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. 5 (RE-2012)/2009-2014

New Delhi, the  2nd July, 2012


Subject:  Conditions for export of Carpets, Handicraft items and Silk items.


S.O.(E)    In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992) as amended, read with Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government hereby makes following amendments in Table A of the Schedule 2 of the ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items, by inserting entry at S.No. 8 A, 8 B & 8 C, with immediate effect, as under:-




Item Description

Export Policy

Nature of Restriction

8 A


Handmade Woolen Carpets including other floor coverings like Woolen Durries, Druggets, Gabbas, Namdhas and Shaggy




Export shall not be permitted on the basis of Documents against Acceptance (D/A)


(a)    Such export is covered either by Bank Guarantee or ECGC Guarantee


(b)   Such export is to own Subsidiaries/ own Trading Companies / own Office-cum-warehouses.  




8 B

Any chapter

Handicraft items

Free/ Restricted (as applicable)

8 C

Any chapter

Silk Garments, Made ups, Fabrics and Accessories



2. Effect of this notification:


Export of Handmade Woolen Carpets, Handicraft items and Silk items etc. (details given above) shall not be permitted on the basis of Documents against Acceptance (D/A) except when covered by (a) Guarantee from Bank or ECGC or (b) made to own Subsidiaries etc.





 (Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail:- dgft[at]nic[dot]in


(Issued from F. No. 01/91/180/510/AM 12/Export Cell)