign Trade

(Issued from F.No.01/91/180/775/AM 10/Export Cell)