DGFT partially eases the restriction on Export of Onions, to allow Export of up to 10,000 tonnes [Read Notification]

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The Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) partially eases the restriction on export of Bangalore rose onions and Krishnapuram onions up to 10,000 metric tonne each with immediate effect but only for a limited quantity.

The onion exports will be allowed only through Chennai port till 31 March, 2021 and the exporters have to get a certificate from their respective horticulture departments of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh certifying the item and quantity. However, the government has not allowed exports of Nashik varieties of onions.

Exporters will also have to register at the local DGFT offices which will monitor the exports.

Almost a month ago, the Government had put a ban on onion exports.

The DGFT notification stated, “Export of Bangalore Rose Onions and Krishnapuram Onions against Serial No. 52 of Chapter 7, ITC (HS) Export Policy, 2018 shall be allowed for export up to quantity of 10,000 MT each.”

The notification said that an exporter shall have to get a certificate from the Assistant Director, Horticulture Kadapa, the government of Andhra Pradesh certifying the quantity of Krishnapuram Onions for export purpose.

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