Seeks to amend notification No. 158/95-Customs dated 14th November, 1995 to allow re-import of certain indigenously manufactured electronic goods, for repair and reconditioning within seven years from the date of exportation, without payment of basic customs duty subject to the condition that the goods are re­-exported back after repair and reconditioning within one year from the date of re-importation.


Notification No. 60/2018–Customs

New Delhi, the 11th September, 2018

G.S.R. 860(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and sub-section (12) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), the Central Government, on 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. 158 / 95-Customs, dated the 14th November, 1995, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 744(E), dated the 14th November, 1995, namely :-

In the said notification,
A. In the Table,

(i) against serial number 1, in column (2), after the word “reconditioning”, the words “, other than the goods specified in Annexure ” shall be inserted;

(ii) after serial number 2 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be added, namely:-

(1) (2) (3)
“3 Goods as specified in Annexure, manufactured in India and reimported
into India for repairs or for reconditioning
1. Such re-importation takes place within 7 years from the date of exportation;

Provided that such re-importation takes place within 10 years from the date of exportation in case of Nepal and Bhutan.

2. Goods are re-exported within one year of the date of reimportation;

3. The Assistant/Deputy Commissioner of Customs is satisfied as regards identity of the goods;

4. The importers at the time of importation executes a bond undertaking to –

(a) export the goods after repairs or reconditioning within the period as stipulated;

(b) pay, on demand, in the event of his failure to comply with any of the aforesaid conditions, an amount equal to the difference between the duty levied at the time of re-import and the duty leviable on such goods at the time of importation but for the exemption contained herein”.

B. after the Table, the following Annexure shall be added, namely:-


S.No. Heading or sub–
heading or tariff
Description of Goods
1. 8443 31 00 Machines which perform two or more of the functions of printing, copying or facsimile transmission, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network
2. 8471 30,
8471 41,
8471 49 00,
8471 50 00
Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data on to data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included
3. 8472 90 30 Automatic bank note dispensers
4. 8504 40 Static converters
5. 8517 Telephone sets including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a local or wide area networks), other than transmission or reception apparatus of heading 8443, 8525, 8527 or 8528
6. 8518 40 00 Audio-frequency electric amplifiers
7. 8518 50 00 Electric sound amplifier sets
8. 8525 Transmission apparatus for radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders
9. 8526 Radar apparatus, radio navigational aid apparatus and radio remote control apparatus
0. 8528 62 00 Projectors: Capable of directly connecting to and designed for use with an automatic data processing machine of heading 8471
1. 8528 71 00 Reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus: Not designed to incorporate a video display or screen
2. 8528 72 colour TVs
13. 8531 20 00 Indicator panels incorporating liquid crystal devices (LCD) or light emitting diodes (LED)
14. 9018 11 00 Electro-cardiographs
15. 9018 12 Ultrasonic scanning apparatus
16. 9018 13 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus
17. 9018 19 10 Electro encephalographs
18. 9018 19 20 Echo cardiograph
19. 9021 40 Hearing aids
20. 9022 Apparatus based on the use of X-rays or of alpha, beta or gamma radiations, whether or not for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary uses, including radiography or radiotherapy apparatus, X-ray tubes and other X-ray generators, high tension generators, control panels and desks, screens, examination or treatment tables, chairs and the like
21. 9027 Instruments and apparatus for physical or chemical analysis (for example, polarimeter, refractometers, spectrometers, gas or smoke analysis apparatus); instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking viscosity, porosity, expansion, surface tension or the like; instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking quantities of heat, sound or light (including exposure meters); microtomes
22. 9028 30 Gas, liquid or electricity supply or production meters, including calibrating meters therefor

– Electricity meters

23. 9030 Oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers and other instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking electrical quantities, excluding meters of heading 9028; instruments and apparatus for measuring or detecting alpha, beta, gamma, x-ray, cosmic or other ionizing radiations
24. 9032 Automatic regulating or controlling instruments and apparatus

[F.No. 356/13/2014-TRU (Pt)]

(Gunjan Kumar Verma)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note: The principal notification No. 158/95-Customs, dated the 14th November, 1995 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section-3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R.744(E), dated the 14th November, 1995 and last amended by notification No. 43/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017, vide number G.S.R. 778 (E), dated the 30th June, 2017.

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