Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
North Block, New Delhi-1.
13th January, 2009.
All Chief Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev.).
All Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.
All Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev.).
All Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.
Subject: Export of Sugar – Re-introduction of the system of export release orders w.e.f. 1.1.2009 for exports under OGL – reg.
Sir / Madam,
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution have stated that the Central Government, w.e.f. 1.1.2001, had been regulating the export of sugar through export release order mechanism issued by the Directorate of sugar. In view of the excess production of sugar in 2006-07 and 2007-08 sugar seasons and also to facilitate expeditious export of sugar, the requirement of obtaining release orders from the Directorate of Sugar for export of sugar was dispensed with vide Notification No. S.O.1310(E) dated 31.7.2007 up to 30.09.2008 which was subsequently extended vide Notification No. S.O. 2709(E) dated 21.11.2008 up to 31.12.2008 or till further orders in respect of exports under OGL and till further orders in cases of exports under advance authorization scheme. Since production of sugar in 2008-09 sugar season would be substantially less than the last two sugar seasons, it has been decided to re-introduce the system of export release orders w.e.f. 1.1.2009 for exports under OGL. However, the dispensation in respect of exports under advance authorization scheme issued vide notification No.2709(E) dated 21.11.2008 would continue.
2. In view of the above, it is directed that all the Customs field formations take necessary action to ensure compliance of the above decision of the Government.