Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 30 .03.2017
Trade Notice No.19/2017
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2. Joint Secretary. (Customs), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi.
3. Members of the Trade.
Subject: Clarification regarding Public Notice No 38 dated 6.10.2016 and Public Notice No. 63 dated 27.3.2017.
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade vide Public Notice No. 38 dated 06.10.2016 had inserted a new sub para (v) to Para 2.54 (d) of Handbook of Procedures (2015-2020) detailing the revised procedure governing import of un–shredded metal scrap. Subsequently, vide Public Notice No.63 dated 27.03.2017, para 2.54(d)(iv) was amended to reflect the notified designated ports.
2. After issuance of the Public Notice No. 63 dated 27.03.2017, a number of representations have been received seeking clarification on this Public Notice. Accordingly, the followings are clarified:
I. The following entry sea ports are notified ports for import of unshredded metallic scrap: 1. Chennai, 2. Cochin, 3. Ennore, 4. JNPT, 5. Kandla, 6. Mormugao, 7. Mumbai, 8. New Mangalore, 9. Paradip, 10. Tuticorin, 11.Vishakhapatnam, 12. Pipava, 13. Mundra and 14. Kolkata.
II. Further, any ICD can handle clearance of un–shredded metallic scrap provided the same passes through any of the designated sea ports as mentioned above.
III. Notwithstanding the above, import consignments shall be subject to pre-inspection certificate from the country of origin in supersession of the provision in Public Notice No. 23/2015-20 dated 30th June, 2015. However, requirement of Pre-Shipment Inspection Certification (PSIC) will be reviewed with the operationalisation of the mechanism put in place vide Public Notice 38/ dated 06/10/2016 governing the clearance of imports of un– shredded metal scrap, based on assessment of risk associated with un-shredded metal scrap imports.
3. The above issues with the approval of the competent authority.
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade