8th January, 2004

Notification No. 8/2004-Customs

 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 amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 25/2002-Customs, dated the 1st March, 2002, namely:-

In the said notification,-

(A) in the opening paragraph, for the words, figure and letters “from so much of that portion of the duty of customs leviable thereon which is specified in the said First Schedule, as is in excess of the amount calculated at the rate of 10% ad valorem“, the words “from the whole of the duty of customs leviable thereon which is specified in the said First  Schedule” shall be substituted;

(B) in the TABLE, after  S.No.27 and the entries relating thereto, following shall be inserted, namely:-

.(1) (2) (3)
“28. Handler and their accessories PCB assemblies
29. Automatic test and inspection equipment PCB assemblies

press including high speed precision press (400 strokes per minute or better)

Connectors, resistors and potentiometers, soft ferrites

Printing including bandoleering machines; ink jet printing machines and other printing machines

Resistors, capacitors, semiconductors, connectors, relays, switches

32. Automatic sorter or handler

Resistors, capacitors, semiconductors, connectors, relays, switches

33. Automatic/semi-automatic winding machines

Plastic film capacitors, coils, filters, wire wound resistors and hellipots

34. CNC wire cut machines for connectors

Resistors, capacitors, semiconductors, connectors, relays, switches

35. CNC slitting/cutting machines

Resistors, capacitors, semiconductors, connectors, relays, switches

36. Diamond pellet grinding wheel Ferrite
37. Diamond slitting saw Ferrite
38. Forming and taping machine or combination of both Plastic film capacitors
39. Film/foil slitting machine Film capacitors
40. Conveyor/box ovens for curing Capacitors
41. Temperature test system or oscillator test system Mounted piezo electric crystals

Ovens/furnace including forced air or inert atmospheric hydrogen or vacuum baking/sintering/cycling type ovens

43. Dip tinning/soldering machine Relay, coils
44. Sealing equipment

Resistors, capacitors, semiconductors, connectors, relays, switches

45. Insulation tester

Extra High Tension /Fly Back Transformer,  Deflection Yoke

46. Gauss meter Deflection components, CRT monitors/CTVs
47. X-Ray goniometer/ piezo goniometer

Crystals and oscillator, mounted piezo electric crystals

48. Dust level monitor/fume hood/dust precipitator

Resistors, capacitors, semiconductors, connectors, relays, switches


Monitor for plated thickness or vapour deposited thickness/thickness tester

Resistors, capacitors, semiconductors, connectors, relays, switches

50. Histeric/magnetic permeability tester Relays
51. Pick and place, component mounting machine PCB assemblies
52. UV exposure equipment Capacitors
53. Conveyor furnace; box furnace; temperature conducting equipment; insertion loss testers; spectrum analyzer; seal lock tester; plating thickness tester; IR tester/meter; soldering gun; LCR meters; SMD pick and place machine; IR re-flow ovens; microscopes;  luminosity test set up; power supplies; burn and life test set up; temperature control soldering station; auto testers; solderability testing station; N.V. goggles; high voltage AC/DC power supply; humidity chambers; high/low temperature chambers; environmental test station; luminar station; ultrasonic cleaner station; automatic counting machine

EMI/RFI filters, LED indicator lamps and display systems

54. Conveyor firing oven BTU; automatic testers;  tape and reel machine; printers/screen printers; hot air blowers; metallising machine; ageing/testing machine; epoxy dispensing, coating, encapsulating machine; wire wrapping machine; wire wrapping tools; auto sawing machine with jigs and dust extract; optical comparator; triple roll mill/ball mills; marking machine complete with masks and accessories; auto pin; lead cutting/ forming machine; lead welding machine; life test/burn in machine/ jigs/fixtures; resin filling equipment; auto stacker; scratch down station;  chip sorter; powder dip machine; wax impregnation machine;  wire forming machine with jigs; baking ovens; stack to capacitance station;  manual sawing machine with jigs;  soldering bench; oven; box furnace;  auto lead cutting machine; auto printer; auto resin mixer EF 60; LCR bridge; low temperature chamber; humidity chamber; insulation resistance tester; calibration standards Capacitors
55. Electronic measuring apparatus (liquid, gases, heat, sound, light, expansion); electronic apparatus for measuring voltage, current, resistance/insulation resistance and other electrical quantities

Capacitor, EMI/RFI filter, LED indicator lamps and display systems

56. Magnet system glue machine (both head A+B); one head AB glue machine; one head single glue machine; two head glue machine (one head single glue/one head AB glue); cone eyeleting machine; hand dispenser single glue; hand dispenser AB glue; jigs for glue machines; ball pet Loud speakers
57. Precision solder paste printer; adhesive dispensing machine; conveyor belt system; high speed chip shooter; fine pitch placement machine; feeders; re-flow oven; auto wave soldering machine; auto PCB loader; PCB insertion conveyor system PCB Assemblies”

2. This notification shall come into force on the 9th day of January, 2004.

Under Secretary to the Government of India


Note:- The principal notification No.25/2002-Customs dated the dated the 1st March, 2002, was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide G.S.R.122(E), dated the 1st March, 2002, and was last amended by notification No.69/2003-Customs, dated the 30th April, 2003 [G.S.R. 370(E), dated the 30th April, 2003].

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