PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 46 (RE2012)/2009-14,  DATED:  31ST  January, 2013

Subject: Corrections/Amendments in Handbook of Procedures Volume I.

In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following corrections/amendments in the  Handbook of Procedures Vol.1 (Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms) 2009-2014:

 2.         ITC HS Codes of the certain items were re-notified vide DGFT Notification No.94 (RE-2008)/2004-2009 dated 02.03.2009.  The corresponding entries in Appendix 37A and Appendix 37D were accordingly not modified. This is being done now in this Public Notice:

(a).        In Appendix 37A (VKGUY), the ITC (HS) Codes are being revised at column 4 of table below [existing codes are at column 3]:

Table 2
Sr.No. VKGUY Product Code Existing ITC HS Code Revised ITC HS Code Description Effective Date
50 50 14030010 14049090 Palm Fibre for Brushes

02.03.2009

Note: Shipping Bill containing the existing/revised ITC (HS) Codes would be eligible to claim benefit.

(b).       In Appendix 37D (FPS), the ITC (HS) Codes are being revised at column 4 of table below [existing codes are at column 3]:

Table 1
Sr.No. FPS Product Code Existing ITC HS Code Revised ITC HS Code Description Effective Date
45 45 70120000 70200019 GLASS INNERS FOR VACUUM FLASKS OR FOR OTHER VACUUM VESSELS

02.03.2009

259 259 852340, 852351 & 852352 852341, 852349, 852351 & 852352 OPTICAL MEDIA PRODUCTS LIKE – CD, DVD AND SOLID NON-VOLATILE STORAGE DEVICES

01.01.2012

124 124 46021011 46021911 PALM LEAF BASKET ETC.

02.03.2009

125 125 46021019 46021919 PALM LEAF ITEMS OTHER THEN BASKETS

02.03.2009

126 126 46021090 46021990 OTHERS- BASKETWORK, WICKERWORK AND OTHER ARTICLES, MADE DIRECTLY TO SHAPE FROM PLAITING MATERIALS OR MADE UP FROM GOODS OF HEADING 4601; ARTICLES OF LOOFAH

02.03.2009

370 370 65059000 65050090 OTHER HEADGEAR, HATS, KNITTED/CROCHETED MADE UP FROM LACES ETC W/N LIND/TRMMD

02.03.2009

88 88 74181910 74181024 EPNS WARES

02.03.2009

89 89 74181930 74181039 OTHER TABLE, KITCHEN OR OTHER HOUSEHOLD ARTICLES

02.03.2009

93 93 76151940 76151030 OTHER TABLE & KITCHNWARE OF ALUMINIUM

02.03.2009

121 121 940150 94015100 SEATS OF CANE, OSIER, BAMBOO / SIMILAR MATERIALS- OF BAMBOO OR RATTAN

02.03.2009

94015900 SEATS OF CANE, OSIER, BAMBOO / SIMILAR MATERIALS- OTHER

02.03.2009

122 122 94038010 94038100 FURNITURE OF BAMBOO OR RATTAN

02.03.2009

123 123 94038090 94038900 OTHERS – FURNITURE OF OTHER MATERIALS, INCLUDING CANE, OSIER, BAMBOO OR SIMILAR MATERIALS

02.03.2009

76 76 9501 95030010 DOLLS OF WOOD

02.03.2009

77 77 9502 95030020 DOLLS OF METAL
78 78 9503 95030090 OTHER-WHEELED TOYS DESIGNED TO BE RIDDEN BY CHILDREN (E.G. TRICYCLES, SCOOTERS, PEDAL CARS); DOLLS CARRIAGES MADE OF MATERIAL OTHER THAN WOOD,METAL OR PLASTIC
402 402 96147020 96140000 COCONUT HOOKAH

02.03.2009

Note: Shipping Bill containing the existing/revised ITC (HS) Codes would be eligible to claim benefit.

