Dated 17th March 2013
Government of India vide Notification No.36 (RE–2012)/2009-2014, Dated: 28th February, 2013 has issued the following mandatory policy guidelines for import of used rails:
The following Policy Condition is inserted under Chapter 73 of ITC (HS) 2012, Schedule 1 (Import Policy):
Policy Condition (1):
Import of Used Rails, including cut rails of all lengths, under ITC (HS) Code 7302 is ‘free’ subject to following condition:
a) Importer shall furnish the following documents to the customs at the time of clearance of goods:
I) Pre-shipment inspection certificate as per the format in Appendix-5-B from any of the Inspection & Certification agencies listed in Appendix 5, to the effect that the consignment was checked for radiation level and rails do 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 rails; and
II) Copy of the contract between the importer and the exporter stipulating that the consignment does not contain any radio active contaminated material in any form.
3. Effect of this notification: Used Rails, including cut rails of all lengths, will be classified under Chapter 73 of ITC(HS). Import of Used Rails is ‘free’ subject to Pre-Inspection Condition.
SOURCE: GOVT. OF INDIA, Ministry of Commerce and Industry