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Weekly Trade Alert: 9 – 16 October

Weekly Trade Alert: 9 – 16 October

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

19 Oct 2020, 09:38 — 34 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: 9 – 16 October 2020 are given under. Please click on a notification for the details.

 

EXPORT-IMPORTS, BANKING & GST

 

Policy

Export Policy

 

Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Notification no 41/2020-2021)
Date: 15 October 2020
Product Coverage: Air conditioners
HS Code: 84151010, 84151090
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Notification no 40 /2020-2021)
Date: 15 October 2020
Product Coverage: Hand sanitizers
HS Code: 3004 3401, 3402, 380894
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Trade Notice No. 30/2020-2021)
Date: 13 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Trade Notice No 29/2020-2021)
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Diagnostic Kits
HS Code: 3822
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Public Notice No. 25/2020-2021)
Date: 13 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Notification no 39/2015-20)
Date: 9 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Bangalore Rose Onions and Krishnapuram Onion
HS Code: 07122000, 07031010
 

Customs, Banking & GST

Customs & GST

 

Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No. 100/2020-Customs (N.T.))
Date: 15 October 2020
Product Coverage: Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver
HS Code: 15111000, 15119010, 15119090, 1511100, 15119020, 15119090, 15071000, 740400, 12079100
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No. 99 /2020-Customs (N.T.))
Date: 15 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Circular No.46/2020-Custom)
Date: 15 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No. 96 /2020-Customs (N.T.))
Date: 12 October 2020
 
11. India - Issued clarification of issues relating to application of sub-rule (4) of rule 36 of the CGST Rules, 2017, cumulatively for the months of February, 2020 to August, 2020
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CGST/Circulars No. 142/12/2020)
Date: 09 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Circular no 44/2020)
Date: 8 Oct 2020
 
Notification Authority: Reserve Bank of India
Date: 9 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Reserve Bank of India
Date: 7 Oct 2020
 

ANTIDUMPING, SAFEGUARD & COUNTERVAILING DUTY

Antidumping and countervailing duties

 

Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 15 October 2020
Product Coverage: Dimethylacetamide’ [N,N-Dimethylacetamide] (DMAC)
HS Code: 292419
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 15 October 2020
Product Coverage: Methylene Chloride
HS Code: 29031200
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 15 October 2020
Product Coverage: 2-Ethyl Hexanol
HS Code: 29031200
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: Flat Rolled Products of Stainless Steel
HS Code: 73269099
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: Front Axle Beam, Steering Knuckle
HS Code: 73269099, 73261910, 73261990, 87085000, 87089900 73269099, 73261910, 73261990, 87085000, 87089900
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: Flat Rolled Products of Aluminum
HS Code: 7606, 7607
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 30 /2020 -Customs (ADD))
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Plain Medium Density Fibre Board of thickness 6mm and above
HS Code: 4411
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: polytetrafluoroethylene
HS Code: 39046100
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Self-adhesive Polyvinyl Chloride Film
HS Code: 39191000, 39199010, 39199020, 39199090, 39209919, 39209959, 39209999, 39219099, 39269099
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Vitamin C
HS Code: 29362700
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No. 2/2020-Customs (CVD))
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage:
HS Code: 7219, 7220
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: Measuring Tapes
HS Code: 9017
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
HS Code: 29419030
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 8 October 2020
Product Coverage: Polyethylene Terephthalate
HS Code: 39076100, 39076910, 39076010 and 39076020.

AGRICULTURE

 

Animal Originated Products

Animal Originated Products

 

Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: Goods (products) subject to veterinary control
 
Notification Authority: Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: Sugar and sugar products
HS Code: 1701
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food subject to special sanitation control
 
Notification Authority: Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Meat
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Unretorted beef and beef products
HS Code: 0202
 
34. EU - Seek authorisation of following feed additives
Notification Authority: Health and Food Safety Directorate-General
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Preparation of a kind use in animal nutrition.
HS Code 2309
 
35. EU - Authorised following feed additives
Notification Authority: Health and Food Safety Directorate-General
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Feed additives
HS Code: 2309
 
Notification Authority: Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG)
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Bananas and cut flowers
HS Code: 050590
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: feed
HS Code: 2309
 

Plants & Plant Products

Plants & Plant Products

 

Notification Authority: National Service of Health and Food Quality (SENASA)
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: Corn seeds (Zea mays) fate spread.
 
Notification Authority: Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food crops listed in annexure 1
 
Notification Authority: Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG)
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Fresh grapefruit fruits (Citrus maxima)
 
Notification Authority: Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG)
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Bananas and cut flowers
HS Code: 0603, 080390
 
42. Ghana - Publishes following standards
  • DARS 1000-2 Sustainable cocoa-Specifies the requirements for quality including classification, sampling, test methods, packaging and marking of cocoa beans
  • DARS 1000-3 Sustainable cocoa - Specifies the requirements for quality including classification, sampling, test methods, packaging and marking of cocoa beans
  • DARS 1000-1 Sustainable cocoa - Specifies the requirements for cocoa farmer as an entity/farmer group/cooperative to comply with management systems and for performance relating to structuring the management of farmer as an entity/farmer group/cooperative to enhance performance and meet the economic, social and environmental pillars for sustainable cocoa bean (theobroma cacao linnaeus) production.
Notification Authority: Ghana Standards Authority
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Cocoa
HS Code: 1801
 
