IMPORTATION OF TYRES INTO INDIA& EXPORTS OF TYRES FROM INDIA


Dated 08th January 2012

1. The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC ) vide it’s instruction F.No. 528/109/2011-STO (TU) 29th November, 2011 has sought to implement the provisions of the Pneumatic Tyres and Tubes for Automotive Vehicles (Quality Control) Order 2009, which has been issued by Ministry of Commerce and Industry under Section 14 of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 and has come into force w.e.f. 13.05.2011, in respect of Pneumatic Tyres.

2. The said Order prescribes quality standards for pneumatic tyres (which include pneumatic tubes) with the objective of ensuring safety of human lives and vehicles and also availability of quality products, whether domestic or imported, to the consumers.  Adherence to the quality standards is indicated by a BIS Standard Mark.  However, specified pneumatic tyres that are not domestically manufactured and are therefore imported by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are exempt from this stipulation.  Accordingly, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, has vide OMs dated 13.05.2011 and 08.09.2011 identified total 316 pneumatic tyres that are exempt. This list is available at http://www.dipp.nic.in.  Hence, other than these exempted pneumatic tyres no person shall by himself or through any person on his behalf, manufacture, import, store for sale, sell or distribute pneumatic tyres (which include pneumatic tubes) that do not conform to the specified standards and that do not bear the BIS Standard Mark. Accordingly, CBEC has directed the field formations that the field formations may verify BIS Standard Mark to ensure before clearance that imported pneumatic tyres (which include pneumatic tubes) adhere to the specified standard in terms of the Pneumatic Tyres and Tubes for Automotive Vehicle (Quality Control) Order, 2009.

3. Subsequently CBEC vide it’s instruction issued vide F. No. 528/109/2011-STO (TU)    15th December, 2011 has clarified that in addition to the exemption under sub – clause 3(f) of the said Order which currently applies to total 316 pneumatic tyres, the tyres covered under sub-clause 3(a) to (e) are also exempted. These exemptions are as follows:

(a)         Pneumatic tyres manufactured in India for exports;

(b)          Pneumatic tyres imported by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and / or their authorized companies for fitment on vehicles or after sales, meant for exports;

Note:

In both cases (a) and (b) above, exports may be either directly as individual components or as part of a vehicle completely built or in drive away chassis form or in Completely Knocked Down (CKD) or Semi-Knocked Down (SKD) condition. Also nothing in the said Order shall apply in relation to pneumatic tyres required for export, which conforms to any specification required by the foreign buyer.

(c)           Pneumatic tyres imported as part of Completely Built Unit (CBU), irrespective of the value of the CBU, so long as such pneumatic tyres meet the requirements of specified standard. In such cases self-declaration by CBU manufacturers in the vehicles manual to the effect that the tyres fitted in the vehicles meet the requirements of the BIS and they comply with the requirements under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR), 1989, would suffice. If vehicles are already exempted by Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) notifications for homologation in India, self declaration will not be required;

(d)           Pneumatic tyres imported or manufactured for research and development purposes;

(e)           Pneumatic tyres imported by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) for fitment on vehicles manufactured in India for domestic market (completely built or drive away chassis form). In such cases, self-declaration by the OEM in the vehicles manual to the effect that tyres fitted in the vehicles meet the requirements of BIS and that they comply with the requirements under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR), 1989, would suffice;

2.         As such, other than exempted pneumatic tyres, as provided under sub-clause 3 (a) to (f) of the Pneumatic Tyres and Tubes for Automotive Vehicles (Quality Control) Order, 2009, no person shall by himself or through any person on his behalf, import, store for sale, sell or distribute imported pneumatic tyres (which include pneumatic tubes) that do not conform to the specified standards and that do not bear the BIS Standard Mark.

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SOURCE: GOVT. OF INDIA, Ministry of Finance

 

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