TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY

(PART –I, SECTION –1)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

PUBLIC NOTICE NO 57/2004-2009)

NEW DELHI : DATED 23rd February, 2005

In exercise of powers conferred under Paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2004-09, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendments in the Handbook of Procedures (Vol.1) :

1. The amendments made vide Public Notice No. 55 dated 18.2.2005 stands deleted. Following sentence is added at the end of Paragraph 4.19 :

“ Any SEZ notified by the Central Government shall also be one of the specified ports for import and export under this paragraph”

2. The following ICDs shall be added in the list of ICDs mentioned in paragraphs 4.19 and 4.40:

Bhusawal, Jamshedpur, Surajpur and Dadri.

3. The provision related to entitlement of DEPB for exports to SEZs should be replaced by the following clause:

Exports made to any Special Economic Zone (SEZ), notified by the Central Government, are also entitled to DEPB and the port of registration in such cases will be the respective SEZ only.

4. Sl No. 19 of Appendix 27 related to “List of Export Promotion Councils, Commodity Boards and Development Authorities”, as amended vide PN 49 dated 24th January, 2005, stands amended as follows:

19.

Council for
Leather Exports

Registered Office:

“Leather Centre”
CMDA Tower-II, 3rd Floor,

Gandhi Irwin Bridge Road,

Egmore,Chennai – 600 008

Tel: 044 – 28594367-71 (5 lines) Fax No. 044-28594363-64 ( 2 lines)

E- mail: Cle@cleindia.com,

cle@vsnl.net.in

Website: www.leatherindia.org.

Regional Offices:

v 15/238, Civil Lines,

Kanpur – 208 001

Tel. 91-512-2304053

Fax: 91=512-2394247

E-mail: knpcle@sancharnet.in

v 11/4 World Trade Centre,

1, Cuffe Parade

Mumbai-400 005
Tel: (022) 218 4060
Fax: (022) 215 1207

v Flat No. 6 G&F,

Gopala Towers,

Rajendra Place,

New Delhi – 110 008

Tel: 91-11-25718516, 25715517

Fax: 91-11-25752760

E-mail: cle@ndf.vsnl.net.in,

cle@dishnetdsl.net

v 1B, First Floor,

“Duckback House”,

41, Shakespeare Sarani,

Kolkata – 700 017

Tel: 91-33-22835479 /2283 5480

Fax: 033-2240 7270

E-mail: Cle@cal3.vsnl.net.in

5. Paragraph 2.47 pertaining to “Prototypes” is amended as under:

Import of new/second hand prototypes/ second hand samples may be allowed on payment of duty without a licence/ certificate/ permission to an Actual User (industrial) engaged in the production of or having industrial licence/letter of intent for research in the item for which prototype is sought for product development or research, as the case may be, upon a self – declaration to that effect, to the satisfaction of the customs authorities.

6. The word “Pedicinal” appearing at Sl No. 57 of Appendix 15 related to Agri Export Zones (As per Public Notice 45 dated 14.01.05) stands amended as “Medicinal Plants”.

7. Paragraph 4.5 related to “Advance licence for applicants with multi units” stands amended as follows:

Transfer of any duty free material imported or procured against advance licence from one unit of the company to another unit of the same company for manufacturing purpose shall be done with the permission of the jurisdictional Excise Authorities with a clear understanding that no benefit of CENVAT shall be claimed on such transferred inputs. However to avail the facility, all such units should be available in the IEC certificate.

This issues in public interest.

(K.T. CHACKO)

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE

(Issued from F.No. 01/94/180/PN/AM05/PC-IV)

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