Customs Notifications (Tariff)

Anti-dumping Duty on Ceramic Tableware and Kitchenware (except Knives and Toilet Items) from China – Final Findings

·    No Change in the $1.04 per kg Anti-dumping Duty, Provisional Duty Maintained

04-ADD/21.02.2018

Anti-dumping Duty on Toluene Di-isocyanate (TDI) from China, Japan and Korea

·    No Duty in the period of 5 Dec 2017 to 22 Jan 2018

05-ADD/23.02.2018

MPDSA Anti-dumping Investigation – Questionnaire Response Time Extended to 19 March, 2018

F.No. 6/35/2017-DGAD dated 22.02.2018

Mechanical Parts of Mobiles (Screw, SIM Sockets and Other Mechanicals) Shifted to 15% from 10% Duty Slab to Promote Domestic Manufacture (PMP – Phased Manufacturing Programme)

27/23.02.2018

Motor Cycles in CKD Kits with Engine Transmission and Gear Box in Assembled Form lowered from 30 percent to 25 percent

·   Engine, Transmission and Gear Box is Mounted on Body, Duty Lowered from 60 percent or 75 percent to 50 percent

Notification No. 26/2018-Customs dated 12 February 2018

Chana (Chickpeas) in Tariff Item 0713 20 00 Customs Duty Hiked to 40% from 30%

Notification No. 25/2018 – Customs Dated 06 February 2018

BCD on All Types of Sugar Raised to Schedule Rate 100% from Notification Rate 50%

Notification No. 24/2018 – Customs Dated 06 February 2018

Seeks to further amend notification No. 27/2011- Customs dated the 1st March, 2011 so as to prescribe ‘Nil rate of export duty on Electrodes of a kind used for furnaces

23/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to further amend notification No. 57/2017- Customs dated the 30th June, 2017 so as to prescribe effective rates of BCD on specified parts of cellular mobile phones and other electronic goods

22/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to exempt Additional Duty of Customs (CVD), in lieu of Additional Duty of Excise (Road and Infrastructure Cess) levied under clause 110 of the Finance Bill, 2018

21/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to exempt Additional Duty of Customs (Road Cess) levied under section 116 of the Finance Act, 1999

20/2018-Customs dated 2nd February 2018

Seeks to exempt Additional Duty of Customs (Road Cess) levied under section 103 of the Finance ( No.2) Act, 1998

19/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to rescind notification No. 59/99-Customs dated 11.05.1999

18/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to rescind notification No. 57/98-Customs dated 01.08.1998

17/2018-Customs dated 2nd February 2018

Seeks to rescind notification No. 7/2015-Customs dated 01.03.2015

16/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to rescind notification No. 6/2015-Customs dated 01.03.2015

15/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to amend notification No. 82/2017-Customs dated the 27th October 2017 to increase the effective rate of BCD on silk fabrics from 10% to 20%

14/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to exempt Integrated tax and Goods and Services Tax compensation cess on imported goods from the whole of levy of Social Welfare Surcharge

13/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to exempt specified goods from the of levy of Social Welfare Surcharge in excess of 3%

12/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to exempt specified goods from the whole of levy of Social Welfare Surcharge

11/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to rescind notification No. 28/2007-Customs dated 01.03.2007 exempting specified goods from the levy of Secondary and Higher Education Cess.

10/2018-Customs dated 2nd  February 2018

Seeks to rescind notification No. 69/2004-Customs dated 09.07.2004 exempting specified goods from the levy of Education Cess.

9/2018-Customs dated 2nd February 2018

Seeks to exempt levy of the whole of the Secondary and Higher Education Cess on all goods in the First schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975

8/2018-Customs dated 2nd February 2018

Seeks to exempt levy of the whole of the Education Cess on all goods in the First schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975

7/2018-Customs dated 2nd February 2018

Seeks to further amend notification No. 50/2017- Customs dated the 30th June so as to prescribe effective rate of basic customs duty (BCD) consequent to the changes proposed in the Union Budget 2018-19

6/2018-Customs dated 2nd February 2018

BCD and IGST Rate Raised to 5% from Nil on Scientific and Technical Instruments, Raw materials and Components Required for Launch Vehicles and Satellite and Payloads

05/2018-Customs dated 25 January 2018

Toluene Di-Isocyanate (TDI) from China, Japan and Korea – Final Findings

·    Minor Changes in the Final Finding rates – (Korea – $0.44/kg) and (Japan – $0.15/kg)

03-ADD/23.01.2018

ATA Carnet Duty Free Temporary Import thru FICCI, Goods Covered:

·    Media and Broadcast Equipment

·    Sports Goods

·    Testing, Measuring and Calibration Instruments

Ntfn 04/18.01.2018

Metronidazole from China – Anti-dumping Duty Paid on or after 29 Aug 2017 to be Refunded to the Importers (without Unjust Enrichment)

·    DGAD Initiates Sunset Review Investigation on 29 Aug 2017 after High Court Order Intervention

02-ADD/17.01.2018

Dhamra and Dighi Sea Ports Added as Shipment Points in Export Promotion Notifications

Ntfn 03/12.01.2018

Float Glass Import from Tariq Glass Industries Pakistan to be Charged New Shipper Review Duty of $23.54 per tonne w.e.f 16 June 2017

