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Weekly Trade Alert: 16 – 23 January

Weekly Trade Alert: 16 – 23 January

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Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

24 Jan 2020, 11:34 — 18 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 16 – 23 January.

India

Authority: Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO)

Notification: The MFN/preferential tariff of India has been updated on the Indian Trade Portal as on 22 Jan 2020 – www.indiantradeportal.in.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Inviting suggestion on including entries under ‘Others’ category in HS

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 46/2019-20

Date: 17 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Clarification relating to import of gifts published

Notification number: Circular No. 04/2020-Customs

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Exchange rate of one unit of foreign currency equivalent to Indian rupees

Notification number: Notification No.05/2020 - Customs (N.T.)

Date: 16 Jan 2020

Authority: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

Notification: Steel Tubes (Quality Control) Order, 2020 published

Notification number: S.O. 281(E)

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Authority: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

Notification: Cables (Quality Control) Order, 2020 published

Notification number: S.O. 280(E)

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Authority: Ministry of Finance

Notification: Now the GST Taxpayers can file their GSTR-3B Returns in a Staggered Manner

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 22 Jan 2020

Authority: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Notification: India has successfully achieved the complete phase out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b most potent ozone depleting chemical

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 22 Jan 2020

Authority: Food Safety and Standard Authority of India

Notification: Rectification process for cases of minor labelling defects published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 20 Jan 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers Welfare

Notification: Insecticides (Amendment) Rules, 2020 published.

Notification number: G.S.R. 07(E)

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers Welfare

Notification: Exemption for Laboratories under the Insecticides Act, 1968 notified

Notification number: S.O. 93(E)

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Authority: Department of Consumer Affairs

Notification: Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery and Gold Artefacts Order, 2020 published

Notification number: S.O. 205(E)

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Notification: Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of “Newsprint in rolls or sheets, excluding glazed newsprint” originating in or exported from Australia, Canada, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore and United Arab Emirates

Notification number: Case No.OI-31/2019

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Notification: Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of “Viscose Spun Yarn” originating in or exported from China PR, Indonesia and Vietnam

Notification number: Case No.OI-32/2019

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Notification: Initiation of Anti-Dumping Original Investigation concerning imports of Dimethyl Formamide (DMF) from China PR & Saudi Arabia

Notification number: Case No.OI-29/2019

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Authority: Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

Notification: Khadi fights back to prevent misuse of its Trademarks Internationally

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 22 Jan 2020

Authority: Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

Notification: KVIC approves Khadi Rumal Stitching charges for Women working at KVIC centre Nagrota (J&K): Approved the enhancement of wages from Rs. 2 to Rs. 3 per piece w.e.f. 1st Jan 2020.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 17 Jan 2020

Authority: Reserve Bank of India

Notification: Introduction of Rupee derivatives at International Financial Services Centres (IFSC)

Notification number: RBI/2019-2020/145 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.17

Date: 20 Jan 2020

ASEAN

Country: Philippines

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Emergency ban imposed on importation of domestic and wild pigs and their products, including pork meat, pig skin and semen from Indonesia

Notification number: NIL

Date: 22 Jan 2020

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney General’s Chambers

Notification: Price control and anti-profiteering (determination of maximum price) order 2020 published

Notification number: P.U. (A) 16/2020

Date: 17 Jan 2020

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney General’s Chambers

Notification: Control of supplies (controlled articles) order 2020 published

Notification number: P.U. (A) 15/2020

Date: 17 Jan 2020

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney General’s Chambers

Notification: Pesticides (exemption) (no. 2) order 2020 published

Notification number: P.U. (A) 11/2020

Date: 14 Jan 2020

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney General’s Chambers

Notification: Pesticides (exemption) order 2020 published

Notification number: P.U. (A) 10/2020

Date: 14 Jan 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: NIL

Notification: The Government details a number of articles and measures for implementing Fisheries Law

Notification number: Decree No. 12/2020/ND-CP

Date: 20 Jan 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Ministry of Industry and Trade

Notification: Regulates the import of raw tobacco according to the tariff quotas of 2020

Notification number: Circular No. 01/2020 TT-BCT

Date: 21 Jan 2020

European Union

Country: United Kingdom

Authority: NIL

Notification: The Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health Fees etc.) (Wales) Regulations 2020 published

Notification number: Welsh Statutory Instruments

Date: 22 Jan 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Type-approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information, amending Directive 2007/46/EC and Regulation (EC) No 692/2008 & 1230/2012 692/2008

Notification number: Regulation (EU) 2020/49

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of the Environment and Food

Notification: Executive order on organic food and organic aquaculture published

Notification number: BEK No. 48

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of the Environment and Food

Notification: Order of veterinary law published which is applicable for manufacturing, importing, exporting, storing, distributing or packaging pharmaceuticals for animals

Notification number: 

Date: 17 Jan 2020

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of the Environment and Food

Notification: Order of the ecology act published which applies to the production, storage, preparation, import and marketing of organic agricultural and fishery products, including food

Notification number: LBK No. 39

Date: 17 Jan 2020

Country: France

Authority: Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control

Notification: Authorities are alerting parents and carers to the risk of water-absorbing gel beads being ingested by children, particularly the under-fives. If non-compliant and hazardous water beads were to be identified as toy accessories, they would be withdrawn/recalled

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 20 Jan 2020

Japan

Authority: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Notification: Ministerial ordinance on standards for labeling of steel or aluminum beverage cans and polyethylene terephthalate beverage or specified sauce containers published. It will come into force from 1 April 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 22 Jan 2020

Authority: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Notification: Proposing partial amendment of regulations for radio equipment by May 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 22 Jan 2020

Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Notification: Published an updated version of the Standards for Use for Food Additives

