Notification No- 73/2010 dated  09/09/2011
Ban on export of Onions
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 amends Notification No- 24(RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 18.02.2011 with immediate effect as follows:

Chapter 7

Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers

Note 1 Reference to onions in this chapter includes onions fresh or chilled frozen, provisionally preserved or dried.

S.No. Tariff Item HS Code Unit Item Description Export Policy Nature of Restriction
44.01 07031010
07122000
Kg Onions (all varieties except Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions) excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form. STE* Export permitted subject to Minimum Export Price(MEP) of US$ 475 per Metric Ton or as notified by DGFT from time-to-time.
44.02 07031010
07122000
Kg Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form STE* Export permitted subject to Minimum Export Price(MEP) of US$ 475 per Metric Ton or as notified by DGFT from time-to-time..
44.03 07122000 Kg Onions( of all varieties) in cut, sliced- or broken in powder form. Free  


23490 * List of STEs would be as per Serial No. 2 of Notification No- 51(RE-2007) /2004-09 dated 14.11.2007.

(Above Table at Chapter 7 has been amended vide NTF.NO.75/2010 dated  20/09/2011 - with immediate effect)

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Chapter 7

Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers

Note 1 Reference to onions in this chapter includes onions fresh or chilled frozen, provisionally preserved or dried.

S.No. Tariff Item HS Code Unit Item Description Export Policy Nature of Restriction
44.01 07031010
07122000
Kg Onions (all varieties except Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions) excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form. Prohibited Not permitted to be exported.
44.02 07031010
07122000
Kg Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form Prohibited Not permitted to be exported.
44.03 07122000 Kg Onions( of all varieties) in cut, sliced- or broken in powder form. Prohibited Not permitted to be exported.
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2. Transitional arrangements under para 1.5 of Foreign Trade Policy shall be allowed.

3. Effect of this notification:

The export of all varieties of onions is prohibited with immediate effect till further orders. But, transitional arrangements under para 1.5 of Foreign Trade Policy shall be allowed.

(Anup K. Pujari)
Director General of Foreign Trade

(Issued from File No. 01/91/180/922/AMí08/PC-III/Export Cell)