Weekly Trade Alert: 13 – 20 February

Weekly Trade Alert: 13 – 20 February

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

21 Feb 2020, 11:43 — 15 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 13 - 20 February.

India

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: As per the amendment, import of metallic scarp from the aforementioned safe countries/ regions without PSIC can now be facilitated through Kattapulli Port as well. As a result, the total number of sea ports for imports of metallic scrap under para 2.54 of HTP have increased from 15 to 16

Notification number: Public Notice No. 64/2015-2020

Date: 19 Feb 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: The proforma of Undertaking in the form of Legal Agreement is being notified to ensure the monitoring of return of SCOMET items allowed to be exported for the purpose of repair/replacement/demo/display/ exhibition/tender/RFP/RFQ/NIT

Notification number: Public Notice No. 63/2015-2020

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Pre-export condition for Standard Input Output Norms E-121, E-122, E-123, E-124, E-127 and E-128 stands deleted

Notification number: Public Notice No. 62/2015-2020

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Applicability of Minimum Import Price on Import of Cashew Kernels not applicable for SEZ/EoU units

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 50/2019-2020

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Circular on scheme for Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) and Additional Ad-hoc Incentive for export of garments and made-ups

Notification number: Circular No. 13/2020

Date: 19 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Notification regarding exemption of duties of Customs against scrips issued under the 2% Additional ad hoc incentive for mobile phones

Notification number: Notification No. 14/2020 - Customs

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Notification regarding exemption of duties of Customs against scrips issued under the RoSCTL scheme and additional ad-hoc incentive for apparel and made-ups sector

Notification number: Notification No. 13/2020 - Customs

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment (Amendment) Regulation 2020 published

Notification number: Notification No. 14/2020-Customs (N.T.)

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver notified

Notification number: Notification No. 13/2020-Customs (N.T.)

Date: 11 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Notification regarding exemption of duties of Central Excise against scrips issued under the 2% Additional ad hoc incentive for mobile phones

Notification number: Notification No. 02/2020 – Central Excise

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Notification regarding exemption of duties of Central Excise against scrips issued under the RoSCTL scheme and additional ad-hoc incentive for apparel and made-ups sector

Notification number: Notification No. 01/2020 – Central Excise

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Notification: First Consignment of Nagpur Orange flagged Off to Dubai : Nagpur District Developed as Cluster for Orange by APEDA

Notification number: NIL

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards

Notification: Bureau of Indian Standards (Amendment) Rules, 2020 published

Notification number: G.S.R. 125(E)

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards

Notification: Granted all India first licence for Textiles- Monoaxially Oriented High Density Polyethylene Tapes - specification as per IS 6192:1994

Notification number: CMD-2/16:6192

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards

Notification: Extending date of Implementation of revised IS 16046 (Sealed Secondary Cells/Batteries)

Notification number: NIL

Date: 17 Feb 2020

Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards

Notification: Grant of All India First Licence for Tool and Die Steels as per IS 3748 : 1990

Notification number: NIL

Date: 17 Feb 2020

Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Notification: FSSAI decides to set up 10 new offices to establish Pan-India presence

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 17 Feb 2020

Authority: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

Notification: Indian Boiler (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 published.

Notification number: G.S.R. 123(E)

Date: 17 Feb 2020

Authority: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

Notification: Flat Transparent Sheet Glass (Quality Control) Order, 2020 published. From 17-08-2020, Goods shall confirm IS 2835: 1987 standard and bearthe Standard Mark under a licence from the BIS as per the Scheme-I of Schedule-II of the Bureau of Indian Standard (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018

Notification number: S.O. 738(E)

Date: 20 Feb 2020

Authority: Cabinet

Notification: Cabinet approves the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 19 Feb 2020

Authority: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)

Notification: Approved upward revision of interest subvention from "upto 2%" to "upto 2.5% p.a." under the scheme Dairy processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF)

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 19 Feb 2020

Authority: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)

Notification: Approved scheme for "Formation and Promotion of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) " to form and promote 10,000 new FPOs

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 19 Feb 2020

ASEAN

Country: Cambodia

Authority: Ministry of Commerce

Notification: Procedure for the temporary suspension of tax concessions for certain items under the "All Exempt Goods (EBA)" tax framework

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: List of foreign manufactures for cosmetic products published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: List of companies having Certificate of Import for medicines as on 17-02-2020 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: List of companies having Certificate of Import for pharmaceutical products as on 17-02-2020 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: Requirements for Food / Health Supplements application for Import Recommendation published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: Commitment on Importing Food / Health Supplements published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Country: Philippines