·    Madras High Court Vacates Stay Order on 6 Nov 2017

01-ADD/12.01.2018

Pet Coke BCD Raised to 10% from 5%

Notification No. 02/2018-Customs dated 5 January 2018

Specific Duty Floor of Rs. 100 per kg Imposed on Pile Fabrics in 6001 92 00

·   Previous Description was 20%

Notification No. 01/2018-Customs dated 5 January 2018

Indo-Malaysia PTA Concessional Duty Revised

·    Coffee not Roasted – 55% from 60%

·    Black Tea, other (fermented) – 55% from 60%

·    Pepper – 52% from 54%

·    Crude Palm oil 44% from 48%

·    Refined Palm Oil – 54% from 58%

·    Animal Fats and oils – Revised Up to 52% from 0% - (Item Prohibited under Import Policy)

·    Palm Kernel Oil – 52% from 58%

·    Edible Grade Margarine – 48% from 52%

Ntfn 97/29.12.2017

Indo-ASEAN FTA Duty – Two to Five percent Cut w.e.f 1 January 2018

Ntfn 96/29.12.2017

Indo-Korea CEPA General Duty – Quarter to Five percent Cut w.e.f. 1 Jan 2018

Ntfn 95/22.12.2017

Indo-Japan CEPA – Duty on Engine of 250cc plus and Gear Boxes and Parts Slashed to 6.88% from 7.5% w.e.f 1 Jan 2018

Ntfn 94/22.12.2017

Chana (Chickpeas) and Masoor (Lentils) Customs Duty Hiked to 30% from Nil

·    Tur Dal Continues at 10%; Yellow Peas 50%

·    Other Pulses Nil Duty

Ntfn 93/21.12.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Phthalic Anhydride from Korea, Taiwan and Israel Extended by One Year to 23 December 2018

56-ADD/21.12.2017

File Review Petitions in Anti-dumping Cases, 9 Months before Sunset Date

DGAD Trade Notice No. 02 dated 12 December 2017

Transaction wise Import Data will be Supplied by DGCIS in Anti-dumping and Safeguard Cases

DGAD Trade Notice No. 01/2017 dated 8 December 2017

BCD on Mobile Handsets Raised to 15% from 10%

·     Microwaves - 20% from 10%

·     Petroleum Coke – 10% from 2.5%

·     LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), LED (Light Emitting Diode) or OLED (Organic LED) panels for manufacture of Television – 7.5% from Nil

·     Smart Meters – 15% from 10%

·     LED Lamps – 20% from 10%

Ntfn 91/14.12.2017

Ntfn 92/14.12.2017

Gold and Silver Jewellery and Articles Export against Supply by Foreign Buyer – EO Time Cut to 90 days from 120 days

Notification No.90/2017 – Customs dated 27 November 2017

Caustic Soda from USA, Saudi Arabia and Iran - Anti-dumping Duty Extended till 25 Nov 2018 in Review

55-ADD/24.11.2017

Mega Power Projects – Amends Condition No.95 of 50/2017-Customs

Ntfn 89/24.11.2017

Colour Coated Al Foil of PE or PVDF excluded from Anti-dumping Duty

Circular No. 45/2017-Customs(ADD) dated 22 November 2017

Rubber Chemicals PX13 (from EU) and MOR (from China) – Anti-dumping Duty Slashed in Review

Notification No. 54/2017-Customs (ADD) dated 17 November 2017

Schedule Rate of Basic Customs Duty on Soya beans Raised by 15% (45% from 30%)

Notification No. 88/2017-Customs dated 17 November 2017

Crude and Refined Oil Duty Raised by 12.5% to 15%

·    Crude Palm Oil Duty Raised to 30% from 15%

·    Refined Palm Oil to 40% from 25%

·    Soyabean Oil to 30% from 17.5%; Soyabean Edible grade to 35% from 20%

·    Sunflower seed oil (Crude) to 25% from 12.5% and (Edible grade) to 35% from 20%

·    Mustard, Rapeseed and Colza oil (Cude) to 25% from 12.5% and (Edible grade) to 35% from 20%

Notification No. 87/2017-Customs dated 17 November 2017

IGST Exemption on Sports Goods Imported by Eminent Sports Person

Ntfn 86/14.11.2017

Zero Duty for Lifesaving Drugs for Personal Use, Supplied Free of Cost by Overseas Supplier

Ntfn 85/14.11.2017

Basic Customs Duty on Peas (Matar Dal) Raised to 50% from Nil and for Wheat 20% from 10%

Ntfn 84/08.11.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Sodium Chlorate from China, Canada and EU on Complaint of Gujarat Alkalies and Teamec Chlorates

53-ADD/02.11.2017

Zero Basic Duty for 25 More Medicines for Supply under Patient Assistance Programmes

Ntfn 83/31.10.2017

Basic Duty Exemption on Textiles (Chapter 50 to 63)

Customs Notification No. 82 dated 27 October 2017

Customs Duty Increased by 10% on Textile Fabrics

Customs Notification No. 81 dated 27 October 2017

Schedule Rate of Basic Customs Duty on Textiles Increased by 15% (Chapter 50 to 63)

Customs Notification No. 80 dated 27 October 2017

Grades AISI 420 high carbon under Indian Patent No. 223848 and Grades YU 1 and YU 4, produced and supplied by Yieh United Steel Corp (Yusco) of Taiwan Excluded from Anti-dumping Duty on Stainless Steel Flats >1250 mm from China, Korea, EU, South Africa and Others

·    No Change in the Anti-Dumping Duty, Measure Valid till 20 Dec 2020

52-ADD/24.10.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Soda Ash from Russia and Turkey to Continue Till HC Gujarat Final Decision

