Import of Paper brought under Compulsory Registration from 1st October

Import policy of Specific tariff lines under Chapter 48 of ITC(HS) 2022 as given at Annexure -I to this Notification is revised from ‘Free’ to ‘Free subject to compulsory registration under Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)’.

Move addresses dumping concerns of domestic paper industry and also checks re-routing of goods through other countries in lieu of trade agreements

The import policy of major paper products has been amended from ‘Free’ to ‘Free subject to compulsory registration under Paper Import Monitoring System’. A notification to this effect has been issued by DGFT yesterday.

This order shall be applicable on a range of paper products, such as newsprint, handmade paper, wallpaper base, duplicating paper, coated paper, uncoated paper, Litho and offset paper, tissue paper, parchment paper, carbon paper, wall paper, envelops, toilet paper, cartons, account books, labels, bobbins, etc. All imports arriving on or after 1.10.2022 shall be governed by this policy.

Paper products like currency paper, bank bond and cheque paper, security printing paper, etc. have been excluded from this policy change.

Domestic paper industry has been raising issues of dumping of paper products in the domestic market by way of under-invoicing, entry of prohibited goods by mis-declaration, re-routing goods through other countries in lieu of trade agreements.  A large proportion of paper products are imported under “Others” category Tariff Lines. The move will also go a long way in promoting Make In India and Atmanirbhar in this category.

A user friendly interface has been created for the implementation of Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS). Any importer will be able to obtain an automatic registration number online by paying a registration fee of Rs. 500/- . The importer can apply for registration not earlier than 75th day and not later than 5th day before the expected date of arrival of import consignment. The automatic registration Number thus granted shall remain valid for a period of 75 days. Multiple Bill of Entries shall be allowed in same registration number within the validity period of registration for the permitted quantity. Online facility of registration will be available from 15.07.2022.

Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi

Notification No. 11/2015-2020-DGFT | Dated: 25 May, 2022

Subject: Amendment in import policy of Paper and incorporation of policy condition in Chapter 48 of ITC (HS), 2022, Schedule — I (Import Policy).

S.O. 2378(E).- In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 read with Section 5 and Section 9 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 (as amended from time to time) read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby amends the import policy from ‘Free’ to ‘Free subject to compulsory registration under Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)’ under Chapter 48 of ITS (HS), 2022, Schedule —I (Import Policy) and insert a new policy condition under this chapter for 201 tariff lines:

a. The list of tariff lines is at Annexure -I.

b. Import policy for the items as listed in the Annexure has been revised from ‘Free’ to ‘Free subject to compulsory registration’ under Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)’.

c. Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)) shall require importers to submit advance information in an online system for import of items under the Annexure -A and obtain an automatic Registration Number by paying registration fee of 500. The importer can apply for registration not earlier than 75th day and not later than 5th day before the expected date of arrival of import consignment. The automatic Registration Number thus granted shall remain valid for a period of 75 days. Multiple Bill of Entries shall be allowed in same registration number within the validity period of registration for the permitted quantity.

d. Importer shall have to enter the Registration Number and expiry date of Registration in the Bill of Entry to enable Customs for clearance of consignment.

e. The PIMS will be effective from 01.10.2022 i.e. Bill of Entry on or after 01.10.2022 for items as listed in the Annexure -I to this Notification shall be governed by PIMS. The facility of online registration will be available with effect from 15.07.2022 at https://imports.gov.in.

Amendment in import policy of Paper

2. Effect of the Notification:

Import policy of Specific tariff lines under Chapter 48 of ITC(HS) 2022 as given at Annexure -I to this Notification is revised from ‘Free’ to ‘Free subject to compulsory registration under Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)’.

This issues with the approval of Minister of Commerce & Industry.

