Wheat Export Prohibited for Food Security reasons

Export policy of wheat is now prohibited

Wheat Export Prohibited for Food Security reasons


Notification No. 06/2015-2020 Dated. 13th May. 2022

Amendment in the Export Policy of Wheat

S.O.(E) Whereas, there is a sudden in the global prices of wheat arising out of many factors, as a result of which the food security of India, neighboring  and other vulnerable countries is at risk;

Whereas, the Government of India is committed to providing for the food security requirements of India, neighboring and other vulnerable developing countries which are adversely affected by the sudden changes in the global market for wheat and are unable to access adequate wheat supplies;

Therefore, in order to manage the overall food security of the country and to support the needs of the neighboring and other vulnerable countries, the Central Government, in exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 read with Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read with Para 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, hereby makes the following amendment in the Export Policy of S.No.59 of Chapter 10 of Schedule 2 of the ITC (HS) Export Policy related to Export of Wheat:


ITC HS Codes


Present Policy

Revised Policy








Durum Wheat:




Other Wheat




The export of the above products/ items, however, shall be allowed under the following conditions:

  1. As a transitional arrangement, export will be allowed in case of shipments where Irrevocable Letter of Credit (ICLC) has been issued on or before the date of this Notification, subject to submission of documentary evidence as prescribed; or
  2. Export will also be allowed on the basis of permission granted by the Government of India to other countries to meet their food security needs and based on the request of their governments.

Effect of this Notification:

The export policy of wheat against the above mentioned HS codes is “Prohibited” with immediate effect except for shipments fulfilling the conditions mentioned in Para 2 above which will be allowed as per the procedure outlined in Para 1.05(b) of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020.



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