Dated 21th June 2013
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry vide its Notification No 15 (RE – 2013)/2009-2014 Dated : 5 June, 2013 regarding Export policy of sugar notified the following amendments :
- 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, the Central Government, with immediate effect, hereby makes the following amendments in Chapter 17 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items.
2. The existing entries in Chapter 17 of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classification of Export and Import Items are substituted as follows:
Sugars and Sugar Confectionery
S.No: 93 Tariff Items HS Code: 1701 00 00 Unit: Kg Item Description: (a) Sugar Export Policy: Free Nature of Restriction: Prior registration of quantity with DGFT.
S.No: 93 Tariff Items HS Code: 1701 00 00 Unit: Kg Item Description: (b) Preferential Quota Sugar to EU and USA Export Policy: STE Nature of Restriction: Export permitted through M/s. Indian Sugar Exim Corporation Limited subject to quantitative ceiling notified by DGFT from time to time.
- Export of Pharmaceutical Grade Sugar [(i) Sucrose IP/BP/EP/USP/JP and (ii) Sucrose AR & LR] and Specialty Sugar [(i) Sugar cubes (ii) Sugar sachets (white & brown) (iii) Castor sugar (iv) Demerara sugar (v) Light brown sugar (vi) Icing sugar (vii) Fondant icing sugar (viii) Kathali sugar (ix) Candy sugar (x) Rainbow sugar (xi) Pearl sugar and (xii) Trimoline (invert sugar)] would not be subject to registration requirement.
Export Licensing Note of Chapter 17
Export of 10,000 MTs of organic sugar, per annum will be permitted subject to following conditions:
(i) The sugar should be duly certified by APEDA as being organic sugar;
(ii) Export contracts should be registered with APEDA, New Delhi prior to shipment;
(iii) Exports shall be allowed only from Customs EDI Ports.
- Effect of this notification:
Export of sugar under Advance Authorization would not require Release Order from Directorate of Sugar. There is no change in other conditions relating to export of sugar.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY