CUSTOMS

Note:

(a) “Basic Customs Duty (BCD)” means the customs duty levied under the Customs Act, 1962.

(b) “Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess (AIDC)” means a duty of customs that is levied under Section 124 of the Finance Act, 2021.

(c) “Social Welfare Surcharge (SWS)” means a duty of customs that is levied under Section 110 of the Finance Act, 2018.

(d) Clause Nos. in square brackets [ ] indicate the relevant clause of the Finance Bill, 2023.

(e) Amendments carried out through the Finance Bill, 2023, will come into effect on the date of its enactment, unless otherwise specified.

I. AMENDMENTS TO THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962

S. No. Amendment Clause of the Finance Bill, 2023
1. Section 25(4A) of the Customs Act is being amended to insert a Proviso to the effect that the validity period of two years shall not apply to exemption notifications issued in relation to multilateral or bilateral trade agreements; obligations under international agreements, treaties, conventions including with respect to UN agencies, diplomats, international organizations; privileges of constitutional authorities;
schemes under Foreign Trade Policy; Central Government schemes having a validity of more than two years; re-imports, temporary imports, goods imported as gifts or personal baggage; any duty of customs under any law for the time being in force including integrated tax leviable under sub-section (7) of Section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, other than duty of customs leviable under section 12.
[123]
2 A new sub section (8A) to section 127 C is being inserted so as to specify a time limit of 9 months from the date of application, for disposal of the application filed before the Settlement Commission. [124]

II. AMENDMENTS TO THE CUSTOMS TARIFF ACT, 1975

S. No. Amendment Clause of
the Finance
Bill, 2023
A. Retrospective Amendments (w.e.f. 01.01.1995) [125]
1. Sub-section (6) and sub-section (7) of section 9 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 is being amended to remove ambiguity and clarify that determination and review for countervailing duty refers to determination and review of countervailing duty in a manner prescribed by rules under the Act. [125]
2. Sub-section (5) and sub-section (6) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 is being amended to remove ambiguity and clarify that determination and review for anti-dumping duty refers to determination and review in a manner prescribed by rules under the Act. [125]
3. Section 9 C of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 is being amended to remove ambiguity and clarify that appeals under this section lie against the determination or review thereof made by an authority in a manner as specified by rules notified under Sections 8 B, 9, 9A and 9B of the Act. It also seeks to insert an explanation to provide the meaning of determination or review thereof. [125]
B. Prospective Amendment
4. The First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 is being amended to increase the tariff rates on certain tariff items with effect from 2.2.2023. [126 (a)]
read with
Second
Schedule
5. The First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 is being amended to modify the tariff rates on certain tariff items as part of rationalization of customs duty rate structure with effect from the date of assent. [126 (b)]

Read with
Third
Schedule

6. The heading 9801 of the first schedule of Customs Tariff Act, 1975 is being amended to exclude solar power plant/solar power project from the purview of Project Imports with effect from the date of assent.
7. The First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 is also being amended to modify the tariff entries with effect from 1st May,2023 [126(c)] read with Fourth Schedule

III. AMENDMENTS TO THE FIRST SCHEDULE TO THE CUSTOMS TARIFF ACT, 1975

(i) The First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 is being amended to introduce new tariff lines or modify existing tariff lines. The proposed changes are in chapter 3, chapter 4, chapter 9, chapter 10, chapter 12, chapter 13, chapter 19, chapter 27, chapter 29, chapter 31, chapter 38, chapter 39, chapter 48, chapter 52, chapter 54, chapter 57, chapter 61, chapter 62, chapter 63, chapter 69, chapter 71, chapter 84, chapter 85, and chapter 87.

(ii) The General explanatory note to the General Rules for interpretation of the Schedule is being amended to carry out some changes which inter alia, include changes to align the abbreviations and the tariff with complementary amendments to the HS 22.

(iii) The First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 is also being amended to modify the tariff rates on certain tariff items as part of rationalization of customs duty rate structure.

(iv) The Second Schedule is being amended to align the entries under heading 1202 with that of the First Schedule with effect from 1st May,2023. [clause 127 read with Fifth Schedule of the Finance Bill 2023]

AMENDMENTS

Tariff Rate Changes
A. Increase in Tariff rate (to be effective from 02.02.2023) * [Clause 126(a) ] of the Finance Bill, 2023]

*Will come into effect immediately through a declaration under Provisional Collection of Taxes Act,1931

