TRQ for Raw Sugar: Amendment in import policy of raw sugar classified under Exim Code 170114 of Chapter 17 of ITC (HS), 2017-Schedule-1 (Import Plicy).

To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section – 3, Sub-Section (ii))

Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification No. 02/2015-2020

New Delhi, Dated: 13 April, 2017

Subject: TRQ for Raw Sugar: Amendment in import policy of raw sugar classified under Exim Code 170114 of Chapter 17 of ITC (HS), 2017–Schedule–1 (Import Policy).

S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in the import policy conditions of ‘Raw Sugar’ classified under Exim Code 170114 of Chapter 17 of ITC (HS), 2017 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy), as notified vide Notification No 1 dated 05.04.2017, as under:

2. (i) Import of 5 Lakh MT of raw sugar under Exim Code 170114 is allowed to be imported by millers/ refiners duty free through the following Zones sub] ect to quantity restriction indicated as in the table below:

Sl No. Zone

Name of the Ports (import allowed only through the following ports)

Revised list of Ports (import allowed only through the following ports)

Zone wise Import Restriction (import can be made through any port within the overall quantity indicated against each Zone)

1 East Zone Haldia (WB), Paradeep (Odisha) Haldia (WB), Paradeep (Odisha) 0.50 lakh MT
2 South Zone

Tuticorin, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Mangalore ( Karnataka) Kakinada( Andhra Pradesh)

Tuticorin, Chennai(Tamil Nadu), Mangalore ( Karnataka) Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) Gangavaram (Andhra Pradesh) Karaikal( Puducherry)

3 lakh MT
3. West Zone

Kandla (Gu]arat) Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust/ Mumbai Port (Maharastra)

Kandla (Gu]arat) Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust/ Mumbai Port (Maharastra)

1.50 Lakh MT
Total 5.00 Lakh MT

ii. Applications:

Column/ Para no. Provision as in Notification No 1 dated 05.04.2017 Revised provision
2(ii) (b)

Applicants intending to import through Haldia and Paradeep ports are to submit their applications to RA, Kolkata; those intending to import through Tuticorin, Chennai and Kakinada are to submit their applications to RA, Chennai while those intending to import through Mangalore port may submit their applications to RA, Bangaluru. For imports through West Zone, all applications are to be submitted to RA, Mumbai.

Applicants intending to import through Haldia and Paradeep ports are to submit their applications to RA, Kolkata; while those intending to import through Tuticorin, Chennai and Karaikal ports are to submit their applications to RA, Chennai. Applicants importing through Mangalore may submit their applications to RA, Bangaluru; while those importing through Kakinada, Vishakhapatnam and Gangavaram may submit their applications to RA, Vishakhapatnam. For imports through West Zone, all applications are to be submitted to RA, Mumbai.

2(iii) Validity of Quota:

Column/ Para no. Validity of Quota as in Notification No 1 dated 05.04.2017 Revised provision
2(iii)

TRQ benefit (duty free) under this Notification shall be available upto and inclusive of 12th June, 2017 as per Section 15 of the Customs Act, 1962

TRQ benefit (duty free) under this Notification shall be available upto and inclusive of 30th June, 2017 as per Section 15 of the Customs Act, 1962

3. After para 2(vii) of the Notification No 1 dated 05.04.2017 the following is inserted:

(viii) Actual User Condition: Actual User condition as in the Notification No 32/2016- Customs (N.T) dated 1st March, 2016 will be applicable on imports under this TRQ scheme and importer shall convert raw sugar into white/ refined sugar within a period, not exceeding two months from the date of bill of entry or the date of entry inwards, whichever is later.

4. Effect of this Notification: Notification no 1 dated 05.04.2017 stands amended.

(A K Bhalla)

Director General of Foreign Trade

F.No. 01/89/180/Misc.-13/AM-07/PC-2A

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