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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

16-3-1995

Notification No. 28/95-Customs

Preferential rates of duty for specified goods imported from Mauritius, Seychelles or Tonga

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 the goods specified in column (3) of the Table annexed hereto and falling within Chapter, heading No. or sub-heading No. of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), specified in column (2) of the said Table, when imported into India from Mauritius, Seychelles or Tonga, 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 specified in the corresponding entry in column (4) of the said Table:

Provided that the importer proves to the satisfaction of the proper officer of customs that the goods in respect of which the exemption under this notification is claimed are being imported in accordance with the provisions of the Customs Tariff (Determination of Origin of other Preferential Areas) Rules, 1977, published with the notification of the Government of India in the Department of Revenue and Banking (Revenue Wing) No. 99-Customs, dated the 1st July, 1977.

Table

S. No.

Chapter or heading No. or sub-heading No.

Description of goods

Rate

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

1.

0904.20

Unground chillies

22.5 per cent ad valorem

2.

0908.20

Unground mace

22.5 per cent ad valorem

3.

0910.10

Unground ginger

22.5 per cent ad valorem

4.

12.11

Plants and parts of plants used primarily in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes

20 per cent ad valorem

5.

1301.90

Gums, Benjamin and Damar

20 per cent ad valorem

6.

25.30

Battery grade manganese-di-oxide

15 per cent ad valorem

7.

2907.12

Cresylic acid

20 per cent ad valorem

8.

29.35

Sulpha Drugs

24 per cent ad valorem

9.

2939.61, 2939.62, 2939.63, 2939.69, 2939.90 or 2939.99

Alkaloids used solely or predominantly as drugs

24 per cent ad valorem

10.

29

Pharmaceutical chemicals, namely, chemicals having prophylactic or therapeutic value and used solely or predominantly as drugs, other than,-

  1. goods specified in S. Nos. 7,8 and 9 above; or

  2. vitamins falling under heading No. 29.36 and antibiotics falling under heading no. 29.41 of the said Schedule

24 per cent ad valorem

11.

3006.60

Medicaments (including veterinary medicaments)

Nil

12.

3204.90

Optical bleaching agents

20 per cent ad valorem

13.

3301.90

Natural essential oils of citronella, cinnamon and cinnamon leaf

25 per cent ad valorem

14.

3402.20

Organic surface-active agents

20 per cent ad valorem

15.

3402.90

Organic surface-active preparations

20 per cent ad valorem

16.

3812.20, 3812.30

Prepared rubber chemicals

20 per cent ad valorem

17.

38.12

Plasticisers not elsewhere specified

20 per cent ad valorem

18.

3815.19

Compound catalysts

15 per cent ad valorem

19.

38.24

Water treatment chemicals, not elsewhere specified

20 per cent ad valorem

Notification No. 28/95-Cus., dated 16-3-1995 as amended by Notifications No. 175/95-Cus., dated 29-12-1995; No. 45/96-Cus., dated 23-7-1996; No. 17/97-Cus., dated 1-3-1997, No.27/99-Cus., dated 28-2-1999, No.135/2001-Cus., dated 31.12.2001 and No.24/2002 dated 01.03.2002.

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