43. Kenya - Publishes following standards
  • DARS 1000-1 Sustainable cocoa - Specifies the requirements for cocoa farmer as an entity/farmer group/cooperative to comply with management systems and for performance relating to structuring the management of farmer as an entity/farmer group/cooperative to enhance performance and meet the economic, social and environmental pillars for sustainable cocoa bean production.
  • DARS 1000-2 Sustainable cocoa - Specifies the requirements for quality including classification, sampling, test methods, packaging and marking of cocoa beans (Theobroma cacao Linnaeus).
  • DKS 2927 Industrial Solvents and Chemicals - Prescribes the requirements, methods of test and sampling for sodium bicarbonate.
Notification Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Cocoa
HS Code: 1801
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: fresh produce, cut flowers, plants
HS Code: 06, 07,08
 
Notification Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: cocoa
 

Food & Feed

Food & feed

 

Notification Authority: Ministry of Public Health
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: Corn seeds (Zea mays) fate spread
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Public Health
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: food additives
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Public Health
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: food additives
 
Notification Authority: Health Canada
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: food additives
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: food
 
Notification Authority:Food and Drug Administration
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food ingredient to be used in food; Food products in general
HS Code: 210610
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health Canada
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: food additives
HS Code: 210610
 
Notification Authority:  Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Food
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2018/848)
Date: 7 October 2020
Product Coverage: Organic product
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI)
Date: 7 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: pesticide chemicals
HS Code: 3808
 
Notification Authority: Food and Drug Administration(TFDA), Ministry of Health and Welfare
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage:  Foods, food additives, food utensils, food containers or packaging
 
Notification Authority:  Ministry of Health and Welfare
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Food ingredient to be used in food
HS Code: 210610
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Public Health
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: MCT Oil
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Almonds
HS Code: 080211, 080290
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: multiple food and animal commodities
 

CHEMICALS

Chemicals

 

Notification Authority: Ministry of Trade
Date: 15 October 2020
Product Coverage: non-hazardous and toxic wastes
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (Prime Minister Decree No. 01650)
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Medicine
HS Code: 30
 
Notification Authority: European Commission
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Mono ethylene glycol
 
Notification Authority: European Commission
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Birch plywood
 
Notification Authority: Statens Energimyndighet
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Liquid and gaseous fuels for road transportation; Liquid fuels
 
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Skin disinfectants (skin antiseptics)
HS Code: 3808940
 
Notification Authority:Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Chemical substances
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health (MINSAL)
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: Bioequivalent and generic drugs
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Production - PRODUCE
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: methyl alcohol
HS Code: 290511
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1425)
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: biocidal product
HS Code: 3808
 
Notification Authority:   Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Health Canada
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticide trinexapac-ethyl in or on various commodities
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Manure and Manure products
HS Code: 31
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Industry
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Cosmetics
HS Code: 33, 3401
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Industry and Trade
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Products of the chemical industry
 

ENGINEERING & ELECTRONICS

Engineering & Electronics

 

Notification Authority: European Commission
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Wire rod
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1428)
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Aluminium extrusions
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1427)
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Monosodium glutamate
 
Notification Authority: Guyana National Bureau of Standards
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic Pipe
 
Notification Authority: Guyana National Bureau of Standards
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure-Rated Pipe (SDR Series)
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Public Health
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Flavored milk, milk with additives and milk drinks
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Public Health
Date: 13 October 2020
Product Coverage: Lactose-free, low-lactose and lactose-reduced foods
 
Notification Authority: Government of United Kingdom
Date: 13 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO)
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons
HS Code: 8703
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pipe for drinking water
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Steel
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Cores of Transformers
 
Notification Authority: Department of Energy
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: Dedicated-purpose pool pumps; Centrifugal pumps, power-driven
HS Code: 841370
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health Canada
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: Textile Polyester
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health Canada
Date: 9 October 2020
Product Coverage: Metallic Materials
 
Notification Authority: Australian Building Codes Board
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Ceramic sinks, washbasins, washbasin pedestals, baths, bidets, water closet pans, flushing cisterns, urinals and similar sanitary fixtures (excl. soap dishes, sponge holders, tooth-brush holders, towel hooks and toilet paper holders), Sanitary ware, and parts thereof, of iron or steel (excl. cans, boxes and similar containers of heading 7310, small wall cabinets for medical supplies or toiletries and other furniture of chapter 94, and fittings)
HS Code: 6910, 7324
 
Notification Authority: National Telecommunications Agency - ANATEL
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, incl. line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones; parts thereof
HS Code: 8517, 8525, 8527
 
Notification Authority: Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce ( Newsletter No. 14/2020)
Date: 8 Oct 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (President Decree No. 31103)
Date: 8 Oct 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Energy
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Industrial pumps
 
Notification Authority: Department of Energy
Date: 8 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers; Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment,
HS Code: 8418
 

OTHER PRODUCTS

Other products

 

Textile & Gold Jewellery

96. Tanzania - Publishes following standards
  • TDC9(6785) P3 Textiles Reusable fabric face masks - Specifies performance requirements, sampling and test methods for reusable fabric face masks for general public use.
  • TDC 9(6784) P3 Textiles Surgical face masks - Specifies the performance requirements, sampling and test methods of surgical face masks intended to limit the transmission of infective agents from staff to patients and (in certain situations) vice‑versa during surgical procedures in operating theatres and other health care services such as patient care, with similar requirements.
Notification Authority:Tanzania Bureau of Standards
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Reusable fabric face masks; Pharmaceutical products
HS Code: 30
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Order S.O. 205(E)
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Gold Jewellery and Gold Artefacts
 

Children's Goods

 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Toys
HS Code: 9503
 
Notification Authority:Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection
Date: 12 October 2020
Product Coverage: Children's bedguards for domestic,
HS Code: 3926, 4421, 7326
 

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