Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Dated: 16 May, 2018
1. RA’s of DGFT
2. Customs Commissionerates
3. Members of Trade
4. Joint Secretary (Customs), CBEC, Department of Revenue
Subject: Implementation of MOU between India and Mozambique for import of pulses from Mozambique – reg.
In pursuance to Notification No 19/2015-2020 dated 5.8.2017, Notification No. 22/2015-2020 dated 21.08.2017 read with Notification No.6/2015-2020 4.5.2018 import policy for Tur, Urad, Moong was revised from ‘free’ to ‘restricted’ but this restrictions were exempted from Government’s import commitments under any bilateral/regional Agreement/MOU.
2. As per Article 3 (2) of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Mozambique and Government of the Republic of India on cooperation in the field of production and marketing of pigeon peas, both parties have agreed to target export of 1,50,000 MT of pigeon peas and other pulses grown in Mozambique to India during 2018-19.
Accordingly 1,50,000 MT of pulses to be imported from Mozambique, during the fiscal year 2018-19 is allowed for import, subject to the following conditions:
a. Import will be allowed only through the following 5 ports: (i) Mumbai, (ii) Tuticorin, (iii) Chennai, (iv) Kolkata, and (v) Hazira
b. Import will be subject to production of “Certificate of Origin” certified by the authorized signatories in the ICM (Institute de Cereasi de Mocambique) with stamps provided by the Government of Mozambique, which is being shared with the concerned Customs authorities of the above ports and CBEC.
c. While providing the Origin Certificate (including details of the exporter, importer and quantity of pulses), the designated authority will send a scanned copy of the certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
d. The importer here in India will send a mail to DGFT with scanned copy of the certificate issued as above, for NOC on the same e-mail address as above, i.e., firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. DGFT will compare both these documents and allow NOC to the applicant importer, based on which Customs will clear the consignments.
(S. P. Roy)
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
[Issued from File No. M-5012/300/2002-PC 2(A)(e-2578)]