(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

Udyog Bhawan


Notification No  13(RE – 2010)/2009-2014

New Delhi, Dated : 22nd December, 2010


Subject:- Prohibition on export of all varieties of Onions till further orders- Reg.


S.O. (E)             In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992) read with Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government prohibits, with immediate effect,    the export of all varieties of Onions (Sl. No.  44 of Table B of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items).


2.         In supercession of all earlier notifications on export of Onions, it has been decided to prohibit export of all varieties of Onion with immediate effect and until further orders. 


3.         Accordingly, the corresponding entry in ITC(HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items at Sl. No.  44 of Table B of Schedule 2, will read as under:-

Chapter 7

Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers

Note 1 Reference to onions in this chapter includes onions fresh or chilled frozen, provisionally preserved or dried.



Tariff Item HS Code


Item Description

Export Policy

Nature of Restriction


0703 10 10

0712 20 00


Onion (all varieties) including Bangalore rose onions and Krishnapuram onions fresh or chilled, frozen, provisionally prepared or dried but excluding onions cut, sliced or broken in powder form.



Not permitted to be exported.














4.         The Transitional Arrangements as available under para 1.4 & 1.5 of FTP, 2009-14 will not be applicable. 








(Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail: dgft@nic.in 



(Issued from File No. 01/91/180/922/AM’08/PC-III/Export Cell)