AMENDMENT IN CHAPTER 29 AND CHAPTER 38 OF ITC(HS), 2012 SCHEDULE 1 (IMPORT POLICY) IMPORT OF ITEMS CONTAINING OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS) HAS BEEN RESTRICTED AND NON-ODS ITEMS HAVE BEEN MADE FREE


Dated 10th July 2013

Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce vide its Notification No 9 (RE–2013)/2009-2014 Dated: 22nd April, 2013 hereby makes the following amendments in the  ITC (HS) 2012, Schedule 1 (Import Policy):

2.         Consequent to a review, import policy of the following items in Chapter 29 and Chapter 38 is revised from ‘restricted’ to ‘free’ as they are not Ozone Depleting Substances. After revision, the import policy is as under:

Exim Code: 2903 19 10 Item Description: Tetrachloroethane Policy: Free Policy Conditions:

Exim Code: 3824 78 00 Item Description: Containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs)orhydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) Policy: Free Policy Conditions:

3.         Import policy of the following items in Chapter 29 and Chapter 38 is revised from ‘free’ to ‘restricted’ as they are Ozone Depleting Substances. After revision, the import policy is as under:

Exim Code: 2903 19 20 Item Description: Trichloroethane Policy: Restricted Policy Conditions: Import permitted as per Policy Condition 1 below.

Exim Code: 3808 91 22 Item Description: Methyl bromide Policy: Restricted Policy Conditions: Import permitted as per Policy Condition 3 below.

Exim Code: 3824 71 00 Item Description: Containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), whether or not containing hydrochlorofluorocabons (HCFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) Policy: Restricted Policy Conditions: Import permitted as per Policy Condition 3 below.

Exim Code: 3824 72 00 Item Description: Containing bromochlorodifluoromethane, bromotrifluoromethane  or dibromotetrafluoro-ethanes Policy: Restricted Policy Conditions: Import permitted as per Policy Condition 3 below.

Exim Code: 3824 73 00 Item Description: Containing Hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs) Policy: Restricted Policy Conditions: Import permitted as per Policy Condition 3 below.

Exim Code: 3824 74 00 Item Description: Containing Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), whether or not containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) Policy: Restricted Policy Conditions: Import permitted as per Policy Condition 3 below.

Exim Code: 3824 75 00 Item Description: Containing carbon tetrachloride Policy: Restricted Policy Conditions: Import permitted as per Policy Condition 3 below.

Exim Code: 3824 76 00 Item Description: Containing 1,1,1-trichloroethane (methyl chloroform) Policy: Restricted Policy Conditions: Import permitted as per Policy Condition 3 below.

Exim Code: 3824 77 00 Item Description: Containing bromomethane (methyl bromide)or bromochloromethane Policy: Restricted Policy Conditions: Import permitted as per Policy Condition 3 below.

4.         The following Policy Condition is inserted after Policy Condition 2 appended to Chapter 38 ITC (HS) 2012, Schedule 1 (Import Policy):

“(3)  Import is permitted by actual users against a licence from a country which is a party to the “Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer”. List of countries which are parties to the Montreal Protocol (details can be accessed from website: http://www.unep.org/ozone) is in Appendix IV to this Schedule. However, import from countries, which are not parties to the Montreal Protocol is ‘Prohibited’.”

5.         Part A, B and C of Appendix IV to ITC (HS) 2012, Schedule 1 (Import Policy) have been revised and substituted as at Annexure to this Notification.

6.         Effect of this Notification:

Import of items containing Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) has been restricted and non-ODS items have been made free. A revised list of countries which are parties to the Montreal Protocol under Appendix IV to Schedule 1 is notified.

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

 

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