The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has notified the Restrictions on export of Human Hair.
This means that raw human hair can now be exported only after the exporter obtains a licence from the government to do so.
According to a notification from DGFT, “the export policy of human hair, unworked, whether or not washed or scoured, waste of human hair or any other form of raw human hair…has been put under restricted category, with immediate effect.”
This move of the government is welcomed by the Hair exporters with Human Hair and Hair Products Manufacturers and Exporters Association of India Sunil Eamani saying that it was their long-pending demand.
Time and again, he has alleged that this labour intensive industry was facing a peculiar challenge of smuggling of raw human hair to countries like Myanmar and China, which is hurting local industries and exports.
“Now with this restriction, only genuine exporters will be able to export the product,” he said.