Rate of Duty
S. No. Heading, sub-heading tariff item Commodity From To
Chemicals
1. 2902 50 00 Styrene 2% 2.5%
2. 2903 21 00 Vinyl Chloride Monomer 2% 2.5%
Rubber
3. 4005 Compounded Rubber 10% 25% or Rs. 30
per kg.,
whichever is
lower
Gems and Jewellery Sector
4. 7113, 7114 Articles of precious metals 20% 25%
5. 7117 Imitation Jewellery 20% or Rs.
400 per kg.,
whichever is
higher
25% or Rs.
600 per kg.,
whichever is
higher
Electrical Goods
6. 8414 60 00 Electric Kitchen Chimney 7.5% 15%
Automobiles and Toys
7. 8712 00 10 Bicycles 30% 35%
8. 9503 Toys and parts of toys (other than parts of electronic toys) 60% 70%
B. Tariff rate changes (without any changes to the effective rate of Customs Duty) [Clause 126(b)] of the Finance Bill, 2023]

Note:

In order to simplify the tax structure, number of BCD rates are being reduced. This rationalization of BCD rate structure is being carried out in a manner so as to maintain the existing incidence of duty in certain items. These changes need to be read with appropriate changes in AIDC/SWS rates

Rate of Duty

S. No. Heading, sub-heading tariff item Commodity From To
1. 4011 30 00 New or retreaded pneumatic tyres, of rubber , of a kind used on aircraft of heading 8802 3% 2.5%
2. 7107 00 00 Base metals clad with silver, not further worked than semi-manufactured 12.5% 10%
3. 7108 Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form 12.5% 10%
4. 7109 00 00 Base metals or silver, clad with gold, not further worked than semi-manufactured 12.5% 10%
5. 7110 11 10 7110 11 20 7110 19 00 7110 21 00 7110 29 00 7110 41 00 7110 49 00 Platinum, unwrought or in semi- manufactured form, or in powder form 12.5% 10%
6. 7111 00 00 Base metals, silver or gold, clad with platinum, not further worked than semi- manufactured 12.5% 10%
7. 7112 Waste and scrap of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal; other waste and scrap containing precious metal or precious metal compounds, of a kind used principally for the recovery of precious metal other than goods of heading 8549 12.5% 10%
8. 7118 Coin 12.5% 10%
9. 8802 20 00

8802 30 00

8802 40 00

Aero planes and other aircrafts 3% 2.5%
C. Tariff rate changes (with changes to the effective rate of Customs Duty) [Clause 126(b)] of the Finance Bill, 2023] Rate of duty
1. 7106 Silver (including silver plated with gold or platinum), unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form 12.5% 10%

IV OTHER PROPOSALS INVOLVING CHANGES IN BASIC CUSTOMS DUTY RATES IN NOTIFICATIONS

A. Changes in Basic Customs Duty (to be effective from 02.02.2023) Rates of Duty
S. No Chapter, Heading, sub­heading, tariff item Commodity From To
Agricultural Products and By Products
1. 0802 99 00 Pecan nuts 100% 30%
2. 1504 20 Fish lipid oil for use in manufacture of aquatic feed 30% 15%
3. 1520 00 00 Crude glycerin for use in manufacture of Epichlorohydrin 7.5% 2.5%
4. 2102 20 00 Algal Prime (flour) for use in manufacture of aquatic feed 30% 15%
5. 2207 20 00 Denatured ethyl alcohol for use in manufacture of industrial chemicals 5% Nil
6. 2301 20 Fish meal for use in manufacture of aquatic feed 15% 5%
7. 2301 20 Krill meal for use in manufacture of aquatic feed 15% 5%
8. 2309 90 90 Mineral and Vitamin Premixes for use in manufacture of aquatic feed 15% 5%
Minerals
9. 2529 22 00 Acid grade fluorspar (containing by weight more than 97% of calcium fluoride) 5% 2.5%
Petrochemicals
10. 2710 12 21,

2710 12 22,

2710 12 29

Naphtha 1% 2.5%
Gems and Jewellery Sector
11. 7102, 7104 Seeds for use in manufacturing of rough lab-grown diamonds 5% Nil
12. 7106 Silver (including silver plated with gold or platinum), unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form 7.5% 10%
13. 7106 Silver Dore IT, Electronics 6.1% 10%
14. 25, 28, 32,

39, 40, 69,

73, 85

Specified chemicals/items for manufacture of Pre-calcined Ferrite Powder 7.5% Nil
15. 3824 99 00 Palladium Tetra Amine Sulphate for manufacture of parts of connectors 7.5% Nil
16. Any
Chapter
Camera lens and its inputs/parts for use in manufacture of camera module of cellular mobile phone 2.5% Nil
17. 8529 Specified parts for manufacture of open cell of TV panel 5% 2.5%
Electronic appliances
18. 8516 80 00 Heat Coil for use in the manufacture of Electric Kitchen Chimneys 20% 15%
Automobiles
19. 8703 Vehicle (including electric vehicles) in Semi-Knocked Down (SKD) form . 30% 35%
20. 8703 Vehicle in Completely Built Unit (CBU) form , other than with CIF more than USD 40,000 or with engine capacity more than 3000 cc for petrol-run vehicle and more than 2500 cc for diesel-run vehicles, or with both 60% 70%
21. 8703 Electrically operated Vehicle in Completely Built Unit (CBU) form, other than with CIF value more than USD 40,000 60% 70%
22. 39,40,58,70, 72 73,83,84,85, 87,90 Vehicles, specified automobile parts/components, sub-systems and tyres when imported by notified testing agencies for the purpose of testing and/ or certification , subject to conditions As applicable Nil
Capital goods
23. 84, 85 Specific capital goods/machinery for manufacture of Lithium ion cell for use in battery of electrically operated vehicle (EVs) As applicable Nil
B. Changes in Basic Customs Duty (without any change in the effective rate of Customs Duties i.e., BCD+AIDC+SWS)

