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Date: 01-03-2011
Notification No: DGFT PUBLIC NOTICE No.36/(RE 2010)/2009-14
Issuing Authority: DGFT  
Type: Public Notice
File No: F.No.01/91/180/775/AM10/Export Cell
Subject: Procedure for export of Sona Masuri, Ponni Samba and matta rice.

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

Public Notice No. 36 (RE-2010)/2009-2014

New Delhi, the 1st March, 2011

Subject: Procedure for export of Sona Masuri, Ponni Samba and Matta rice.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Para 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government hereby notifies the following procedure for export 1,50.000 MTs of Non Basmati Rice( Sona Masuri, Ponni Samba & Matta rice varieties). Notification No. 21(RE-2010)/2009-2014 dated 10th February 2011 had permitted export of these 3 varieties of rice with respective quantity ceilings.

2. Quantity of Non-Basmati rice permitted for export and port of export

S. No.   Variety of non-Basmati Rice   Quantity (MTs)   Port of export
1.    Sona Masuri   1,00,000   50,000 MT from Chennai Sea Port and 50,000 MTs from Vishakhapatnam Sea Port
2.    Ponni Samba   25,000   Tuticorin Sea Port
3    Matta   25,000   Cochin Sea Port

3. Condition of export:

The following conditions are also to be mandatorily observed:

  1.  The export would be in consumer packs of upto 10 Kgs each ( not more than 10 Kg per pack)

  2. A maximum quantity of 5000 MTs for all 3 varieties would be allowed for export per IEC (It would be on self declaration basis: declaration to be filed with customs at the time of shipment and later with concerned RA in the format given in Annexure-I to this Public Notice).

  3. The export would be allowed only during KMS, 2010-11 i.e. upto 30.09.2011.

  4. Customs will draw necessary sample(s) and get them tested for quality analysis from AGMARK Laboratories. Copy of the test report be sent to concerned RA who would keep a watch for possible violation/misdeclaration and take necessary action under FT (D&R) Act.

4. Effect of this Public Notice:

Varieties of rice (Sona Masuri, Ponni Samba and Matta) as were permitted to be exported by Notification No. 21 of 10.02.2011, would be subject to port restrictions and other conditions as at para (3) above.

(Anup K. Pujari)
Director General of Foreign Trade
e-mail: [email protected]
(Issued from F.No.01/91/180/775/AM10/Export Cell)

Annexure-I to Public Notice No. (RE-2010)/2009-14 dated March, 2011


  1.  I / We hereby declare that the rice exported by me/us is of the variety as mentioned in Notification No:21(RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 10th February 2011and the quantity exported by us from any/all the ports does not exceed the limits prescribed in this Public Notice.

  2. I / We fully understand that my/our declaration if found incorrect or false will render me / us liable for any penal action or other consequences as may be prescribed in law or otherwise warranted.

  3. I / We undertake to abide by the provisions of the FT(D & R) Act, 1992, as amended, the Rules and Orders framed there under, FTP, HBP v 1 and HBP v2 and ITC (HS). I / we also undertake that in the event of misdeclaration, I / we shall be liable to Penal Action under Section 11(2) of Foreign Trade(Development & Regulation) Act, 1992, (as amended), including debarment and cancellation/suspension of IEC as per Section 8 of the FT(D & R) Act, 1992.

  4. I hereby certify that I am authorised to verify and sign this declaration.

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  1. This declaration has to be submitted to the customs at the time of export. A copy of declaration has to be deposited (and receipt obtained) with the Regional Authority (concerned Joint DGFT/ Dy. DGFT) within 15 days of export.

  2. Purpose is to have a self check on the limit of export of 5,000 MTs per IEC for all three varieties of non-Basmati rice as prescribed under this Public Notice.

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