DGFT unrestricted the Import of Water Melon Seeds till September 30, 2022


The DGFT vide Notification No. 13/2015-2020 dated June 21, 2022 has issued amendments in the Import Policy Condition under the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 (“FTP”), in order to unrestrict the Import of Water Melon Seeds falling under ITC (HS) code 12077090 of Chapter-12 of ITC (HS), 2022, Schedule-I (Import Policy), till September 30, 2022 from Kandla and Mundra Port, in a following manner:

ITC(HS) Code


Existing Import Policy

Revised Import Policy

Existing Policy Condition Revised Policy Condition


Melon Seeds – Other



Import subject to Policy Condition (4) of the Chapter.

i. Imports subject to Policy Condition (4) of the Chapter.

ii. Import Policy of Water Melon Seeds is “Free” till September 30, 2022

iii. Shipments of Water Melon Seeds made by September 30, 2022 from the exporting countries may be allowed for clearance at Indian Customs port provided that Bill of Entry is filed and such goods are handed over to the Customs authority for examination by October 31, 2022

iv. The imports of Water Melon Seeds shall be permitted from Kandla (INIXY1) and Mundra (INMUN!) Ports only.

The Notification can be accessed at: https://content.dgft.gov.in/Website/dgftprod/2c76478f-f4c1-49d1-af0f-7b65e2c8c00d/Notification%2013%20dt%2021-06-22%20Eng.pdf

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