TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY

PART II SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION(ii)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

NOTIFICATION NO. 35 (RE-2001)/1997-2002

NEW DELHI, THE 15th OCTOBER, 2001

S.O.(E) In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992) read with paragraphs 1.3 and 4.11 of the Export and Import Policy, 1997-2002 (incorporating amendments made up to 31.3.2001), the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in the ITC (HS) Classification of Export and Import items, 1997-2002 (incorporating amendments made up to 31 August, 1998) and as amended from time to time:

  1. 2. The following amendments may be made in Appendix 3 to Schedule 2

(i) The existing entries under 3A “Special Materials” shall be amended to read as follows:-

3A001 Magnesium of purity greater than 99.9%.

3A002 Maraging steel except forms in which no linear dimension exceeds 75 mm

3A003 Tungsten, Molybdenum, and alloys of those metals in the form of uniform spherical or atomized particles of 500 micrometer diameter or less with a purity of 97% or higher.

3A004 Germanium

3A005 Gallium

3A006 Hafnium

3A007 Indium

3A008 Niobium

3A009 Titanium – Uranium alloys

3A010 Articles made of materials (including waste & scrap) appearing at items 3A005 to 3A009 above and items at 3A011.

3A011 Aluminium alloys in any form ‘capable of acquiring’ an ultimate tensile strength of 460 Mega pascals or more at 293 K(20 Degree C)

Note: The phrase ‘capable of acquiring’ encompasses alloys before or after heat treatment.

(ii) There has been no change in the entries under 3B & 3C, which are reproduced below.

3B Materials processing equipment and related technologies:

3B001 Remote manipulators that provide mechanical translation of human operator actions by electrical, hydraulic or mechanical means and operating arm and terminal fixture that can be used to provide remote actions.

3B002 Equipment, technical data and procedures for the production of structural composites for rocket systems including:-

(a) Carbon – carbon composites;

(b) Filament winding machines of which the Motion for positioning wrapping and winding fibers are coordinated and programmed in three or more axes; and coordinating and programming controls;

(c) Tape-laying machines of which the motions for positioning and laying tape and sheets are coordinated and programmed in two or more axes;

(d) Multidirectional, multidimensional weaving and interlacing machines, including adapters and modification kits for weaving, interlacing or braiding-fibers to fabricate composite structures except textile machinery which has not been modified for the above end;

(e) Equipment designed or modified for production of fibrous or filamentary materials as follows: converting polymeric substances; vapour deposition on heated filament substrates; wet spinning or refractory ceramics.

(f) Technical data (including processing conditions) and procedures for the regulation of temperature, pressure or atmosphere in autoclaves when used for the production of composites or partially processed composites.

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3B003 Pyrolytic deposition and densification equipment:

(a) Technology for producing pyrolytically derived materials formed on a mould, mandrel or others substrate from precursor gases;

(b) Specially designed nozzles for the above process;

(c) Equipment and process controls and specially designated software therefor, specially designed for densification and pyrolysis of structural composite rocket nozzles and re-entry vehicle nose tips.

3B004 Production technology or production equipment specially designed or modified for production, handling, mixing, curing, fasting, pressing, machining or acceptance testing of the solid or liquid rocket propellants or rocket propellant constituents.

3B005 Sputter ion pumps

3B006 Refrigeration units and equipment capable of cooling hydrogen or helium to 250 degrees Celcius (23k) or lower..

3B007 Continuous nitrators;

3B008 dehydration presses;

3B009 Screw extruders specially designed or modified for military explosive extrusion;

3B010 Cutting machines for the sizing of extruded propellant;

3B011 Sweetie barrels (tumblers) 1.85 m or more in diameter and having over 227 Kg product capacity;

3B012 Continuous mixers for solid propellants;

3B013 Fluid energy mills for grinding or milling the ingredients military explosive;

3B014 Equipment to achieve both sphericity and uniform particle size in metal powders.

3C [Reserved]

(iii) The existing entries under 3D “Chemical and biomaterial manufacturing and handling equipment and facilities” shall be amended to read as follows:

3D Chemical and biomaterial manufacturing and handling equipment and facilities:

3D001 Reaction vessels, reactors or agitators, storage tanks, containers or receivers, heat exchangers or condensers, distillation or absorption columns, valves, remotely operated filling equipment, multi-walled piping, bellows, diaphragm pumps, vacuum pumps, fans, compressors, blowers, gas (including air) handling or other substance-tranfer equipment wholly or partly made from any of the following materials:

(i) Nickel, or alloys with more than 40% nickel by weight.

(ii) Alloys with more than 25% nickel and 20% chromium by weight (e.gs: ‘Hastelloy’, ‘Illium’, ‘Inconel’, ‘Incoloy’)

(iii) Fluoropolymers.

(iv) Glass or glass lined (including vitrified or enameled coating)

(v) Graphite

(vi) Tantalum or tantalum alloys

(vii) Titanium or titanium alloys

(viii) Zirconium or zirconium alloys

(ix) Ceramics

(x) Ferrosilicon

Note: 3D001 does not control the following items:

(i) Open vessels fabricated from glass sheets (such as aquariums, water tanks etc.); or cookware, table-ware, decorative glass or ceramic items (such as vases, art objects etc.)

(ii) Ceramic or glass-ware (whether or not metal-jacketed) or glass-lined reaction vessels or reactors, whether or not equipped with agitators, provided that the total internal (geometric) volume of each vessel or reactor is greater than 20,000 litres (20 m3) or less than or equal to 100 litres (0.1m3). Examples of the latter capacity glass or ceramic-ware include standard laboratory equipment such as test-tubes, flasks, retorts, crucibles etc.

3D002 Incinerators designed to destroy any chemicals specified in Category 1.

3D003 Combustors or pyrolysers capable of a heat-zone (‘burner’) temperature greater than 1,273 K (1,000 Degree Centigrade), and in which any surfaces that come into direct contact with material coming into the containing chamber are made from, or lined with, any of the following materials:

(i) Alloys with more than 25% nickel and 20% chromium by weight; (e.gs: ‘Hastelloy’, ‘Illium’, ‘Inconel’, ‘Incoloy’)

(ii) Nickel, or alloys with more than 40% nickel by weight; or

(iii) Titanium;

(iv) Ceramics;

This issues in public interest.

(N.L. LAKHANPAL)

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE

AND EX-OFFICIO ADDL. SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA

Copy to all concerned, by order etc.

(A.K. SRIVASTAVA)

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE

FOR DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE

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