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Weekly Trade Alert: 20 – 27 August

Weekly Trade Alert: 20 – 27 August

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

28 Aug 2020, 15:28 — 32 min read

Alerts from the Indian Trade Portal – www.indiantradeportal.in  on Tariff/Preferential Tariff/ SPS and TBT measures/GST/Export incentives/Export-Import Policy Conditions etc. during the period: 20 August – 27 August 2020 are given under. Please click on a notification for the details.

 

POLICY, CUSTOMS, GST

 

Export Policy

India - Export policy of personal protection equipment/mask is amended. i) Export policy of 2/3 ply surgical mask, medical coveralls of all classes and categories are Freely exportable. ii) Export policy of N95/FFP2 mask or its equivalent is revised to `Restricted’ from `Free’. Visit www.indiantradeportal.in for updated product-wise export policy
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) (Notification no 29/2015-20)
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: PPE
HS Code: 901850, 901890, 9020, 392690, 621790, 630790
 

Customs

 

Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No 82/2020 - Customs (N.T.)
Date: 21 August 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No 81/2020 - Customs (N.T.)
Date: 21 August 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Circular No. 38/2020-Customs)
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Phosphoric Acid
HS Code: 28092010
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No.80/2020 - Customs (N.T.)
Date: 20 August 2020
 

GST

 

Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No 63/2020 – Central Tax)
Date: 25 August 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No 62/2020 – Central Tax)
Date: 21 August 2020
 

ANTIDUMPING & SAFEGUARD DUTY

 

Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage: Choline Chloride in all forms
HS Code: 23099010, 23099020, 23099090 and 29231000
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 24 August 2020
Product Coverage: Single Mode Optical Fibre
HS Code: 390461
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 24 August 2020
Product Coverage: Single Mode Optical Fibre
HS Code: 9001
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 27/2020 -Customs (ADD))
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Acrylonitrile Butadeine Rubber
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 26/2020 -Customs (ADD))
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Phosphoric Acid
HS Code: 28092010
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Phenol
HS Code: 290711
 

AGRICULTURE

 

Animal Originated Products

 

Notification Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Fermented sausages (salami)
 
Notification Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Meat products
HS Code: 02
 
Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Goods (products) subject to veterinary control
HS Code: 0102, 0201, 0202, 0206, 0210, 160100, 1602, 2309.
 
Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission (Decision no 102)
Date: 24 August 2020
Product Coverage: cattle, pork, poultry, milk whey
 
Notification Authority: Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA)
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: poultry meat, eggs and their products
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Poultry meat and egg products
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health and Welfare
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Food ingredient to be used in food
HS Code: 210610
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Poultry meat
HS Code: 0207
 

Plants & Plant Products

 

Notification Authority: Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA)
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage: fresh vegetables and fruits
HS Code: 07, 08
 
Notification Authority: Food and Drug Administration
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage: Hemp plant
 
Notification Authority: Food and Drug Administration
Date: 26 August 2020
Products covered : Prescribed plants, animals, or parts of plant or animal which are prohibited to be used in food.
HS Code: 07, 02
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage: Brassica, leafy greens
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage: Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 4-16B; Celtuce; Coffee, green bean;
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 24 August 2020
 
Notification Authority: Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG)
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Fresh Fruits for consumption
 
Notification Authority: Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Health Canada
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticide aluminum phosphide
HS Code: 3808
 
Notification Authority: Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Health Canada
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticides acephate and methamidophos
HS Code: 3808
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1218)
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: cereals
HS Code: 10
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 24 August 2020
Product Coverage: Beet, sugar, molasses; Beet, sugar, roots; Beet, sugar, tops; Rapeseed, seed; Vegetable, tuberous and corm, crop
HS Code: 1701, 151491, 070690
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 24 August 2020
Product Coverage: Cattle, fat; Cattle, meat; Cattle, meat by-products; Corn, field, forage; Corn, field, grain; Corn, field, stover; Corn, pop, grain; Corn, pop, stover; Corn, sweet, forage; Corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husk removed; Corn, sweet, stover; Cotton, gin by-products; Cotton, seed; Egg; Goat, fat; Goat, meat; Goat, meat by-products; Hog, fat; Hog, meat; Hog, meat by-products; Horse, fat; Horse, meat; Horse, meat by-products; Milk; Poultry, fat; Poultry, meat; Poultry, meat by-products; Sheep, fat; Sheep, meat; Sheep, meat by-products; Soybean, forage; Soybean, hay; Soybean, seed
HS Code: 02, 04, 0504
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: flupyradifurone
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: flupyradifurone
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Oranges
HS Code: 08051000
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health and Welfare
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Food ingredient to be used in food
HS Code: 210610
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Meat and edible meat offal, Fish and crustaceans, Animal originated products, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit, Tea and spices, Cereals, Animal fats and oils
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Cereals
HS Code: 1005
               
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Meat and edible meat offal, Fish and crustaceans, Animal originated products, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit, Tea and spices, Cereals, Animal fats and oils
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 
Date: 20 August 2020
Product Coverage: Biological products (Food, Medicines, Vaccines, Diagnostic kits, Laboratory materials, Human & animal fluids and tissues, Environmental samples (inc. soil and water).
 
