The Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance had issued Customs Notification No. 40/2011 Customs (N. T.) dated 24th June, 2011 notifying amendments in the Customs Tariff [Determination of Origin of Goods under the Preferential Trade Agreement between the Governments of Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of India] Rules, 2009 notified vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 189/2009-Customs (N.T), dated the 31st December, 2009.

The above rules prescribe the rules of origin for the India-ASEAN Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). Vide the present amendment, Philippines has been added as a country covered under India and ASEAN PTA.

Notification No. 40/2011-Customs (N.T.)

G.S.R. … (E) – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 5 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Customs Tariff  [Determination of Origin of Goods under the Preferential Trade Agreement between the Governments of Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of India] Rules, 2009,  namely:-

1. These rules may be called the Customs Tariff [Determination of Origin of Goods under the Preferential Trade Agreement between the Governments of Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of India] Second Amendment Rules, 2011.

2. In the Customs Tariff [Determination of Origin of Goods under the Preferential Trade Agreement between the Governments of Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of India] Rules, 2009, in Annexure IV, after S.No. 8, the following S. No. and entry shall be inserted, namely:-

“S.No. Name of the Country
9. The Republic of Philippines

 [F. No. 467/68/2004-Cus.V/ICD]

(M. SATISH KUMAR REDDY)

Director to the Government of India

Note. – The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 937(E), dated the 31st December, 2009 and was subsequently amended vide number G.S.R. 41(E), dated the 19th January, 2010,  G.S.R. 456(E) dated the 31st May, 2010, G.S.R. 790(E) dated the 30th September, 2010, G.S.R. 883(E) dated the 3rd November, 2011 and G.S.R. 60(E) dated 2nd February, 2011.

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