51-ADD/18.10.2017

Soda Ash from China, EU, USA and Others – Anti-dumping Duty to Continue Till the Final Decision of the HC Gujarat

50-ADD/18.10.2017

Marginal Cut for Anti-dumping Duty on Colour Coated Steel from China and EU – Final Findings

·    No ADD in Dead Period of 10 July – 16 Oct 2017

49-ADD/17.10.2017

Seek to amend various Customs exemption notifications to exempt Integrated Tax/Cess on import of goods under AA/EPCG. Schemes

Integrated Tax and Compensation Cess Exempted upto 31 March 2018 on Import of Goods under Advance Authorisation and EPCG

79/2017-Cus, dated  13-10-2017

Seeks to exempt goods imported by EOUs from Integrated Tax and Compensation Cess

78/2017-Cus, dated  13-10-2017

Customs seeks to amend notification No. 50/2017-Customs to prescribe BCD and IGST rates on certain goods

36 Banks and 5 PSUs Allowed to Import Gold at Zero IGST

Gifts upto Rs. 5000 Free of Duty by Post or Air

77/2017-Cus, dated  13-10-2017

TMT Bars and Rods from China – Anti-dumping Duty Hiked in Final Findings

·  Minmetals Specially Targetted

48-ADD/09.10.2017

Melamine from EU, Iran, Indonesia and Japan – Anti-dumping Duty Extended till 7 Oct 2018 in Review

47-ADD/06.10.2017

Para Nitroaniline from China to Continue for Five More Years

·    Suzhou Luosen (Producer), Wujiang City Yilin (Exporter) and HejianYing zhou in Special Category after Review

46-ADD/04.10.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Radial Tyres for Buses and Trucks from China Notified for Five Years

45-ADD/18.09.2017

Both Basic and IGST on Sports Goods Imported for FIFA (under 17 World Cup India 2017) Exempted subject to Re-Export in Three Months

Ntfn 75/13.09.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Ammonium Nitrate Fertilisers from Russia, Indonesia, Georgia and Iran for Five Years Notified

44-ADD/12.09.2017

Raw Sugar TRQ of Three Lakh MTs at 25% Duty Notified

74/07.09.2017

18.95% of Anti-Subsidy (CVD) Duty on Stainless Steel Flat Products from China Imposed

Customs Notification 01/2017(CVD) dated 07-09-2017

Imposition of Countervailing Duty on Imports of Stainless Steel Flat Products

PIB (MoS) Press Release dated 08.09.2017

Metronidazole from China – Anti-dumping Duty Extended upto 28 August 2018 in Review

41-ADD/29.08.2017

11 Metro/Mono Rail Projects under Project Imports Notified

Ntfn 24/23.06.2017

Marginal Cut for Anti-dumping Duty on Sewing Machine Needles from China in Review

31-ADD/22.06.2017

Tariq Glass of Pakistan Gets $23.54 per MT of Anti-dumping Duty on Clear Float Glass in New Shipper Review, Normal ADD $123.61 per MT

·    (Implementation in Abeyance till Madras High Court Final Order on New Shippers Review of 10 April 2017)

30-ADD/16.06.2017

Soluble Salt Double Charge, GVT and PGVT Tiles from China – Final Findings

·    Anti-dumping Duty shall not be Charged for the period from 18 Sept 2016 to 13 June2017 due to Lapse of Provisional Duty

29-ADD/14.06.2017

Final Anti-dumping Duty on Hydrogen Peroxide from Bangladesh, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Pak and Thai Notified

28-ADD/14.06.2017

HR and CR Coils for Manufacture of CRGO Steel Duty Reduced to 5% from 10%

Ntfn 23/12.06.2017

Provisional Anti-dumping Duty of $1.04 per kg Slapped on Ceramic Tableware and Kitchenware from China

·   Knives and Toilet Items Excluded

27-ADD/12.06.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Plain Gypsum Plaster Boards from China, Indonesia, Thai and UAE Extended for One Year upto 6 June 2018- Pending Review

26-ADD/07.06.2017

Provisional Anti-dumping Duty on Toluene Di-Isocyanate (TDI) from China, Japan and Korea Notified

25-ADD/05.06.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Digital Offset Printing Plates from China Extended upto 3 June 2018

24-ADD/02.06.2017

Rough, Uncut and Semi Polished Diamonds Exports Get Target Plus Benefit in 1 April 2005 to 19 Feb 2006 period Following Supreme Court Order

·   Semi-Precious Stones, Ores and Concentrates, Cereals, Sugar, Crude and Petroleum Products Exports Removed from Target Plus Benefit from 20 Feb 2006

Ntfn 22/31.05.2017

Cut and Polished Diamonds for Certification/Grading

Ntfn 21/22.05.2017

Mega Power Projects – Validity Period of BG Extended to 10 Years from 5.5 Years

Ntfn 20/16.05.2017

Indo-Chile PTA – Concessions on Import from Chile

·    List Enhanced to 1034 from 243

Ntfn 19/16.05.2017

Anti-dumping Duty Imposed on Aluminium Foil from China

23-ADD/16.05.2017

Anti-dumping Duty Hiked by $134.79/MT on Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) from Russia

22-ADD/16.05.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Amoxycillin from China Notified

21-ADD/16.05.2017

Dept of Revenue Imposes Anti-dumping Duty of $22.89 per Unit on China Origin Aluminium Radiators, Aluminium Radiator Sub-Assemblies and Core Including CKD or SKD

