One More Year for Ports to get Radiation Monitors and Scanners to Check Metal Scrap

[DGFT Public Notice No. 63 dated 27th March 2017]

Effect of this Public Notice: Para 2.54(d)(iv) of the Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020 has been amended to reflect the list of designated ports for imports of un-shredded metallic scrap and the period for installation and operationalisation of Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanner in these ports is extended uptil 31.3.2018.

Subject: Amendment in para 2.54 of the Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020.

In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy, (2015-2020), the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby amends (i) para 2.54 (d) (iv) of the Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020 detailing the names of the designated ports for import of un- shredded metallic scrap; and (ii) extends their validity for such imports, in supersession of the provision in para 2.54(d) (v), notified vide Public Notice No 38(2015-20) dated 06110/2016 as under:

Existing Paragrapah

Revised Paragraph

Import of scrap would take place only through following designated ports and no exceptions would be allowed even in case of EOUs, SEZs:-

1. Chennai, 2. Cochin, 3. Ennore, 4. JNPT, 5. Kandla, 6. Mormugao, 7. Mumbai, 8. New Mangalore, 9. Paradip, 10. Tuticorin, l l. Vishakhapatnam, 12. ICD Loni, Ghaziabad, 13. Pipava, 14. Mundra, 15. Kolkata, 16. ICD Ludhiana, 17. ICD Dadri (Greater Noida), 18. ICD Nagpur, 19. ICD Jodhpur, 20. ICD Jaipur, 21. ICD Udaipur, 22. CFS Mulund, 23. ICD Kanpur, 24. ICD Ahmedabad, 25. ICD Pitampur and 26. ICD Malanpur.

Import of scrap would take place only through following designated ports and no exceptions would be allowed even in case of EOUs, SEZs:-

1. Chennai, 2. Cochin, 3. Ennore, 4. JNPT, 5. Kandla, 6. Mormugao, 7. Mumbai, 8. New Mangalore, 9. Paradip, 10. Tuticorin, 11.Vishakhapatnam, 12. Pipava, 13. Mundra and 14. Kolkata.

(ii).  The existing designated sea ports namely Chennai, Cochin, Ennore, JNPT, Kandla, Mormugao, Mumbai, New Mangalore, Paradip, Tuticorin, Vishakhapatnam, Pipava, Mundra and Kolkata will be further allowed to import un-shredded scrap till 31SI March, 2018 by which time they are required to install and operationalise Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanner. Such sea ports which fail to meet the deadline will be derecognized for the purpose of import of un-shredded metallic scrap w.e.f. 01.04.2018.