Procedure Relating to Import of Plastic Waste/ Scrap
Circular No. 20 dated 12th March 2003
is invited to Public Notice No.392 (PN)/92-97 dated 1.1.1997 according to which
import of Plastic Waste/ Scrap (except PET Bottle Waste/ Scarp) and animal dung
or animal excreta shall not, be permitted, except against a license. Applicants
while submitting the application as per provisions laid down in para 1(iv) of
the said public notice shall adhere to all guidelines/ conditions of this public
notice. They shall also furnish the following additional information/ details
while submitting the application to DGFT: -
copy of the Industrial approval (SSI Registration/ IEM/ Industrial
Licence etc) alongwith the date of commencement of commercial production duly
approved by competent authority. Copy of the valid Pollution control clearance
certificate (both for air & water) from State Pollution Control Board where
the unit is located.
Brief details of manufacturing process for the recycling plant and the
finished articles (if recycled material is consumed captive), production
equipment installed with the date of installation (both imported &
indigenous) alongwith specifications/ rated capacity/ production capacity with
calculations duly certified by C.E. Rated/ production capacity will be worked
out as 20 hrs per day/ 330 days in a year.
For the existing unit the details of consumption (separately 91 to
2001-02 duly certified by Chartered Accountant, along with details of import
licence obtained. Details should be furnished for different types of plastic
Specific name, type specification & source of import of plastic
waste/ scrap alongwith the declaration by the importer that, the plastic waste/
scrap being imported by them and for which the clearance is sought strictly
conforms to the description/ definition in accordance with Public Notice No. 392
The application shall be examined for grant of import license on the
basis of the above information furnished by the firm. Further the entitlement of
Plastic Waste/ scrap (other than Acrylic Plastic Waste/ Scrap) will be
determined on the basis of following criteria/ guidelines as suggested by the
Department of C&PC: -
The import of Plastic waste/ scrap (other than Acrylic Plastic
waste/scrap) may be considered on the 50% of the installed capacity of the
production machineries taking into account production equipment rated capacity
per hour for 20 hours/day and 330 days in a year.
The entitlement of Acrylic Plastic waste/scrap may be determined taking
into consideration the best consumption in a particular financial year during
the period 1990-91 to 2001-02.
The units set up after 19.6.1998 (i.e. date on which EPB took decision
not to permit import of plastic scrap even for EOUs, and that no new units will
be permitted to be set up) shall not be considered for recommending import of
plastic waste/ scrap.
The Ministry of Environment & Forest will continue to furnish their
comments as per the guidelines contained in Public Notice No.392 dated 1.1.1997.
All other provision contained in the aforesaid public notice shall remain
in force and will be strictly complied by all the applicants who wish to submit
application to DGFT for grant of import licence for import of plastic waste/
issues with the approval of Director General of Foreign Trade