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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification No. 06/2015-2020-DGFT

New Delhi, Dated: 24(May, 2019

Subject: Amendment in import policy of biofuels.

S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the import policy of biofuels under Chapter 22, 27 and 38 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule — I (Import Policy.

Exim Code Item Description Present Policy Existing Policy Condition Revised Policy Revised Policy Condition
2207 20 00 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength. Restricted Import is allowed only for non-fuel purposes

subject to Actual User condition.

2710 20 00


Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous   minerals (other han crude) and preparations not
elsewhere specified or included. containing by weight 70% or
more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these
oils being the basic constituents of the preparations, containing biodiesel, other
than waste oils.
Restricted Import is allowed only for non-fuel purposes subject to Actual User condition. Restricted


3826 00 00 Biodiesel and’Restricted mixtures thereof, not containing or, containing less than 70 % by weight of
petroleum oils and, ,oils obtained  from   bituminous minerals.
Restricted Import is allowed only for non-fuel purposes subject to Actual User condition. Restricted

Effect of the Notification: Policy condition providing for free import of bio-fuels by actual users is deleted. Import policy of bio-fuels is “restricted” for all purposes and its import will require import licence from DGFT.

The issues with the approval of minister of Commerce & Industry

(Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi)

Director General of Foreign Trade &

Ex- officio Addl. Secretary to the Government of India


(F.No. 01/89/180/01/AM-19/PC-2(A) / e — 11101)

Note: The principal notification No. 36/2015-2020, dated the 17th January, 2017 was published in the Gazette  of India, Extraordinary vide number S.O.172(E), dated the 17th January, 2017 and amended vide notification No. 27/2015-2020, dated the 21st August, 2018 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide number S.O. 4054 (E), dated the 21st August, 2018.

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