·    Aluminium Radiators for use in New Automobiles Excluded

20-ADD/12.05.2017

$55.59/MT of Anti-dumping Duty on Clear Float Glass 4mm to 12mm from Iran Notified

19-ADD/12.05.2017

Marginal Cut for Anti-dumping Duty on CR Flat Steel Products from China, Japan, Korea and Ukraine in Final Findings

18-ADD/12.05.2017

Marginal Hike for Anti-dumping Duty on HR Flat Coils, Sheets and Plates – Final Findings

·    China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Brazil and Indonesia in Hit List

·    Duty Ranges: $478/MT; $489/MT; $561/MT

17-ADD/11.05.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on POY from China Extended till 1 May 2018 – Pending Review

16-ADD/09.05.2017

Palm Stearin Exemptions of HS 3823 Shifted to HS 1511 Following Reclassification

Ntfn 18/09.05.2017

Anti-dumping Duty Imposed on Elastomeric Filament Yarn from China, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam for Five Years

15-ADD/03.05.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Viscose Filament Yarn from China Extended by One Year, upto 3 May 2018 – Pending Review

14-ADD/03.05.2017

Reimports by Returning Defence Units

·    Central Paramilitary Forces also gets Zero Duty Benefit

Ntfn 17/21.04.2017

Zero Basic Duty for 27 Medicines for Supply under Patient Assistance Programmes

Ntfn 16/20.04.2017

CVD Exemption Extended Jute Products from Nepal

Ntfn 15/20.04.2017

Duty Free Import of Consumables for Jewellery Allowed for Domestic Industry

Ntfn 14/18.04.2017

$135.40 per MT Dumping Duty Imposed on Flexible Slabstock Polyol from Thailand

13-ADD/11.04.2017

Anti-dumping Duty of $23.78/MT to $300.22/MT on Linear Alkyl Benzene from China, Iran and Qatar Notified

12-ADD/11.04.2017

Two Month Manufacture Period Now for Raw Sugar TRQ

Ntfn 13/13.04.2017

Raw Sugar TRQ of Five Lakh MTs at Nil Duty Notified, Measure Expires on 13 June 2017

·    DGFT Notifies Release of TRQ of Raw Sugar to Actual Users

·    Last Date for Application 24 April 2017

·   Only Nine Ports Permitted

Ntfn 12/05.04.2017
04-Ntfn/05.04.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Jute Products from Bangladesh – Table Substituted as per Corrigendum Issued by DGAD

·    No Changes in Duty

11-ADD/03.04.2017

Indo-Japan CEPA Concessional Duty on 806 Items Slashed to 0.5 - 9%

Ntfn 11/31.03.2017

Tur Dal Duty Hiked to 10% to Shore up Falling Prices

·   Wheat Duty Raised to 10%

Ntfn 10/28.03.2017

Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Lose in New Shipper Review in Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) Case – Duty in 2016 Notification to Apply with Retrospective Effect

10-ADD/24.03.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Diclofenac Sodium (Indolinone) Scope Widened to Control Circumvention

09-ADD/24.03.2017

Duty Cut to 10% from 30% on Sunflower Seeds for Extraction and Refining of Oil for a Period of Six Months

·    Exemption Effective from 1 April to 30 Sept 2017

Ntfn 09/23.03.2017

Hazira (Surat) Seaport Added as Shipment Points in Export Promotion Notifications

Ntfn 08/23.03.2017

Guangxi Quinzhou Capital Lose in New Shipper Review in Phosphoric Acid Case – Duty in 2013 Notification to Apply with Retrospective Effect

08-ADD/15.03.2017

Authorised Labs Allowed to Export Diamonds for Testing – Customs Notification Amended

Ntfn 07/01.03.2017

CR and HR Seamless Steel Tubes from China – Final Findings

·    Duty Confirms Provisional Duty Ranging from $961 to $1610 per MT Depending upon Specs

07-ADD/17.02.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on CR Flat Products from China, Japan Plus Two Extended for Another Two Months, that is, till 16 April 2017

06-ADD/07.02.2017

Provisional Anti-dumping Duty on HR Flat Coils and Sheets Extended by Another Two Months, that is, till 8 April 2017

05-ADD/07.02.2017

Budget 2017-2018 Circular from TRU, Department of Revenue

TRU Letter/01.02.2017

Finance Bill 2017-2018

Finance Bill 2017

Seeks to further amend Notification No. 12/2012-Customs, dated the 17.3.2012 so as to carry out Budgetary changes. Details are contained in Joint Secretary (TRU – I) DO letter dated 31.1.2017.

06/2017-Cus, dt. 02-02-2017

Seeks to reduce Basic Customs Duty from 10/7.5 % to 5% on all items of machinery required for (a) initial setting up of fuel cell based system for generation of power or for demonstration purposes and (b) for balance of systems operating on biogas or bio-methane or by-product hydrogen.

05/2017-Cus, dt. 02-02-2017

Seeks to further amend Notification No. 21/2012-Customs, dated the 17.03.2012 so as to specify the rate of additional duty of customs leviable under sub-section 3(5) of Customs Tariff Act, 1975 for items specified therein.

04/2017-Cus, dt. 02-02-2017

Seeks to further amend Notification No. 27/2011-Customs dated 1.3.2011.

