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

      GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

 (DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

  New Delhi, the 21st May, 2007

 Notification  No. 72/2007-CUSTOMS

 G.S.R  364(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 directs that each of the notifications of the  Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), specified in column (2) of the Table below, shall be amended or further amended, as the case may be, in the manner  specified in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the said Table, namely :-

Table 

S.No.

(1)

Notification No. and date

                (2)

Amendment

(3) 

 

1.

 

92/2004-Customs,

dated the 10th September, 2004. [G.S.R  605 (E), dated the 10th September, 2004].

In the said notification, –

(a)    in the  opening paragraph, in clause (i), the

following words shall be added at the end,

namely :-

“and items not permitted to be imported as

specified in para 3.12.4 of the Policy”;

(b)    in the opening paragraph, in clause (ii), the

following words shall be added at the end,

namely :-

“but excluding the items not permitted to be

imported as specified in para 3.12.4 of the

Policy”.

(c) after condition (iv), the following condition shall be inserted, namely : –

“(v) that the foreign exchange counted towards fulfillment of export obligation (over and above the average) under Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme shall not be eligible for benefits under  the scheme”.

2. 97/2004-Customs,

dated the 17th September, 2004. [G.S.R  620 (E) dated the 17th September, 2004].

In the said notification, –

(a) in paragraph 2, in condition (2), in the third provisio, for the words “imported by agro units “,  the words “imported by agro units and units in tiny and cottage sector” shall be substituted;

(b)  S. No.3 of the table shall be omitted.

(c)  for S.No. 4, the following S.No. shall be
substituted, namely :-

“4. spare parts of goods specified at S.Nos.1 and 2 as actually imported and required for maintenance of capital goods so imported, assembled or manufactured”;

(d)  in S.No.5 of the table, the words “including consumables”  shall be omitted;

(e)  after paragraph 3, after the table and before the Explanation, the following paragraph shall be inserted, namely :-

“4.  waiver of Export Obligation may be considered where, because of force majeure or other unforeseen circumstances/ reasons, exporter is unable to fulfill export obligation.  Such requests shall be considered by a Committee comprising representative(s) of Department of Commerce and Department of Revenue under Directorate  General of Foreign Trade.  Decision of this Committee shall be notified by Department of Revenue for implementation”;

(f) In the Explanation, in clause (4), in sub-clause (ii), the fifth proviso shall be omitted.

3. 41/2005-Customs,

dated, the 9th May, 2005. [G.S.R  282 (E) dated, the

9th May, 2005].

 

 

 

 

In the said notification,-

(a) for condition (2), the following condition shall be substituted,  namely :-

“(2) that the items allowed for import shall be in accordance with paragraph 3.12.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy”;

(b) after condition (4), the following conditions shall be inserted, namely,-

“(5)  that the foreign exchange counted towards fulfillment of export obligation (over and above the average) under Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme shall not be eligible for benefits under the scheme;

(6)  that the exports made by EOUs/BTPs  who do not avail of direct tax benefits/exemption shall be eligible provided the same is not covered under paragraph 3.8.2.2 of the Policy”;

(c) after condition (6) as so inserted, the following new paragraph  shall be inserted, namely : –

“2.  The following categories of exports specified in paragraph 3.8.2.2 of the Foreign Trade Policy shall not be taken into account for duty credit scrip entitlement under the scheme :-

a.   (i)  export of imported goods covered under Para

2.35 of Foreign Trade Policy;

(ii) exports through transshipment, meaning

thereby that exports originating in third country

but transshipped through India;

b.  deemed exports;

c.  exports made by Secial Economic Zone units; and

d.  items, which are restricted or prohibited for export

under Schedule-2 of Export Policy in ITC (HS).”

4. 90/2006-Customs,

dated, the 1st September, 2006., [GSR  528 (E), dated the 1st September, 2006].

 

In the said notification,

(a)  after condition (6), the following conditions shall be inserted, namely, –

“(7) that the exports made by EOUs/EHTPs/BTPs  who do not avail of direct tax benefits/exemption shall be eligible, provided the same is not covered under paragraph 3.9.2.2 of the Policy;

(8)  that the items allowed for import shall be in accordance with Paragraph 3.12.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy ;

(9) that the foreign exchange counted towards fulfillment of export obligation (over and above the average) under Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme shall not be eligible for benefits under the scheme”.