(Santosh Kumar Sarangi)
Director General of Foreign Trade &
Ex- officio Addl. Secretary to the GoI
E-mail: [email protected]

(Issued from F. No. M-5975/AM-04/PC-2 [A]/E-5984)

Annexure-I

Annexure referred to in Notification No. 10/2015-20 dated 24.05.2022 regarding amendment in import policy of Paper and incorporation of policy condition in Chapter 48 of ITC (HS), 2022, Schedule-I (Import Policy)

Products under Chapter-48 (201 Tariff lines)

SI.No. HS Code Commodity
1 48010010 Glazed Newsprint
2 48010090 Other Newsprints
3 48021010 Hand Made Paper
4 48021020 Hand-Made Paperboard
5 48022010 Photographic Base Paper Uncoated
6 48022090 Others
7 48024000 Wallpaper Base
8 48025410 India Paper
9 48025420 Litho And Offset Paper
10 48025430 Duplicating Paper
11 48025440 Airmail Paper
12 48025450 Tissue Paper
13 48025490 Others
14 48025510 Litho And Offset Paper
15 48025520 Drawing Paper
16 48025530 Duplicating Paper
17 48025540 Account Book Paper
18 48025590 Other Paper
19 48025610 Litho And Offset Paper
20 48025620 Drawing Paper
21 48025630 Duplicating Paper
22 48025640 Account Book Paper
23 48025690 Other Paper
24 48025710 Litho And Offset Paper
25 48025720 Drawing Paper
26 48025730 Duplicating Paper
27 48025740 Account Book Paper
28 48025790 Other Paper
29 48025810 Litho And Offset Paper
30 48025820 Drawing Paper.
31 48025830 Duplicating Paper
32 48025890 Other
33 48026110 Drawing Paper
34 48026120 Poster Paper
35 48026130 Printing Paper Dyed/Marbled In Mass
36 48026140 Account Book Paper
37 48026150 Automatic Data Processing Machine Paper
38 48026190 Other
39 48026210 Drawing Paper
40 48026220 Poster Paper
41 48026230 Printing Paper Dyed/Marbled In Mass
42 48026240 Account Book Paper
43 48026250 Automatic Data Processing Machine Paper
44 48026290 Other
45 48026910 Drawing Paper
46 48026920 Poster Paper
47 48026930 Printing Paper Dyed/Marbled In Mass
48 48026940 Account Book Paper
49 48026950 Automatic Data Processing Machine Paper
50 48026990 Other
51 48030010 Tissue Paper For House Hold/Sanitary Purpose In Commercial Size rolls Of Width>=36 C.M.
52 48030090 Other Tissue Paper
53 48041100 Kraft Liner Unbleached
54 48041900 Other Kraft Liner
55 48042100 Sack Kraft Paper Unbleached
56 48042900 Other Sack Kraft Paper
57 48043100 Other Craft Paper And Paperboard Weighing 150 G/M2 Or Less Unbleached
58 48043900 Other Craft Paper And Paperboard Weighing<=150g/M2
59 48044100 Other Kraft Paper/Paperboard Weighing More Than 150g/M2 But Less Than 225g/M2 Unbleached
60 48044200 Other Kraft Paper/Paperboard Weighing > 150 G/M2 But<225g/M2 Bleached Uniformly With 95% Fibre Continuing Wood Fibre From Chemical Proc
61 48044900 Other Kraft Paper And Paperboard Weighing Above 150g/M2 But Below 225g/M2
62 48045100 Kraft Paper/Paperboard Weighing/225g/M2 Unbleached
63 48045200 Other Kraft Paper And Paperboard Weighing>=225g/M2 Bleached Uniformly 95% Of The Fibres Are Wood Fibre From Chemical Process
64 48045900 Other Kraft Paper/Paperboard Weighing 225g/M2/More
65 48051100 Semi-Chemical Fluting Paper
66 48051200 Straw Fluting Paper
67 48051900 Other Fluting Paper
68 48052400 Testliner (Recycled Liner Board) Of Wt<=150 G/M2
69 48052500 Testliner (Recycled Liner Board)Of Wt>250 G /M2