Notification number: NIL

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Notification: Proposed maximum residue limits (MRLs) for the following agricultural Pesticides: Thifluzamide – for Meat & fish products, Dairy produce and birds’’ eggs, Animal originated products, Vegetables, Mate, Cereals, Oil seeds, Animal fats, Permethrin - for vegetables, fruits, nuts and peel of citrus fruit, Coffee, tea, mate and spices, Cereals, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Cacao, Benthiavalicarb-isopropyl - for fruit and peel of citrus fruit, Vegetable, Spices, Oil seeds, Iminoctadine – for vegetables, fruits, nuts and peel of citrus fruit, Coffee, tea, mate and spices, Cereals, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Cacao, Metyltetraprole – for Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic, fruit & tea, Oil seeds, From above Permethrin, Thifluzamide are registered Insecticides/Pesticides under Insecticides Act, 1968 of India

Notification number: NIL

Date: 20 Jan 2020

Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Notification: Proposes to authorise Difenoconazole as a food additive and establishment of the specifications and the standards

Notification number: NIL

Date: 20 Jan 2020

Authority: Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Agency

Notification: List of drugs approved from April 2019 to November 2019 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 17 Jan 2020

Authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Notification: Proposes for revision of quarantine pest list for enforcement of the plant protection act  

Notification number: NIL

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Notification: Proposes to revise list of the plants subject to field inspection in exporting countries and the details of requirements for each of the quarantine pests

Notification number: NIL

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Notification: Proposes to revise list of the plants subject to specific phytosanitary measures to be carried out in exporting countries and the details of requirements for each of the quarantine pests

Notification number: NIL

Date: 15 Jan 2020

China, Nepal, South Korea, Australia & Russia

Country: Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Changes to service standards for inspection bookings

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 07-2020

Date: 22 Jan 2020

 

Country: Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Clarifies the existing requirements for the import of cheese and butter

Notification number: NIL

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Country: Australia

Authority: NIL

Notification: Advisory to importer adjusting goods and/or packaging prior to onshore Brown Marmorated Stink bug treatment

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 05-2020

Date: 20 Jan 2020

 

Country: China

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

Notification: Proposed to introduce standards which specifies 642 maximum residue limits (MRLs) of 68 pesticides, including abamectin, etc. in or on foods

Notification number: NIL

Date: 22 Jan 2020

 

Country: Nepal

Authority: Department of Food Technology and Quality Control

Notification: List of Organic certified product published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 16 Jan 2020

 

Country: Russia

Authority: Eurasian Economic Council

Notification: Customs duty reduced to 0% on foil for stamping classified under HS 3212100000 till 31 August 2022

Notification number: Decision no 2

Date: 21 Jan 2020

 

Country: Russia

Authority: Russian Government

Notification: Changes to the unified list of products subject to mandatory certification

Notification number: Decree no 14

Date: 20 Jan 2020

 

Country: South Korea

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Enforcement Rules of the Cosmetics Act amended

Notification number: Prime Ministerial Decree No. 01592

Date: 22 Jan 2020

Country: South Korea

Authority: Korea Food and Drug Administration

Notification: List of generic drugs whose patent has expired published  

Notification number: NIL

Date: 22 Jan 2020

North America

Country: USA

Authority: Environmental Protection Agency

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

Notification number: Rule No. 2020-00080

Date: 16 Jan 2020

Country: Canada

Authority: Health Canada’’s Food Directorate

Notification: Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Glucose Oxidase from Aspergillus niger J39 in Various Foods

Notification number: Ref. No. NOM/ADM-0142

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Country: Canada

Authority: Health Canada’’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency

Notification: Established MRLs for ethylene oxide and ethylene chlorohydrin

Notification number: NIL

Date: 16 Jan 2020

GCC

Country: Saudi Arabia

Authority: Saudi Food and Drug Authority

Notification: Proposed guidelines for variation requirements for drug products that have already received a marketing authorization by GCC or any local authority within GCC.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 22 Jan 2020

Country: Saudi Arabia

Authority: Saudi Food and Drug Authority

Notification: Guideline on Pharmacovigilance for veterinary products published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 21 Jan 2020

Country: UAE

Authority: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Notification: Imposing a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-product, day-old chicks, hatching eggs from Czech Republic

Notification number: NIL

Date: 22 Jan 2020

Country: UAE

Authority: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE)

Notification: Imposing a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-product, day-old chicks, hatching eggs from: HungaryRomania

Notification number: NIL

Date: 16 Jan 2020

Iran, Taiwan, Paraguay South Africa

Country: Iran

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: Health certificate acceptance requirements for imported raw materials and process published

Notification number: NIL

Date: NIL

Country: Taiwan

Authority: Ministry of Health and Welfare

Notification: Notifies a draft standard for pesticide residue limits in foods, proposing MRLs for multiple active ingredients on various commodities

Notification number: NIL

Date: 20 Jan 2020

Country: Paraguay

Authority: National Plant and Seed Quality and Health Service

Notification: Guidelines for the establishment of pesticide use standards and maximum residue limits for minor crops published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 22 Jan 2020

Country: South Africa

Authority: Republic of South Africa

Notification: Changes customs duties applicable on HS 100191, 100199 & HS 1101  

Notification number: No. R. 36

Date: 17 Jan 2020

Country: South Africa

Authority: Economic Development Department

Notification: Used overcoats, car-coats, raincoats, anoraks, skijackets, duffle coats, mantles, three-quarter coats, greatcoats, hooded caps, trench coats, gabardines, padded waistcoats and parkas (but no other clothing articles) classifiable under tariff headings 61.01, 61.02, 62.01, 62.02 and 6309.00.13 in such quantities, at such times and subject to such conditions as the International Trade Administration Commission may allow by specific permit

Notification number: Notice 8

Date: 17 Jan 2020

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