Weekly Trade Alert: 30 January - 6 February

Weekly Trade Alert: 30 January - 6 February

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Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

7 Feb 2020, 11:11 — 16 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 30 January - 6 February.

India

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: One-time permission for resubmission of applications for claiming assistance under ’’Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) for Specified Agriculture Products’’ Scheme

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 48/2019-20

Date: 4 Feb 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: The town of Pollachi in Tamil Nadu has been notified as a Town of Export Excellence for Coir and Coir products

Notification number: Public Notice No. 57/2019-2020

Date: 30 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Import policy of Stock Lot under HSN Code 4810 of Chapter 48 of ITC(HS), 2017 is revised from ’’Free’’ to ’’Prohibited’’

Notification number: Notification No. 45/2015-2020

Date: 31 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Export of all varieties of personal protection equipment including Clothing and Masks used to protect the wearer from air borne particles and/or any other respiratory masks or any other personal protective clothing [Including Coveralls (Class 2/3/4) and N95 masks] under the above mentioned ITC HS codes is hereby ’’Prohibited’’ with immediate effect till further order

Notification number: Notification No. 44/2015-2020

Date: 31 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Streamlining export data to include District level details in Shipping Bills–reg

Notification number: Circular No.09/2020-Customs

Date: 5 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Procedure for a Pilot on Transhipment of Export Cargo from Bangladesh to third countries through Land Customs Stations (LCSs) to Kolkata Port / Airport, in containers or closed bodied trucks — Reg

Notification number: Circular No.08/2020-Customs

Date: 5 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Valuation of Second Hand Machinery - reg

Notification number: Circular No.07/2020-Customs

Date: 5 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Notification issued to prescribe due dates for filing of return in FORM GSTR-3B in a staggered manner.

Notification number: Central Tax Notification - 07/2020

Date: 3 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend the last date for furnishing of annual return/reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9/FORM GSTR-9C for the period from 01.07.2017 to 31.03.2018. Corrigendum

Notification number: Central Tax Notification - 06/2020 - Corrigendum

Date: 3 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend the last date for furnishing of annual return/reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9/FORM GSTR-9C for the period from 01.07.2017 to 31.03.2018

Notification number: Notification No.06/2020 – Central Tax

Date: 3 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to rescind certain customs notifications which have become redundant or entries in these notifications are being merged with other similar notifications granting exemptions

Notification number: Notification No. 12/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to further amend notification No. 82/2017-Customs dated the 27th October, 2017 so as to omit a redundant entry at S. No. 31A

Notification number: Notification No. 11/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to further amend notifications mentioned in the Column (2) of the Table of the notification No. 10/2020-Customs, dated the 2nd February, 2020 so as to align the notification mentioned in Column (2) with the new tariff lines created as per Finance Bill, 2020

Notification number: Notification No. 10/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to further amend notification No. 11/2018-Customs, dated the 2nd February, 2018 in order to revise the levy of Social Welfare Surcharge on specified goods

Notification number: Notification No. 09/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to exempt specified goods from Health Cess imposed on the medical devices falling under heading 9018 to 9022 in terms of clause 139 of the Finance Bill, 2020

Notification number: Notification No. 08/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to further amend notification No. 25/2005-Customs, dated the 1st March, 2005 so as to exclude copper and articles thereof from the exemption provided to raw materials use for manufacturing of ITA goods specified therein the notification

Notification number: Notification No. 07/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to further amend notification No. 24/2005-Customs, dated the 1st March, 2005 so as to exclude copper and articles thereof from the exemption provided to raw materials use for manufacturing of ITA goods specified therein the notification

Notification number: Notification No. 06/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to amend notification No. 25/99-Customs dated 28th February. 1999 so as to withdraw BCD exemption on Gold used in manufacture of semi-conductor devices or light emitting diode and to provide exemption to specified parts for use in manufacture of fuses and connectors

Notification number: Notification No. 05/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to further amend notification No. 148/1994-Customs dated the 13th July, 1994 to exempt wool, woollen fabrics and apparels received as gifts by the Indian Red Cross Society

Notification number: Notification No. 04/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to further amend notification No. 19/2019-Customs dated the 6th July, 2019 so as to extend the exemption from BCD and IGST on specified military equipment, if imported by DPSUs and PSUs for the defence forces

Notification number: Notification No. 03/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to further amend notification No. 57/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017 so as to change the applicable BCD rate on specified parts of Cellular Mobile Phones

Notification number: Notification No. 02/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to further amend notification No. 50/2017-Customs dated 30th June, 2017 so as to prescribe effective rate of Basic Customs Duty (BCD)

Notification number: Notification No. 01/2020-Customs

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to further amend Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Countervailing Duty on Subsidised Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995 to introduce anti-circumvention provisions in these rules and make certain other miscellaneous changes

Notification number: Notification No. 10/2020-Customs (N.T.)

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to further amend Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995 to change the anti-circumvention provision and make certain other miscellaneous changes

Notification number: Notification No. 09/2020-Customs (N.T.)

