Weekly Trade Alert: 24 – 29 October

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Weekly Trade Alert: 24 – 29 October

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

30 Oct 2020, 14:15 — 26 min read

Alerts from the Indian Trade Portal – www.indiantradeportal.in on Tariff/Preferential Tariff/ SPS and TBT measures/GST/Export incentives/Export-Import Policy Conditions etc. during the period: 24 – 29 October, 2020 are given under. Please click on a notification for the details.

 

POLICY & TARIFF & CUSTOMS OPERATIONS

 

Policy

 Policy

 

Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Trade Notice no 32/2020-21)
Date: 28 Oct 2020
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Trade Notice no 31/2020-21)
Date: 27 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Nitrile/NBR Gloves
HS Code: 392690, 4015
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Public notice no 27/2015-20 )
Date: 26 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Tur dal
HS Code: 071360
 

Tariff & Customs Operations

GST

 

Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 39/2020-Customs)
Date: 28 Oct 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 40/2020-Customs)
Date: 28 Oct 2020
Product Coverage: Potato
HS Code: 0701
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (80/2020-Central Tax)
Date: 28 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Circular no 48)
Date: 27 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
Date: 27 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Commerce
Date: 27 October 2020
 

TRADE REMEDIES

 Trade remedies

 

 

Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 28 October 2020
Product Coverage: Front Axle Beam and Steering Knuckle
HS Code: 73269099, 73261910, 73261990, 87085000, 87089900
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 28 October 2020
Product Coverage: Flat Products of Stainless Steel
HS Code: 73269099
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 33/2020 -Customs (ADD))
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: Fluoroelstomer
HS Code: 3904
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: Fluoroelstomer
HS Code: 3904
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 26 October 2020
Product Coverage: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
HS Code: 39
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 26 October 2020
Product Coverage: Styrene Butadiene Rubber
HS Code: 400219
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 26 October 2020
Product Coverage: Fiberboards
HS Code: 4411
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 26 October 2020
Product Coverage: Ceramic Tableware and Kitchenware, excluding knives and toilet items
HS Code: 6911, 6912
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Polybutadiene Rubber
HS Code: 40022000
 
 

AGRICULTURE

 

Animal Originated Products

 Animal Originated Products

 

Notification Authority: Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Date: 28 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food additives used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1560)
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: feed
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pets
HS Code: 0106
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: Chilled meat
HS Code: 0204
 
Notification Authority: European Commission
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Organic products

 

Plants & Plant Products

plan and plant products

 

Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1565)
Date: 28 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1566)
Date: 28 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: Seed for sowing
 
Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Union (Decision no 131)
Date: 26 October 2020
Product Coverage: Coconut nuts
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 26 October 2020
Product Coverage: Seed
 
Notification Authority: Minister of Finance Regulation
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Palm oil, crude palm oil (CPO)

Food & Feed

Food & feed

 

 

Notification Authority: Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
Date: 28 October 2020
Product Coverage: Corn on the cob, frozen; Sweetcorn
HS Code: 071040
 
31.    EU - Publishes feed additives Annex I and Annex II List of additives pursuant to regulation (EC) no 1831/2003
Notification Authority: Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: feed additives
HS Code: 2309
 
32.    Canada – Publishes MRLs for halauxifen-methyl and MCPA
Notification Authority: Pest Management Regulatory Agency
Date: 26 October 2020
Product Coverage: food
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 26 October 2020
Product Coverage: Khoa
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health
Date: 26 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 27 Oct 2020
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: food supplements 
HS Code: 210610
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1559)
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: Novel food
HS Code: 210690
 
38.    Canada – Proposes maximum residue limit for following pesticides
Notification Authority: Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Health Canada
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Plants & Plant products
Canada's Notification Authority and Enquiry Point
 
39.    India – Publishes Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2020. Stakeholders may submit their comments/suggestions via email at neeraz.s@nic.in within 30 days
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food
 
