Government of India
Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue)
Central Board of Excise & Customs, New Delhi
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 30th September, 2016
All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive),
All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise, All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive), All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise
Subject: Implementation of the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Trans-boundary movement)) Rules, 2016 – regarding
Please refer to Notification No, GSR 395(E), dated 4th April, 2016 (copy enclosed) issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) on the above mentioned subject.
2. In this regard, it is stated that the Ministry of Environment.,Forests and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) vide its O.M. F.No. 23-4/2009-HSMD, dated 30.08.2016 has conveyed its decision taken at the 55th meeting of Technical Review Committee held on 27th & 28th June, 2016 regarding validity of licenses of import of plastic and PET scrap issued under previous Hazardous Waste(management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008. MoEF&CC has decided that licenses of import of plastic and PET scrap issued under previous Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008 will be treated as legal documents. However, the import will be limited to the following four categories as on date of issue of their office memorandum:
(i) Those consignments which have arrived under the valid licenses on Indian ports.
(ii) Those consignments under valid licenses which are in transit from the country of origin.
(iii) The quantity of import for which Letter of Credit (LC) has already been opened by valid license.
(iv) The quantity of import for which advance has already been paid with documentary evidences. However, in this category the quantity permissible for import will not be the entire quantity for contract against which the advance is paid but the quantity would be limited to the value of advance paid.
6. The field formations as well as trade and industry may be suitably informed.
Under Secretary (Customs III)