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Amendments of Para 2.23.2 of Hand Book of Procedure (Vol.1)2009-14., DGFT PUBLIC NOTICE No 17/2009-14, 12-11-2009



Date: 12-11-2009
Notification No: DGFT PUBLIC NOTICE No 17/2009-14
Issuing Authority: DGFT  
Type: Public Notice
File No: 01/89/180/Misc. 65/AM 05/ PC-II (B)
Subject: Amendments of Para 2.23.2 of Hand Book of Procedure (Vol.1)2009-14.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. / 2009-2014
NEW DELHI DATED THE November, 2009

In exercise of powers conferred under Paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2009-2014, the Director
General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendments in Handbook of Procedures, (Vol.1), 2009-14.

1. After amendment, paragraph 2.32.2 shall be read as under:

“2.32 Import of Metallic Waste and Scrap.

2.32.1 Import of any form of metallic waste, scrap will be subject to the condition that it will not contain hazardous, toxic waste, radioactive contaminated waste / scrap containing radioactive material, any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, live or used cartridge or any other explosive material in any form either used or otherwise.

2.32.2 Import of following types of metallic waste and scrap will be free subject to conditions detailed below:

Sr. No.   ITC Code   Item description
1.   720410 00   Waste and scrap of cast iron
2.   720421 90   Other
3.   720429 20   Of High speed steel
4.   7204 29 90   Other
5.   7204 3000   Waste and scrap of tinned iron or steel
6.   7204 4100   Turnings, shavings, chips, milling waste, saw dust, fillings, trimmings and stamplings, whether or not in bundles.
7.   7204 4900   Other
8.   7204 5000   Remelting scrap ingots
9.   7404 0010   Copper scrap
10.   7404 0022   Brass scrap
11   7503 0010   Nickel scrap
12.   7602 0010   Aluminium scrap
13.   7902 0010   Zinc scrap
14.   8002 0010   Tin scrap
15.   8104 2010   Magnesium scrap

Shredded Form:

Import of metallic waste and scrap listed above in shredded form shall be permitted through all ports of India subject to following conditions:

  1.  Importer shall furnish following documents to customs at the time of clearance of goods:
    1.  Pre-shipment inspection certificate as per the format in Annexure-I to Appendix 5, from any of the Inspection & Certification agencies given in Appendix-5, to the effect that the consignment was checked for radiation level and scrap does not contain radiation level (gamma and neutron) in excess of natural background. The certificate shall give the value of background radiation level at that place as also the maximum radiation level on the scrap; and

    2. Copy of the contract between the importer and the exporter stipulating that the consignment does not contain any radioactive contaminated material in any form.

      Import from Hodaideh, Yemen and Bandar Abbas, Iran will be in shredded form only.

Unshredded compressed and loose form:

Import of metallic waste, scrap listed in para 2.32.2 above in unshredded compressed and loose form shall be subject to the following conditions:-

  1.  Importer shall furnish the following documents to the Customs at the time of clearance of goods.
    1.  Pre-shipment inspection certificate as per the format in Annexure-I to Appendix 5 from any of the

      Inspection & Certification agencies given in Appendix-5 to the effect that:

      (i) the consignment does not contain any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, cartridges or any

      other explosive material in any form either used or otherwise, and that the consignment was

      checked for radiation level and it does not contain radiation level (gamma and neutron) in

      excess of natural background. The certificate shall give the value of background radiation level

      at that place as also the maximum radiation level on the scrap.

      (ii) The imported item is actually a metallic waste/scrap/seconds/defective as per the

      internationally accepted parameters for such a classification.

    2. Copy of the contract between the importer and the exporter stipulating that the consignment does not contain

      any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, cartridges radioactive contaminated, or any other explosive material in any form either used or otherwise.

  2.  Import of scrap would take place only through followingng designated ports and no no exceptions would be allowed even in case of EOUs, SEZs :-

1. Chennai, 2. Cochin, 3. Ennore, 4.JNPT, 5.Kandla 6. Mormugao, 7. Mumbai 8. New Mangalore, 9. Paradip, 10. Tuticorin, 11. Vishakhapatnam,12. ICD Loni, Ghaziabad, 13. Pipava, 14. Mundra, 15 Kolkata, 16. ICD Ludhiana, 17. ICD Dadri (Greater Noida), 18. ICD, Nagpur, 19. ICD, Jodhpur, 20. ICD Jaipur

2.32.2.A    In case any agency wishes to be enlisted under Appendix-5, they may furnish an application to the office of Director
                General of Foreign Trade with the following documents in the format in Appendix-5-A, which will be considered by an
                Inter-Ministerial Committee.

  1.  A brief on the activities of the agency, its history, membership, organisational structure, manpower, etc.
  2.  Infrastructural setup, logistics, testing labs etc. for carrying out the inspection of metallic scrap.
  3.  List of companies / agencies for which testing has been carried out.

2.32.3. However, import of other kinds of metallic waste and scrap will be allowed in terms of conditions of ITC(HS).

2.32.4 Import policy for second and defective , rags, PET bottles / waste, and ships is given in ITC(HS)”.

21. ICD Udaipur, 22. CFS Mulund, 23. ICD Kanpur, 24. ICD Ahmedabad,

25. ICD Pitampur and 26. ICD Malanpur.

  1.  Accordingly, Annexure-I to Appendix-5 in Handbook of Procedures, Vol. I is modified and attached to this Public Notice.

  2.  This issues in public interest.

(R.S. Gujral)
Director General of Foreign Trade
And Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to the Govt. of India
(Issued from File No. 01/89/180/Misc. 65/AM 05/ PC-II (B)

       

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