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

(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: [email protected]

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

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