Import Policy and Policy condition for import of Electronics and IT Goods is laid down by amending Note No 2(c) under the General Notes Regarding Import Policy and inserts Policy Condition No 2 under Chapter 84 and as Policy Condition No. 5 under Chapter 85 of ITC (HS) 2017.

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

Notification No. 5/2015-2020-DGFT

New Delhi Dated 7 May, 2019

Subject: Import policy for Electronics and IT Goods under Schedule — I (Import Policy) of ITC (HS), 2017.

S.O. 1701(E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends Note No 2(c) under the General Notes Regarding Import Policy and inserts Policy Condition No 2 under Chapter 84 and as Policy Condition No. 5 under Chapter 85 of ITC (HS) 2017 as under:

Existing General Note No 2(c) Amended General Note No.2 (c)
(c) Import policy for electronics and IT Goods:

The import of Notified Goods under the “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012, as amended from time to time, will be allowed subject to registration with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), or on specific exemption letter from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for a particular consignment, as per provisions of Gazette Notification SO No. 3022 dated 11.09.2013. Accordingly, import of unregistered/ non- compliant notified products as in CRO, 2012, as amended is “prohibited”.

Import consignments without valid registration with BIS shall be re- exported by the importer failing which Customs shall deform the goods and dispose them as scrap under intimation to MeitY.

(c)Import policy for Electronics and IT Goods:

The import of Goods (new as well as second hand, whether or not refurbished, repaired or reconditioned) notified under the “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012, as amended from time to time, is prohibited unless they are registered with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and comply to the ‘Labelling Requirements’ published by BIS, as amended from time to time’, or on specific exemption letter from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for a particular consignment, as per provisions of Gazette Notification SO No. 3022 dated 11.09.2013.

The importer shall re-export such prohibited Goods reaching Customs Ports else the Customs Authorities shall deform the goods beyond use and dispose of the goods as scrap under intimation to MeitY.

Policy Condition: As under Chapter 84 and 85 of ITC (HS) 2017:

The import of Goods (new as well as second hand, whether or not refurbished, repaired or reconditioned) notified under the “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012, as amended from time to time, is prohibited unless they are registered with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and comply to the ‘Labelling Requirements’ published by BIS, as amended from time to time’, or on specific exemption letter from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for a particular consignment, as per provisions of Gazette Notification SO No. 3022 dated 11.09.2013.

The importer shall re-export such prohibited Goods reaching Customs Ports else the Customs Authorities shall deform the goods beyond use and dispose of the goods as scrap under intimation to MeitY.

2 Further, Para 2.31(1) (a) of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 is revised as under:-

S.No. Categories of Second Hand Goods Import Policy Conditions, if any
I Second Hand Capital Goods
(a) i. Desktop Computers ,

ii. refurbished/ re-conditioned spares of re-furbished parts of Personal Computers/ Laptops

iii. Air Conditioners

iv. Diesel generating sets

Restricted Importable against Authorization
(b) All electronics and IT Goods notified under the Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012 as amended from time to time. Restricted. (i) Importable against
Authorization subject to conditions laid down under “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012, as amended from time to time.(ii) Import of
unregistered / non- compliant notified products as in CRO, 2012, as amended from time to time is
“prohibited”.

3. Effect of this Notification: Import Policy and Policy condition for import of Electronics and IT Goods is laid down.

This issues with the approval of Minister of Commerce and Industry.

(Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi)
Director General of Foreign Trade &
Ex Officio Addl. Secretary to the Government of India
E-mail: dgft@nic.in

[Issued from file No. 01/89/180/39/AM-13/PC-2(A)/e 2261]

Note: The principal notification No. 36/2015-2020, dated the 17th January, 2017 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide number S.O. 172 (E), dated the 17th January, 2017 and amended vide notification No. 50/2015-2020, dated the 8th January, 2019 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide number S.O. 128(E) dated the 8th January, 2019.

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