FOREIGN TRADE (Trade notice)

Body Trade Notice No. 18/2022-23, Dated 4th October, 2022

Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade


1. All Customs Commissioners

2. All Regional Authorities of DGFT

3. Federation of Indian Export Organizations

4. Members of Trade

Subject: Issues related to Export Policy of Rice.

Reference is invited to Notification No. 31/2015-2020 dated 8th September. 2022 amending the export policy of Broken Rice under HS code 10064000 under Chapter 10 of Schedule - 2 of the ITC (HS) Export Policy from 'Free' to 'Prohibited' with immediate effect read with Trade Notices No. 17/2022-2023 dated 28th September. 2022.

2. Subsequently representations have been received regarding Rice (5% and 25%) where irrevocable letter of credit has been issued before 8th September. 2022 is also being stopped at the ports.

3. Accordingly, in supersession of Trade Notice No. 17/2022-23 dated 28.09.2022, it is clarified in respect of normal rice that "Rice (5% and 25%) is already exempted as it is not broken rice but normal rice with permissible limits of broken rice as per standards. However, it will carry 20% duty as per notification-'.

4. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Ram Paul Singh)

Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade


(Issued from F.No. 01/91/171/035/AM23/EC/E-33537)