03/2017-Cus, dt. 02-02-2017

60% Duty on Areca Nuts which Includes Betel Nuts Import from LDC Countries

·    Confusion on Classification of Betel Nuts under 0802 90 Removed

Ntfn 02/27.01.2017

Telecomm Equipment Procedures for Software Export under EHTP/STP by Service Provider Streamlined

·    Sale to DTA at Depreciated Value Allowed

Ntfn 01/20.01.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Nylon Filament Yarn from China, Taiwan and Others Extended Till 12 Jan 2018 – Pending Review

04-ADD/19.01.2017

Saccharin from China – Dumping Duty Extended Till 12 Jan 2018 in Review

03-ADD/19.01.2017

Provisional Anti-dumping Duty of $849/MTs Imposed on Colour Coated Steel from China and EU

02-ADD/11.01.2017

Anti-dumping Duty on Jute Products from Bangladesh Notified

01-ADD/05.01.2017

Seeks to Amend notification No. 69/2004-Customs dated 09.07.2004

68/2016-Cus,dt. 31-12-2016

Seeks to Amend Various Customs Notifications

67/2016-Cus,dt. 31-12-2016

Seeks to amend notification No. 152/2009-Customs dated 31.12.2009 so as to provide deeper tariff concessions in respect of specified goods imported from Korea RP under the India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) w.e.f. 01.01.2017 and to carry out editorial changes as a result of HS 2017 changes

66/2016-Cus,dt. 31-12-2016

Seeks to amend notification No. 53/2011-Customs dated 01st July, 2011 so as to provide deeper tariff concessions in respect of specified goods imported from Malaysia under the India-Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (IMCECA) w.e.f. 01.01.2016 and to carry out editorial changes as a result of HS 2017 changes

65/2016-Cus,dt. 31-12-2016

Seeks to further amend Notification No. 69/2011-Customs, dated 29th July, 2011 so as to provide a deepen the concessional rate of basic customs duty in respect of tariff item 8408 20 20 [engines of a kind used for the propulsion of specified motor vehicles – of cylinder capacity exceeding 250 cc] and 8708 40 00 [gear box and parts thereof, of specified motor vehicles], w.e.f. 1st of January, 2017, when imported under the India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IJCEPA) and to carry out editorial changes as a result of HS 2017 changes

64/2016-Cus,dt. 31-12-2016

Seeks to amend notification No. 46/2011-Customs dated 01.06.2011 so as to provide deeper tariff concessions in respect of specified goods when imported from ASEAN under the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement w.e.f. 01.01.2017 and to carry out editorial changes as a result of HS 2017 changes

63/2016-Cus,dt. 31-12-2016

Seeks to withdraw BCD exemption, available to specified fabrics, of value equivalent to 1% of the FOB value of exports in the preceding financial year, for manufacture of textile garments for exports, subject to the specified conditions [S. No. 284A of Notification No. 12/2012-Customs dated 01.03.2012 refers].

62/2016-Cus,dt. 31-12-2016

Seeks to Amend First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975

150/2016-Cus (NT), dt. 31-12-2016

Seeks to Amend Various Anti-dumping Customs Notifications

57/2016-Cus (ADD), dt. 31-12-2016

Zero Duty Exemption on Technitium-99m Withdrawn

Ntfn 61/27.12.2016

Anti-dumping Duty of $28.86, Tata Chem ($20.35) per tonne on Soda Ash Lifted in Review

·    Gujarat High Court Stays Implementation on 13 Dec

·    Notification 34/2012 of 3 July 2012 and 08/2013 of 18 April 2013 Rescinded Subject to Guj HC Final Judgement

·    Tata Chem is both Exporter and Domestic Industry in Soda Ash

·    Kenya Soda Ash is Pure in Virgin Conditions, Needs Little Purification, Manufacture in India is Highly Power Intensive

·    Glass Manufacturers Get Relief from Anti-dumping Authority in Mid Term Review

·    Imports from Kenya and China to Shoot up, Tata Chemicals to Gain as Exports from Kenya

55 & 56-ADD/21.12.2016

Three Months Extension to Anti-dumping Investigation of China Origin Aluminium Radiator, Aluminium Radiator Sub-Assemblies and Core including CKD or SKD

·    Complainant Banco Products Baroda

TRU Office Memorandum dated 22nd December 2016

Wheat Duty Cut to Nil from 25%

·    10% Duty Entry Notified on 23 Sept 2016 Omitted

Ntfn 60/08.12.2016

Gold Coin Import Subject to CVD

·   Coin Manufacture without CENVAT Credit Exempted from Excise

Ntfn 59/01.12.2016

36-CE/01.12.2016

Anti-dumping Duty of $0.14 to 0.46 per kg Imposed on Axle for Trailers from China

·    Final Findings Released without Provisional Finding

54-ADD/29.11.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Met Coke from Australia ($16.29/MT) and China ($25.20/MT) Imposed

·    Final Findings Issued on 20.10.2016 – See DINDEX Code 7305 for Details

53-ADD/25.11.2016

Safeguard Duty of 10%, 8%, 6% over Three Years on Wide HR Carbon and Alloy Steel Sheets and Plates

·    High Price >$504/MT Not Covered

·    MIP to Expire on 4 Dec, Safeguard Measure Substitutes

03-SG/23.11.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on DASDA from China Raised to $477/MT in Mid Term Review

