(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  15 (RE – 2013)/2009-2014

New Delhi, Dated : 5  June, 2013


Subject: Export policy of sugar.


S.O.(E)     In exercise of the 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, with immediate effect, hereby makes the following amendments in Chapter 17 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items.


2.             The existing entries in Chapter 17 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items are substituted as follows:


Chapter 17

Sugars and Sugar Confectionery



Tariff Item HS Code


Item Description

Export Policy

Nature of Restriction


1701 00 00


(a) Sugar *


Prior registration of quantity with DGFT.


(b) Preferential Quota Sugar to EU and USA


Export permitted through M/s.Indian Sugar Exim Corporation Limited subject to quantitative ceiling notified by DGFT from time to time.


* Export of Pharmaceutical Grade Sugar [(i) Sucrose IP/BP/EP/USP/JP and (ii) Sucrose AR & LR] and Specialty Sugar [(i) Sugar cubes (ii) Sugar sachets (white & brown) (iii) Castor sugar (iv) Demerara sugar (v) Light brown sugar (vi) Icing sugar (vii) Fondant icing sugar (viii)  Kathali sugar (ix) Candy sugar (x) Rainbow sugar (xi) Pearl sugar and (xii) Trimoline (invert sugar)] would not be subject to registration requirement.


Export Licensing Note of Chapter 17


 Note 1                  


Note 2   

                Export of 10,000 MTs of organic sugar, per annum will be permitted subject to following conditions:


(i)                   The sugar should be duly certified by APEDA as being organic sugar;

(ii)                 Export contracts should be registered with APEDA, New Delhi prior to shipment;

(iii)                Exports shall be allowed only from Customs EDI Ports.    


3. Effect of this notification:


Export of sugar under Advance Authorization would not require Release Order from Directorate of Sugar.  There is no change in other conditions relating to export of sugar. 




(Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

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


(Issued from F.No.01/91/180/879/AM08/Export Cell)(Part)