Technical Textiles Specified for FPS Benefits

[Ref: DGFT Policy Circular No. 42 (RE-2010)/2009-14 Dated: 21 October, 2011]

Subject:- Eligibility of export product “Technical Textiles” listed at FPS Product Code 33, Table-4, Appendix 37D of HBPv1.

Sr. No. 33, Table-4, Appendix 37D of HBPv1 allows FPS benefit to products covered under ITC HS Code 5407 with description “Technical Textiles – Woven Fabrics of Synthetic Filament Yarn”. References have been received from the Regional Authorities seeking clarification on coverage of products classified under ITC HS Code 5407 for FPS benefit.

2.  The matter has been examined. It is decided that a technical textile is a textile product manufactured for non-aesthetic purposes, where function is the primary criterion. Technical textiles include textiles for automotive applications, medical textiles, geotextiles, agrotextiles and protective clothing like heat and radiation protection for fire fighter clothing, molten metal protection for welders, stab protection and bulletproof vests and spacesuits etc. Accordingly, only 33 items as listed in the Annexure are covered under technical textiles.

3.  It has, therefore, been decided to allow FPS benefits to export products listed in the Annexure to this Policy Circular under category of “Technical Textiles”. This list is applicable for exports made w.e.f. 1.4.2011 and any FPS benefit granted to products other than those listed in Annexure to this Circular for exports made w.e.f. 1.4.2011 would need to be recovered from the exporters.

4.  All RAs are advised to consider claims accordingly.

5.  This issues with approval of DGFT.

Effect of this Policy Circular:

Only 33 items are eligible to get FPS benefit under heading “Technical Textiles” as per Sr.No.33, of Table 4, Appendix 37D of HBPv1. The list of 33 items, so eligible, is in the Annexure to this Policy Circular and this list is applicable for export made with effect from 01.04.2011.

(Issued from F. No.01/91/180/547/AM11/PC-3)

Annexure to Policy Circular No. 42 (RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 21 October, 2011.

ITC HS Codes

 

 

Woven fabrics obtained from high tenacity yarn of nylon or other polyamides or of polyesters:

 

Unbleached:

5407 10 11

Parachute fabric

5407 10 12

Tent fabrics

5407 10 13

Nylon furnishing fabrics

5407 10 14

Umbrella cloth panel fabrics

5407 10 15

Other nylon and polyamide fabrics (filament)

 

Bleached:

5407 10 21

Parachute fabric

5407 10 22

Tent fabrics

5407 10 23

Nylon furnishing fabrics

5407 10 24

Umbrella cloth panel fabrics

5407 10 25

Other nylon and polyamide fabrics of filament yarn

 

Dyed:

5407 10 31

Parachute Fabrics

5407 10 32

Tent fabrics

5407 10 33

Nylon furnishing fabrics

5407 10 34

Umbrella cloth panel fabrics

5407 10 35

Other nylon and polyamide fabrics (filament)

 

Printed:

5407 10 41

Parachute fabric

5407 10 42

Tent fabrics

5407 10 43

Nylon furnishing fabrics

5407 10 44

Umbrella cloth panel fabrics

5407 10 45

Other nylon and polyamide fabrics (filament)

 

Other:

5407 10 91

Parachute fabrics

5407 10 92

Tent fabrics

5407 10 93

Nylon furnishing fabrics

5407 10 94

Umbrella cloth panel fabrics

 

Woven fabrics obtained from strip or the like:

5407 20 10

Unbleached

5407 20 20

Bleached

5407 20 30

Dyed

5407 20 40

Printed

5407 20 90

Other

 

Fabrics specified in Note 9 to Section XI:( of man-made fabrics, impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics)

5407 30 10

Unbleached

5407 30 20

Bleached

5407 30 30

Dyed

5407 30 40

Printed