Wait...

  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • Miscellaneous
  • Online India Export Import Data Search

    Regarding import of hazardous waste under Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary) Rules, 2008, Customs Circular No 27/2011, 04-07-2011



    Date: 04-07-2011
    Notification No: Customs Circular No 27/2011
    Issuing Authority: Indian Customs  
    Type: Circular
    File No: F. No.401/130/2011-Cus III
    Subject: Regarding import of hazardous waste under Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary) Rules, 2008

    Government of India
    Ministry of Finance
    Department of Revenue
    Central Board of Excise & Customs

    Circular No.27/2011-Customs

    Room No. 253-A, North Block,
    New Delhi -110001.
    4th July 2011.

    To,

    All Chief Commissioners of Customs/ Customs (Prev.)

    All Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise

    All Directors General of CBEC,

    All Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev.)

    All Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise

    All Commissioners of Customs (Appeals)

    All Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise (Appeals).

    Subject: Import of hazardous waste under Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary) Rules, 2008 - Reg.

    Sir/Madam,

    It is reported to the Board that e-wastes such as used computers, CRT, RAM and electrical and electronic assemblies are being dumped in a big way into the country thereby posing serious threat to environment. References have also been received seeking clarification whether used computers imported for re-use need permission of Ministry of Environment and Forest before clearance.

    1. As the field formations are aware, the import and export of hazardous wastes is regulated by the Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary) Rules, 2008. Chapter IV of these Rules deals with import and export of hazardous wastes and Rule 13 thereof states that import of such wastes shall be allowed only for recycling, or recovery or reuse and not for disposal. Further, Rule 14 thereof provides that import and export of hazardous wastes specified in Schedule III shall be regulated in accordance with the conditions specified therein. A perusal of the said Schedule III shows that entries at A1180 and B1110 are relevant for electrical and electronic assemblies.

    2. In this regard, the administrative Ministry viz. Ministry of Environment and Forests has been consulted and they have confirmed that items at A1180 of the said Schedule III relating to waste electrical and electronic assemblies or scrap containing components such as accumulators and other batteries etc. require Prior informed Consent. It is also confirmed that items at B1110 of the said Schedule III can be imported with permission from Ministry of Environment and Forests. This entry includes electrical and electronic assemblies (including printed circuit board electronic components and wires) destined for direct re-use and not for recycling or final disposal. The Ministry of Environment and Forests has also confirmed that imports of second hand computers would require the permission of that Ministry.

    3. In view of the above, the Board desires that the field formations should carefully and strictly implement the provisions of Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary) Rules, 2008. In particular, it should be noted that all imported goods falling within the purview of entry B 1110 of Part B of Schedule III of the said Rules, indicating second hand computers, would require the permission of the Ministry of Environment and Forests for import into India. It merits mention that the field formations should also refer to Rule 17 of the said Rules that treats contravening imports as illegal traffic requiring the importer to re-export the wastes at his cost within 90 days from the date of arrival. We must ensure that India does not become a destination for dumping junk electronic products.

    4. These instructions may be brought the notice of all concerned by way of issuance of a suitable Public Notice/Standing Order.

    5. Difficulties, if any, in implementation of these instructions may be immediately brought to the notice of the Board.

    Yours faithfully,
    (Vikas)
    Under Secretary (Customs-III/VI)
    F. No.401/130/2011-Cus III

           

    DO YOU NEED HELP?







    Enquiry Form

    Fields marked with an asterisk * are required.

     

    +



    What is New?

    Date: 24-06-2016
    Customs Notification No. 89/2016 (NT)
    Exchange Rate notfn. with effect from 25th June, 2016 thereby amending Notfn. 87/2016-Cus (NT)

    Date: 24-06-2016
    Customs Notification No. 90/2016 (NT)
    Rate of Duty Drawback on gold jewellery and silver jewellery/articles - RAte increased subject to conditions - Amendments in Notification No.110/2015-Customs (N.T.), dated the 16th November, 2015

    Date: 24-06-2016
    Customs Circular No. 30/2016
    Increase in All Industry Rates (AIR) of Duty Drawback on gold jewellery and silver jewellery/articles

    Date: 24-06-2016
    DGFT Notification No. 12/2015-2020
    Prohibition on import of milk and milk products from China.

    Date: 23-06-2016
    Customs Notification No. 88/2016 (NT)
    Exchange Rate notfn. with effect from 24th June, 2016 thereby amending Notfn. 87/2016-Cus (NT)

    Date: 23-06-2016
    Notification No. 27/2016-Customs (ADD)
    Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on "Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Paste Resin" originating in or exported from Korea RP, Taiwan, China PR, Malaysia, Thailand and European Union for a period of five years.

    Date: 23-06-2016
    Service Tax Notification No. 35/2016 (ST)
    Seeks to exempt taxable services from the whole of Krishi Kalyan Cess leviable thereon with respect to which the invoice for the service has been issued on or before 31st May, 2016 subject to the condition that the provision of the service has been completed on or before 31st May, 2016.

    Date: 23-06-2016
    Service Tax Notification No. 36/2016 (ST)
    Seeks to exempt service tax on taxable services by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from outside India upto customs station in India with respect to which the invoice for the service has been issued on or before 31st May, 2016 subject to the condition of production of customs certified copy of the import manifest or import report required to be delivered under section 30 of the Customs Act, 1962.

    Date: 23-06-2016
    RBI/2015-16/430 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 77 [(2)/10(R)]
    Foreign Exchange Management (Foreign Currency Accounts by a person resident in India) Regulations, 2015

    Date: 23-06-2016
    RBI/2015-16/431 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 78
    Permitting writing of options against contracted exposures by Indian Residents



    Exim Guru Copyright © 1999-2016 Exim Guru. All Rights Reserved.
    The information presented on the site is believed to be accurate. However, InfodriveIndia takes no legal responsibilities for the validity of the information.
    Please read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before you use this Export Import Data Directory.

    EximGuru.com

    C/o Infodrive India
    E-2, 3rd Floor, Kalkaji Main Road
    New Delhi - 110019, India
    Phone : 011 - 40703001