Note:

In order to simplify the tax structure, number of BCD rates are being reduced. This rationalization of BCD rate structure is being carried out in a manner so as to maintain the existing incidence of duty on certain items. These changes need to be read with appropriate changes in AIDC/SWS rates

Rate of Duty

S. No Chapter, Heading, sub­heading, tariff item Commodity From To
1. 2701, 2702, 2703 Coal, peat, lignite 1% 2.5%
2. 7108 Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form 12.5% 10%
3. 7108 Gold Dore 11.85% 10%
4. 7110 11 10 7110 11 20 7110 19 00 7110 21 00 7110 29 00 7110 41 00 7110 49 00 Platinum, unwrought or in semi- manufactured form, or in powder form other than those used in manufacture of noble metal compounds, noble metal solutions and catalytic converters 12.5% 10%
C. Change in end date of exemption (No change in effective rate of duty ). Rate of duty
S. No S. No in Notification no 50/2017-Customs Commodity From To
1 368 Ferrous waste and scrap Nil Nil (up to 31.03.2024)
2 374, 375 Raw materials for use in manufacture of CRGO steel Nil Nil (up to 31.03.2024)
3 527A Lithium-ion cell for use in the manufacture of battery or battery pack of cellular mobile phone 5% 5% (up to 31.03.2024)
4 527B Lithium-ion cell for use in the manufacture of battery or battery pack of electrically operated vehicle (EVs) or hybrid motor vehicle 5% 5% (up to 31.03.2024)
5 168 Specified inputs and sub-parts for use in manufacture of telecommunication grade optical fibre or optical fibre cables Nil Nil (up to 31.03.2025)
6 341 Preform of silica for use in the manufacture of telecommunication
grade optical fibres or optical fibre cables
5% 5%

(up to 31.03.2025)

7 341A Inputs for manufacture of Preform of silica Nil Nil

(up to 31.03.2025)

8 237 Specified inputs for use in the manufacture of EVA sheet or back sheets which are used in the manufacture of solar cell or modules Nil Nil

(up to 31.03.2024)

9 340 Solar tempered glass for use in the manufacture of solar cell or solar module Nil Nil

(up to 31.03.2024)

10 405, 406 Raw materials and parts for manufacture of wind operated electricity generators, including permanent magnets for manufacture of PM synchronous generators above 500KW for use in wind operated electricity operators 5% 5%

(up to 31.03.2025)

11. 559 Raw material and parts (including Dredger) for use in the manufacture of ships/vessels Nil Nil

(up to 31.03.2025)

12 166 Specified Drugs, medicines, diagnostics kits or equipment, bulk drugs used in manufacture of drugs or medicines 5% 5%

(up to 31.03.2025)

13 167 Lifesaving drugs/ medicines and diagnostic test kits, bulk drugs used in manufacture of life-saving drugs or medicines Nil Nil

(up to 31.03.2025)

V. Review of customs duty concessions/ exemptions:

A. Review of conditional exemption rates of BCD prescribed in notification No. 50/2017 customs dated 30.6.2017:

(a). The BCD exemption for the goods covered under following serial numbers of the notification are being extended for a period of one year i.e. upto 31st March 2024, unless specified otherwise.

