seeks to further amend notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17.03.2012 so as to allow the following changes regarding duty free import of raw sugar [1701], allowed vide notification No. 12/2017-Customs dated 5th, April, 2017:

1. Time line for availing TRQ benefit (duty free) for import of raw sugar [1701] has been extended from 12.06.2017 to 30.06.2017.

2. Actual user condition has been prescribed for importing raw sugar at Nil rate, availing TRQ benefit for manufacture of white/ refined sugar.

3. A time line of 2 months, from the date of filing of bill of entry or the date of entry inwards, whichever is later, is being prescribed to convert raw sugar into white/ refined sugar.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 13/2017-Customs

New Delhi, the 13th April, 2017

G.S.R.356 (E).- 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, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No.12/2012-Customs, dated the 17th March, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 185(E), dated the 17th March, 2012, namely:-

In the said notification,

(A) in the Table, against serial number 78 A

(a) for the entry in column (3), after the words “total imports of such goods.” The following proviso shall be inserted;-

“Provided that the importer shall convert the raw sugar into white/ refined sugar within a period, not exceeding two months, from the date of filing of bill of entry or the date of entry inwards, whichever is later.”;

(b) for the entry in column (6), the entry “3 D and 5” shall be substituted.

(B) after the Table, in the proviso, in clause (l) for the figures, letters and words “13th day of June, 2017”, the figures, letters and words “1st day of July , 2017” shall be substituted.

[F.No.354/78/2009-TRU (Pt.)]

(Mohit Tewari)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note: The principal notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated the 17th March, 2012 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 185(E), dated the 17th March, 2012 and last amended vide notification No.12/2017-Customs, dated the 5th April, 2017, published vide number G.S.R. 334 (E), dated the 5th April, 2017.

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