ANNOUNCEMENT 21 May 2010

In May 2010, the government of India announced an altered export prohibition.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Directorate General and Foreign Trade. (2010). Notification 44/2009. Available at http://dgft.gov.in/exim/2000/not/not09/not4409.htm

Govt. lifts ban on cotton exports, http://smetimes.tradeindia.com/smetimes/news/top-stories/2010/May/22/govt-lifts-ban-on-cotton-exports17357.html

Ban on fresh cotton exports to curb price rise, http://www.financialexpress.com/news/ban-on-fresh-cotton-exports-to-curb-price-rise/608951/


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 SECTORS