S. No. S. No. of Notfn Description
Extension up to 31. 03. 2024
S. No. S. No. of Notfn Description
1. 90 Lactose for use in the manufacture of homeopathic medicine
2. 133 Gold ores and concentrates for use in manufacture of Gold
3. 139 Specified bunker Fuel for use in ships or vessels
4. 150 Goods of Heading 2710 or 271490 for manufacture of Fertilisers
5. 155 Excess Liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) returned by DTA unit to SEZ unit
6. 164 Electrical energy supplied to DTA by power plants of 1000MW or above
7. 165 Electrical energy supplied to DTA by power plant less than 1000MW
8. 183 Medical use fission Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) for use in manufacture of radio pharmaceutical
9. 184 Pharmaceutical Reference Standard
10. 188 Specified goods for manufacture of ELISA Kits
11. 204 Anthraquinone or 2-Ethyl Anthraquinone, for use in manufacture of Hydrogen Peroxide
12. 212A Medicines/drugs/vaccines supplied free by United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Red Cross or an International Organization
13. 213 Drugs and materials
14. 238 Organic or inorganic coating material for manufacture of electrical steel
15. 253 Goods for manufacture of Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors
16. 254 Catalyst for manufacture of cast components of Wind Operated Electricity Generator
17. 255 Resin for manufacture of cast components of Wind Operated Electricity Generator
18. 258 Security fibre, security threads, Paper based taggant including M-feature for manufacture of security paper by Security Paper Mill, Hoshangabad and Bank Note Paper Mill India Pvt Ltd, Mysore.
19. 259 Raw materials for manufacture of security fibre and security thread for supply to Security Paper Mill, Hoshangabad and Bank Note Paper Mill India Pvt. Ltd, Mysore for use in manufacture of security paper
20. 260 Goods for the manufacture of orthopaedic implants falling under 902110
21. 261 Alatheon and copper wire
22. 269 Super absorbent polymer for manufacture adult diapers, tampons, sanitary pads etc (9619)
23. 271 Polytetrametylene ether glycol, (PT MEG) for use in manufacture of spandex yarn
24. 276 Ethylene – propylene – non-conjugated diene rubber (EPDM) for manufacture of insulated wires and cables
25. 277A Calendared plastic sheet for manufacturing of Smart Card (8523)
26. 279 Pneumatic tyres of rubber for MRO of aircraft used in scheduled air service
27. 280 Pneumatic tyres of rubber for MRO of aircraft used by training, aeroclub etc.
28. 333 Moulds, tools and dies for manufacture of parts of electronic components/equipment
29. 334 Graphite Felt or graphite pack for growing silicon ingots; Thin steel wire used in wire saw for slicing of silicon wafers
30. 339 Toughened glass for solar thermal collectors or heaters
31. 353 Foreign currency coins when imported into India by a Scheduled Bank
32. 364A Spent catalyst or ash containing precious metals
33. 378 Metal parts for manufacture of electrical insulators falling under heading 8546
34. 379 Pipes and tubes for use in manufacture of boilers
35. 380 Forged steel rings for manufacture of special bearings for use in wind operated electricity generator
36. 381 Flat copper wire for use in the manufacture of photo voltaic ribbon for solar cell/modules
37. 387 Zinc metal recovered by toll smelting or toll processing from zinc concentrates exported from India for such processes
38. 392 Dies for drawing metal, when imported after repairs in exchange of similar worn out dies exported out for repairs
39. 415 Parts/inputs for manufacture of catalytic convertors or its parts
40. 415A Platinum or Palladium for manufacture of all goods including Noble Metal Compounds & Noble Metal Solutions falling under 2843 and goods of heading 381512
41. 416 Ceria zirconia compounds for use in the manufacture of washcoat for catalytic converters
42. 417 Cerium compounds for use in the manufacture of washcoat for catalytic converters
43. 418 Zeolite for use in the manufacture of washcoat for catalytic converters
44. 419 Aluminium Oxide for use in the manufacture of washcoat for catalytic converters
45. 420 Clay 2 Powder (Alumax) for use in ceramic substrate for catalytic convertors
46. 421 Goods required for basic telephone /internet service and their parts
47. 426 Specified goods for the manufacture of goods falling under 8523 5200, 8541, 8542, 8543 9000 or 8548 00 00
48. 428 Specified goods imported by accredited press cameraman
49. 429 Specified goods, imported by accredited journalist
50. 435 Capital goods/ Machinery for printing industry
51. 441 Spinnerettes made interalia of Gold, Platinum and Rhodium or any one or more of these metals, when imported in exchange of worn out or damaged spinnerettes exported out of India
52. 462 Ball screws for use in the manufacture of CNC Lathes, Machining Centres or all type of CNC machine tools falling under 8456 to 8463
53. 463 Linear Motion Guides for use in the manufacture of CNC Lathes, Machining Centres or all type of CNC machine tools falling under 8456 to 8463
54. 464 CNC Systems for use in the manufacture of CNC Lathes, Machining Centres or all type of CNC machine tools falling under 8456 to 8463
55. 467 Cash dispenser and parts thereof
56. 468 Micro ATM; fingerprint reader/scanner other than for use in manufacturing cellular mobile phones; miniaturized POS card reader for mPOS (other than Mobile phone or Tablet Computer); parts and components for manufacture of the above items
57. 471 All parts for use in the manufacture of LED lights or fixtures including LED lamps
58. 472 All inputs for use in the manufacture of LED driver or MCPCB for LED lights and fixtures or LED lamps
59. 475 Specified goods including scramblers, descramblers, encoders, jammers, network firewall, SMS monitoring system etc
60. 476 Television equipment, cameras and other equipment for taking films, imported by a foreign film unit or television team
