Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification No. 16/2015-2020
New Delhi, Dated:,27 July, 2016

Subject: Import policy of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs)/drones.

S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby introduces policy condition No.3 under Chapter 88 of ITC (HS), 2012 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy), as under:

3. Import of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs)/drones is ‘Restricted’ requiring prior clearance of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and import licence from DGFT.

2 Effect of this Notification Import of Unmanbed Aircraft System (UAS)/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs)/drones is `Restricted’; it would require prior clearance of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and import licence from DGFT.

(Anup Wadhawan)

Director General of Foreign Trade

[Issued from F.No.01/93/180/95/AM-10/PC-2 (B)/Vol.IV]

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