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver - Reg

Notification number: Notification No. 08/2020-Customs (N.T.)

Date: 31 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to amend notification No. 1/2018-Customs (SG), dated the 30th July, 2018 so as to align the tariff item of subject goods with the new tariff items created as per Finance Bill, 2020

Notification number: Notification No. 01/2020-Customs (SG)

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to revoke the Anti-dumping duty imposed on Purified Terephthalic Acid and for this purpose, rescinds the notifications No. 28/2016-Customs (ADD), dated the 5th July, 2016 and No. 28/2019-Customs (ADD), dated the 24th July, 2019

Notification number: Notification No. 03/2020-Customs (ADD)

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to impose provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of the " Digital offset printing plates", originating in or exported from China PR, Japan, Korea RP, Taiwan and Vietnam

Notification number: Notification No. 2 /2020-Customs (ADD)

Date: 30 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Revised All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback – reg

Notification number: Circular No. 06/2020

Date: 30 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Notification: Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of Toluene DiIsocyanate from European Union, Saudi Arabia, Chinese Taipei and United Arab Emirates

Notification number: Case No. (O.I.) 34/2019

Date: 2 Feb 2020

ASEAN

Country: Indonesia

Authority: Minister of Trade

Notification: Amendment to the Regulation No. 110 of 2018 concerning Provisions on the Import of Iron or Steel, Guided Steel and Derivative Products

Notification number: Regulation No. 3

Date: 5 Feb 2020

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney General’s Chambers

Notification: Registration of businesses (amendment) rules 2020

Notification number: P.U. (A) 49/2020

Date: 4 Feb 2020

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: Directive for the use of the Second Edition Drug Registration Guidance Document (DRGD), September 2016, Revised Jan 2020

Notification number: BPFK/PPP/07/25(1)Jld 4

Date: 31 Jan 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Ministry of Industry and Trade

Notification: Regulates the import of raw tobacco materials (HS code 24.01) according to the tariff quota committed in the CPTPP Agreement

Notification number: Circular No. 03/2020/TT-BCT

Date: 4 Feb 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Ministry of Industry and Trade

Notification: Regulating the principles of regulating the import of products based on tariff quotas for salt and poultry eggs in 2020

Notification number: Circular No. 02/2020/TT-BCT

Date: 4 Feb 2020

Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Xylella fastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock

Notification number: NIL

Date: 5 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Plant species requiring further assessment

Notification number: NIL

Date: 5 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Processed grain and seed products for human consumption

Notification number: NIL

Date: 4 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Notification: Suspension of uncertified Sea freight container inspection stands and interim inspection arrangements

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 12-2020

Date: 3 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Addition to the current requirement for the scientific name of the dried truffles

Notification number: NIL

Date: 31 Jan 2020

Bhutan, Brazil & China

Country: Bhutan

Authority: Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority

Notification: Advisory public notification on Coronavirus.

Notification number: BAFRA/MoAF/5-1/915

Date: 1 Feb 2020

Country: Brazil

Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency

Notification: Published amendments to the monographs for: AcetamipridGlufosinateFenpropathrinMancozebCyantraniliproleThifluzamideBifenthrinAmblyseius tamatavensisSulfurCopper based compounds

Notification number: NIL

Date: 3 Feb 2020

Country: China

Authority: Guizhou Daily

Notification: Guizhou takes multiple measures to protect the supply of living materials

Notification number: NIL

Date: 4 Feb 2020

Jordan, Lebanon, South Africa, Tanzania, Mexico & USA

Country: Jordan

Authority: NIL

Notification: Plastic prices published

Notification number: Circular No. 183

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Country: Jordan

Authority: NIL

Notification: Metal prices published

Notification number: Circular No. 182

Date: 2 Feb 2020

Country: Lebanon

Authority: Combating diseases and epidemics

Notification: Circular on the fight against emerging corona disease "nCov 2019" in health institutions

Notification number: Circular 9-2020

Date: 31 Jan 2020

Country: South Africa

Authority: South Africa Revenue Services

Notification: Customs and Excise Act: Amendment of Schedule 1 (no 1/1/1636)

Notification number: G42985RG11023GoN 81

Date: 31 Jan 2020

Country: South Africa

Authority: South Africa Revenue Services

Notification: Customs and Excise Act: Amendment of Schedule no 1 (no 1/1/1637)

Notification number: G42985RG11023GoN 82

Date: 31 Jan 2020

Country: Tanzania

Authority: Tanzania Bureau of Standards

Notification: Informs the General Public that Tanzania Standards have been Gazetted through Government Notice No. 889 published on 22/11/2019.

Notification number: January_2020_-_gazetted_standards

Date: 30 Jan 2020

Country: Mexico

Authority: Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks

Notification: Annex I: Additives with various functional classes and with an established ADI

Notification number: NIL

Date: 3 Feb 2020

Country: USA

Authority: Environment Protection Agency

Notification: Extends time-limited tolerances for residues of five pesticides on various commodities

Notification number: Rule No. 2020-00826

Date: 31 Jan 2020

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