61. 477 Photographic, filming, sound recording and radio equipment, raw films, video tapes and sound recording tapes of foreign origin if imported into India after having been exported therefrom.
62. 478 The wireless apparatus, parts imported by a licensed amateur radio operator
63. 480 Goods imported for being tested in specified test centers
64. 482 Newspaper page, transmission and reception facsimile system or equipment; telephoto transmission and reception system or equipment
65. 489B Specified goods for manufacturing of microphones
66. 495 Batteries for electrically operated vehicles, including two and three wheeled electric motor vehicles
67. 497 Active Energy Controller (AEC) for use in manufacture of Renewable Power System (RPS) inverters
68. 504 Parts and Components of Digital Still Image Video Cameras
69. 509 Parts, components and accessories for manufacture of Digital Video Recorder /Network Video Recorder (NVR) falling under 85219090 and sub-parts for manufacture of these items
70. 510 Parts, components and accessories for use in manufacture of reception apparatus for television and sub-parts for manufacture of these items
71. 511 Parts, components and accessories for manufacture of CCTV Camera /IP camera and sub-parts for manufacture of these items
72. 512 Specified Parts, components and subparts for use in manufacture of Lithium-ion battery and battery pack
73. 512A Inputs ,parts or subparts for manufacture of PCBA of Lithium ion battery and battery pack
74. 515A Open cell for use in manufacture of LCD and LED TV panels of heading 8524
75. 516 Specified goods for use in the manufacture of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and LED TV panel
76. 519 Raw materials or parts for use in manufacture of e-Readers
77. 523A Parts, sub-parts, inputs or raw material for use in manufacture of Lithium ion cells
78. 527 Lithium ion cell used in manufacture of battery or battery pack of items other than cellular mobile phone, electrically operated vehicle or hybrid motor vehicle
79. 534 Parts of gliders or simulators of aircrafts (excluding rubber tyres and tubes of gliders)
80. 535 Raw materials for manufacture of aircraft (except unmanned aircraft used as television camera, digital camera or video camera recorder) or its parts
81. 535A Components or parts of aircraft for manufacture of aircraft (except unmanned aircraft used as television camera, digital camera or video camera recorder) or for manufacture of parts of aircraft imported by PSUs under Ministry of Defence
82. 536 Parts, testing equipment, tools and tool-kits for maintenance, repair, and overhauling of aircraft (except unmanned aircraft used as television camera, digital camera or video camera recorder) or its parts
83. 537 All goods of Heading 8802 (except 88026000-spacecraft)
84. 538 Components or parts, including engines, of aircraft of heading 8802
85. 539 (a) Satellites and payloads; (b) Ground equipments brought for testing of (a)
86. 539A Scientific and technical instruments, apparatus etc required for launch vehicles and satellites and payloads
87. 540 Specified goods under heading 8802 imported by scheduled air transporter
88. 542 Specified goods imported by Aero Club, Flying Training Institutes
89. 543 Specified goods imported by non-scheduled air transporter
90. 544 Parts (other than rubber tubes) of aircraft of heading 8802 for operating scheduled air transport/air cargo services
91. 546 Parts (other than rubber tubes) of aircraft of heading 8802 for non­scheduled passenger/charter services, aero club, training purpose etc
92. 548 Barges or pontoons imported along with ships
93. 549 Capital goods and spares, raw materials, parts, material handling equipment and consumables for repairs of ocean-going vessels by a ship repair unit
94. 550 Spare parts and consumables for repairs of ocean-going vessels registered in India.
95. 551 Cruise ships, excursion ships (excluding vessels and floating structures imported for breaking up)
96. 553 Fishing vessels, Tugs and Pusher crafts, light vessels (excluding vessels and floating structures imported for breaking up)
97. 555 Vessels such as warships, lifeboats (excluding vessels and floating structures imported for breaking up)
98. 565 Specified goods for use in the manufacture of Flexible Medical Video Endoscope
99. 566 Polypropylene, Stainless-steel Strip and stainless steel capillary tube for manufacture of syringes, needles, catheters and cannulae
100. 567 Stainless steel tube and wire, cobalt chromium tube, Hayness alloy-25 and polypropylene mesh required for manufacture of coronary stents / coronary stent system and artificial heart valve
101. 568 Parts and components required for manufacture of Blood Pressure Monitors and blood glucose monitoring system (Glucometers)
102. 569 Ostomy products, its accessories and parts required for manufacture of such medical equipment
103. 570 Medical and surgical instruments, apparatus and appliances including spare parts and accessories thereof
104. 575 Hospital Equipment (excluding consumables) for use in specified hospitals
105. 577 Lifesaving medical equipment including accessories or spare parts or both of such equipment for personal use
106. 578A Raw materials, parts or accessories for manufacture of Cochlear Implants
107. 579 Survey (DGPS) instruments, 3D modeling software cum equipment for surveying and prospecting of minerals
108. 580 X-Ray Baggage Inspection Systems and parts thereof
109. 581 Portable X-ray machine / system
110. 583 Parts and cases of braille watches, for the manufacture of Braille watches
111. 593 Parts of video games for the manufacture of video games
112. 607 Specified Life Saving drugs/medicines including medicines for Spinal Muscular Atrophy or Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, for personal use
113. 607A Lifesaving drugs/medicines for personal use supplied free of cost by

