TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY
( PART- I – SECTION-1)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
PUBLIC NOTICE No.66 (RE-2006)/2004-2009
NEW DELHI : DATED : 23rd October, 2006
In exercise of the powers conferred under Paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2004-09 and Paragraph 1.1 of Handbook of Procedures (Vol.1), the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendments in the Handbook of Procedures (Vol.1).
1. The following shall be added at the end of para 2.32.2 (a):
“In addition, all import consignments of Metallic Waste and Scrap must accompany a Pre-shipment Inspection Certificate stating that:
(i) The consignment does not contain any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, cartridges, radio active contaminated or any other explosive material in any form either used or otherwise.
(ii) The imported item(s) is actually a metallic waste/scrap/ seconds/defective as per the internationally accepted parameters for such a classification.
The format of the certificate to be issued by the Pre-shipment Agencies, Names of the Agencies authorized to issue such certificates and procedure for authorization of these agencies to be made operational with effect from 1.4.2007, will be notified separately in due course.
2. Last Para of Paragraph 2.32.2 (g) will be amended to read as follows:
“The new system of import from registered sources will come into effect from 1st April, 2007. However, in cases where Bill of Lading is dated 31st March, 2007 or before, imports will be allowed on the basis of Pre-Shipment Inspection regime in terms of Para 2.32 of the Handbook of Procedures (Vol.1), notified vide Public Notice No. 1 dated 8th April, 2005 and as amended from time to time, till the new system of import from registered sources comes into effect.”
3. Paragraph 2.32.2 (e) will be amended to read as follows:
“Only direct imports from registered suppliers will be allowed. However, in all documents relating to import transactions, name of importer as well as exporter will be indicated. No high sea sale would be allowed.”
4. This issues in public interest.
(K. T. CHACKO)
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE
(Issued from F. No. 01/89/180.Misc.65/AM05/PC-I(A) )