TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY

PART-II, SECTION—3, SUB SECTION (ii)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

NOTIFICATION NO. 13/2009-2014

NEW DELHI, DATED 14th OCTOBER, 2009

Subject: Import Policy of wild animals (including their parts and products).

S.O. (E) – In exercise of powers conferred under section 5, read along with Section 3 (2) of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992, also read with paragraph 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-14, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in the ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items :

1. Import Licensing Note No. (6), (2), (2), (2) and (1) at the end of Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4 and 41 respectively are amended as follows and an Import Licensing Note No. (1) is inserted at the end of Chapter 96 as follows:

“Import of wild animals (including their parts and products) as defined in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 is prohibited and in respect of those species listed in CITES, is subject to the provisions of CITES.”

2. Import Licensing Note No. (1) is inserted at the end of Chapter 14 to read as follows:

“Import of the item ‘Red Sanders Powder’ shall be subject to the provisions of CITES.”

3. Import Policy for the following items is amended as follows:

Exim Code Item Description Policy Policy Conditions
4301 10 00 Of mink, whole, with or without head, tail or paws Free Imports are subject to Wild Life (Protection) act, 1972 and CITES.
4301 30 00 Of lamb, the following : Astrakhan, Broadtail, Caracul, Persian and Similar lamb, Indian, Chinese, Mongolian or Tibetan lamb, whole, with or without head, tail or paws Free Imports are subject to Wild Life (Protection) act, 1972 and CITES.
4301 60 00 Of Fox, whole, with or without head, tail or paws Free Imports are subject to Wild Life (Protection) act, 1972 and CITES.
4301 80 00 Other furskins, whole, with or without head, tail or paws Free Imports are subject to Wild Life (Protection) act, 1972 and CITES.
4301 90 00 Heads, tails, paws and other pieces or cuttings, suitable for furriers’ use Free Imports are subject to Wild Life (Protection) act, 1972 and CITES.

4. This issues in public interest.

Sd/-

(R. S. Gujral)

Director General of Foreign Trade

And Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to the Govt. of India

[Issued from File No.01/89/180/176/AM02/PC-2(A)]

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