overseas supplier

114. 611 Archaeological specimens, photographs, plaster casts or antiquities for exhibition for public benefit in a museum managed by ASI or by State Govt.
115. 612 Specified raw material for sports goods

Note: Description of entries is indicative. Notification may be referred to for complete description.

(b). The BCD exemption for the goods covered under following serial number of the notification no 50/2017-Customs is being extended for a period of five years i.e. upto 31st March 2028.

S. No. S. No. of Notfn. Subject
1. 609 Used bonafide personal and household effects of a deceased person

B. Review of exemptions prescribed by other notifications:

(a). The BCD exemptions for the goods covered under following notifications are being extended for a period of one year i.e. upto 31st March 2024.

S. No.

Notification No.

Subject

1 16-Customs
dated 23.1.65
Exemption to goods exported to foreign countries for display in show-rooms of Govt of India
2. 80/1970-
Customs
Exemption to articles supplied free under warranty as replacement for defective ones
3. 46-Customs (1974) Pedagogic material for educational or vocational training courses
4. 248/76-Customs Exemption to precious stones imported by posts on ‘approval or return’ basis
5. 207/89-Customs Exemption to foodstuff and provisions, imported by foreigners
6. 134/94-Customs Exemption to goods for carrying out repairs, reconditions , testing calibration or maintenance
7. 147/94-Customs Exemptions to firearms & ammunition by renowned shot
8. 148/94-Customs Exemptions to specified free gifts, donations, relief and rehabilitation material imported by charitable trusts, Red Cross, CARE and Govt of India
9. 151/94-Customs Exemption to aircraft equipment, tanks, fuel and lubricating oils by Indian Airlines, United Arab Airlines, Indian Air Force
10. 152/94-Customs Exemption to imports for handicapped person, charitable or social welfare purposes and research and education programme
11. 153/94-Customs Exemption to goods for foreign origin imported for repair and return
12. 39/96-Customs Imports relating to defence, internal security forces& air forces
13. 50/96-Customs Exemption to specified equipment, instruments, raw material etc imported for R&D projects
14. 51/96-Customs Exemption to research equipment by publicly funded and research institutions, Govt. Dept., laboratory, IIT etc
15. 25/98- Customs Effective rate of duty for goods of Chapter 70,84,85 or 90
16. 97/99- Customs Exemption to Gold bars under Gold Deposit Scheme of RBI
17. 113/2003- Customs Exemption to castor oil cake and castor de-oiled cake manufactured from indigenous castor oil seeds on indigenous plant and machinery by unit in SEZ and brought to DTA
18. 30/2004-
Customs
Exemptions to second-hand computers/accessories received as donation by schools, charitable institutions
19. 45/2005-
Customs
Exemption from Special Additional duty of Customs to goods cleared from SEZ and brought to any other place in India
20. 81/2005-
Customs
Exemption to machinery/components for initial setting up of non-conventional power generation plants
21. 102/2007- Customs Exemption from Special CVD to all goods imported for subsequent sale when IGST, CGST, SGST or UTGST paid by importers.
22. 26/2011-
Customs
Exemption to work of art, antiques in museum or art gallery imported for public exhibition
23. 23/2016-
Customs
Effective rates for parts of aircraft imported under the Standard Exchange Scheme
24. 05/2017-
Customs
Exemption to machinery, components for setting up fuel cell based power generation plant.
25. 16/2017-
Customs
Exemption to specified drugs & medicines supplied free of cost to patients under Patient Assistanceprogram of Pharma Companies
26. 29/2017-
Customs
Exemption to specimen, models, wall pictures and diagrams for instructional purposes
27. 30/2017-
Customs
Exemption to motion picture, music, gaming software for use in gaming console printed or recorded on media
28. 32/2017-
Customs
Exemption to art work created abroad by Indian artist, sculptor, antiques books more than 100 years
29. 37/2017-
Customs
Imports relating to defence & internal security forces
30. 49/2017-
Customs
Exemption to special Additional Duty on specified goods of fourth schedule to Central Excise Act
31. 52/2017-
Customs
Effective rate of Additional duty for goods under Chapter 27

(b) The BCD exemptions for the goods covered under following notifications are being extended for a period of five years i.e. upto 31st March 2028.

1

41/2017-
Customs
Exemption to import of cups, trophies to be awarded to winning teams in international tournament /world cup to be held in India.
2 33/2017
Customs
Exemption to import of challenge cups and trophies won by a unit of Defence Force or its members.
3 146/94
Customs
Exemption to imports by specified sports goods imported by National Sports Federation or by a Sports person of outstanding eminence for training.
4 90/2009-
Customs
Exemption to imports from Antarctica of goods used for or related to Indian Antarctic Expedition or Indian Polar Science Programme.

