Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
North Block, New Delhi.
3rd February, 2009.
All Chief Commissioners of Customs.
All Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.
All Directors General under CBEC.
All Commissioners of Customs.
All Commissioners of Customs (Import).
All Commissioners of Customs / Central Excise (Prev.).
Subject: Export of Edible Oil in branded packs of upto 5 Kg. – regarding.
Sir / Madam,
Please find enclosed herewith a copy of DGFT’s letter F.No.01/91/180/1846/ AM08/Export Cell/Vol.II dated 03.02.2009 on the above mentioned subject.
2. The DGFT has stated that representations have been received from exporters mentioning that Customs are not allowing consignments of edible oil in branded consumer packs of upto 5 Kg. citing reason that there is no information whether quota of 10,000 MTs has been exhausted or not. Further, the DGFT has stated that vide their Notification No.60 dated 20.11.2008, export of edible oils in branded consumer packs of upto 5 Kgs. was allowed subject to a limit of 10,000 MTs upto 31st October, 2009. Accordingly, quantity of export of edible oil in consumer packs of upto 5 Kg. is being monitored by DGFT. Till 21.1.2009, 914.24 MTs have only been exported as per DGCI&S database / records.
3. In view of the above, it has been decided by DGFT that presently Customs may allow export of consignments of edible oil in branded consumer packs of upto 5 Kg. till 31.5.2009.
4. In view of the above, you are requested to take further necessary action in the matter, accordingly.
Encl: copy of DGFT’s letter