52-ADD/09.11.2016

Wire Rods from China Slapped in $538/MT Anti-dumping Duty

·   Minmetals Gets Lower Duty of $499/MT

·   Both Alloy Steel and Carbon Steel Get the Same Duty of $499/MT

51-ADD/02.11.2016

Solar Panel without Motor Classified under HS 8541 (Active Components) with Motor at 8501 (Motors)

Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House Public Notice No. 135 dated 29th September 2016

Sample Testing Shifted to JNPT Lab Instead of New Customs House

Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House Standing Order No. 61 dated 17th October 2016

Anti-dumping on Narrow Woven Fabrics from China Slashed in Review

·    Taiwan Out of Narrow Woven Fabrics Anti-dumping Duty Net after Review

50-ADD/06.10.2016

ATA Carnet System Reformed

·    Sponsorship of the Govt or ITPO for Exhibitions and Meetings not required, Only Carnet Guaranteed by FICCI Sufficient

·    FICCI Liability Restricted to 10% Customs Duty, Importer Liable for Balance in the Events of Failure to Re-export within Six Months of Import

Ntfn 58/05.10.2016

Bhutan Trade – Re-importation into India should Take Place within Seven Years of Exports

Ntfn 57/03.10.2016

Gold and Silver Jewellery and Articles Export against Supply by Nominated Agencies – Production Time Cut to 90 days from 120 days

Ntfn 56/03.10.2016

Technitium-99m Moved to Radioactive Chemical Elements (2844) from Life Saving Drugs List

Ntfn 55/03.10.2016

Kalinganagar and Tumb ICD Added as Shipment Points in Export Promotion Notifications

Ntfn 54/03.10.2016

Protection Duty of 40% on Butter, Ghee and Butter Oil Extended by Six Months to 31 March 2017

Ntfn 53/29.09.2016

CBEC Clarifications on Double Benefit of Zero Duty EPCG and SHIS

·    Corrects Three Customs Notifications

45-CBEC and Ntfn 52 dated 23rd September 2016

Vegetable Oils Import Duty Cut by 5%

Ø 12.5% to 7.5%

Ø 20% to 15%

·    Potatoes Duty Slashed to 10% from 30% for 68 Days

·    Wheat Duty Cut by 15% to 10% Till 29 Feb 2016

Ntfn 51/23.09.2016

Raw Materials Concession for Aircraft Servicing Withdrawn, Only Manufacturing as End Use

Ntfn 50/22.09.2016

Marble and Granite Raised to 20% from 10% in both Rough and Polished Forms

·    Non Tariff Licensing Barrier of Entry only to Manufacturer Quota Continues

·    Import Restriction to Protect Environment?

Ntfn 49/16.09.2016

Customs Tariff Schedule Rate Amended for Marble

·    Govt Take Powers to Raise to 40%, Effective Rate Continue at 10%

Ntfn 48/08.09.2016

Para Nitroaniline from China Anti-dumping Duty Extended Till 8 Sept 2017 in Review

49-ADD/07.09.2016

Flat Copper Wire for use in the Manufacture of Solar Photovoltaic Cells or Modules

·    MeitY (Earlier DeitY) Recommendation Condition Dropped

·    Condition 5 for Manufacture as End Use Inserted

Ntfn 47/02.09.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Glass Fibre Insulating Material from China Raised in Review

·    Multinational Owens Corning with Presence in 27 Countries is Threatened by Imports

48-ADD/01.09.2016

Guinea-Bissau Included in LDC List

Ntfn 46/23.08.2016

1-Phenyl-3-Methyl-5-Pyrazolone from China Anti-dumping Duty Extended Till 23 August 2017 in Review

47-Cus(ADD)/19.08.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Caustic Soda from Taiwan Extended Till 22 August 2017 in Review

·    Thailand, Norway Removed from List

46-Cus(ADD)/19.08.2016

Govt Slaps Minimum Landed Value of $594 per MT on CR Flat Steel Products from China, Japan, Korea and Ukraine

45-Cus(ADD)/17.08.2016

DGFT Releases Special Advance Authorisation (SAA) Scheme for Additional Drawback on 22% of Garment Value for Interlining Portion in Bill of Materials

Ø HS Chapters 61 and 62 Covered

Ø Duty Free Advance Authorisation for Fabric Portion to Follow Existing Rules of Pre-import, Actual User Condition and Published Input Output Norms

Ø Drawback at Cut Rate of 3.3% to 4.7% Allowed on Interlining Portion Representing 22% of Garment Value when Clubbed with Duty Free AA Route for Fabrics

(WTS Fears that scheme may be non-starter since exporters prefer the simplicity Customs duty free jobbing notification for CMT (Cut-Make-Trim) operation where fabric is supplied by buyer on Job Work basis. Too many conditions for manufacturing with less than 1% rise in DBK on full Garment Value in the New SAA for Garments!)

