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F.No.48(253)/97-02/PCI(B)/

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE

DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE

UDYOG BHAWAN, NEW DELHI

Policy Circular No. 49 (RE-99)/99-02,

Dated: 20/01/2000

To,

ALL LICENSING AUTHORITIES

(By Name)

ALL CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES

ALL EPCs/COMMODITY BOARDS

ALL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES/ASSOCIATIONS

Subject:-Classification of various Products under ITC(HS) Classifications of Exports & Imports Items (1997-2002) – Clarifications regarding.

 

This Directorate has been receiving representations from various quarters seeking clarifications as regards the Classification of certain specific items under the ITC(HS) Classifications of Exports and Imports Items, 1997-2002. Such requests made in terms of para 4.13 of the policy for issue of appropriate clarifications etc. have been examined and based on the decision(s) arrived at by the committee set up for this purpose, the applicant have been suitably advised about the appropriate classification of such items under the ITC(HS) Exim Code. A list of the items where clarifications were given is given below for information of all concerned.

Sr.

 

No.

 

Item Description

Exim Code under

Which Classified

 

Remarks

1

Unbleached Dried Ginger.

091010.09

i.e. other ginger including dried.

2.

Quick Silver

28054000

as Mercury

3.

Perfumery Cosmetics *

33.03

33.04

33.07

*As per notes mentioned at Sl. No.3 of Chapter 33, the item would be classifiable under Exim Heading 33.03 (Perfumes & toilet Water), 33.04 (Beauty or make up preparations and for the care of skin (other than medicaments), including sunscreen and suntan preparations; manicure and pedicure and under 33.07, as per their individual names and characteristics

4.

Cotton Buds (also called Cotton Swabs & Ear Buds)

330790.09

As Cosmetic or Toilet Preprations.

5.

Golf Umbrellas & Regular Umbrellas having straight/ complete Umbrellas.

i)660110.00

ii)660191.00

iii)660199.00

i)Garden or similar umbrellas (designed not to be hand held but fixed to the ground or table).

ii)Regular umbrellas which are hand held and having a telescopic shaft.

iii) Other hand held umbrellas/ regulars but other than those having telescopic shaft.

6.

Gas heaters

732290.01*

*Classified as air Heaters & Air distributers (Using gas as a fuel).

7..

Inconel Plates (of Nickel alloys)

75062000*

*When containing Nickel as a predominent part.

8.

Tungsten filament (in loose & assorted form).

81019102*

*Loose and assorted tungsten filament which are not capable of use in GLS would come more appropriately under the category of waste and scrap of tungsten and its alloys.

9.

Sensor Taps made of Brass

84818002*

* When imports are made as consumer goods, these will be treated as restricted. (Policy Circular No. 36 dated 06-10-99 refers).

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

 

Professional Hair Dryers

1) Lifestyle 3 series II music system

2) Lifestyle 5 series II music system, CD Players , Speakers , Amplifiers AM/FM turner Equaliser.

3) Lifestyle 8 home threatre system

4)Lifestyle 12 Home theatre system.

5) Lifestyle 25 Home

6) Lifestyle 30 Home theatre system

7) Lifestyle 20 Music System.

8) Acoustic Wave Music System.

9) Lifestyle 40 Music System.

10) Lifestyle 50 Home theatre system.

Transmitter Equipment*

Digital Satellite Receiver(IRD) Model DSR 310-3-4.

Mono /Stereo radio cassette recorder

85163100

85203909.90

85251009.90

85252011.20

85279009

Policy Circular No.36 dated 06-10-99 also refers.

*Pocket size- for Geomagneti Transmission.

Subject to furnishing of an undertaking/ indemnity bond to Customs with under-taking stating that the imported items will not be modified, changed or used for reception of KU Band signals etc.

15.

Night Vision Binoculars

900510.00

16.

Differential Global Positioning System.

90158001*

* for Hydrographic instruments.

17.

Shower Cubicals

94060009.90

Policy Circular No.14 dated 07-06-99 refers.

This issues with the approval of Director General of Foreign Trade.

Yours faithfully,

 (L. B. SINGHAL)

JOINT DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE

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