Govt exempts quantity limit on export of organic- wheat, non-basmati rice, oils, sugar
The Dollar Business Bureau
The government has exempted the existing quantitative ceilings, with immediate effect, on the export of certain organic agricultural and organic processed products such as wheat, non-Basmati rice, edible oils and sugar.
“Export of organic agricultural and organic processed products i.e. wheat, non-Basmati rice (excluding rice in husk-paddy or rough), edible oils and sugar have been exempted from existing quantitative ceilings and any existing or future restriction/prohibition on export of their basic product (non-organic),” Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification (No.03/2015-2020) on Wednesday.
The yearly quantitative ceiling on the exports of organic pulses and lentils has also been enhanced from existing 10,000 MT to 50,000 MT a year, duly certified by Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) as organic, with immediate effect,” the notification read.
The notification further said that the exemption is applicable on those export contracts that are or have been registered with APEDA, prior to shipment.
Exports of these organic products shall be allowed only from Custom EDI ports, it added.