Duty Free Imports by Min of Defence for LCAP (Light Combat Aircraft Programme) Extended by Six months to 1 July 2019

[Notification No. 12/2019-Customs dated 11 April 2019]

Seeks to amend notification No. 39/96-Customs dated 23.07.1996 so as to extend the exemption provided to the Light Combat Aircraft Programme of the Ministry of Defence till 31.06.2019

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), 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. 39/96-Customs, dated the 23rd July, 1996, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 291(E), dated the 23rd July, 1996, namely:-

In the said notification, in the Table, for S. No. 18 and the entries relating thereto, the following S. No. and entries shall be substituted, namely:-

(1)

(2)

(3)

18.

Machinery, equipment, instruments, components, spares, tools, accessories, computer software, mock- ups and models, raw materials and consumables required for the purposes of Light Combat Aircraft Programme (LCAP) of the Ministry of Defence

If,-

(a) the said goods are imported by authorised works centres of the LCAP, as may be designated by an officer not below the rank of a Deputy Secretary to the Government of India, in the Ministry of Defence; and

(b) such importers produce to the Assistant Commissioner of Customs or Deputy Commissioner of Customs, at the time of import, in each case, a list of the said goods with their relevant description, -

(1) duly certified by the Senior Manager or the Assistant Director, Aeronautical Development Agency, to the effect that the goods mentioned in the said list are required for the LCAP of the Ministry of Defence, shall be used only for the LCAP and that they are not manufactured in India; and

(2) duly certified also by an officer not below the rank of an Under Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Defence to the effect that the imports of the goods mentioned in the said list are authorised by the Ministry of Defence under and for the purposes of the LCAP.

Explanation. - Nothing contained in this exemption shall have effect on or after the 1st day of July, 2019.

[F. No. 354/76/2006- TRU]