pri Entitlement for duty free import of sector specific inputs re-inserted for 5 Sectors Entitlement for duty free import of sector specific inputs re-inserted for 5 Sectors

Entitlement for duty free import of sector specific inputs which were available in Chapter 1B of FTP 2009-14 have been re-inserted in Chapter 1 of FTP 2015-20 w.e.f. 01.04.2015. for Handlooms, Handicrafts, Leather and Footwear, Marine Sector, Sports Goods and Toys.
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Notification No: 9/2015-2020
New Delhi, the 28 May, 2018

Subject: Amendment in the Chapter-1 of FTP 2015-2020.

S.O. 2171(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 read with Para 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020.

The following Para is inserted after Para 1.40 in Chapter 1 of the FTP 2015-20 w.e.f 01.04.2015.

“1.41. With a view to expand employment opportunities, certain special focus initiatives for Handlooms, Handicraft, Leather, Marine, Sports Goods and Toys sectors are required. These sectors are being provided the following duty free (only basic customs duty free with effect from 01.07.2017) entitlements:

i. Handlooms

a. Duty free import entitlement of specified trimmings and embellishments upto 5% of FOB value of exports during previous financial year. Handloom and made ups are included for the entitlement.

b. Duty free import entitlement of hand knotted carpet samples upto 1% of FOB value of exports during previous financial year.

ii. Handicrafts

a. Duty free import entitlement of tools, trimmings and embellishments upto 5% of FOB value of exports during previous financial year. Entitlement shall extend to merchant exporters tied up with supporting manufacturers.

b. Handicraft EPC is authorized to import trimmings, embellishments and consumables on behalf of those exporters for whom directly importing may not be viable

iii. Leather and Footwear

a. Duty free entitlement for import of trimmings, embellishments and footwear components for footwear (leather as well as synthetic), gloves, travel bags and handbags upto 3% of FOB value of exports of previous financial year.

b. Such entitlement shall cover packing material, such as printed and non-printed shoeboxes, small cartons made of wood, tin or plastic materials for packing footwear.

iv. Marine Sector

Duty free import of specified specialised inputs/chemicals and flavouring oils is allowed to the extent of 1% of FOB value of preceding financial year’s export.

v. Sports Goods and Toys

Duty free import of specified specialised inputs allowed to the extent of 3% of FOB value of preceding financial year’s export.

However, the term “Duty” specified above shall mean “Basic Customs Duty” w.e:f 01.07.2017.”

Effect of this Notification: Entitlement for duty free import of sector specific inputs which were available in Chapter 1B of FTP 2009-14 have been re-inserted in Chapter 1 of FTP 2015-20 w.e.f. 01.04.2015.

(Alok Vard Chaturvedi)
Director General of Foreign Trade
E-mail: dgft@nic.in

[Issued from File No. 01/94/180/13/AM17/PC-1]

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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade

CORRIGENDUM to the Notification no. 09/2015-20 dated 28.05.2018

Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi

Dated: 9 July, 2018

Subject: Corrigendum to Notification No. 9/2015-20 dated 28.05.2018.

In the Notification No. 9/2015-20 dated 28.05.2018, para 1.41 sub para (iii) shall be read as follows:

Para 1.41 Sub-para (iii) As existing in Notification No. 9/2015-20 dated 28.05.2018 Corrected
Clause

(b)

Duty free entitlement for import of trimmings, embellishments and footwear components for footwear (leather as well as synthetic), gloves, travel bags and handbags upto 3 % of FOB value of export of previous financial year. Such entitlement shall cover packing material, such as printed and non-printed shoeboxes, small cartons made of wood, tin or plastic materials for packing footwear. Duty free entitlement for import of trimmings, embellishments and footwear components for footwear (leather as well as synthetic), and other leather products upto 5% of FOB value of export of previous financial year.

(Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi)
Director General of Foreign Trade
E-mail: dgft@nic.in

 

[Issued from File No. 01/94/180/13/AM17/PC- I]

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