MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

(Department of Commerce)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 6th August, 2021

S.O. 3158 (E).––In exercise of the power conferred by sub-sections (3) and (5) of section 30 of the Tea Act, 1953 (29 of 1953), the Central Government hereby makes the following order further to amend the Tea (Distribution and Export) Control Order, 2005, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) This Order may be called the Tea (Distribution and Export) Control (Amendment) Order, 2021.

Tea (Distribution and Export) Control (Amendment) Order, 2021

(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Tea (Distribution and Export) Control Order, 2005, (hereinafter referred to as the principal order), for paragraph 4, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“ 4. Application for business licence or permanent business licence. – Every distributor or exporter desiring to obtain a business licence and every exporter desiring to convert his business licence into a permanent business licence shall make an application before expiry of the validity of business license to the Licensing Authority in Form A”.

3. In the principal order, for sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 12, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(1) Every business licence for an exporter shall be valid for five years from the date of its issue and each subsequent renewal, thereafter, shall be valid for five years from the date of its renewal on payment of fee as specified under Paragraph 17”.

4. In the principal order, in paragraph 14,-

(a) for sub-paragraph (1), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“Every business licence shall be renewed on payment of fee as specified under paragraph 17 and the renewal certificate shall be granted by the Licensing Authority in Form K”;

(b) in sub-paragraph (3), the words “in Form J” shall be omitted.

5. In the principal order, for paragraph 17, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“ 17. Fees- Every application for grant or renewal of business licence for exporters or distributors shall be accompanied by following fees, namely:-

For   exporters/conversion     of  business license into permanent licence Rs.2800/*
For distributors Rs.50500/-*
Certificate of origin Rs.100/-*

*exclusive of applicable taxes”.

6. In the principal order, for FORM-A the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“FORM A

(See paragraph -4)

Application for business licence under paragraph 4 of the Tea (Distribution and Export) Control Order 2005

To,

The Licensing Authority,

Tea Board,

Sir,

I/We* apply for a business licence to carry on business in manufactured tea as Distributors*/Exporter/for the conversion of Exporter’s business license No. …………. date  issued by you into permanent business licence.

I/We* furnish the necessary particulars below:-

1. Name of applicant (in block letters) (in the case of a partnership concern the names of all the partners should be given)……………………………………………………………………

2. Full address (to which correspondence should be sent) …………………………………….

3. Nature of business licence required Distributors business licence*

Exporter’s business licence

Conversion of existing Exporter’s business licence into permanent business licence

4. Full address of the various premises, if any, in which the applicant intends to do business, or where blending and /or packing will be done………………………………………………

5. Amount of fees paid ………………

6. IEC Code:——

I/We* have carefully read and understood the Tea (Distribution and Export) Control Order, 2005, and hereby agree to abide by the provisions of the said Order.

Yours faithfully,

Place…………………………………

#Signature (s) of applicant (s) with seal

Date………………………………….

(*Score out the word not applicable)

# This application should be signed in the case of Companies/Producer Companies/SHG by an authorized Signatory and in the case of partnership concerns by one of the authorized partners, and in case of Individuals the word ‘Sole Proprietor’, should be appended after signature”.

7. In the principal order, FORM-B, shall be omitted.

8. In the principal order, FORM-J shall be omitted.

[F.No.K-57012/1/2021-Plant(A)]

DIWAKAR NATH MISRA, Jt. Secy.

Note: The principal order was published vide notification number S.O. 486(E), dated the 1st April 2005 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii) and amended vide notification number S.O. 3317(E) dated the 25th October, 2016.

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