Authority: Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards

Notification: New Philippine National Standards (PNS) relevant to Organic Agriculture published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Minister of Industry and Trade

Notification: Regulating the auction of used car import duty quotas under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Notification number: Circular No. 04/2020 / TT-BCT

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: Amending Circular 11/2018 / TT-BYT regulating quality of medicines and medicinal materials

Notification number: Circular No. 03/2020 / TT-BYT

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Amended conditions within the ‘Mixed seed for sowing’

Notification number: NIL

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Plant products: Ailanthus altissima (and its synonyms) are regulated weeds for Australia, and not permitted entry into Australia.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 15 Feb 2020

South Korea

Authority: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

Notification: Fisheries Law published

Notification number: Law No. 17038

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Authority: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

Notification: Aquatic Disease Control Act published

Notification number: Law No. 17036

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Authority: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

Notification: Ship Safety Act published

Notification number: Law No. 17028

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Notification: Agricultural Products Quality Control Act published

Notification number: Law No. 17024

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Authority: Forest Service

Notification: Law on the sustainable use of wood (Wood use law) published

Notification number: Law No. 17010

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Notification: Feed management act published

Notification number: Law No. 16981

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Notification: Pesticide control act published

Notification number: Law No. 16964

Date: 18 Feb 2020

Bangladesh, Denmark & Russia

Country: Bangladesh

Authority: Department of Agriculture Extension

Notification: Regarding pesticide reserves and marketing by unauthorised shops/persons

Notification number: NIL

Date: 19 Feb 2020

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of Health and Elderly

Notification: Executive Order amending Executive Order on Danish Medicines Standards 2020 published

Notification number: BEK No. 129

Date: 17 Feb 2020

Country: Russia

Authority: Russian Government

Notification: Clarifies the application of tax rates and the exchange rate for calculating customs payments when applying the customs re-import procedure

Notification number: NIL

Date: 19 Feb 2020

USA

Authority: Environmental Protection Agency

Notification: Establishes tolerances for residues of difenoconazole in or on vegetable, root, subgroup 1A, except ginseng; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, group 2; and tea, dried. In addition, this regulation amends the tolerances for residues of difenoconazole in or ginseng; cattle, liver; goat, liver; horse, liver; and sheep, liver

Notification number: Rule No. 2020-02241

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Environmental Protection Agency

Notification: Establishes a tolerance for residues of cyantraniliprole in or on strawberry

Notification number: Rule No. 2020-02238

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Environmental Protection Agency

Notification: Establishes tolerances for residues of acetamiprid in or on multiple commodities

Notification number: Rule No. 2020-02038

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Environmental Protection Agency

Notification: Establishes tolerances for residues of chlorfenapyr in or on basil, fresh leaves; chive, fresh leaves; and cucumber and increases the established tolerance on vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10

Notification number: Rule No. 2020-02037

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Environmental Protection Agency

Notification: Establishes tolerances with a regional registration for residues of prohexadione calcium in or on alfalfa forage, alfalfa hay, and field corn forage, grain, and stover

Notification number: Rule No. 2020-02036

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Environmental Protection Agency

Notification: Establishes tolerances for residues of flutriafol in or on multiple commodities

Notification number: Rule No. 2020-02035

Date: 14 Feb 2020

South Africa

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Notification: Agricultural Pests Act: Regulations: Amendment

Notification number: G 43016 RG 11039 GoN 167

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Notification: Agricultural Pests Act: Control Measures: Amendment

Notification number: G 43016 RG 11039 GoN 166

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Notification: Plant Improvement Act: Regulations relating to establishments, varieties, plants and propagating material amended

Notification number: G 43015 GoN 125

Date: 14 Feb 2020

Jordan, Kenya & Venezuela

Country: Jordan

Authority: NIL

Notification: Radiation monitoring fees published

Notification number: Circular No. 233

Date: 16 Feb 2020

Country: Kenya

Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards

Notification: Proposing standards (verification of conformity to standards and other applicable regulations of imports) order, pvoc regulations 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: NIL

Country: Venezuela

Authority: National Autonomous Service of Standardization, Quality, Metrology and Technical Regulations

Notification: Venezuelan Standards published for cocoa and coffee of advance quality

Notification number: Gazette No. 41,817

Date: 18 Feb 2020

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