CBIC prescribes the manner and modalities in respect of WTO committed in-quota tariffs on specified items vide Notification No. 28/2020-CUSTOMS dated 23rd June, 2020.

(Department of Revenue)
New Delhi, the 23rd June, 2020

Notification No. 28/2020-CUSTOMS

G.S.R. 398(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, so to do, hereby exempts the goods of the description specified in column (3) of the Table below, and falling within the sub-heading or tariff item of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), as are specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table in such quantity of total imports of such goods in a financial year, as specified in column (4) below (herein after referred to as the ‘tariff rate quota (TRQ) quantity’), when imported into India, from so much of the duty of customs leviable thereon under the said First Schedule as is in excess of the amount calculated at the rate specified in the corresponding entry in column (5) of the said Table (herein after referred to as the In-quota tariff rate), subject to any of the conditions, specified in the Annexure to this notification, the condition number of which is mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (6) of the said Table; namely: –


S.No. Sub–heading or tariff item Description of goods Tariff rate
In-quota tariff rate Condition
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
1. 0402 10 or
0402 2100
Milk and cream in powder, granules or other solid forms,

(a) of a fat content by weight not exceeding 1.5%;

(b) of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 1.5% – not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter

10000 MT 15 per cent (i)
2. 1005 90 Maize (corn), other than seed quality 500000 MT 15 per cent (i) and (ii)
3. 1512 11 Crude sunflower seed or safflower oil and fractions thereof 150000 MT 50 per cent (i)
4. 1514 19 or
1514 99
Refined rape, colza or mustard oil and fractions thereof 150000 MT 45 per cent (i)

[F. No. 354/24/2020±TRU]


Condition No. Condition
(i) (a) The TRQ is allotted to the importer by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, in accordance with paragraph 2.62 of the Handbook of Procedures, 2015-20.

(b) The TRQ authorization shall contain name and address of the importer, IEC code, Customs notification No., sub-heading or tariff item as applicable, quantity and validity period of certificate.

(c) The TRQ authorization shall be issued electronically by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and transmitted to ICES system.

(d) Imports made against the TRQ shall be allowed only upon debiting the TRQ quantity electronically in the ICES system.

(ii) Whereas the Hon’ble High Court of judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh vide order dated 31.12.2014 in WPMP No. 43494 of 2014 and W.P. No. 34771 of 2014, has permitted import of maize only on actual user condition and on payment of Customs duty prevailing, but not TRQ Customs duty, subject to further orders in the Writ Petition.

Accordingly, TRQ on Maize shall be subject to order by Hon’ble High Court in the said Writ Petition.

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