Customs Notification on Special Advance Authorisation (SAA) for Duty Free Fabric Import

Ntfn 45/13.08.2016

Provisional Anti-dumping Duty of $474/MT on HR Flat Coils and $557/MT on HR Sheets and Plates Imposed

·    Countries: China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Brazil and Indonesia

44-Cus(ADD)/08.08.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Viscose Staple Fibre (Excluding Bamboo Fibre) from China and Indonesia Notified for Five More Years

43-Cus(ADD)/08.08.2016

PVC Flex Films from China Anti-dumping Duty to Continue for Five More Years – Final Findings

42-Cus(ADD)/08.08.2016

$0.538 per kg Dumping Duty Imposed on Haining Tianfu Warp Knitting China and Manna Korea in PVC Flex Film Case after New Shipper Review

41-Cus(ADD)/08.08.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Rubber Chemicals from China Extended Till 19 Oct 2017 in Review

40-Cus(ADD)/08.08.2016

Sodium Nitrite from China Antidumping Duty Extended Till 16 Aug 2017

39-Cus(ADD)/08.08.2016

Provisional Safeguard Duty of 20% on HR Coils only in below $445/$500 per MT (MIP) Cases

·    DoR Notifies List of Codes in Heading 7208 Subject to MIP

·    Final Safeguard Duty of 10% to Replace Provisional Safeguards Investigation Recommendation not yet Notified

02-Cus(SG)/05.08.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Opal Glassware from China and UAE Extended Till 8 Aug 2017 in Review

38-Cus(ADD)/04.08.2016

Sewing Machine Needles from China – Anti-dumping Duty Extended Till 21 June 2017 in Review

37-Cus(ADD)/04.08.2016

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) from China Anti-dumping Duty Extended Till 23 Aug 2017 in Review

36-Cus(ADD)/02.08.2016

EOUs under General Scheme Customs Bonding for Storage Goods Relaxed, Secure Premises Sufficient – Amended in Customs Notification

Ntfn 44/29.07.2016

Export Duty on Organic Sugar upto 10,000 MT Exempted for One Year from Oct’16 to Sept’17

Ntfn 43/26.07.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Rubber Chemical PX13 from EU, China Extended Till 27 July 2017 in Review

35-ADD/26.07.2016

Fibre Board (MDF) from Indonesia ($14.71 to 64.35 per cu m) and Vietnam ($14.84 to 63.99 per cu m) Slapped with Anti-dumping Duty for Five Years

34-ADD/14.07.2016

Phenol Anti-dumping – LG Chem Ltd, Korea Included as Exporter

33-ADD/14.07.2016

Embroidery Yarn Defined in Notification on Viscose Filament Yarn from China Anti-dumping Duty

32-ADD/14.07.2016

Cotton Textiles EPC Registration Required for Zero Duty Concessions to Goods Imported for the Manufacture of Cotton Garments

Ntfn 42/11.07.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Tetrafluoroethane – China Entries Omitted from Ntfn 61/2011-Cus dated 15.07.2011

31-ADD/11.07.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Tetrafluoroethane from China – Marginal Cut in Review

30-ADD/11.07.2016

Sugar Duty Exempted on Advance Authorization Based Export

Ntfn 41/06.07.2016

Expanded Polypropylene Beads and Ter-polymer Excluded from Polypropylene from Singapore Anti-dumping

29-ADD/05.07.2016

PTA from China, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan – Marginal Hike in Final Findings of Anti-dumping Authority

28-ADD/05.07.2016

PVC Paste Resin Anti-dumping duty to Continue for Five More Years in Review

·    China, EU Still in Net, Russia, LG Chemicals and HCC from Korea Out

27-ADD/23.06.2016

Duty Cut on 1630 Items in Indo-Malaysia PTA w.e.f 30 June 2016

·   1274 Lines at Zero

·   349 Lines at 5%

40/21.06.2016

Togo and Chad Included in LDC List

39/21.06.2016

Wheat Duty of 25% Extended without Limit

·    Expiry Date of 30 June Removed

38/17.06.2016

Export Duty of 20% Slapped on Sugar

37/16.06.2016

Anti-dumping Duty Review to Continue on Pentaerythritol from China Initiated, Duty Extended upto 13 June 2017

26-ADD/13.06.2016

10 July 2012 Notification Rescinds – Foshan Sanshui Ceramic Seek Exemption in Porcelain Tiles Anti-dumping Pending Review, Party Loses Case

25-ADD/07.06.2016

Foshan Sanshui and Heyuan China Lose in New Shipper Review in Porcelain Tiles Case – Final Duty in 2008 Notification to Apply with Retrospective Effect

24-ADD/07.06.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on PTFE from Russia Cut by 78% in Review

23-ADD/06.06.2016

Hosur (TN) and Nattakkam Village (Kottayam, Kerala) ICD Added as Shipment Points in Export Promotion Notifications

Ntfn 36/01.06.2016

Anti-dumping Duty Imposed on MAA (Methyl Acetoacetate) from USA and China – Final Findings

22-ADD/31.05.2016

Anti-dumping Duty Hiked on Dichloromethane from China and Russia in Final Findings

21-ADD/31.05.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Coumarin from China Extended for Five More years in Review

20-ADD/27.05.2016

30% Export Duty Reappears on Chromium Ores and Concentrates, Zero Duty in Budget 2016 Withdrawn within Three Months

Ntfn 35/26.05.2016

Hubei Hongyuan Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd Name Changed to Hubei Hongyuan Pharmaceutical Technology Co. Ltd in Metronidazole Anti-dumping Case

19-ADD/19.05.2016

Zero Duty under LDC Withdrawn for Maldives and Samoa

Ntfn 34/19.05.2016

Import of Goods for Aircraft Manufacture, SU-30 MKI Aircrafts, AN-32 Transport Aircrafts, Mi-8 and Mi-17, Dhanush, Advanced Jet Trainer and HJT-36 Engines – Entries Omitted from the List

Ntfn 33/17.05.2016

Provisional Anti-dumping Duty on CR and HR Seamless Steel Tubes from China

18-ADD/17.05.2016

DVD-R Anti-dumping Duty Rises to $43.70 from $25.98 per 1000 pcs from Thailand; Duty Slashed to $41.35 from $73.01 per 1000 pcs from Vietnam

