Dated 11th July 2013
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce vide its Policy Circular No. 11 (RE-2012)/ 2009-14 Dated 3rd January, 2013 clarified that:
Policy Circular No. 33 (RE-2008) 2004-09 dated 30th September, 2008 prescribed drawing of samples from the consignment of basmati rice and PUSA 1121 rice by the Customs and analysis of the samples by AGMARK testing centers for variety identification purpose. Through Policy Circular No. 28/2009-14 dated 31.03.2010 Basmati Export Development Foundation (BEDF), Modipuram was also designated as authorized center for testing of samples of basmati rice for variety identification.
2. Since, export of non-basmati rice has been made free with effect from 09.09.2011 it has been decided to withdraw with immediate effect both the policy circulars mentioned in Para 1 above namely Policy Circular No. 33 (RE-2008) 2004-09 dated 30.09. 2008 and Policy Circular No. 28/2009-14 dated 31.03.2010.
SOURCE: GOVT. OF INDIA, Ministry of Commerce and Industry