(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 35 (RE 2010)/2009-2014

New Delhi, Dated : 23rd March, 2011



Subject: Extension of prohibition on export of Pulses (except Kabuli Chana and 10,000 tonnes of organic pulses) upto 31.03.2012 regarding.




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 (as amended from time to time), the Central Government hereby amends, with immediate effect, Para 3 of Notification No.15 (RE-2006)/2004-2009 dated 27.6.2006, as amended from time to time.


2. Export of pulses was initially prohibited for a period of six months vide Notification No.15 (RE-2006)/2004-2009 dated 27.6.2006 which was extended from time to time. This extension is upto 31.03.2011 in terms of Notification No. 35/2009-2014 dated 30.03.2010. Now, the prohibition on export of pulses is being extended upto 31.03.2012. This prohibition will not apply to Kabuli Chana.


3. In addition, the prohibition on export of pulses upto 31.03.2012 will not apply to export of 10,000 tonnes of organic pulses. Accordingly, the amended Para 3 (i) of Notification No. 35/2009-2014 dated 30.03.2010 will read as under:


3 (i) The period of validity of prohibition on exports of Pulses is extended upto 31.3.2012. This prohibition will not apply to export of (1) Kabuli Chana and (2) 10,000 tonnes of organic pulses during 2011-12. Export of organic pulses shall be subject to following conditions:


(a) Quantity limit shall be 10,000 tonnes upto 31.03.2012;

(b) It should be duly certified by APEDA as being organic pulses;

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

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


4. Effect of this notification:

Prohibition on export of pulses has been extended by one more year; from 31.03.2011 to 31.03.2012. But, there are two exceptions to this. One is export of Kabuli Chana (it was permitted earlier too). Second is export of Organic Pulses (new addition now); but with a ceiling of 10,000 tonnes and subject to certain conditions mentioned above.





(Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail: dgft@nic.in




 (Issued from F.No.01/91/180/1776/AM10/Export Cell)