CRO must be satisfied for IT Goods like Mobiles

·      No CRO to Result in Destruction of Goods at Import Point

[DGFT Notification No .50 /2015-2020 dated 8 January 2018]

Effect of this Notification: Import Policy on Notified Goods under Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012, is laid down.

Subject: Import policy for electronics and IT Goods under Schedule – I (Import Policy) of lTC (HS), 2017.

S.O. (E): 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 inserts the following Import Policy and Policy Condition for new Electronics and IT Goods under General Notes 2 (C):

"Import policy for electronics and IT Goods:

The import of Notified Goods under the "Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012, as amended from time to time, will be allowed subject to registration with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), or on specific exemption letter from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for a particular consignment, as per provisions of Gazette Notification SO No.3022 dated 11.09.2013. Accordingly, import of unregistered/non­ compliant notified products as in CRO, 2012, as amended is "prohibited".

Import consignments without valid registration with BIS shall be re­ exported by the importer failing which Customs shall deform the goods and dispose them as scrap under intimation to MeitY.

2. Further, the above is also inserted as Policy Condition No.2 under Chapter 84 and Policy Condition No.5 under Chapter 85 of lTC (HS), 2017, Schedule 1 (Import Policy).

This issues with the approval of Minister of Commerce & industry.

[Issued from F.No.01/89/180/39/AM-13/PC-2(A)/e 2261]