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MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(Department of Commerce)
Dated the 1st May, 2022

Public Notice No. 06/2015-2020

Subject: Amendment in Para 2.107 (TRQ under FTA/CECA) of Handbook of Procedure 2015-2020.

File No. 01/89/180/01/AM-22/PC-2[B]/E- 31419-In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 1.03 and 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade hereby revises Para 2.107 of Handbook of Procedure 2015-2020 and Appendix 2A of FTP, 2015-20 to incorporate the items mentioned under Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) under India – UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), besides laying down the procedure for import of the items under TRQ as Annexure IV of Appendix 2A in accordance with Notification No. 22/2022-Customs dated 30th April 2022

2. Annexure IV of Appendix 2A enclosed may please be seen.

3. Effect of this Public Notice: The Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) as mentioned in Notification No. 22/2022-Customs dated 30th April 2022 under India–UAE CEPA and procedure for allocation and imports under given TRQs is notified.

[Issued from File No. 01/89/180/01/AM-22/PC-2[B]/E- 31419]

Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Director General

Annexure-IV to Appendix-2A

Imports of Items under the TRQ of the India- UAE CEPA

HS 8 Code
Descripti on
Effect ive Rate (%)
Tariff Modality Offered
Schedule of Tariff Rate Concessions (%)
39011
010
Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), in which ethylene monomer unit contribute s 95% or more by weight of the total polymer content
7.5
TR of 50%
in 5 years with
specified year-wise TRQs
7.0 (TRQ – 45,00 0 MT)
6.5
(TRQ

50,50
0 MT)
6.0
(TRQ

56,00
0 MT)
5.0
(TRQ

61,50
0 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

67,500 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

86,300 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

105,000 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

105,000 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

105,000 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

105,000 MT)
39011
020
Low density polyethyl ene (LDPE)
7.5
39011
090
Other Polyethyl ne having a specific gravity of less than 0.94
7.5
39012
000
Polyethylene having a specific gravity of 0.94 or more
7.5
TR of 50% in 5 years with specified year-wise TRQs
7.0 (TRQ – 150,0 00MT)
6.5
(TRQ

168,0
00
MT)
6.0
(TRQ

186,0
00
MT)
5.0 (TRQ – 204,0 00 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 222,0 00 MT)
3.75
(TRQ
252,000 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

285,000 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

285,000 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

285,000 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

285,000 MT)
39014
010
Linear low-density polyethyl ene (LLDPE), in which ethylene monomer unit contribute s less than 95 % by weight of the total polymer content
7.5
TR of 50% in 5 years with specified year-wise TRQs
7.0
(TRQ

