2nd  January , 2004.

Notification No. 01/2004-Central Excise

 In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 5A of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944), read with sub-section (3) of section 3 of the Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act, 1957 (58 of 1957), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following   amendments in the notification of  the Government of India, in the erstwhile  Ministry of Finance and Company Affairs (Department of Revenue) vide No.22/2003-Central Excise, dated  the 31st March , 2003, namely,-

In the said notification,

(I) in the opening paragraph,-
(a) after clause (d) the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

” (e) all goods  specified in the First Schedule to the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985( 5 of 1986) , when brought in for the purpose of trading by the trading units which were in existence prior to the 31st March,2002 and  having valid letter of permission  to continue under the Export Oriented Undertaking Scheme”;

(b) after condition(6), the following condition shall be included, namely:-
“(7) the user industry engaged in trading  shall not be allowed to,-
(i) sell any goods so brought in the domestic tariff area or remove samples in the domestic tariff area  ;
(ii) export goods through merchant exporter or through any other exporters;

transfer the goods to other export oriented undertaking or unit in Electronic Hardware Technology Park(EHTP) or Software technology Park(STP)or special economic zone;

(iv) remove the goods outside the bonded premises for the purpose of jobwork;
(II) In the explanation, after clause (vii), the following  shall be inserted, namely:-
‘(viia) “merchant exporter” means  a person engaged in trading activity and exporting  goods”

Under Secretary to the Government of India.

F. No.  305/134/2002-FTT

Note:   The principal notification No. 22/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003, was issued vide G.S.R. 265 (E), dated the 31st March, 2003.

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