70 48053000 Sulphite Wrapping Paper
71 48054000 Filter Paper And Paperboard
72 48055000 Felt Paper And Paperboard
73 48059100 Other Uncoated Paper And Paperboard Of Wt<= 150 G/M2
74 48059200 Other Uncoated Paper And Paperboard Of Wt< 150 G/M2 Sut<225 G/M2
75 48059300 Other Uncoated Paper And Paperboard Of Wt>=225 G/M2
76 48061000 Vegetable Parchment Paper
77 48062000 Greaseproof Papers
78 48063000 Tracing Papers
79 48064010 Glassine Paper
80 48064090 Others (E.G. Vellum)
81 48070010 Straw Paper And Other Straw Bord, Won Covered With Paper Other Than Straw Paper
82 48070090 Other
83 48081000 Corrugated Paper/Paperboard W/N Perforated
84 48084010 Sack Kraft Paper, Creped Or Crinkled, Whether Or Not Embossed Or Perforated
85 48084090 Other Kraft Paper, Creped Or Crinkled, Whether Or Not Embossed Or Perforated
86 48089000 Other Paper And Paperboard Corrugated
87 48092000 Self-Copy Paper
88 48099000 Other Copying Or Transfer Papers
89 48101310 Imitation Art Paper
90 48101320 Art Paper
91 48101330 Chrome Paper Or Paperboard
92 48101390 Other
93 48101410 Imitation Paper
94 48101420 Art Paper
95 48101430 Chrome Paper Or Paperbord
96 48101490 Other
97 48101910 Imitation Art Paper
98 48101920 Art Paper
99 48101930 Chrome Paper Or Paprboard
100 48101990 Other
101 48102200 Light-Weight Coated Paper OthrGraphcPrps Out Of TotlFibrContntFibrObtnd By MchProcs>10% By Weight
102 48102900 OthrPapr And PaprbordFrWrtngEtc Of Whch>=10% By Wt Of TotlFbrsCntntCnssts Of FibrsObtnd By A MchnclPrcss
103 48103100 KrftPapr And PaprbordOthrThn For WritngetcBlechdWodFibrFrmChProcs Is > 95% Of The TotlFibrs And Weig
104 48103200 KrftPapr And Paprbord,OthrThn For WritngprntngEtcBlechd, Wood ContngFibrFrmChprocs Is More Thn 95 Prcnt Of
105 48103910 Insulating Paper
106 48103920 Electric Insulating Press Board Kg
107 48103930 Insulation Boards (Homogeneous)
108 48103990 Others
109 48109200 Multiply Paper And Paperboard
110 48109900 Other Coated Paper And Paperboard (Not Mltiply)
111 48111000 Tard Bituminised/Asphalted Paper And Paperboard
112 48114100 Self Adhesive Paper And Paperboard
113 48114900 Other Gummed Or Adhesive Paper And Paperboard
114 48115110 Aseptic Packaging Paper
115 48115190 Other Bleached Paper, Paperboard Etc. Weighing > 150gm/Sqm
116 48115910 Aseptic Packaging Paper
117 48115990 Other Paper, Paperboard Etc. Weighing > 150gm/Sqm
118 48116000 Paper And Paperboard, Coated, Impregnated Or Covered With Wax, Paraffin Wax, Stearine, Oil Or Glycerol
119 48119011 Hand Made Paper And Paperboard Rules Lind Or Squared But Not Otherwise Printed
120 48119012 Chromo And Art Paper Coated
121 48119013 Building Board Of Paper Or Pulp Impregnated
122 48119014 Chromo Board
123 48119015 Raw Base Paper For Sensitising Coated
124 48119016 Surface Marbled Paper.
125 48119017 Leather Board And Imitation Leather Board
126 48119018 Matrix Board
127 48119091 Other Grape Guarded Paper
128 48119093 Thermal Paper For Fax Machines
129 48119094 Thermal Paper In Jumbo Rolls
130 48119099 Others
131 48120000 Filter Blocks Slabs And Plats Of Paper Pulp
132 48131000 Paper In The Form Of Booklets Or Tubes
133 48132000 Cig Paper In Rolls Of Width Not Exceeding 5 Cm
134 48139010 Cig Paper In Bulk Or Sheets
