ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Jun 2021

India has temporarily withdrawn an import licensing requirement on palm oil.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 30 Jun 2021 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2022

Import licensing requirement

On 30 June 2021, the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry through Notification No. 10/2015-2020 amended the import policy of palm oil from "Restricted" to "Free". The amendment implies that no import license will be required for imports of palm oil. The amendment will be effective from 30 June 2020 until 31 December 2021.

Further, the Notification states that imports of palm oil will not be permitted through any port in Kerala (see related intervention).

An import licensing requirement was imposed on palm oil on 8 January 2020 (see related State Act). Unless otherwise notified, the imports of palm oil will continue under the "Restricted" category from 1 January 2022.

On 20 December 2021, through Notification No. 46/2015-2020 the above amendment was extended until 31 December 2022.

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Inception date: 30 Jun 2021 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2022

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On 30 June 2021, the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry through Notification No. 10/2015-2020 added an import policy condition for palm oil that prohibits the imports of palm oil through any port in the state of Kerala. The amendment will be effective from 30 June 2020 until 31 December 2021.

The Notification has also amended the import policy of palm oil from "Free" to "Restricted" (see related intervention).

On 20 December 2021, through Notification No. 46/2015-2020 the above amendment was extended until 31 December 2022.