Nomination of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) as nodal agency for certificate on due diligence adopted by the exporters in procuring wood from legal sources for manufacture of Handicraft articles.


Dated 16th May 2013

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) vide its Notification No. 13(RE-2013)/2009-2014 dated: 14th May, 2013 notified for “Nomination of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) as nodal agency for certificate on due diligence adopted by the exporters in procuring wood from legal sources for manufacture of Handicraft articles” as follows.

The Central Government hereby adds, with immediate effect, a new Note 3 in Chapter 44 of  Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export & Import Items for nominating Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) as nodal agency for certificate on due diligence adopted by the exporters in procuring wood from legal sources for manufacture of Handicraft articles.

2. Accordingly, Note 3 of Chapter 44 of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classification of Export & Import Items will read as under:

Note 3
“Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is authorized to issue certificate, on demand, on the due diligence adopted by the exporters in procurement of wood from legal sources”.

3.  Effect of this notification:
In case of request by the foreign buyer or any other agency on showing due diligence in procurement of wood from legal sources for manufacture of handicraft articles, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) will be authorized agency to issue such certificate.

SOURCE: GOVT. OF INDIA, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

 

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