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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 AND INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE
VANIJYA BHAWAN
NEW DELHI

NOTIFICATION NO

49/2015-2020; Dated: December 09, 2022

Subject: Export Policy of Red Sanders wood exclusively sourced from cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland) - regarding

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 read with section 5 of Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the policy condition of Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santulinus) under Chapter 44 of ITC (HS), 2018, Schedule - 2 (Export Policy).

2. The existing entries against SI. No. 188 in Chapter 44 of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classification of Export & Import Items shall be substituted as follows: (changes made are in bold letters)

SL. No.
Tariff item HS Code
Unit
Item Description
Policy
Policy Condition
188 4403 99 18
4407 99 90
Kg Red Sanders wood in any form, whether raw, processed or unprocessed, except at SL. No. 188A [of cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland)] and Sl. No. 189 [specified value added products of RSW and other handicrafts made from RSW procured from legal sources] below Prohibited

Not permitted to be Exported

However, in accordance with the recommendations of the BSI NDF Report, MoEF&CC, the following annual export quotas for red sanders (Pterocarpus santulinus) is allowed:

a. An annual export quota (April to March) of 280 MT for Andhra Pradesh for artificially Propagated red sanders: and

b. a zero export quota for wild specimens of red sanders:

Subject to the following conditions:-

i. State Govt. shall develop a digital platform with Geo referenced sites and MIS giving the no of trees, their age and diameter at breast height.

ii. The working plan Guidelines of States need to include specific management plans / harvest Plans with approved rotation periods for sustainable harvest of red sanders wood from plantations in forest and non forest areas.

3. Effect of the Notification:

Annual export quota for red sanders (Pterocarpus santulinus) for Andhra Pradesh is notified.

[File No. 01/91/180/03/AM-19/EC/E-33958]

Santosh Kumar Sarangi
Director General of Foreign Trade &
Ex-officio Addl. Secretary to the Government of INdia

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