17-ADD/13.05.2016

FM Replies to Debate in Parliament on Finance Bill

Custom and Excise Changes

Protection to Battery, Charger and Headset for Mobile Manufacture Cut to 12.5% from 29.441%

New Policy to Protect Populated PCB manufacture, Mobile exempted

·  TRU Clarification on Finance Act 2016 Changes on TV without Video Display, set Top Boxes

·  Customs Notification 30/05.05.2016 Amends Jumbo Customs Notification 12-Customs dated 17.03.2012

·  31-Customs/05.05.2016 amending 4% SAD Notification 21-Customs/17.03.2012

·  32-Customs/05.05.2016 Amends ITA Zero Duty notification 24-Customs 01.03.2005

·  20-CE/05.05.2016 Amends 2% Excise 01/2011-CE dated 01.03.2011

·  21-CE/05.05.2016 Amends 6% Excise 02/2011-CE dated 01.03.2011

·  22-CE/05.05.2016 Amends Jumbo Excise 12-CE/17.03.2012

·  20% MRP Based Assessment on Routers - No. 25/2016-Central Excise (N.T) dated 5 May 2016 amending 49/2008-Central Excise (N.T.), dated the 24th December, 2008

Ntfn 30 to 32/05.05.2016

20 to 22-CE/05.05.2016

25 to 26-CE(NT)/05.05.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Measuring Tapes from Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam

·  None of the 22 Respondents bother to present their Case, DGAD Decides ex-Parte

·  Another Victory for Sole Complainant Freemans Ludhiana

·  Anti-dumping on China Already in Place, Continuous Protection from 2009-2020

16-ADD/02.05.2016

DGCA Approved Quality Certificate Required for Duty Free Import of Parts for Aircraft Maintenance

·  Condition 5 for Manufacture as End Use Omitted

·  Consumption Account and Bond Condition with Commissioner Introduced

Ntfn 29/26.04.2016
19-CE/26.04.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Huawei and others on SDH Transmission Equipments from China and Israel to Continue for Another Five Years

·  Duty Slashed on Review

·  ECI Telecom Israel Exempted

15-ADD/26.04.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Barium Carbonate from China Slashed by $91.18/MT in Review Findings

14-ADD/21.04.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Normal Butanol or N-Butyl Alcohol from EU, Malaysia, Singapore, USA and South Africa

·    Wide Variation of $149 to Nil in Impost Depending upon Country and Company

13-ADD/13.04.2016

Corrigendum to ADD Ntfn 26/2015 – Ntfn 70/2010 dated 25.06.2010 Corrected as 15/2013(ADD) dated 03.07.2013

Corrigendum/28.03.2016

Indo-Japan CEPA General Duty on 806 Items

·  1 to 5 percent Duty Cut

Ntfn 28/31.03.2016

Transfer of Residence – Duties, Ntfn 137/90 Superseded by 27/2016

Ntfn 27/31.03.2016

Baggage Duties above Duty Free Allowance of Rs. 45k, Ntfn 136/90 Superseded by 26/2016

Ntfn 26/31.03.2016

HRD Diamond Institute, Mumbai Notified for Certificate/Grading of Diamonds for Import and Re-export with Duty Exemption

Ntfn 25/30.03.2016

Butter, Ghee and Butter Oil Duty of 40% Extended upto 30 Sept 2016

·  Wheat Duty of 25% Extended upto 1 July 2016

Ntfn 24/28.03.2016

Safeguard Duty of 20% on Wide HR Coils Confirmed

·  Three Year Duration with Sliding Scale going Down from 20% (Year 1) to 10% (Year 3)

·  Global Coverage, All Sources, Specially China and Ukraine in Net

·  Turkey (from 5 Feb 2016) and other Developing Countries Excluded

·  Advance Licence and SEZ Imports Exempted for Export Production

·  Goods Imported above MIP (See WIndex 46, DIndex 6546 and BIG’s Customs Tariff Ch. 72) Exempted

01-SG/29.03.2016

Provisional Anti-dumping of $1.37 per sqm Slapped on China Tiles again

·  Previous Duty of Rs. 155 per sqm Expired on 26.06.2013

12-ADD/29.03.2016

Anti-dumping Duty of 15% of CIF Value of Imports on Tyre Curing Presses from China

11-ADD/29.03.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on 2-Ethyl Hexanol (2EH) from EU, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia and Others

10-ADD/29.03.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Injection Moulding Machines from Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam

09-ADD/15.03.2016

Country of Export for PVC Suspension Grade Anti-dumping Duty Amended to “Taiwan” from “EU”, “USA” in China General Plastics Corp Case

08-ADD/11.03.2016

Anti-dumping on Polypropylene from Singapore – Duty Reduced in Review

07-ADD/08.03.2016

Anti-dumping Duty on Phenol from EU, Singapore and Korea – Final Findings

06-ADD/08.03.2016

Fully Drawn Polyester Yarn from China and Thailand – Classification Corrected to 5402 47 from 5402

05-ADD/22.02.2016

Octreotide and Somatropin Inserted in 5% Duty List and Anti-Haemophilic Factor Concentrates in Nil Duty List

Ntfn 10/17.02.2016

Duty Slab for Electricity Cleared from SEZ to DTA

Ntfn 09/16.02.2016

ITPO Monopoly on Exhibition Approval Broken, Ntfn 3/89 Sup