Export Policy of Fertilizers under Chapter 31 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items 2018

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(To be Published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part II Section 3, Sub Section (ii))

Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan

Notification No. 49/2015-2020
New Delhi, dated the 07 January, 2019

Subject: Export Policy of Fertilisers under Chapter 31 of  ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items 2018

S.O.(E)  In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development     & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992),  as amended, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby makes the amendments, with immediate effect, in Chapter 31 of ITC(HS) Classification – Schedule 2 (Export Policy):

2. The existing entries against Chapter 31 of  ITC(HS) Classification – Schedule 2 (Export Policy) will be substituted as under (changes made are in bold letters).:

Chapter 31



Manufacturers of SSP, DAP and NP/ NPK who can freely export their own manufactures subject to the conditions above

No change in List A (List of SSP Manufacturers / Units), List B (List of DAP Manufacturers) and List C (List of NP/ NPK Manufacturers)


The procedure to obtain prior permission/ NoC of the Department of Fertilizers for export of fertilizers, wherever laid down, has been prescribed vide Public Notice No.69 /2015-20 dated 7th January,  2019.

3. Effect of this Notification:

Export Policy of Fertilizers have been revised and items under ‘Restricted’ category moved to  ‘Free’ category subject to prior permission/ No Objection Certificate (NOC) to be obtained by the manufacturers /exporters from the Department of  Fertilizers, and compliance of other laid down conditions.

(Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi)
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex-officio Additional Secretary to Government of India
E-mail: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from F.No.01/91/180/13/ AM-17/Export Cell)

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