[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION(ii)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 106/2008-Customs

New Delhi, dated the 22nd September, 2008

G.S.R.   (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 makes the following further amendment in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 147/94-Customs, Published in the Gazette of India , Extraordinary, Part II, Sub-section (ii) vide number, G.S.R. 576(E), dated the 13th July, 1994, namely:-

In the said notification, in the Table, against serial number 2, for the entries in column (4), the following entries shall be substituted, namely:-

“(i) The said goods have been imported as personal baggage, or as gifts exempted from the Import Trade Control restrictions, or covered by Customs Clearance Permit or Import License issued by the Director General of Foreign Trade; and

(ii) The goods are for the use of a renowned shooter who has been certified as such by the National  Rifle Association.

Explanation. For the purpose of this notification, “renowned shooter” means a person who has participated in a National Shooting Championship in an Open Men’s Event or Open Women’s Event or Open Civilian’s Event whether through Qualifying Tournament or Wild Card Entry conducted in accordance with the rules of the International Shooting Union, and has attained the Minimum Qualifying Score prescribed by the National Rifle Association”.

[F.No.341/35/2008-TRU]

(S. Bajaj)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note: The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section3, Sub-section (ii) vide number G.S.R. 576 (E) dated the 13th July, 1994 and was last amended by Notification No.24/2002- Customs, dated the 1st March 2002, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub- section (ii)   vide number G.S.R. 121 (E), dated the 1st  March 2002.

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