Free Maize Import Stayed till 17 Dec 2014
[DGFT Policy Circular No. 14 dated 10th December 2014]
Subject: Keeping in abeyance the Notification No. 93 dated 29.09.2014 in respect of item at EXIM Code 1005 Maize (Corn)
The Notification No. 93 (RE-2013) dated 29.09.2014 has, inter alia revised the Import Policy for EXIM Code 1005- Maize (Corn) (1005 90 00- Other), removing the item from the “State Trading Enterprises” list to “free”. The notification, however, has been challenged before the Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana at Hyderabad in WP No.34771 of 2014 and in pursuance of the prayer in WPMP no.43494 of 2014, the Hon’ble High Court passed interim order dated 21.11.2014, maintaining status quo by both parties till 3.12.2014. On 3.12.2014 the Hon’ble High Court further extended the status quo for two more weeks i.e. till 17/12/2014.
2. Accordingly, in compliance with the aforementioned interim orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh & Telengana, effect of Notification No. 93 (RE-2013) dated 29.09.2014, in respect of the EXIM Code 1005- Maize (Corn) (1005 90 00 - other), is kept in abeyance until 17.12.2014.
3. This issues with the approval of DGFT.