45,00
0 MT)
6.5
(TRQ

50,500 MT)
6.0
(TRQ

56,000 MT)
5.0
(TRQ

61,500 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

67,500 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

86,300 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

105,000 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

105,000 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

105,000 MT)
3.75
(TRQ

105,000 MT)
39014
090
Other Ethylene­alpha-olefin copolyme rs, having a specific gravity of less than
0.94
7.5
39019000
Other polymers of ethylene, in primary sources
7.5
7.0 (TRQ – 11,000 MT)
6.5 (TRQ – 12,000 MT)
6.0 (TRQ – 13,000 MT)
5.0 (TRQ – 14,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 16,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 20,600 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 25,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 25,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 25,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 25,000 MT)
39021000
Polypr-opylene
7.5
7.0 (TRQ – 70,000 MT)
6.5 (TRQ – 77,500 MT)
6.0 (TRQ – 85,000 MT)
5.0 (TRQ – 92,500 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 100,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 129,200 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 158,500 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 158,500 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 158,500 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 158,500 MT)
39023000
Propylene copolymers
7.5
7.0 (TRQ – 50,000 MT)
6.5 (TRQ – 55,000 MT)
6.0 (TRQ – 60,000 MT)
5.0 (TRQ – 65,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 70,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 90,900 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 112,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 112,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 112,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 112,000 MT)
39029000
Other polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms
7.5
7.0 (TRQ – 4,000 MT)
6.5 (TRQ – 4,500 MT)
6.0 (TRQ – 5,000 MT)
5.0 (TRQ – 5,500 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 6,000 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 7,700 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 9,500 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 9,500 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 9,500 MT)
3.75 (TRQ – 9,500 MT)
39041010
Emulsion grade PVC resin / PVC Pasteresin/ PVC dispersion resin
10
Tariff Reduction of 50% in 5 years with specified year-wise TRQs
(Cumulative Annual TRQ of 60,000 MT)
9
8
7
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
39041020
Suspension grade PVC resin
10
9
8
7
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
39041090
Other Poly (vinyl chloride), not mixed with any other substances
10
9
8
7
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
39042100
Non-plasticised poly (vinyl chloride), mixed with other substances
10
9
8
7
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
39043010
Poly(vinyl derivatives)
10
9
8
7
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
39043090
Other Vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymers
10
9
8
7
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
39046910
Poly (vinyl fluoride), in one of the forms ment-ioned in Note 6(b) to
this Chapter
7.5
7
6.5
6
5
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
39049010
Chlorinated poly vinyl chloride (CPVC) resin
10
9
8
7
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
39049090
Other Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms
7.5
7
6.5
6
5
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
71081100
Non-monetary gold powder
10
TR (Tariff concession/relief of 1% in absolute percentage terms, TRQ of 200 tons phased in 5 years)
1% absolute duty reduction over the applied rate (TRQ of 120 tonnes)
1% absolute duty reduction over the applied rate (TRQ of 140 tonnes)
1% absolute duty reduction over the applied rate (TRQ of 160 tonnes)
1% absolute duty reduction over the applied rate (TRQ of 180 tonnes)
1% absolute duty reduction over the applied rate (TRQ of 200 tonnes)
1% absolute duty reduction over the applied rate (TRQ of 200 tonnes)
1% absolute duty reduction over the applied rate(TRQ of 200 tonnes)
1% absolute duty reduction over the applied rate(TRQ of 200 tonnes)
1% absolute duty reduction over the applied rate(TRQ of 200 tonnes)
1% absolute duty reduction over the applied rate(TRQ of 200 tonnes)
71081200
Other unwrought forms of non-monetary gold
10
71081300
Other semi- manuf-actured forms of non-monetary gold
10
71131910
Articles of jewellery of gold, unstudded
20
TR (TRQ of 2.5 Tonnes) TEP over 5 years (TRQ of 150% of 3 years moving average volume)
19
(TRQ of 2100 kg)
4.0 (TRQ – 85,000 MT)
18 (TRQ of 2200 kg)
3.0 (TRQ – 95,000 MT)
17
(TRQ of 2300 kg)
2.0 TRQ – 105,000 MT)
16
(TRQ of 2400 kg)
1.0 (TRQ – 115,000 MT)
15 (TRQ of 2500 kg)
0.0 (TRQ – 125,000 MT)
15 (TRQ of 2500 kg)
0.0 (TRQ – Moving Average of Years 2 to 4 in MT)
15 (TRQ of 2500 kg)
0.0 (TRQ – Moving Average of Years 3 to 5 in MT)
15 (TRQ of 2500 kg)
0.0 (TRQ – Moving Average of Years 4 to 6 in MT)
15 (TRQ of 2500 kg)
0.0 (TRQ – Moving Average of Years 5 to 7 in MT)
15 (TRQ of 2500 kg)
0.0 (TRQ – Moving Average of Years 6 to 8 in MT)
71131920
Articles of jewellery of gold, set with pearls
20
71131930
Articles of jewellery of gold set with diamonds
20
71131940
Articles of jewllery of gold, set with other precious and semi-precious stones
20
74081110
Copper weld wire, cross sectional dimension > 6mm
5
74081190
Other wire of refined copper, which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 6 mm
5
74081910
Copper weld wire, cross sectional dimension < 6mm
5
TEP over 5 years (TRQ of 150% of 3 years moving average volume)
4.0 (TRQ – 270 MT)
3.0 (TRQ – 302.5 MT)
2.0 (TRQ – 335 MT)
1.0 (TRQ – 367.5 MT)
0.0 (TRQ – 400 MT)
0.0 (TRQ – Moving Average of Years 2 to 4 in MT)
0.0 (TRQ – Moving Average of Years 3 to 5 in MT)
0.0 (TRQ – Moving Average of Years 4 to 6 in MT)
0.0 (TRQ – Moving Average of Years 5 to 7 in MT)
0.0 (TRQ – Moving Average of Years 6 to 8 in MT)
74081920
Welding wire of copper, cross sectional dimension < 6mm
5
74081990
Other wire of refined copper, cross sectional dimension < 6mm
5

These imports will be permitted subject to the following arrangements/ procedure: –

a. Import would be subject to Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Notification No. 22/2022-Customs dated 30th April 2022 (as amended from time to time) relating to India-UAE CEPA.