Notification Authority: Government of Russia
Date: 20 August 2020
Product Coverage: Tobacco & their products
HS Code: 24
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI)
Date: 20 August 2020
Product Coverage: General foods
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 20 August 2020
Product Coverage: Brassica, leafy greens
 

Food

 

Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety [President Decree No. 30973)
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage:  Food
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage:  fresh water and marine fish
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 25 August 2020
 
Eurasian Economic Commission
Date: 24 August 2020
Product Coverage: Food products; processes of manufacturing (including research), storage, transportation, distribution and utilization related to product requirements.
HS Code: 02, 03, 04, 0504, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 24 August 2020
Product Coverage: Food
HS Code: 02, 03, 04, 0504, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
 

CHEMICAL

 

Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Antibiotics, Medicaments, Medicaments consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic, Wadding, gauze, bandages and similar articles, Pharmaceutical goods
HS Code: 2941, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006
 
Notification Authority: Health and Food Safety Directorate‑General
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Etoxazole (pesticide active substance)
HS Code: 3808
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 
Date: 20 August 2020
Product Coverage: Fertilizer
HS Code: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105
 
Notification Authority: National Bureau of Standards
Date: 20 August 2020
Product Coverage:
Product Coverage: Petrolatum gauze; Wadding, gauze, bandages
HS Code: 300590
 

Pesticides & Fertilizers

 

Notification Authority: Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA)
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage: Pea, bean, chickpea, and lentil cultures
HS Code: 070810, 0713, 071320, 071340
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage: Citrus culture, papaya, banana culture
HS Code: 200820, 06, 0803, 0805, 080720, 080450
 
Notification Authority: Govt of UK (Statutory Instruments 2020 No. 887)
Date: 24 August 2020
Product Coverage: Fertilizer
HS Code: 3101
 

TEXTILE

 

Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Knitted upholstery fabric; Woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, incl. monofilament of >= 67 decitex and with a cross sectional dimension of <= 1 mm
HS Code: 5407
 
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Handkerchief; Handkerchiefs, of which no side exceeds 60 cm
HS Code: 6213
 
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Woven upholstery fabrics; Woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, incl. monofilament of >= 67 decitex and with a cross sectional dimension of <= 1 mm
HS Code: 5407
 
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Manual Toothbrush; Tooth brushes, incl. dental-plate brushes
HS Code:  960321
 
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Mattress
HS Code: 9404
 

ENGINEERING & ELECTRONICS

 

Engineering

 

Notification Authority: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage: Furniture and parts thereof
HS Code: 9403
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage: Boilers and process heaters
HS Code: 8402, 8403, 8404
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Economy and Industry
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Automotive fuels
HS Code: 2710
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Economy and Industry
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Oriented strand board (OBS)
HS Code: 4411, 9403
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Economy and Industry
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage:Fire detectors systems
HS Code: 853110
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Economy and Industry
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage:fiberboards
HS Code: 44111490
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 20 August 2020
Product Coverage: seamless steel oil country tubular goods
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI)
Date: 20 August 2020
Product Coverage: Chair mounted seat
HS Code: 9401
 
Notification Authority: National Environment Agency (NEA)
Date: 20 August 2020
Product Coverage: Motor vehicles for transport of 10 or more persons including driver, wheel chair, Motor vehicles for the transport of goods, Special purpose motor vehicles, Chassis fitted with engines,
HS Code: 8702, 8703, 8704, 8705, 8706
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1215)
Date: 21 August 2020
Product Coverage: Aluminium extrusions
 

Automobile

 

Notification Authority: National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage: Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
HS Code: 2711
 
Notification Authority: National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage: Tankers
HS Code: 890120
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Trade (Regulation no 68 of 2020)
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Footwear, Electronics, and Two-Wheeled and Three-Wheeled Bicycles
HS Code: 64, 84, 85
 
Ministry of Economy and Industry
Wheeled child conveyances; Baby strollers; Baby carriages.
HS Code:  8715
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Engines of jet airplanes
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Transport
Date: 24 August 2020
Product Coverage: New assembled, manufactured and imported automobiles; Road Vehicles
HS Code: 87
 

Safety Instruments

 

Notification Authority: Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC)
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Welding equipment that uses gaseous fuels.
 
Notification Authority: Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC)
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Automatic shut-off valve for burners and appliances that use fuels gaseous.
 
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Meat and meat products
 

E-Cigarette

 

Notification Authority: Department of Health
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Vapor products and Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs); Tobacco, tobacco products and related equipment
HS Code: 8543, 24
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Vapor products and Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs); Tobacco, tobacco products and related equipment
HS Code: 8543, 24
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Vapor products and Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs); Tobacco, tobacco products and related equipment
HS Code: 8543, 24
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Vapor products and Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs); Tobacco, tobacco products and related equipment
HS Code: 8543, 24
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Vapor products and Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs); Tobacco, tobacco products and related equipment
HS Code: 8543, 24
 

Telecommunication Products

 

Notification Authority: Department of Telecommunication (DOT)
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage:  2- Wire Telephone Equipment
HS Code: 8517
 
Notification Authority: Department of Telecommunication (DOT)
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage:  ISDN Customer Premises Equipment
HS Code: 8517
 
Notification Authority: Department of Telecommunication (DOT)
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage:  ISDN Customer Premises Equipment
HS Code: 8517
 
Notification Authority: Department of Telecommunication (DOT)
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage:  Private Automatic Branch Exchange
HS Code: 8517
 
Notification Authority: Department of Telecommunication (DOT)
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage:  G3 Fax Machine
HS Code: 8517
 
Notification Authority: Department of Telecommunication (DOT)
Date: 26 August 2020
Product Coverage:  Cordless Telephone
HS Code: 8517
 

OTHERS

 

Notification Authority: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
Date: 25 August 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
Date: 25 August 2020
 
Notification Authority: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
Date: 25 August 2020
Product Coverage: Hand sanitisers and rubs containing alcohol available commercially for consumer use
 
Notification Authority: Department of Customs
Date: 25 August 2020
 

Portland Cement

 

Notification Authority: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus
Date: 24 August 2020
Product Coverage: Portland cement
HS Code: 2523290000
 

Defence

 

Notification Authority: Defense Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)
Date: 24 August 2020
 
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