Dubai: The UAE Government has put a 4-month halt on all exports and re-exports of wheat and wheat flour originating from the Republic of India, including at the free zones, starting from 13th May, 2022.
The Ministry of Economy has issued cabinet resolution No.72 of 2022, imposing a moratorium on the process.
The resolution is applicable to all wheat varieties (spelt), namely; Hard, Ordinary, and Soft Wheat, and Wheat Flour (spelt flour).
The Ministry revealed that the moratorium was placed in view of the international developments that have affected trade flows and in appreciation of the solid and strategic relations that bind the UAE and India, especially after the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the two countries and the Indian government’s approval to export wheat to the UAE for domestic consumption.
The Ministry further declared that companies wishing to export/re-export wheat and wheat flour varieties of Indian origin, which were imported into the country before 13th May will have to submit a request to the Ministry to obtain permission to export outside of the UAE.
These organizations will also have to provide all related documentations to verify the data regarding the shipment in terms of its origin, date of transaction, and any other documents that the relevant authority may require in this regard.
EXPORT & RE-EXPORT OF WHEAT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
In case of wheat and wheat flour products of non-Indian origin, companies wishing to export/re-export will have to first apply to the Ministry for export permission outside the country. This application must also be supported by all documents and files that help verify the origin of the shipment to be exported/re-exported.
The export permit issued to companies is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and must be submitted to the relevant customs department in order to complete the procedures for exporting the shipment out of the UAE.