TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY

(PART-I, SECTION-1)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 17 / 2009-2014

NEW DELHI DATED THE 13 th November, 2009

In exercise of powers conferred under Paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2009-2014, the Director

General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendments in Handbook of Procedures, (Vol.1), 2009-14.

 1. After amendment, paragraph 2.32.2 shall be read as under:

“2.32 Import of Metallic Waste and Scrap.
2.32.1 Import of any form of metallic waste, scrap will be subject to the condition that it will not contain hazardous, toxic waste, radioactive contaminated waste / scrap containing radioactive material, any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, live or used cartridge or any other explosive material in any form either used or otherwise.
2.32.2 Import of following types of metallic waste and scrap will be free subject to conditions detailed below:
Sr. No. ITC Code Item description
1. 720410 00 Waste and scrap of cast iron
2. 720421 90 Other
3. 720429 20 Of High speed steel
4. 7204 29 90 Other
5. 7204 3000 Waste and scrap of tinned iron or steel
6. 7204 4100 Turnings, shavings, chips, milling waste, saw dust, fillings, trimmings and stamplings, whether or not in bundles.
7. 7204 4900 Other
8. 7204 5000 Remelting scrap ingots
9. 7404 0010 Copper scrap
10. 7404 0022 Brass scrap
11 7503 0010 Nickel scrap
12. 7602 0010 Aluminium scrap
13. 7902 0010 Zinc scrap
14. 8002 0010 Tin scrap
15. 8104 2010 Magnesium scrap

Shredded Form:

Import of metallic waste and scrap listed above in shredded form shall be permitted through all ports of India subject to following conditions:

a. Importer shall furnish following documents to customs at the time of clearance of goods:

I) Pre-shipment inspection certificate as per the format in Annexure-I to Appendix 5, from any of the Inspection & Certification agencies given in Appendix-5, to the effect that the consignment was checked for radiation level and scrap does not contain radiation level (gamma and neutron) in excess of natural background. The certificate shall give the value of background radiation level at that place as also the maximum radiation level on the scrap; and

II) Copy of the contract between the importer and the exporter stipulating that the consignment does not contain any radioactive contaminated material in any form.

Import from Hodaideh, Yemen and Bandar Abbas, Iran will be in shredded form only.

Unshredded compressed and loose form:

Import of metallic waste, scrap listed in para 2.32.2 above in unshredded compressed and loose form shall be subject to the following conditions:-

1. Importer shall furnish the following documents to the Customs at the time of clearance of goods.

I) Pre-shipment inspection certificate as per the format in Annexure-I to Appendix 5 from any of the

Inspection & Certification agencies given in Appendix-5 to the effect that:

(i) the consignment does not contain any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, cartridges or any

other explosive material in any form either used or otherwise, and that the consignment was

checked for radiation level and it does not contain radiation level (gamma and neutron) in

excess of natural background. The certificate shall give the value of background radiation level

at that place as also the maximum radiation level on the scrap.

(ii) The imported item is actually a metallic waste/scrap/seconds/defective as per the

internationally accepted parameters for such a classification.

II Copy of the contract between the importer and the exporter stipulating that the consignment does not contain

any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, cartridges radioactive contaminated, or any other explosive material in any form either used or otherwise.

b.. Import of scrap would take place only through followingng designated ports and no no exceptions would be allowed even in case of EOUs, SEZs :-

1. Chennai, 2. Cochin, 3. Ennore, 4.JNPT, 5.Kandla 6. Mormugao, 7. Mumbai

8. New Mangalore, 9. Paradip, 10. Tuticorin, 11. Vishakhapatnam,

12. ICD Loni, Ghaziabad, 13. Pipava, 14. Mundra, 15 Kolkata, 16. ICD Ludhiana,

17. ICD Dadri (Greater Noida), 18. ICD, Nagpur, 19. ICD, Jodhpur, 20. ICD Jaipur

2.32.2.A In case any agency wishes to be enlisted under Appendix-5,

they may furnish an application to the office of Director

General of Foreign Trade with the following documents in the

format in Appendix-5-A, which will be considered by an

Inter-Ministerial Committee.

(a) A brief on the activities of the agency, its history,

membership, organisational structure, manpower, etc.

(b) Infrastructural setup, logistics, testing labs etc. for

carrying out the inspection of metallic scrap.

(c) List of companies / agencies for which testing has

been carried out.

2.32.3. However, import of other kinds of metallic waste and scrap will

be allowed in terms of conditions of ITC(HS).

2.32.4 Import policy for second and defective , rags, PET bottles /

waste, and ships is given in ITC(HS)”.

21. ICD Udaipur, 22. CFS Mulund, 23. ICD Kanpur, 24. ICD Ahmedabad,

25. ICD Pitampur and 26. ICD Malanpur.

2. Accordingly, Annexure-I to Appendix-5 in Handbook of Procedures, Vol. I is modified and attached to this Public Notice.

3, This issues in public interest.

(R.S. Gujral)

Director General of Foreign Trade

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

ANNEXURE-I TO APPENDIX 5

PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION CERTIFICATE

(Please see paragraph 2.32.2 of Handbook of Procedure (Vol.I)

(I) Details of Importer

(a) Name: —————————–

(b) Address: —————————–

(c) Telephone No. —————————-

(d) E-Mail —————————-

(II) Type of Scrap: Shredded/ Unshredded

(III) Details of Import

Description of metallic scrap Quantity

(IV) Details of tests carried out: ————————————

————————————

DECLARATION/ UNDERTAKING

1. The consignment does not contain any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, cartridges or any other explosive material in any form, either used or otherwise, and that the consignment was checked for radiation level and it does not have radiation levels (gamma and neutron) in excess of natural background.Following are the values of:

(i) Background radiation level at the place of examination …………………………………………

(ii) Maximum radiation level on the scrap ……………………………………………………………………..

2. The import consignment is actually metallic scrap/ seconds/ defective as per the internationally accepted parameters for such a classification.

3. I/ We hereby declare that the particulars and statements made in this certificate are true and correct and nothing has been concealed or held therefrom.

Official Seal

Date ——————– Signature ————————-

Designation ———————-

____________________________________________________________________________

Name of the agency as per Appendix 5 ————————–

Address: —————————

E Mail —————————–

Note : This pre-shipment inspection certificate is issued under paragraph 2.32.2 of Handbook of Procedure (Vol.I) for shredded, unshredded, compressed and loose forms of metallic waste and scrap.

(Issued from File No. 01/89/180/Misc. 65/AM 05/ PC-II (B)

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