The Notification No. 59 dated 04.04.2020 is amended to the extent that only diagnostic kits/reagents as described in para 1(A) and all diagnostic instruments/apparatus/reagents as described in para 1(B) falling under any HS code, including HS codes specified above, are ‘restricted’ for exports whether as an individual item or as a part of any diagnostic kits/reagent.

All other diagnostic kits/reagents/instruments/apparatus falling under the HS codes above are freely exportable subject to submission of an undertaking by the exporter to the Customs Authorities at the time of export.

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

Notification No. 09/2015-2020-DGFT

New Delhi, Dated: 10th June 2020

Subject: – Amendment in Export Policy of Diagnostic Kits/Laboratory Reagents/ Diagnostic  Apparatus.

S.O. (E) In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read with Para 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in the Schedule 2 of the ITCHS Export Policy related to export of Diagnostic Kits, with immediate effect:

A.. The export policy of Diagnostic kits/laboratory reagents is revised by amending the Notification No. 59 dated 04.04.2020 as under:

S.No ITC HS Codes Description Policy
207 G Ex3822
  • VTM kits and reagents
  • RNA extraction kits and reagents
  • RTPCR kits and reagents
Restricted

B. The export policy of following diagnostic instruments/apparatus/reagents is amended to ‘Restricted’.

S.No ITC HS Codes Description Current policy Revised Policy
207 H Ex39269099

Ex701790

Ex84199090

Ex90189099

Ex3822

 

15m1 falcon tube or cryovials

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restricted

 

 

 

 

2071 Ex300590 Ex3822 Swabs sterile synthetic fibre swabs (Nylon,Polyester,
Rayon, or Dacron)
207 J Ex90279090 Ex3822 Silicon columns
207 K Ex38220090 Ex38220019 Poly adenylic Acid or Carrier RNA
207 L Ex38220090 Ex38220019 Proteinase K
207 M Ex9027 Ex3822 Magnetic stand
207 N Ex38220090 Ex38220019 Beads
207 0 Ex38220090

Ex38220019

Probes (specific for COVID-19 testing)
207 P Ex38220090

Ex38220019

Primers (specific for COVID- 19 testing)
207 Q Ex3507 Ex3822 Taq Polymerase enzyme
207 R Ex3507 Ex3822 Reverse transcriptase enzyme
207 S Ex2934 Ex3822 Deoxy nucleotide triphosphates

2. All other diagnostic kits/reagents/instruments/apparatus falling under the HS codes above are freely exportable subject to submission of an undertaking, to the concerned Customs Authorities, duly signed by the authorised signatory on the company letterhead, stating the following,

” The Diagnostic kits/reagents/instruments/apparatus to be exported under the Shipping bill Number – ****** dated DD/MM/YYYY does not contain any item that is restricted for export as per the Notification No. 09/2015-20 dated 10.06.2020“.

3. Effect of this Notification:

The Notification No. 59 dated 04.04.2020 is amended to the extent that only diagnostic kits/reagents as described in para 1(A) and all diagnostic instruments/apparatus/reagents as described in para 1(B) falling under any HS code, including HS codes specified above, are ‘restricted’ for exports whether as an individual item or as a part of any diagnostic kits/reagent.

All other diagnostic kits/reagents/instruments/apparatus falling under the HS codes above are freely exportable subject to submission of an undertaking by the exporter to the Customs Authorities at the time of export.

(Amit Yadav)
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India
E-mail: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from file No. 01/91/180/21/AM20/EC/E-21044)

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