IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 21 May 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export ban

On 21 May 2010, India lifted the ban on exports of almost all varieties of raw cotton and cotton waste. Henceforth, exporters will have to apply for a license. A notification released by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India stated that although export of cotton is now allowed under a licensing system, it will remain as a restricted item for export.
Earlier on 19 April 2010, India had suspended the mandatory pre-shipment registration of raw cotton and cotton waste indefinitely, effectively banning fresh cotton exports from the country.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
5201 Cotton, not carded or combed.
520100 Cotton, not carded or combed.
261 Natural textile fibres prepared for spinning
5203 Cotton, carded or combed.
520300 Cotton, carded or combed.
392 Non-metal wastes or scraps
5202 Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
520210 Yarn waste (including thread waste)
520299 Other

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