40.    Kenya – Publishes following draft standards
Notification Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Meat products, food products
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: feed and feed additives
HS Code: 2309
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food for infant and young child
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Environment
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: processed food, beverage, alcoholic beverages, confectionery, health functional food, cosmetics, detergents, toy-dolls, stationery, miscellaneous goods, quasi-drugs, clothing
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Foods
 
45.    Uganda – Publishes following standards on food products
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Motorcycles Brake shoes and lining assembly, Mopeds Brake shoes and lining assembly, Fresh pumpkin, Fresh squash; Fresh or chilled pumpkins, squash and gourds "Cucurbita spp."
HS Code: 871410, 070993
 

CHEMICALS

Chemicals

 

Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticides
HS Code: 3808
 
Notification Authority: Russian Federation
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: Chemical products
 

Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics

 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Perfumes and toilet waters, Beauty or make-up preparations and preparations for the care of the skin, Preparations for use on the hair, prepared room deodorizers
HS Code: 3304, 3304, 3305, 3307
 
Notification Authority: Russian Government (Decree no 1721)
Date: 26 October 2020
Product Coverage: narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances
 
Notification Authority: Health Canada
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: foods & drugs
 
Notification Authority: Agencia Nacional de Regulación, Control y Vigilancia Sanitaria- ARCSA
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Laboratory medicine
 

ENGINEERING AND ELECTRONICS

Engineering & Electronics
 
52.    Botswana - Publishes standards for various products
Notification Authority: Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry
Date: 28 October 2020
Product Coverage: deep fat fryers, warming plates, Pasteurized milk, Hand sanitizer
 
Notification Authority: National Traffic Department (DENATRAN)
Date: 28 October 2020
Product Coverage: Safety seat belts for motor vehicles
HS Code: 870821
 
54.    Uganda – Publishes standards for various products
DUS 2228:2020 Cobweb duster standard specifies the requirements, methods of sampling and test for cobweb dusters used for removing cobwebs on ceilings and part of the walls that are not easily reached by human hands.
DUS 2257:2020 Plastic Bucket standard prescribes the requirements, methods of sampling and test for plastic buckets.
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 28 October 2020
Product Coverage: Plastic Bucket, Cobweb duster
HS Code: 9603, 392690
 
Notification Authority: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Date: 28 October 2020
Product Coverage: Crib mattresses
HS Code: 9404
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 28 October 2020
Product Coverage: Marine pollution control devices
 
Notification Authority: European Commission 
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: telecommunications equipment
 
Notification Authority: European Commission 
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: Tube and pipe fittings of iron or steel
HS Code: 7307931191, 7307931193, 7307931194, 7307931195, 7307931199, 7307931991, 7307931993, 7307931994, 7307931995, 7307931999, 7307998092, 7307998093, 7307998094, 7307998095, 7307998098
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Steel
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Ferro Silicon, Ferro Nickel, Tool and Die steels, High speed tool steels, C Mn Steel Forgings for Pressure Vessels
 
60.    Kenya – Publishes following draft standards
Notification Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Automobile, Meat products, food products
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Bureau
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: Waste Paper
HS Code: 47071000, 47072000, 47073000, 47079000
 
Notification Authority: Department of Forest
Date: 23 October 2020
Product Coverage: Wood
 
 

INDIAN STATES 

Indian states: ease of doing business

 

Notification Authority: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
Date: 27 October 2020
Product Coverage: carcass disposal
 
Notification Authority: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
Date: 28 October 2020
Product Coverage: Gold
 
Notification Authority: Labour Department of Haryana
Date: 28 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH)
Date: 28 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Government of Bihar
Date: 28 October 2020
 
Department of Revenue (G.S.R. 671(E))
Date: 26 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Rajasthan Factories and Boilers Inspection Department
Date: 24 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: State Government of Karnataka
Date: 19 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Meghalaya Transport Department
Date: 25 October 2020
 
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