(c)         In Appendix 37D (FPS), the description is being revised at column 5 of table below [existing description is at column 4]:

Table 1:
Sr.No. FPS Product Code ITC HS Code Existing Description Revised Description Effective Date
245 245 63026010

 

 

TOILET LINEN AND KITCHEN LINEN, OF TERRY TOWELING OR SIMILAR TERRY FABRIC, OF COTTON

 

TOILET LINEN AND KITCHEN LINEN, OF TERRY TOWELING OR SIMILAR TERRY FABRIC, OF COTTON – HANDLOOM 24.09.2008
63026090 TOILET LINEN AND KITCHEN LINEN, OF TERRY TOWELING OR SIMILAR TERRY FABRIC, OF COTTON- OTHER

 3.          In Appendix 37D (FPS), the description /ITC HS Code of certain Sl. Nos. under Table 1 is revised as under:

Table 1:
Sr.No. FPS Product Code ITC HS Code Existing Description Revised Description/ITC HS Code Effective Date
522 522 70181090 OTHERS – GLSS BEADS, IMTN PERLS, IMTN PERLS, IMTN PRCS STONES / SEMI PRCS STONES & SMLR GLSS SMALLWARES OTHERS – IMTN PERLS, IMTN PERLS, IMTN PRCS STONES / SEMI PRCS STONES & SMLR GLSS SMALLWARES 05.06.2012
567 567 63049200 OTHER : FURNISHING ARTICLES OF COTTON NOT KNITTED OR CROCHETED 63049290 05.06.2012
646 646 62142010 SHAWLS OF WOOL OR FINE ANIMAL HAIR-HANDPRINTED SHAWLS OF WOOL OR FINE ANIMAL HAIR 05.06.2012
617 617 Stands deleted since already covered under sr no 26 of Table 1 of Appendix 37 D
618 618 Stands deleted since already covered under sr no  567 of Table 1 of Appendix 37 D
625 625 Stands deleted since already covered under sr no 26 of Table 1 of Appendix 37 D

 4.          Value cap imposed on grant of VKGUY scrip on export of ‘Dried fish products’ under ITC HS Code 0305 vide Public Notice No. 63/2009-14 dated 13.05.2010 is withdrawn with immediate effect.

5.          Para 2.63 (d) of HBP v1 is amended as under:

 Para No.HBP Existing Provision Revised Provision
Para 2.63 (d)Registering Authorities issuing RCMC

 

Exporters of minor forest produce and their value added products shall obtain RCMC from SHEFEXIL, EPC. Software exporters shall register themselves with Electronic and Software EPC. Exporters of minor forest produce and their value added products shall obtain RCMC from SHEFEXIL, EPC. Electronics and Computer Software/ IT Enabled Services (ITeS) exporters shall register themselves with Electronic and Computer Software EPC.

6.        ITC HS Codes and description of certain items which were notified vide Public Notice No.42 dated 31.12.2012 are being corrected in the relevant place in Appendix 37A(VKGUY) and Appendix 37 D(FPS) as below:

Sr.No./TABLE FPS/

VKGUYExisting ITC HS CodeRevised ITC HS CodeExisting DescriptionRevised Description797/Table 2VKGUY21052105Food Preparations, not elsewhere specified or includedIce cream and other edible ice, whether or not containing cocoa678/Table 1FPS5801341058013711VelvetVelvet192/Table 1FPS590310590310PVC leather cloth with Polyvinyl chloride: Imitation leather fabrics of cottonTextile Fabrics impregnated, coated, covered/ laminated with PVCexcluding those of HDG No 5902645/Table 1FPS6214102062141020Shawls (exceeding 60 cm) and the like-handprinted

Shawls, Scarves, Mufflers, Mantillas, Veils and the like of silk or silk waste (exceeding 60 cm)

186/Table 2MLFPS2915210029153100Ethyl AcetateEthyl Acetate450/Table 1FPS391000391000Silicons in primary forms: silicon resinsSilicons in primary forms

7.          The serial number of the product ‘Compressors used in Refrigerating Equipment ‘ ITC HS code 84143000 under Table 1 of Appendix 37D (Focus Product Scheme) entitled for bonus benefit @ 2% for export made with effect from 01.01.2013 as mentioned in para 4 of Public Notice 42 dated 31.12.2012 is corrected from 76 to 105.

8.       Note 1 is inserted against Sl. No. 798 of Table 2 of VKGUY:-The products eligible under ITC(HS) Code 1208 are only Food grade containing more than 51% Protein.

9.          Effect of this Public Notice: While consolidating different items under Appendices certain errors have been noticed in terms of Sr. No., Product Description etc. These errors are being rectified. Secondly, due to harmonization of ITC (HS) Codes, new Codes with description have been mentioned which would be eligible for incentives under Appendix 37A & 37D.

Sd/-

 (Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

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