VI. Other Notification changes

S.
No.

Notification
No.
Subject
1. Notification No. 22/2022- Customs, dated 30.04.2022 The India-UAE CEPA Tariff notification is being amended as a consequential change to rationalization of basic customs duty rate structure.
2. Notification No. 57/2000- Customs, dated 08.05.2000 This notification relating to jewellery export promotion is being amended consequent to changes in import duty structure on Gold and increase in duty rate of Silver.
3. Notification No. 146/94- Customs, dated 13.07.1994 Benefit of the existing exemption notification No. 146/94-Customs, dated 13.07.1994, is being extended w.e.f. 02.02.2023 to imports of ‘Warm Blood horse’ when imported by Sportsperson of eminence for training.

VII. Customs duty exemptions /concessions being discontinued

Certain BCD exemptions under notification No. 50/2017-Customs dated 30.6.2017 and other notification are being discontinued with effect from 31.03.2023.

The following are being discontinued as they are redundant :

S. No. S. No. of
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Description
1. S. No. 16 of 50/2017-Customs This exemption entry pertaining to ‘Human Embryo’ is being withdrawn as it is redundant on account of prohibition of import of Human Embryo under the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act, 2021 and The Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021. [notification No. 22/2015-20 dated 20th July, 2022 of DGFT refers]
2. S. No. 325 of 50/2017-
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This exemption entry pertaining to ‘Monofilament Yarn’ is being withdrawn as tariff rate is also at 5% and hence redundant
3. 48/2017-
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Exemption to catering cabin equipment, food and drinks on re-importation by aircrafts of the Indian Airlines Corporation from foreign flights is being withdrawn.

VIII. SOCIAL WELFARE SURCHARGE (SWS)

A. AMENDMENT TO NOTIFICATION NO. 11/2018 – CUSTOMS, DATED 02.02.2018 (w.e.f. 02.02.2023)
S. No. Description
Following goods are being exempted from levy of Social Welfare Surcharge in order to maintain the total effective duty owing to rationalization of basic customs duty rate structure:
1. Silver (HSN 7106), Gold ( HSN 7108) & Imitation Jewellery (HSN 7117).
2. Platinum (HSN 7110) other than rhodium and goods covered under S. Nos. 415(a) and 415A of the Table in notification No. 50/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India vide number G.S.R. 785(E), dated the 30th June, 2017.
3. All goods falling under HSN 7113, other than the goods covered under S. Nos. 356, 357 and 364C of the Table in notification No. 50/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India vide number G.S.R. 785(E), dated the 30th June, 2017.
4. All goods falling under HSN 7114, other than the goods covered under S. Nos. 356 and 357 of the Table in notification No. 50/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India vide number G.S.R. 785(E), dated the 30th June, 2017.
5. Bicycles (HSN 8712 00 10)
6. Motor vehicle including electrically operated vehicles falling under HSN 8703 covered under S. No. 526 (1)(b), 526 (2)(b), 526A(1)(b) and 526A(2)(b) of the Table in Notification No. 50/2017-Customs dated the 30th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India vide no G.S.R. 785(E) dated the 30th June, 2017
7. Aeroplane and other aircrafts falling under tariff items 8802 2000, 8802 3000 and 8802 4000 covered under S. No. 543 A of the Table in Notification No. 50/2017-Customs dated the 30th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India vide no G.S.R. 785(E) dated the 30th June, 2017.
8. Toys and parts of toys (HSN 9503) other than goods covered under S. No. 591of the Table in Notification No. 50/2017-Customs dated the 30th June,2017
B. RESCINDING OF NOTIFICATION RELATING TO SWS

These notifications are being rescinded on account of being redundant due to basic customs duty rate structure rationalization:

1 No. 13/2021-Customs, dated the 1st February, 2021, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 71(E), dated the 1st February, 2021
2 No. 34/2022-Customs, dated the 30thJune, 2022, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 487(E), dated the 30thJune, 2022

IX. AGRICULTURE INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT CESS (AIDC)

Notification No. 11/2021 – Customs, dated 01.02.2021 is being amended to revise the AIDC rates on the following goods (w.e.f. 02.02.2023):
A. AIDC rate changes (with changes to the effective rate of Customs Duty) Rate of Duty
S. No Chapter, Heading, sub­heading, tariff item Commodity From To
1. 7106,98 Silver (including silver plated with gold or platinum), unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form 2.5% 5%
2. 71 Silver Dore 2.5% 4.35%
B. Changes to AIDC (without any change to the effective rate of Customs Duty) Rate of Duty
S. No Chapter, Heading, sub­heading, tariff item Commodity From To
1. 2701, 2702, 2703 Coal, peat, lignite 1.5% Nil
2. 40113000 New pneumatic tyres, of rubber , of a kind used on aircraft as mentioned in Entry 280 A of Notification No. 50/2017-Cus Nil 0.5%
3. 7108 or 98 Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form 2.5% 5%
4. 71 Gold Dore 2.5% 4.35%
5. 7110 Platinum other than rhodium and goods covered under S. Nos. 415(a) and 415A of the Table in notification No. 50/2017- Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017. 1.5% 5.4%
6. 8802 20 00

8802 30 00

8802 40 00

Aero planes and other aircraft covered under S.No. 543A of Notification No. 50/2017-Cus Nil 0.5%

Extract of relevant clause of Finance Bill 2023

Clause 123 seeks to amend section 25 of the Customs Act by inserting a new proviso in sub-section (4A), so as to exclude certain categories of conditional exemption specified therein from the purview of the said sub-section.

