DGFT vide Notification No. 19/2015-20 dated 15.07.2020 has amended Import Policy and Policy Conditions of Power tillers and its components. They are now under the ‘Restricted’ category.

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

Notification No. 19/2015-2020

New Delhi, Dated: 15th July, 2020

Subject: Amendment in import policy and policy conditions of items under Chapter 84 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule — I (Import Policy).

S.O.2352(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 the import policy and import policy conditions of items under Chapter 84 of ITC (HS), 2017 Schedule — I (Import Policy).

Exim Code Item
Description
Present
Policy
Revised
Policy
Present
Policy
Condition
Revised Policy
Condition
8432 8020 Rotary tiller Free Restricted Subject to Policy
Condition 3 of this
Chapter
8432 9090 Other Free Restricted Subject to Policy
Condition 3 of this
Chapter

2. A new Policy Condition No. 3 is being added in Chapter 84 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule — I (Import Policy) as follows:

3. Import Policy for Power Tillers and its components:

a. Under HS code 8432 8020, Import is ‘Free’ for all items except Power Tillers as defined in IS: 13539-2018.

b. Under HS code 8432 9090, Import is ‘Free’ for all items except for Engine, Transmission, Chassis and Rotavator forming parts of Power Tillers as defined in IS: 13539-2018.

c. Definition of Power Tillers as per IS:13539-2018: Power Tiller is an agricultural machinery used for soil preparation having a single axle, in which the direction of travel and its control during field operation is performed by the operator. It is self-powered, self-propelled, and can pull cultivator, harrow, plough, various seeder, harvester and such other suitable attachments. The equipment may be walk behind or riding attachment type and should be capable of being coupled to a trailer that can be used for transportation of goods of not less than 1 ton capacity. The maximum speed of the power tiller when coupled to a trailer shall not exceed 22 kmph. The minimum rated horse power output of the power tiller engine shall not be less than 8 bhp (Brake Horse Power).

Effect of the Notification: Import Policy of Power Tillers and its components is amended from ‘Free’ to ‘Restricted’.

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

(Amit Yadav)
Director General of Foreign Trade
& Ex- officio Addl. Secretary to the Government of India

(Issued from F. No. 01/89/180/48/AM-13/PC-2[A]/E-5928)

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.

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