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Weekly Trade Alert: 9 – 16 January

Weekly Trade Alert: 9 – 16 January

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Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

17 Jan 2020, 11:40 — 14 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 9 – 16 January.

India

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Standard Input Output norms for Stainless Steel Washers appearing under C-888 stands suspended with immediate effect

Notification number: Public Notice No. 56/2015-2020

Date: 14 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Authority of approving proposals for consolidation of goods related to manufactured articles has been delegated to Development Commissioner/ Designated Officer concerned

Notification number: Notification No. 42/2015-2020

Date: 10 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Export of Rice (Basmati and Non-Basmati) to EU member States and other European countries namely Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland only will require Certificate of Inspection from EIA/EIC. Export to remaining European countries will require Certificate of Inspection by EIC/EIA for export from 1st July, 2020

Notification number: Notification No. 41/2015-2020

Date: 9 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Rules of the "CGST Rules, 2017” and Forms of the "CGST Rules, 2017 as amended up to 01.01.2019 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seed, Areca nut, Gold & Silver notified

Notification number: Notification No. 04/2020-Cus (NT)

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Notification of Ghasuapara LCS for imports also by amendment of Notification No. 63/1994-Customs dated 21st November 1994

Notification number: Notification No. 3/2020-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI)

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to appoint Revisional Authority under CGST Act, 2017

Notification number: Central Tax Notification No. 05/2020

Date: 13 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Levy and Collection of Social Welfare Surcharge (SWS) on imports under various schemes such as Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS), Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) etc

Notification number: Circular No. 02/2020

Date: 10 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Extending the one-time amnesty scheme to file all FORM GSTR-1 from July 2017 to November, 2019 till 17th January, 2020.

Notification number: Notification No. 04/2020 – Central Tax

Date: 10 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Notification: Initiation of Anti-Dumping Original Investigation concerning imports of Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride from China PR

Notification number: Case No. OI - 32/2019

Date: 13 Jan 2020

Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Notification: Restricts any entity to register its website with the domain name comprising the word ‘FSSAI’ or to use its name and logo

Notification number: NIL

Date: 9 Jan 2020

Authority: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

Notification: Launched paperless licensing process through Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) for road tankers for transportation of petroleum under the Petroleum Rules, 2002

Notification number: NIL

Date: 10 Jan 2020

ASEAN

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney General’s Chambers

Notification: Price control and anti-profiteering (Determination of maximum retail price for petrol and diesel) (No. 2) order 2020

Notification number: P.U. (A) 6/2020

Date: 10 Jan 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: List of companies having registration certificate for importing medicines as on 13-01-2020 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 16 Jan 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: List of companies having registration certificate for importing Medical equipment as on 13-1-2020 published.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 16 Jan 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: Commitment on Importing Food / Nutrient / Dietary Supplements published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 14 Jan 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Ministry of Commerce, Department of Trade

Notification: Announcement of permitting the importation of used bicycle for 2020 published

Notification number: Newsletter 1-2020

Date: 13 Jan 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: List of companies having import certificate to import medicines as on 7-1-2019 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 10 Jan 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: List of companies having import certificate to import pharmaceutical substance as on 7-1-201 9 published.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 10 Jan 2020

European Union

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Amending implemented regulation (EU) 2019/159 imposing definitive safeguard measures against imports of certain steel products from India and other countries

Notification number: Regulation (EU) 2020/35

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Amending and correcting Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 & Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries

Notification number: Regulation (EU) 2020/25

Date: 13 Jan 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Authorising an extension of use of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) as a novel food and the change of the conditions of use and the specific labelling requirements of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 and amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2470

Notification number: Regulation (EU) 2020/24

Date: 13 Jan 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Renewal of thiacloprid as active substance not approved in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and Regulation (EU) No 540/2011

Notification number: Regulation (EU) 2020/23

Date: 13 Jan 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Postponing the expiry date of approval of propiconazole for use in biocidal products of product-type 8

Notification number: Decision (EU) 2020/27

Date: 13 Jan 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Renewal of chlorpyrifos as active substance not approved in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and Regulation (EU) No 540/2011

Notification number: Regulation (EU) 2020/18

Date: 10 Jan 2020

Country: United Kingdom

Authority: NIL

Notification: The Foods for Specific Groups (Medical Foods for Infants) and Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 published

