GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 91/2009-Customs

New Delhi, the 11th September, 2009.

20 Bhadrapad , 1931 SAKA

G.S.R. 657 (E),- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts goods, namely, –

(i) in the case of hotel or stand alone restaurant or golf resort having catering facility, capital goods including spares, office equipment, professional equipment, office furniture, consumables, related to its service sector business and food items and alcoholic beverages but excluding other products classifiable in Chapters 1 to 24 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) and items not permitted to be imported in terms of Appendix 37B of the Hand Book of Procedures, volume I;

(ii) in the case of service provider other than hotel or stand alone restaurant or golf resort having catering facility, capital goods including spares, office equipment, professional equipment, office furniture and consumables, related to its service sector business, but excluding the items not permitted to be imported in terms of Appendix 37B of the Hand Book of Procedure ,volume I, when imported into India against a Served From India Scheme scrip (hereinafter referred to as the said scrip) issued under paragraph 3.12 of the Foreign Trade Policy, from,

(1) the whole of the duty of customs leviable thereon under the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act, 1975(51 of 1975); and

(2) the whole of the additional duty leviable thereon under section 3 of the said Customs Tariff Act, 1975, subject to the following conditions, namely :-

  1. that the said scrip has been issued to a service provider by the Regional Authority and it is produced before the proper officer of customs at the time of clearance for debit of the duties leviable on the goods, but for this exemption:

  2. that the said scrip and goods imported against it shall not be transferred or sold:

Provided that transfer of goods or said scrip may be allowed subject to actual user condition within the group company or managed hotels as defined in paragraph 9.28 and paragraph 9.35 respectively of the Foreign Trade Policy, as the case may be.

1. that in respect of capital goods, office equipment and professional equipment a certificate from jurisdictional Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise or Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise or an independent Chartered Engineer, as the case may be, is produced confirming installation and use of the goods in the importer’s factory or premises, within six months from the date of imports or within such extended period as the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, may allow;

2. that the imports and exports are undertaken through seaports at Bedi (including Rozi-Jamnagar), Chennai, Cochin, Dahej, Dharamtar,Haldia (Haldia Dock complex of Kolkata port) Kakinada, Kandla, Kolkata, Krishnapatnam, Magdalla, Mangalore, Marmagoa, Muldwarka, Mumbai, Mundhra,Nagapattinam, Nhava Sheva, Okha, Paradeep, Pipavav, Porbander, Sikka, Tuticorin, Visakhapatnam and Vadinar or through any of the airports at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dabolim (Goa), Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow (Amausi), Mumbai, Nagpur, Rajasansi (Amritsar), Srinagar, Trivandrum and Varanasi or through any of the Inland Container Depots at Agra, Ahmedabad, Anaparthy (Andhra Pradesh), Babarpur, Bangalore, Bhadohi, Bhatinda, Bhilwara, Bhiwadi, Bhusawal, Chheharata (Amritsar), Coimbatore, Dadri, Dappar (Dera Bassi), Daulatabad (Wanjarwadi and Maliwada), Delhi, Dighi (Pune), Durgapur (Export Promotion Industrial Park), Faridabad, Garhi Harsaru, Gauhati, Guntur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jallandhar, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karur, Kota, Kundli, Loni (District Ghaziabad), Ludhiana, Madurai, Malanpur, Mandideep (District Raisen), Miraj, Moradabad, Nagpur, Nasik, Pimpri (Pune), Pitampur (Indore), Pondicherry, Raipur, Rewari, Rudrapur(Nainital), Salem, Singanalur, Surat, Surajpur, Tirupur, Tuticorin, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, , Waluj (Aurangabad) or through the Land Customs Station at Agartala, Amritsar Rail Cargo, Attari Road, Changrabandha, Dawki, Ghojadanga, Hilli, Jogbani, Mahadipur, Nepalganj Road, Nautanva (Sonauli), Petrapole, Ranaghat, Raxaul, Singhabad and Sutarkhandi or a Special Economic Zone notified under section 4 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005):

Provided that the Commissioner of Customs may with in the jurisdiction, by special order, or by a Public Notice, and subject to such conditions as may be specified by him, permits import and export from any other seaport or airport or inland container depot or through any land customs station.

2. Exemption under this notification shall not be available for import of vehicles even if such vehicles are freely importable under the Foreign Trade Policy;

Explanation .- For the purposes of this notification ,-

(i) “Capital goods” has the same meaning as assigned to it in paragraph 9.12 of the Foreign Trade Policy;

(ii) “Foreign Trade Policy” means the Foreign Trade Policy 2009-2014, published by the Government of India in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry vide notification No.1 /2009-2014, dated the 27th August, 2009 as amended from time to time;

(iii) “Licensing Authority or Regional Authority” means the Director General of Foreign Trade appointed under section 6 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation ) Act,1992 (22 of 1992) or an officer authorised by him to grant a licence under the said Act.

[ F.No.605/58/2009-DBK ]

Sd/-

(Rajesh Kumar Agarwal)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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