GOVERNMENT O FINDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDSUTRY
(DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE)
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREING TRADE
UDYOG BHAWAN, NEW DELHI – 110 011
Policy Circular No. 06 (RE-06)/2004-2009
Dated, the 18th may, 2006
All Commissioners of Customs;
Subject: Clarification regarding import of car for R & D purpose.
Attention is invited to Notification No. 2 dated 7.4.2006 by which vehicle manufactures and auto component manufacturers were allowed to import vehicles for R & D purposes. One of the conditions for such imports was that the vehicle will not be registered under the CMVR Rules in the country and will not ply on Indian roads.
It is hereby clarified that the above mentioned condition is applicable only for use as a passenger vehicle. For the limited purpose of carrying out endurance test, evaluation test and for other testing purposes, the vehicle may be registered as provided for in the CMVR Rules.
This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade