India Issues Notifications to Levy Special Duties on US – New Duty Structure will come into Effect from Sunday, 16 June 2019

·         15 Categories Identified for Duty including Five New Categories

·         Artemia for Fish Industry Deleted from Hit List

·         Original List Expanded to Include following Items

Ψ  Almonds in Shell –Rs. 41/kg

Ψ  Apples – 70%

Ψ  Phosphoric Acid – 10%

·         Desi Chana (Bengal Gram) from All Sources including US New Duty – 60%

(Amended Jumbo Notification 50/2017-Customs dated 30.06.2017 with US Duties as on 16 June can be downloaded from our website www.worldtradescanner.com. Service Charge Applicable].

[Customs Notification No. 16 dated 15th June 2019]

WHEREAS the Central Government on being satisfied that the import duty leviable on goods, falling under Chapters 7, 28 and 38 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), should be increased and that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 8A of the said Customs Tariff Act, the Central Government, hereby directs that the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act, shall be amended in the following manner, namely:-

In the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act,-

(1) in Chapter 7, for the entry in column (4) occurring against tariff item 0713 40 00, the entry “50%” shall be substituted;

(2) in Chapter 28, for the entry in column (4) occurring against tariff item 2810 00 20, the entry “27.5%” shall be substituted;

(3) in Chapter 38, for the entry in column (4) occurring against tariff item 3822 00 90, the entry “30%” shall be substituted.

[F.No.341/15/2018-TRU]

[Customs Notification No. 17 dated 15th June 2019]

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and sub-section (12) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 50/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 785(E), dated the 30th June, 2017, namely:-

In the said notification,-

(a) in the Table,-

(i) serial number 14A and the entries relating thereto shall be omitted;

(ii) after serial number 24A and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

“24AA

0802 11 00

All goods originating in or exported from the United States of America

Rs. 41 per kg/-

-

-”;

(iii) after serial number 32A and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

“32B

0808 10 00

All goods originating in or exported from the United States of America

70%

-

-”;

(iv) serial number 177A shall be renumbered as serial number 177B and before the serial number 177B as so renumbered, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

“177A

2809 20 10

All goods originating in or exported from the United States of America

10%

-

-”;

(b) for the second proviso, the following proviso shall be substituted namely:-

“Provided further that nothing contained in entries against serial numbers 21C, 21D, 24A, 24B, 26A, 32A, 177, 177B, 249A, 250A, 371A, 371B, 376A, and 377A of the said Table shall apply to goods originating in the United States of America.”;

(c) the third proviso shall be omitted.

2. This notification shall come into force from the 16th day of June, 2019.

[F. No. 341/15/2018-TRU]