Circular No.ES/312/2020-21 19th August, 2020
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Govt. allows exports of Non-woven fabrics of any GSM
(Except Melt-blown Fabric of any GSM)
We are glad to inform you that the Government has lifted the restriction on exports of Non-woven fabrics and allowed exports of Non-woven fabrics of any GSM. The Chairman of the Council, Shri Ronak Rughani thanks the Hon'ble Prime Minister; Hon'ble Union Ministers of Commerce & Industry and Textiles and the DGFT for hearing Council's request and to allow exports of Non-Woven fabrics. Ban on exports of non-woven fabric had put the survival of the whole MMF Industry at stake. These measures will go a long way in supporting the industry, and safeguarding lakhs of jobs across the country.
DGFT vide Notification No.28/2015-20 dated 18th August,2020 has made following amendments in Notification No. 18 dated 13th July, 2020 by allowing Non-woven fabrics of any GSM (Except Melt-blown Fabric of any GSM).
The export policy of textile raw material for masks and coveralls is now revised as under:
Accordingly, now all other non-woven fabrics of any GSM (including of 25-70 GSM which were earlier prohibited) are freely allowed for exports. We hope the Govt. lifts the restrictions on other MMF prohibited items too and allows them for exports.
Members may kindly make a note of the above amendments.