Pepper Policy Liberalised for Export Production of Oleoresin

[DGFT Notification No. 21/2015-2020 dated 25 July 2018]

Effect of this Notification: Import of pepper under Advance Authorisation Scheme, imports by 100% Export Oriented Units (EOUs) and units in the SEZ are 'Free' and are exempted from the MIP condition.

Subject: Amendment in policy condition of pepper classified under Chapter 09 of ITC (HS), 2017-Schedule-1(1mport Policy).

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2. 01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the policy condition of 'Pepper' classified under Chapter 09 of ITC (HS), 2017- Schedule - 1 (Import Policy) as under:

Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Existing Policy Condition

Revised Policy Condition

0904 11

Neither crushed nor ground:

Prohibited

However, import is free if CIF is above Rs. 500/ per kg.

However, import is free if CIF value is above Rs. 500/ per kg.

MIP, however, will not be applicable for imports under Advance Authorisation Scheme, imports by 100% Export Oriented Units (EOUs) and units in the SEZ.

0904 11 10

Pepper, long

Prohibited

However, import is free if CIF is above Rs. 500/ per kg.

As under Exim code 0904 11.

0904 11 20

Light black pepper

Prohibited

However, import is free if CIF is above above Rs. 500/ per kg.

Further, imports under Advance Authorisation Scheme 1 s 'Free' and are exempted from the MIP condition when import IS for extraction of oleoresin, for re- export, by the manufacturer exporters only, subject to the following condition: a. Light black pepper berries shall have a minimum piperine content of 6% for import into India under AAS for oleoresin.

b. The samples shall be drawn by Customs and tested at Spices Board's Quality Evaluation Labs for piperine content as per the ISO 5564 method.

c. The yield assessment for oleoresin for AAS shall be done as per the ISO 1108 method at the Quality Evaluation Lab of Spices Board. d. The manufacturer exporters, who import pepper under AAS, for oleoresin purpose shall submit the details of import of pepper viz. quantity of pepper imported, quantity of oleoresin produced, quantity of oleoresin re-exported, balance stock available as well as the details of usage/disposal of spent material on a monthly basis to the Spices Board.

However, import is free if CIF is above Rs. 500/- per kg.

MIP conditions, however, will not be applicable for imports under Advance Authorisation Scheme, imports by 100% Export Oriented Units (EOUs) and units in the SEZ.

Further, imports under Advance Authorisation Scheme is 'Free' and are exempted from the MIP condition when import is for extraction of oleoresin, for re-export, by the manufacturer exporters only, subject to Policy Condition No.3 of the Chapter.

0904 11 30

Black pepper, garbled

Prohibited

However, import is free if CIF is above Rs.500/ per kg

As under Exim code 0904 11.

0904 11 40

Black pepper ungarbled

Prohibited

However, import is free if Cl F is above Rs. 500/ per kg

As under Exim code 0904 11.

0904 11 50

Green pepper, dehydrated

Prohibited

However, import is free if CIF is above Rs. 500/ per kg

As under Exim code 0904 11.

0904 11 60

Pepper pinheads

Prohibited

However, import is free if CIF is above Rs. 500/ per kg

As under Exim code 0904 11.

0904 11 70

Green pepper, frozen or dried

Prohibited

However, import is free if CIF is above Rs. 500/ per kg

As under Exim code 0904 11.

0904 11 80

Pepper other than green, frozen

Prohibited

However, import is free if CIF is above Rs. 500/ per kg

As under Exim code 0904 11.

0904 11 90

Other

Prohibited

However, import is free i f CIF is above Rs. 500/ per kg

As under Exim code 0904 11.

0904 12 00

Crushed or ground

Prohibited

However, import is free if CIF is above Rs. 500/ per kg

However, import is free if CIF is above Rs. 500/ per kg.

MIP conditions, however, will not be applicable for imports under Advance Authorisation Scheme, imports by 100% Export Oriented Units (EOUs) and units in the SEZ.

Policy Condition No.3: Further, imports under Advance Authorisation Scheme is 'Free' and are exempted from the MIP condition when import is for extraction of oleoresin, for re-export, by the manufacturer exporters only, subject to the following condition:

a.   Light black pepper berries shall have a minimum piperine content of 6% for import into India under AAS for oleoresin.

b.   The samples shall be drawn by Customs and tested at Spices Board's Quality Evaluation Labs for piperine content as per the ISO 5564 method.

c.   The yield assessment for oleoresin for AAS shall be done as per the ISO 1108 method at the Quality Evaluation Lab of Spices Board.

d.   The manufacturer exporters, who import pepper under AAS, for oleoresin purpose shall submit the details of import of pepper viz. quantity of pepper imported, quantity of oleoresin produced, quantity of oleoresin re-exported, balance stock available as well as the details of usage/disposal of spent material on a monthly basis to the Spices Board.