Clause 124 of the Bill seeks to amend section 127C of the Customs Act by inserting a new sub-section (8A) therein to provide that an order under sub-section (5) shall be passed within nine months from the date of making application under section 127B, and if no order is passed within the said period, the settlement proceeding shall abate and the case shall be reverted back to the adjudicating authority.

Clause 125 of the Bill seeks to amend sections 9, 9A and 9C of the Customs Tariff Act so as to omit certain words therein and to clarify that the determination or review of safeguard duty or of countervailing duty or of anti-dumping duty are to be done by an authority in such manner as may be specified in the rules made under sections 8B, 9, 9A and 9B of the said Act.

Clause 126 seeks to amend the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, in the manner specified in––

(a) the Second Schedule so as to revise the rates in respect of certain tariff items with effect from the 2nd day of February, 2023;

(b) the Third Schedule with a view to revise the rates in respect of certain tariff items, with effect from the date on which the Finance Bill, 2023 receives the assent of the President.

(c) the Fourth Schedule so as to revise the entries in respect of certain tariff items with effect from 1st May,2023.

Extract of Relevant Amendment Proposed by Finance Bill, 2023

123. Amendment of section 25.

In the Customs Act, 1962 (hereinafter referred to as the Customs Act), in section 25, in sub-section (4A), after the proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:–

“Provided further that nothing contained in this sub­section shall apply to any such exemption granted to, or in relation to,–

(a) any multilateral or bilateral trade agreement;

(b) obligations under international agreements, treaties, conventions or such other obligations including with respect to United Nations agencies, diplomats and international organisations;

(c) privileges of constitutional authorities;

(d) schemes under the Foreign Trade Policy;

(e) the Central Government schemes having validity of more than two years;

(f) re-imports, temporary imports, goods imported as gifts or personal baggage;

(g) any duty of customs under any law for the time being in force, including integrated tax leviable under sub-section (7) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act,1975, other than duty of customs leviable under section 12.”.

124. Amendment of section 127C.

In the Customs Act, in section 127C, after sub-section

(8), the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely: –“(8A) The order under sub-section (5) shall be passed within a period of nine months from the last day of the month in which the application under section 127B is made, and if, no order is passed within the said period, the settlement proceedings shall abate, and the adjudicating authority before whom the proceeding at the time of making the application was pending shall dispose of the application in accordance with the provisions of this Act as if no application under the said section had been made:

Provided that the period specified under this sub-section may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, be extended by the Settlement Commission for a further period not exceeding three months:

Provided further that in respect of any application pending under sub-section (5) as on the date on which the Finance Bill, 2023 receives the assent of the President, the said period of nine months shall be reckoned from the date on which the said Finance Bill receives the assent of the President.”.

125. Amendment of sections 9, 9A and 9C.

In the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, (hereinafter referred to as the Customs Tariff Act), with effect from the 1st day of January, 1995,–

(i) in section 9,–

(a) in sub-section (6), in the first proviso, for the words “in a review”, the words “on consideration of a review” shall be substituted;

(b) in sub-section (7), the words “and determined” shall be omitted;

(ii) in section 9A,–

(a) in sub-section (5), in the first proviso, for the words “in a review”, the words “on consideration of a review” shall be substituted;

(b) in sub-section (6), the words “and determined” shall be omitted;

(iii) in section 9C,–

(a) in sub-section (1), the words “order of” shall be omitted;

(b) in sub-section (2), for the word “order”, the words “determination or review” shall be substituted;

(c) in sub-section (3), for the word “order”, the words “determination or review” shall be substituted;

(d) after sub-section (5), the following Explanation shall be inserted, namely:–

‘Explanation.–For the purposes of this section, “determination” or “review” means the determination or review done in such manner as may be specified in the rules made under sections 8B, 9, 9A and 9B.’.

126. Amendment of First Schedule.

In the Customs Tariff Act, the First Schedule shall–

(a) be amended in the manner specified in the Second Schedule;

(b) be also amended in the manner specified in the Third Schedule;

(c) with effect from the 1st May, 2023, be also amended in the manner specified in the Fourth Schedule.

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Source : Finance Bill 2023 / Union Budget 2023

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