No restriction on onion exports, says Centre

Onion exports is not prohibited, says the central government. While the extant onion exports is ‘free’ according to the DGFT

   
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The Central government has said that it has not restricted or prohibited the onion exports, and that $523.8 million worth of onions from April to December 2022 were exported.

The extant export policy of onions is ‘free’, it has said, adding that only the export of onion seed is ‘restricted’ and that too is permitted under authorisation from the directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT), the commerce ministry said in a statement.

Month wise onion export data for 2022

Month wise (2022)Value wise (in USD Million)% increase in exports from 2021 to 2022
Apr48.013.74
May31.913.20
Jun36.0-25.19
Jul50.119.74
Aug49.0-5.21
Sep50.77.56
Oct40.817.33
Nov45.971.39
Dec52.149.76
Total523.816.3

DGFT through its notification issued on December 28, 2020, had amended the export policy, bringing onion (of all varieties) in cut, sliced or broken in powder form and Bangalore Rose onions and Krishnapuram onions excluding cut, sliced or broken in powder form from ‘prohibited’ to ‘free’ category.

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