Government of India
Ministry of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi – 110 107.
Policy Circular No. 82 (RE-2008)/2004-2009
Dated 28th April, 2009
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All Licensing Authorities;
All Commissioners of Customs;
Trade & Industry.
Subject : Import of waste paper.
Attention is invited to Policy Circular No.78(RE-08)/2004-2009 dated 1.4.2009 on the above mentioned subject.
2.It may be noted that the applications submitted to the M/o Environment & Forests for NOC are to be accompanied by the certificate of an independent pre-shipment inspection agency for consignments which are shipped after 25.4.2009 (in place of 5.4.2009)
3. To ensure that no unwanted material is imported under the garb of waste paper during this interim period (till the consignments are received along with pre-shipment inspection certificate), Customs would carry out a higher percentage physical examination of imported cargo, than normally prescribed by them under the rules. The consignments shipped on or after 25.4.2009, which do not have the requisite pre-shipment inspection certificate, shall not be allowed to be unloaded at the Indian ports.
4. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
(O. P. Hisaria)
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
(Issued from File No. M-5975/AM04/PC-IA)