b. At the time of clearance of the import consignment, the importer in India must produce a Certificate of Origin issued by concerned authorities in UAE.

c. The year in respect of these imports will be the period from 1st April to 31st March, i.e., financial year in India.

d. All applications for grant of TRQ authorizations shall be submitted online through the DGFT website (https://dgft.gov.in) → Import Management System → Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)

e. TRQ limit to be proportioned annually. However, in case of Gold under tariff head 7108, allocation shall be proportioned on a quarterly basis. The application along with the requisite fee is required to be filed online. The last date for applications for annual allocation for FY 2023-24 and onwards shall be 28th February of the previous financial year. For Gold TRQs under 7108, the last date for applications for annual allocation for FY 2023-24 and onwards, shall be as follows –

Application period TRQ Import Period
1st January to 28th February Q1- Apr to June
1st May to 31st May Q2 – July to September
1st August to 31st August Q3 – October to December
1st November to 30th November Q4 – January to March

f. For the current FY 2022-23, applications are invited from 5th May 2022 to 18th May 2022. For Gold TRQ under 7108, the applications for the first two Quarters of the FY2022-23 i.e., till 30th September 2022, are invited from 5th May 2022 to 18th May 2022. Subsequently, for Gold TRQs for the third Quarter applications shall be invited from 1st August 2022 to 31st August 2022, and for the fourth Quarter, applications shall be invited from 1st November 2022 to 30th November 2022.

g. For Gold TRQ under 7108, the following conditions shall be considered additionally:

i. Eligible Applicant must be a jewellery manufacturer.

ii. Eligible Applicant must be engaged in the business of goods falling under ITC(HS) codes 7108, 7113, 7114 and 7118 in Chapter 71 of ITC(HS).

iii. Such Jewellery manufacturer should have an average annual turnover of Rs. 25 crores over the last 3 financial years.

iv. The turnover of such Jewellery manufacturer should either:

      • comprise of 90% of items manufactured/sold under HS code 7113, or
      • comprise of a quantity of items manufactured/sold under HS code 7113 which is at least equal to the TRQ quantity bid by the respective jewellery manufacturer (capped to the maximum TRQ allocation permissible per annum) under HS code 7113.

v. Such Jewellery manufacturer should have a GST number and should have filed GST returns up to the applicable preceding GST return filing period.

vi. Financial statements containing annual turnovers of the eligible applicant should be duly certified/audited by a Chartered Accountant, on the basis of the jewellers GST declarations.

vii. Import of Gold Dore under TRQ shall not be considered.

h. Reference Notification No. 22/2022-Customs dated 30th April 2022, for Gold TRQ imports under 7108, may be affected by the TRQ holder through Nominated Agencies as notified by RBI (in case of banks), nominated agencies notified by DGFT or Qualified Jewellers as notified by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA).

i. For TRQ imports under 39041010, 39041020, 39041090, 39042100, 39043010, 39043090, 39046910, 39049010 and 39049090, the applicant must be an importer of the specified item during the last 2 years and must be a processor/manufacturer consuming the given inputs. The applicant must furnish self-certified copy of the document issued by Central/State/District Authorities indicating processing capacity.

j. For all other tariff lines except under tariff head 7113, applicant must be a processor/manufacturer consuming the given inputs. GST returns or Udyam Registration or IEM registration may be accepted for qualifying as an eligible applicant as a proof of manufacturer.

k. All allocations/TRQ licenses are valid only for that specific TRQ allocation period/ specific Quarter – TRQ license holders cannot carry over an allocation over from one TRQ allocation period to another.

l. The TRQ authorisation shall contain the name and address of the importer, Importer -Exporter Code (IEC), Customs notification number, tariff item as applicable, quantity and validity period of the certificate.

m The TRQ authorisation shall be issued electronically by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and transmitted to Indian Customs EDI System (ICES). However, for non-EDI Ports not integrated with ICES, the TRQ shall also be issued on Security Paper.

n. Imports made against the TRQ shall be allowed only upon debiting electronically in the ICES system or on debit as endorsed.

o. In addition to the requirements as above, the TRQ authorization for items under Tariff head 7108, shall also contain Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) of the nominated agency/IFSCA, GST Identification Number (GSTIN) of the jewellery manufacturer to whom TRQ is being issued. The said TRQ importer shall follow the procedure set out in the Customs (Import of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty) Rules, 2017.

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