135 48139090 Others
136 48142000 Wallpaper And Smaller Wallcoverings Consisting Of PaprCoatd/Covrd On Face Side With A Grained Embossed ColrdEtc/Decorated Layer Or
137 48149000 Other Wallpaper And Wall coverings
138 48162010 DuplicatngPapercut To Size
139 48162020 Paper For Fax Machine
140 48162090 Others
141 48169010 Other Copyng Or TrnsfrPaprs(ExcludPrntd Transfer) Cut To Size W/N Put In Boxes
142 48169020 Calculating Machine Paper In Rolls And Strips Not Exceeding 15cm In Width
143 48169090 Others
144 48171000 Envelopes
145 48172000 LtrCrds,PlnPostcrds And CorspndnceCrds
146 48173010 Writing Blocks
147 48173090 OthrPapr Stationery FrCorspndnceContng Only An Asortmnt Of PaprStationry
148 48181000 Toilet Paper
149 48182000 Handkerchips,Clng/Facial Tissu And Towels
150 48183000 Tablecloths And Serviettes.
151 48185000 Artcls Of Apparel Andclothng Accessories
152 48189000 OthrArtcls Of Papr,PaprPlp,C11sWdngEtc
153 48191010 Boxes Of Corrugated Paper And Paper Board
154 48191090 Cartnsandcases Of Corrugated Paprandpaprbrd
155 48192010 Cartns/Boxes/Cases For Packng Match Stickssticks
156 48192020 Boxes Of Non-Crrugated Paper And Paperboard
157 48192090 Flong Cartnsandcases Of Non-CrrgtdPaprandbrd
158 48193000 Sacks ,Bags Width Of Base 40 Cm And Above
159 48194000 Othr Sacks And Bags Includng Cones
160 48195010 OthrPackngContnrs Made Of Crrugated Paper/Paprbord
161 48195090 OthrPacknsContnrs Made Of Othr Materials
162 48196000 Box Files Letr Trays StorgeBoxs And SimlrArtclsUsd In Offcs Shops Or The Like
163 48201010 Registers Account Books
164 48201020 Letter Pads
165 48201090 Others
166 48202000 Exercese Books
167 48203000 Binders Folders And File Covers
168 48204000 Manifold BusinesForms,IntrlvdCrbn Sets
169 48205000 Albums For Sampls Or For Collections
170 48209010 Blotting Papers Cut To Size
171 48209090 Others
172 48211010 Paper Tag
173 48211020 Labels
174 48211090 OthrPrntd Paper Or Paperboard
175 48219010 Labels
176 48219090 Others
177 48221000 Bobins Spools UsdForwindngTextl Yarn
178 48229010 Paper Tube Of All Kinds
179 48229090 Others
180 48232000 Filter Paper And Paperboard
181 48234000 PrntdRols,ShtsanddialsFrSlfrerdngAprts
182 48236100 Of Bamboo
183 48236900 Other
184 48237010 Papr Pulp Moulded Trays
185 48237020 Wood Pulp Board
186 48237030 Articles Of Papr Mache Other Than Artware And Moulded/Pressed Of Wood Pulp
187 48237090 Others
188 48239011 Braille Paper
189 48239012 Cellulose In Sole Board/Sheet
190 48239013 Packing And Wrapping Paper
191 48239014 Paper For Cigarette Filter Tips
192 48239015 Paper Cone For Loud Speaker
193 48239016 Patterns Of Papr For Leather Footwear/ Garments/Goods
194 48239017 Patterns Of Papr For Articles Of Apparel/ Clothing Accessories
195 48239018 Product Consistings Of Sheets Of Paper/ Rbord, Impregngted,Coted Or Covered With Plastics.
196 48239019 Decorative Laminates
197 48239021 Pre-Punched Cards
198 48239022 Monotype and Newstape Paper in strips with perforated edges not exceeding 15cm in width
199 48239023 Typing Paper Cut To Size
200 48239030 Plain Or Embossed Seals Made Of Paper Laminated Paper Or Paper Gaskets.
201 48239090 Others

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