(b)  for paragraph 2, the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely :-

“2. The following categories of exports specified in Paragraph 3.9.2.2 of the Foreign Trade Policy shall not be counted for calculation of export performance or for computation of entitlement under the scheme :-

(a)  (i)  export of imported goods covered under Para

2.35 of Foreign Trade Policy;

(ii)  exports through transshipment, meaning

thereby that exports originating in third country

but transshipped through India;

(b)  export turnover of Special Economic Zone units or

supplies made to such units or Special Economic

Zone products exported through Domestic Tariff

Area units;

(c)  deemed exports;

(d)  service exports;

(e)  diamonds and other precious, semi precious

stones;

(f)   gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals in

any form, including plain and studded jewellery;

(g) ores and concentrates, of all types and in all

forms;

(h)  cereals, of all types;

(i)   sugar, of all types and in all forms;

(j)   crude/petroleum oil and crude/petroleum based

products covered under ITC HS Codes 2709 to

2715, of all types and in all forms; and

(k) items, which are restricted or prohibited for export

under Schedule-2 of Export Policy in ITC (HS).

5. 91/2006-Customs,

dated, the 1st September, 2006. [G.S.R  529 (E) dated the 1st September, 2006].

In the said notification, –

(a) after condition (6), the following conditions shall be inserted, namely,-

“(7) that the exports made by EOUs/EHTPs/BTPs  who do not avail of direct tax benefits/exemption shall be eligible, provided the same is not covered under paragraph 3.10.2.2 of the Policy;

(8)    that the items allowed for import shall be in accordance with Paragraph 3.12.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy;

(9) that the foreign exchange counted towards fulfillment of export obligation (over and above the average) under Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme shall not be eligible for benefits under the Scheme”.

(b)   for paragraph 2 the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely :-

“2. The following categories of exports specified in paragraph 3.10.2.2 of the Foreign Trade Policy shall not be counted for calculation of export performance or for computation of entitlement under the scheme :-

(a)  (i)   export of imported goods covered under Para

2.35 of Foreign Trade Policy;

(ii)   exports through transshipment, meaning

thereby that exports originating in third country

but transshipped through India;

(b)  export turnover of Special Economic Zone units or

supplies made to such units or Special Economic

Zone products exported through Domestic Tariff

Area  units; and

(c)  deemed exports.

[F.No.605/05/2007-DBK]

Jagmohan Singh

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note :

The principal notification No.92/2004-Customs, dated the 10th September, 2004 was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i) Extraordinary vide GSR 605 (E), dated the 10th September, 2004, was subsequently amended by Notification No. 46/2005-Customs, dated the 17th May, 2005  vide GSR 320(E) dated, the 17th May, 2005, 77/2005-Customs, dated the 22nd August, 2005  vide GSR 538 (E) dated the 22nd August, 2005 and 97/2005-Customs, dated the 17th November, 2005  vide GSR 673(E) dated the 17th November, 2005, 43/2006-Customs dated 5th May, 2006 vide GSR 276(E) dated the 5th May, 2006, and  88/2006-Customs, dated the 31st August, 2006 vide GSR 519 (E) dated the 31st August, 2006.   The principal notification No.97/2004-Customs, dated the 17th September, 2004 was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i) Extraordinary vide GSR 620 (E), dated the 17th September, 2004 was subsequently amended by Notification No. 27/2005-Customs, dated the 2nd March, 2005  vide GSR 148(E) dated the 2nd March, 2005, 46/2005-Customs, dated the 17th May, 2005 vide GSR 320(E) dated, the 17th May, 2005,  77/2005-Customs, dated the 22nd August, 2005  vide GSR 538 (E) dated the 22nd August, 2005 and 97/2005-Customs, dated the 17th November, 2005  vide GSR 673(E) dated the 17th November, 2005, and 43/2006-Customs, dated, the 5th May, 2006  vide GSR 276 (E) dated the 5th May, 2006.  The principal notification No.41/2005-Customs, dated the 9th May, 2005 was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i) Extraordinary vide GSR 282 (E), dated the 9th May, 2005 was subsequently amended by Notification No. 77/2005-Customs, dated the 22nd August, 2005  vide GSR 538 (E) dated the 22nd August, 2005 and 97/2005-Customs, dated the 17th November, 2005 vide GSR 673(E) dated the 17th November, 2005, and 43/2006-Customs, dated, the 5th May, 2006  vide GSR 276 (E) dated the 5th May, 2006.  The  principal notification No.90/2006-Customs, dated the 1st September, 2006 was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i) Extraordinary vide GSR 528(E), dated the 1st September, 2006.  The principal notification No.91/2006-Customs, dated the 1st September, 2006 was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i) Extraordinary vide GSR 529(E), dated the 1st September, 2006.

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