Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Notification No. 99 (RE-2013)/2009-2014
New Delhi, Dated: 20th November, 2014
Sub.: Policy for issue of import licenses of Rough Marble and
Travertine Blocks for the Financial year 2014-15.
S.O. (E) In exercise of powers conferred under section 5 of the Foreign Trade
(Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 as amended, read with paragraph 2.1 of
the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-14, the Central Government hereby makes the
following amendments in Schedule-I (Imports) to the ITC (HS) Classifications of
Export and Import Items:
2. Import Licensing Note No. (2) inserted at the end of Chapter 25, will be
amended to read as : “Import of rough marble blocks will be subject to
conditions laid down in Notification No. 99 dated 20th November 2014.”
3. Conditions for import of marble.
(A) The following Policy provisions will be applicable for import of Rough
Marble Blocks and Travertine for the financial year 2014-15. This will supersede
earlier Policy /Guidelines for issue of import licenses of Rough Marble Blocks.
(B) Attention is invited to ITC HS Codes 25151100 and 25151210 indicated in
Schedule-1 (Imports) of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items. As
per the provisions contained therein, import of Marble and Travertine– Crude or
Roughly trimmed and merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks of a
rectangular (including square) shape is restricted and subject to import
(C) The applications for import license for import of rough marble blocks and
travertine under the above mentioned ITC HS Codes will be considered in the
following manner: -
I.Eligibility of the units will be decided based on the following four criteria:
- Units who have installed marble gangsaw machine (except 100% EOUs and units
in SEZ) on or prior to 31.3.2014. The marble gangsaw machine shall be in the
name of the applicant only. No gangsaw on “Lease Basis” shall be considered for
the purpose of allocation of import entitlement.
- The Units should have been in operation for 5 years on or prior to
- All eligible units as per (a) above should have cumulative turnover of at
least Rs 5 Crores (Rupees Five crores) during the 3 years period i.e. financial
years 2011-12 to 2013-14 irrespective of whether it is from domestic or foreign
sources in respect of processed marble slabs/tiles only.
- The Unit should be registered with Central Excise Authorities on the date of
II. Floor Price-
Licenses for import of crude or roughly trimmed marble and travertine blocks or
merely cut, by sawing or otherwise into blocks of a rectangular (including
square) shape shall be subject to a floor price of US$ 325 per Metric Ton (MT),
which shall be endorsed on all licenses.
The total import of Rough Marble and Travertine blocks under ITC HS Codes
25151100 and 25151210 will be subject to a ceiling of 8 lakh MT for the whole of
the licensing year, 2014-15. Eligible units will be entitled for an import
license on the basis of cumulative turnover ( indigenous or foreign) of at least
Rupees 5 crores of processed marble slabs/tiles only, over the previous three
financial years 2011-12 to 2013-14. The quantity so calculated will however be
subject to a ceiling of 3500 MT per gangsaw, subject to overall availability.
IV. Actual User Condition:
All licenses shall be subject to actual user condition. Modalities for
submitting hard copies of the applications is attached as Annexure 1 to this
V. Monthly Return
License holders shall file monthly returns regarding imports made by them, to
the concerned Regional Authority of DGFT by the 15th of each succeeding month in
which license is obtained (for example if a license is obtained on 13th
February, the license holder will file the first monthly return for imports made
in February by 15th of March and for each month thereafter by the 15th of
subsequent month). This is a mandatory requirement.
VI. Validity of Import licences
Licenses for Import of Marble and Travertine will have a validity upto 31st
4. Effect of this notification:
Import policy of Rough Marble and Travertine blocks for the year 2014-15 has
been notified with a quota of 8 lakh MT and an MIP of US$ 325 per MT .
Director General of Foreign Trade
(Issued from File No. 01/53/162/MISC/AM15/Marble-01/IC)
Annexure-1 to Notification No: 99 (RE-2013)/2009-14 Dated : 20th November,
Modalities for submitting applications for grant of quota for import of rough
1. Eligible applicants will submit hard copies of their application, in the
relevant Aayat Niryat Form, along with the documents prescribed therein, to
concerned RA for import of rough marble blocks for the financial year 2014-15.
RA will then forward the applications to DGFT HQ for scrutiny and allocation of
quota. Calendar of events is attached as Annexure 2 to this Notification.
2. The following conditions would need to be followed and documentary proof
submitted to concerned RA alongwith the application for grant of quota :-
- The Marble gangsaw in the Unit should be in the name of the Unit and
established on or prior to 31.3.2014. The gang saw should not be ‘on Lease’
from any other party. The marble gangsaw machine should have linear movement
and should have minimum 60 steel blades impregnated with diamond segments
and be used only for cutting marble blocks into slabs;
- The certificate of registration with Central Excise Authorities.
- The applicant should furnish a certificate from Central Excise
Authority indicating the number of Gangsaw(s) installed and
functional/operational in the Unit.
- SSI/SIA Registration Certificate/Memorandum of MSME should show
the Unit being in operation on or prior to 31.03.2009. State Industry
Department (District Industry Centre) should certify the number of gangsaw(s)
established on or prior to 31.3.2014 and this certificate need to be
submitted to RA.
- The list of equipments / capital goods (other than Marble gangsaw)
set up by the applicant in the Unit for processing marble slabs / tiles
should be prior to 31.3.2009, as per Balance Sheet as on 31.3.2009, duly
certified by a Chartered Accountant;
- Income Tax Return for the financial year 2008-09 indicating
processing of marble by the Unit duly certified by a Chartered Accountant;
- CA Certificate indicating domestic/foreign sales turnover of
marble slabs / tiles of years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.
- A copy of Chartered Accountant certified statement of accounts,
filed along with Balance Sheet to Income Tax authorities for each of the
years i.e. 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 (in order to prove cumulative
turnover from domestic or foreign sources) of marble slabs / tiles of
atleast Rs. 5 crore in the last 3 years).
- The sale against Form H and other relevant Forms, job work income earned
by any unit sawing marble blocks of third parties into slabs/tiles and the
amount of excise duty, service tax and sales tax/VAT paid on such indigenous
sales turnover of marble slabs/tiles may also be included for calculating
indigenous sales turnover of the applicant. An applicant would need to
submit certified copies of VAT/Sales Tax returns filed by the applicant for
each of the 3 financial years indicating the indigenous sales turnover of
marble slabs/tiles alongwith the income tax returns for the same period. No
trading turnover shall be considered.
- With regard to calculation of indigenous sales turnover, it is
clarified that the turnover will include the net sales after deducting the
sales returns from the gross sales. It is also clarified that the turnover
of the applicant only shall be taken into consideration and the turnover of
group concerns/ sister concerns/ subsidiaries etc. shall not be counted for
calculating the turnover.
- The applicant must not be on DEL (Denied Entities List) of DGFT.
- In case any applicant/ firm is found to have furnished wrong/
false information or made any misrepresentation, then it shall be debarred
from the allocation for import of marble and also liable for penal action
under the provisions of FT(D&R) Act 1992, as amended.
3. The last date for receipt of hard copy of application with complete
documents with RA shall be 24th December 2014.
Annexure-2 to Notification No: 99 (RE-2013)/2009-14 Dated : 20th November,2014
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Notification to be issued on
20th November, 2014
- Receipt of Application in RA
Upto 24th December, 2014
- Forwarding of Applications to DGFT HQ by RA’s
Upto 31st December, 2014
- Declaration of Allocation
8th January, 2015
- Issuance of Licences 9th to 15th January, 2015