Government of India
Ministry of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi – 110 011.
Policy Circular No. 02/2009-2014
All Licensing Authorities;
All Commissioners of Customs;
Sub : Import of sports weapons by ‘Renowned Shooters’.
Import of sports weapons is restricted. As per Para 2.36 of Handbook of Procedures Vol.I, an application for import of restricted items may be made in ANF 2B along with documents prescribed therein to Regional Authority (RA) concerned. A self-attested copy of the same is to be submitted to DGFT. As per Para 2.37 of HBPv1, such cases are considered by Exim Facilitation Committee in DGFT Hqrs and if approved by the Committee, licence is issued by the concerned RA. This procedure is also applicable for import of sports weapons by ‘Renowned Shooters’.
2. In case of import of sports weapons, Exim Facilitation Committee in DGFT relies primarily on the recommendation received from Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. Thus, it has been decided to delegate issuance of licence for sports weapons to ‘Renowned Shooters’ to the Regional Authorities of DGFT. Accordingly, the following procedure shall be followed to reduce the time taken in issuance of such licence:
i) on for import of sports weapons by ‘Renowned Shooters’ shall be made to the concerned RA of DGFT. The list of RAs of DGFT along with their addresses and jurisdiction has been provided in Appendix 1 of HBPv1. A copy of this Appendix is available on DGFT website at www.dgft.gov.in.
ii) On receipt of application, concerned RA shall send a copy of the application to Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Shastri Bhavan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi for their comments. After receipt of comments from the aforementioned Ministry, RA shall issue licence to the applicant.
i) After issue of licence, RA shall forward a copy of licence to Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, New Delhi with reference to their written recommendation for information.
ii) In such cases, there would be no need to seek approval of DGFT Headquarters once written recommendation from Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs has been received.
(O. P. Hisaria)
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
(Issued from File No. 01/93/180/33/AM 10/ PC-2 B)