Dated 15th July 2013
Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) vide its Notification No. 16/2013-CUSTOMS dated the 25th March, 2013 hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 39/96-Customs, dated the 23rd July, 1996, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 291(E), dated the 23rd July, 1996, namely:-
In the said notification, in the Table, after serial number 41 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely:-
(1) “42 (2)
Machinery, equipment, instruments, components, spares, jigs and fixtures, dies, tools, accessories, computer software, raw materials and consumables required for the purpose of Air-to-Air Missile System (Project ASTRA) of the Ministry of Defence
(a) the said goods are imported by authorized works centers of Air-to-Air Missile System(Project ASTRA), as may be designated by an officer not below the rank of a Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Defence; and
(b) the authorised works centre produces to the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or the Assistant Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, at the time of import, in each case, a list of the said goods with their relevant description duly certified by the Project Director, ‘ASTRA’, Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad, to the effect that –
(i) the said goods in the list are required for Project ASTRA, and that they are not manufactured in India; and
(ii) the import of the said goods in the list is authorised by the Ministry of Defence under and for the purposes of Project ASTRA and shall be used only for Project ASTRA.
Explanation. – Nothing contained in this exemption shall have effect on or after the 1st day of September, 2013”.
Note: – The principal notification No.39/1996-Customs, dated the 23rd July, 1996 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 291(E), dated the 23rd July, 1996 and was last amended by notification No.8/2013-Customs, dated the 20th February, 2013 vide number G.S.R. 114 (E) dated the 20th February, 2013.
SOURCE: GOVT. OF INDIA, Ministry of Finance