Notification No. 38/2015-2020 -ITC (HS) 2017-Schedule-1 Import Policy is amended in sync with the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2019 dated 1st August, 2019. The notification will come into effect from 1st January, 2020.

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

Notification No. 38/2015-2020-DGFT

New Delhi, Dated: 1st January, 2020

Subject: Notification of ITC (HS), 2017 — Schedule-1 (Import Policy)

S.O. 06(E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (as amended from time to time) read with paragraph 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby notifies the Exim codes introduced / deleted /split / merged/ changed in description vide the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2019 dated 1st August, 2019 in the ITC (HS), 2017 as Annexed to this Notification.

Effect of this Notification: ITC (HS) 2017-Schedule-1 Import Policy is amended in sync with the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2019 dated 1st August, 2019. The notification will come into effect from 1st January, 2020.

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.01/89/180/11/AM-17/PC-2A)

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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Amendments in Notes of Chapters of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule — I (Import Policy):

1. In Chapter 7,—

(i) in Note 2, for the words “Majorana hartensis”, the words “Majorana hortensis” shall be substituted.

2. In Chapter 22,—

(i) in Note 1, in clause (a), for the words “products falling thereunder”, the words

“products of this Chapter shall be substituted.

3. In Chapter 25, in Note 2, in clause (b), for the words “evaluated at”, the words “evaluated as” shall be substituted.

4. In Chapter 27,—

(i) for the Supplementary Note, the following Supplementary Note shall be substituted, namely:—

“Supplementary Note:

In this Chapter, reference to any standard of the Bureau of Indian Standards refers to the last published version of that standard.

Illustration: IS 1459 refers to IS 1459: 2018 and not to IS 1459: 1974.”

5. In Chapter 28,—

(i) in Note 3, in clause (e), for the words and figures “of heading 3813, ink removers”, the words and figures “of heading 3813; ink removers” shall be substituted.

6. In Chapter 29,—

(i) In Note 5, in clause (C), in paragraph (1), for the words “compound; and”, the word “compound;” shall be substituted;

(ii) (ii) in Note 7, for the words “thioaldehydes anhydrides”, the words “thioaldehydes, anhydrides” shall be substituted.

7. In Chapter 31, in Note 1, in clause (c), for the brackets, words, figures and letter “(other than optical elements weighing not less than 2.5 g. each, of heading 3824)”, the brackets, words, figures and letter “(other than optical elements) weighing not less than 2.5 g. each, of heading 3824” shall be substituted.

8. In Chapter 38,—

(i) in Sub-heading Note 3, for the brackets and words “(pchlorophenyl) ethane”, the brackets and words”(p-chlorophenyl) ethane” shall be substituted.

(ii) Supplementary Notes shall be omitted.

9. in Chapter 40,—

(i) in Note 5, in clause (B), in paragraph (iii), for the word “vulcanised”, the word “stabilisers” shall be substituted.

10. In Chapter 42, in Note 2, in clause (f), for the word “rigid-crops”, the word “riding-crops” shall be substituted.

11. In Chapter 44,—

(i) in Note 1, in clause (m), for the word and figures “Section XVII”, the word and figures “Section XVIII” shall be substituted;

(ii) in Supplementary Note 1, for the letters and figures “IS : 710-1976”, the letters and figures “IS 710” shall be substituted;

(ii) in Supplementary Note 2, for the letters and figures “IS : 709-1974 and IS : 4859-1968”, the letters and figures “IS 709 and IS 4859” shall be substituted.

12. In Chapter 60, after sub-heading Note, the following Supplementary Note shall be inserted, namely:—

“Supplementary Note:

Tariff items 6001 91 00, 6001 92 00 and sub-heading 6001 99 includes cut-pile fabrics produced through shearing of loops during or after the production of fabric.

13. In Chapter 62,—

(i) in Note 3, in clause (b), for the words “corresponding of compatible size”, the words “corresponding or compatible size” shall be substituted;

(ii) after Note 9, the following Supplementary Note shall be inserted, namely:—”Supplementary Note:

For the purpose of this Chapter, “Khadi” means,—

(a) the article of apparel or clothing accessories, made from any cloth woven on handlooms in India from cotton, silk or woollen yarn handspun in India or from a mixture of any two or all of such yarns; and

(b) produced by a person certified or recognised by the Khadi Village Industries Commission established under section 4 of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956 (61 of 1956).

14. In Chapter 68,—

(i) in Note 1, in clause (b), for the words “paper coated with mica”, the words “paper and paperboard coated with mica” shall be substituted.

15. In Chapter 70,—

(I) in sub-heading Note, for the figures “7013 91”, the figures “7013 91 00” shall be substituted.

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