DGFT amends Fertilizers Export Policy

By | January 10, 2019
(Last Updated On: January 10, 2019)

Export Policy of Fertilizers have been revised and items under ‘Restricted’ category moved to ‘ Free’ category subject to prior permission / No Objection Certificate (NOC) to be obtained by the manufacturers /exporters from the Department of Fertilizers, and compliance of other laid down conditions.

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

Notification No. 49/2015-2020

New Delhi, dated the 07 January, 2019

Subject: Export Policy of Fertilisers under Chapter 31 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items 2018

S.O.(E) In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992), as amended, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby makes the amendments, with immediate effect, in Chapter 31 of ITC(HS) Classification -Schedule 2 (Export Policy):

2. The existing entries against Chapter 31 of ITC(HS) Classification – Schedule 2 (Export Policy) will be substituted as under (changes made are in bold letters).:

Chapter 31 FERTILISERS

S. No.Tariff Item HS CodeUnitItem DescriptionExisting Export PolicyRevised Export PolicyPolicy Conditions
156A3101 00Kg.Animal or
vegetable fertilizers, whether or not mixed together or chemically treated; fertilizers produced by the mixing or chemical treatment of animal or
vegetable products
FreeFreeExport of items produced from animal by-products allowed freely, but export to European Union allowed subject to the
following conditions(i) A ‘Shipment Clearance Certificate’ is to be issued, consignment-wise, by the CAPEXIL indicating details of the name and address of the exporter, address of the registered plant, IEC No. of the exporter, Plant approval number, nature of export product, quantity, invoice number and date, port of loading (name of the port) and destination(ii) After the shipment is made, the exporter shall also provide a `Health Certificate’ consignment-wise to the buyer giving details of the product with HS Code, packaging, its origin, destination, vessel name, date of departure, health requirements, etc. This Health Certificate would be issued jointly by CAPEXIL and Regional Animal Quarantine Officer, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,
Government of India 
15731021000KgUreaRestrictedFreeExport is permitted subject to:(i) Prior permission / No Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Department of Fertilizers (DOF);(ii) Production of Declaration / Certificate as at (i) before Customs at the time of export.
15831031000KgStraight Phosphatic Fertilizers given below:1.Single Super Phosphate (16%PZO5) Powde red2. Single Super Phosphate (1470P205) Powdered3. Single Super Phosphate (16%P205) Granulated FreeFreeManufacturers of SSP, as listed in Export Licensing Note1 at List A below, shall be allowed to export their own manufactured SSP subject to the following
conditions:(i) Intimation to Department of Fertilizer about quantity of export along with a self- declaration and a certificate issued by statutory auditors that no concession/has been claimed for intended export.(ii) Production of Declaration / Certificate as at (i) before Customs at the time of export.
15931031000KgOther Straight Phosphatic Fertilizers of the specifications at Entry number 158 above which do not meet the specified conditions for free exportsRestricted Free Export is permitted subject to:(i) Prior permission / No Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Department of Fertilizers (DOF);(ii) Production of Declaration /Certificate as at (i) before Customs at the time of export. 
16031053000KgN.P. Complex Fertilizers Given below:Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) (18-46-00)FreeFreeManufacturers of DAP, as listed in Export Licensing Note 1 at List B below, shall be allowed, with the prior permission of the Department of Fertilizer, to export their own manufactured DAP subject to the following
conditions:(i) Intimation to Department of Fertilizer about quantity of export along with a self- declaration and a certificate issued by statutory auditors
that no concession/subsidy has been claimed for intended export.(ii) Production of above declaration / certificate as at (i) above before Customs at the time of export.
16131053000KgOther N.P.
Complex Fertilizers of
the specifications at Entry
number160 above which do not meet the specified conditions for
free exports
RestrictedFreeExport is permitted subject to:(i) Prior permission/ No Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Department of Fertilizers (DOH;(ii) Production of Declaration /Certificate as at (i) before Customsat the time of export. (DOH.)
