Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Trade Notice No. 10/2018-19
New Delhi, Dated: 16 May, 2018
1. Members of Trade
2. All Customs Commissionerates
3. JS(Customs), CBEC, New Delhi
4. RAs of DGFT
Subject: Clarification regarding DGFT Notification No. 4 & 5
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade has been receiving a number of queries seeking clarification on the Notification No 04/2015-20 dated 25th April, 2018 vide which the import policy of Peas under Chapter 7 of the ITC(HS) 2017 has been amended.
In the matter, it has been observed that even though the Notification clearly lays down that the Import Policy of 07131000- Peas has been revised with revised policy condition, in the effect of Notification, it has been indicated that the import Policy of Yellow Peas has been restricted. Accordingly, vide this Trade Notice it is clarified that the Import Policy of item under Exim Code 07131000- Peas (pisum sativum) , which includes all Peas ( Yellow peas, Green peas, Dun peas and Kaspa peas ), has been restricted, and the effect is not restricted to only “Yellow Peas”, but to all items classified under Exim Code 07131000.
It is further clarified that in cases where the import shipment of Peas are dated 1.4.2018 till 24.4.2018, no registration with DGFT is required for shipments with B/L prior to 25th April, 2018 (i.e. 1.4.2018-24.4.2018), as the Notification No. 4 restricting import of peas was issued only on 25.4.2018.
In this regard, please refer to Notification No. 5 dated 25.4.2018 wherein the revised Para 1.05 of FTP (2015-20) clarifiies that whenever Government brings out a policy change of a particular item, the change will be applicable prospectively, from the date of Notification unless otherwise provided for.