Notification number: Scottish Statutory Instruments 2020 No. 7

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Sri Lanka & South Korea

Country: Sri Lanka

Authority: Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine

Notification: Propose to adopt Food (Meat and Meat Products) Regulations 2020 by 20 March 2020 focusing on sourcing, cleaning &, storing conditions and Labeling & Packaging requirements for Fresh meat, Lean meat, Chilled meat, Frozen meat, Minced meat or Ground meat, Ham, Bacon, Comminute meat Products, Frozen Formed Meat Products, Cured and Smoked meat, Canned meat

Notification number: NIL

Date: 10 Jan 2020

Country: Sri Lanka

Authority: Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine

Notification: Propose to adopt Food (Fish and Fish Products) Regulations 2020 by 12 March 2020 focusing on sourcing, cleaning &, storing conditions and Labeling & Packaging requirements for Fresh Fish, Chilled Fish, Frozen Fish, Canned Fish, Dried Fish, Maldives Fish, Smoked Fish, and Comminuted Fish Products and Fish (or prawn or shrimp) Paste, Fish Sauce

Notification number: NIL

Date: 10 Jan 2020

Country: South Korea

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Revising food regulations, including numerous pesticide MRL changes

Notification number: Notice No. 2020-3

Date: 14 Jan 2020

Country: South Korea

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Enforcement rules of the livestock sanitation control act published

Notification number: Prime Ministerial Decree 1588

Date: 13 Jan 2020

Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)

Country: EEU

Authority: Eurasian Economic Council

Notification: Amending the technical regulations on general safety requirements for food products that are imported and circulated in the EAEU domestic market

Notification number: Decision no 115

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Country: Russia

Authority: Russian Federation Government

Notification: Established rules for marking tires and tires with identification tools, as well as the specifics of introducing an information monitoring system for tires and tires.

Notification number: Decree no 1958

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Country: Russia

Authority: Russian Federation Government

Notification: Established rules for the labeling of perfumes and eau de toilette, as well as the specifics of introducing an information monitoring system in relation to perfumes.

Notification number: Decree no 1957

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Country: Russia

Authority: Russian Federation Government

Notification: Established rules for labeling light industry products with identification tools and the specifics of implementing an information monitoring system for these products.

Notification number: Decree no 1956

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Country: Russia

Authority: Russian Federation Government

Notification: Set labelling & marking rule for marking cameras (except for movie cameras), flash and flash lamps, and established the implementation features of an information monitoring system in relation to photographic products.

Notification number: Decree no 1953

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Lebanon

Authority: Pharmacy and medicines

Notification: A decision regarding a warning and prevention of the import, marketing and circulation of a counterfeit cookery from a registered medical product NOVOSEVEN

Notification number: Resolution 3-2020

Date: 3 Jan 2020

Authority: Pharmacy and medicines

Notification: Resolution regarding the cancellation of the registration of medical preparations

Notification number: Resolution 4-2020

Date: 3 Jan 2020

Authority: Pharmacy and medicines

Notification: A decision regarding the withdrawal of forged cosmetic Eau Themale Avène Mineral Cream-Very High Protection SPF 50+ from the Lebanese market and preventing its circulation

Notification number: Resolution 5-2020

Date: 3 Jan 2020

GCC

Country: UAE

Authority: Ministry of Climate Change & Environment (MOCCAE)

Notification: Imposing a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-product, day-old chicks, hatching eggs from Slovak Republic

Notification number: NIL

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Country: GCC (UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen)

Authority: Saudi Food and Drug Authority

Notification: Invites comments from industry on upcoming following new technical regulation by 9 March 2020 Sweeteners permitted in foodCustard powderFlavored drinksBeef, buffalo, mutton and goat meat chilled and frozen

Notification number: NIL

Date: 9 Jan 2020

Brazil & Turkey

Country: Brazil

Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency

Notification: Brazil proposes to adopt new MRLs of active ingredients for following products Apple culture - T54 - TRIFLOXISTROBINA (trifloxystrobin)Corn, Soya Culture and Cane Sugar - P49 – PIRAFLUFEMPumpkin, Zucchini, Plum, Egg-plant, Chayote, Jilo, Apple, Quince, Nectarine, Loquat, Pear, Peach, Pepper, Red Pepper, Okra, and Tomato Cultures - S17 – SOPHORA FLAVESCENS

Notification number: Query Public No. 770,768 & 766

Date: 14 Jan 2020

Country: Turkey

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Notification: Proposing to adopt new composition and labelling requirements for Spices by 16 March 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 9 Jan 2020

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