16231042000KgStraight Potassic Fertilizers Given below:Potassium Chloride (Muriate of Potash-MOP)Restricted Free Exports permitted, with the prior permission of the Department of Fertilizer, by direct importers of MOP out of quantity of import made during the last six months subject to the following conditions:-I. They will not claim any concession for the quantity intended to be exported;orThey will return the concession if already claimed from the Government; andII. Furnish certificate from the statutory auditors to the Department of Fertilisers and Customs that the quantity intended to be exported has been imported in the last six months and no concession/subsidy has been claimed; andIII. Export realisation is in free foreign exchange only.IV. Production of Declaration /Certificate as above before Customs at the time of export. 
16331042000KgStraight Potassic Fertilizers of the specifications at Entry number 162 above which do not meet the
specified conditions for
free exports
RestrictedFreeExport is permitted subject to:(i) Prior permission / No Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Department of Fertilizers (DOF);(ii) Production of Declaration /Certificate as at (i) before Customs at the time of export.
164310540003105510031055900KgOther N.P. Complex Fertilizers as given below:1. NP (16-20-0)2. NP (20-20-0)3. NP (28-28-0)4. NP (23-23-0) Free Free Manufacturers of NP and NPK, as listed in Export Licensing Notel at List C below, shall be allowed to export their own manufactured NP and NPK subject to the
following conditions:(i) Intimation to Department of Fertilizer about quantity of export along with a self- declaration and a certificate issued by statutory auditors that no concession/subsidy has been claimed for intended export.(ii) Production of above declaration / certificate as at (i) above before Customs at the time of export.
165310540003105510031055900KgOther N.P. Complex Fertilizers of the specifications at Entry number 164 above which do not meet the specified conditions for free exports RestrictedFreeExport is permitted subject to:(i) Prior permission / No Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Department of Fertilizers (DOF);(ii) Production of Declaration /Certificate as at (i) before Customs at the time of export.
16631052000KgN.P.K. Complex Fertilisers given below:-Nitro- Phosphate with Potash (15-15-15)N.P.K. (10-26-26)N.P.K. (12-32-16)N.P.K. (14-35-14)N.P.K.  (14-28-14)N.P.K. (19-19-19)N.P.K.(17-17-17)N.P.K. (15-15-15)FreeFreeManufacturers of NP and NPK, as listed in Export Licensing Note 1 at List C below, shall be allowed to export their own manufactured NP and NPK subject to the following
conditions:(i) Intimation to Department of Fertilizer about quantity of export along with a self- declaration and a certificate issued by statutory auditors that no concession/subsidy has been claimed for intended export.(ii) Production of above declaration / certificate as at (i) above before Customs at the time of export.
16731052000KgOther N.P.K. Complex Fertilizers of the specifications at Entry Number 166 above which do not meet the specified conditions for free exportsRestrictedFreeExport is permitted subject to:(i) Prior permission / No Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Department of Fertilizers (DOF);(ii) Production of Declaration /Certificate as at (i) before Customs at the time of export.
16831049000KgAll chemical fertilisers Fortified with zinc or boronRestrictedFreeExport is permitted subject to:(i) Prior permission / No Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Department of Fertilizers(DOF);(ii) Production of Declaration/ Certificate as at (i) before Customs at the time of export.
16931059010KgMicro-nutrient fertilizers and Mixtures thereof containing NPK, excluding those specified in Schedule I, Part A 1 (f) of Fertilizers (Control) Order, 1985RestrictedFreeExport is permitted subject to:(i) Prior permission / No Objection Certificate (NOC) of the Department of Fertilizers (DOF);(ii) Production of Declaration/ Certificate as at (i) before Customs at the time of export.

EXPORT LICENSING NOTE OF CHAPTER 31

NOTE 1

Manufacturers of SSP, DAP and NP / NPK who can freely export their own manufactures subject to the conditions above

No change in List A (List of SSP Manufacturers / Units), List B (List of DAP Manufacturers) and List C (List of NP / NPK Manufacturers)

NOTE: 2

The procedure to obtain prior permission/ NoC of the Department of Fertilizers for export of fertilizers, wherever laid down, has been prescribed vide Public Notice No. 69 /2015-20 dated 7th January, 2019.

3. Effect of this Notification:

Export Policy of Fertilizers have been revised and items under ‘Restricted’ category moved to ‘ Free’ category subject to prior permission / No Objection Certificate (NOC) to be obtained by the manufacturers /exporters from the Department of Fertilizers, and compliance of other laid down conditions.

(Alok Vardhan aturvedi)
Director Generallif Foreign Trade
Ex-officio Additional Secretar Government of India
E-mail: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from F.No.01/91/180/13/AM-17/Export Cell

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