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Weekly Trade Alert: 26 December 2019 – 2 January 2020

Weekly Trade Alert: 26 December 2019  – 2 January 2020

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Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

3 Jan 2020, 11:27 — 17 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 26 December 2019  2 January 2020.

India

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: ITC (HS) 2017-Schedule-1 Import Policy is amended in sync with the finance (No. 2) Act, 2019 dated 1st August, 2019 effective from 1st January 2020

Notification number: Notification No. 38/2015-2020

Date: 1 Jan 20

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Ad-hoc Norms approved vide ALC meeting no. 8/19 dt. 20/07/2018 for Cashew Kernels Whole & Cashew Kernels pieces stands suspended with immediate effect

Notification number: Public Notice No. 53/2015-2020

Date: 1 Jan 20

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Standard Input Output Norms (SION) in respect of seven food products have been reinstated with immediate effect after amending the input item "Maize" to "Dent Corn (Zea mays var. indenta): Yellow with ITC-HS 10059011"

Notification number: Public Notice No. 52/2015-2020

Date: 1 Jan 20

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Validity of the Pre-shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs) as listed in the Appendix 2G of A&ANF, whose validity expires on 31.12.2019, is extended up to 31.03.2020

Notification number: Public Notice No. 51/2015-2020

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Amendment in Paragraph 2.79 D in the HBP to notify the procedure for export of SCOMET items for demo/display/exhibition/tenders/ RFP/RFQ/NIT purposes

Notification number: Public Notice No. 50/2015-2020

Date: 27 Dec 19

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Corrigendum to Trade Notice No.44/2019-20 dated 26.12.2019

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 45/2019-20

Date: 27 Dec 19

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Corrigendum to Trade Notice No.42/2019-20 and No.43/2019-20 dated 19.12.2019

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 44/2019-20

Date: 26 Dec 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Amending notification No. 62/2019-CT dt. 26.11.2019 to amend the transition plan for the UTs of J&K and Ladakh

Notification number: Central Tax Notification No. 03/2019

Date: 1 Jan 20

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: GST notifications on IGST/CGST/UTGST/ & Circular/Order published  

Notification number: NIL

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) on renting of motor vehicles clarified

Notification number: Circular No. 130/2019

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Amending notification No. 46/2011-Customs dated 01.06.2011 regarding tariff concession on specified goods when imported from ASEAN under the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement.

Notification number: Notification No. 41/2019-Cus

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Amending notification No. 53/2011-Customs dated 01st July, 2011 regarding tariff concession on specified goods when imported from Malaysia under the India-Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (IMCECA)

Notification number: Notification No. 42/2019-Cus

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Tariff value of edible oils, brass scrap, poppy seed, areca nut, gold & silver are notified.

Notification number: Notification No. 92/2019-Cus (NT)

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to amend Customs Tariff notification No. 53/2017- Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017 so as to align them with amended Customs Tariff

Notification number: Notification No. 40/2019-Cus

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to amend certain Customs Tariff notifications issued under section 110 of the Finance Act, 2018 (13 of 2018) so as to align them with amended Customs Tariff

Notification number: Notification No. 39/2019-Cus

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to amend Customs Tariff notifications No. 82/2017-Customs, dated the 27th October, 2017 so as to align them with amended Customs Tariff

Notification number: Notification No. 38/2019-Cus

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to amend Customs Tariff notifications No. 50/2017-Customs dated dated the 30th June, 2017 so as to align them with amended Customs Tariff

Notification number: Notification No. 37/2019-Cus

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to amend Customs Tariff notifications so as to align them with amended Customs Tariff

Notification number: Notification No. 36/2019-Cus

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to amend Anti-Dumping notifications issued under section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act,1975 (51 of 1975), read with rules 13, 18 and 20 of the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) so as to align them with amended Customs Tariff

Notification number: Notification No. 47/2019-Cus (ADD)

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend the due date for furnishing of return in FORM GSTR-7 for registered persons in Assam, Manipur or Tripura for the month of November, 2019

Notification number: Central Tax Notifications 78/2019

Date: 26 Dec. 2019

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend the due date for furnishing of return in FORM GSTR-3B for registered persons in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya or Tripura for the month of November, 2019

Notification number: Central Tax Notifications 77/2019

Date: 26 Dec. 2019

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend the due date for furnishing of return in FORM GSTR-1 for registered persons in Assam, Manipur or Tripura having aggregate turnover more than 1.5 crore rupees for the month of November, 2019

Notification number: Central Tax Notifications 76/2019

Date: 26 Dec. 2019

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to carry out changes in the CGST Rules, 2017

Notification number: Central Tax Notifications 75/2019

Date: 26 Dec. 2019

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to waive late fees for non- filing of FORM GSTR-1 from July, 2017 to November, 2019

Notification number: Central Tax Notifications 74/2019

Date: 26 Dec. 2019

Authority: Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Notification: Ministry of Commerce and Industry seeks to promote India–Africa Trade

Notification number: NIL

Date: 1 Jan 20

Authority: Food Safety and Standard Authority of India

Notification: Order on clearance of imported consignment of onion published 

Notification number: NIL

Date: 1 Jan 20

Authority: Food Safety and Standard Authority of India

Notification: List of approved rapid kits/devices and indigenously developed rapid kits/devices for food testing published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 31 Dec 2019

Authority: Food Safety and Standard Authority of India

Notification: Examining the regulatory provision on restriction of plastic packaging and related issues [PN1]

Notification number: NIL

Date: 30 Dec 2019

Authority: Food Safety and Standard Authority of India

Notification: Enhancing surveillance, sampling and enforcement to check the use of Golden syrup/Invert sugar syrup/ Rice syrup in Honey

Notification number: NIL

Date: 27 Dec 19

Authority: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

Notification: Reforms by boiler division for ease of doing business - permitted self-certification and third party inspection and certification of boilers with State Governments

Notification number: NIL

Date: 27 Dec 19

Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Notification: Review of Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of "Nylon Tyre Cord Fabric" from China PR

Notification number: Case No. 14/20/2003-DGAD

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Notification: Sunset review of Anti-Dumping duty imposed on import of Phosphoric Acid of all grades and all concentrations (excluding Agriculture/Fertilizer Grade) originating in or exported from Korea RP

Notification number: Case No: (SSR) 16//2019

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Notification: Sunset review of Anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of Phenol originating in or exported from South Africa

Notification number: Case No. SSR 13/2019

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Notification: Seeks to extend the last date for furnishing of annual return/reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9/FORM GSTR-9C for FY 2017-18 till 31.03.2020

Notification number: Order No.10/2019 - Central Tax

Date: 26 Dec 19

ASEAN

Country: Laos

Authority: NIL

Notification: Unmanned drones weighing 200g or more must be approved prior to use

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Dec 19

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney-General’s Chambers

Notification: Customs duties (pangkor) order 2019 published

Notification number: P.U. (A) 413/2019

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney-General’s Chambers

Notification: Customs (prohibition of imports) (amendment) (no. 6) order 2019 published

Notification number: P.U. (A) 407/2019

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney-General’s Chambers

Notification: Customs (customs ruling) (amendment) regulations 2019 published

Notification number: P.U. (A) 405/2019

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney-General’s Chambers

Notification: Customs duties (exemption) (amendment) (no. 3) order 2019 published.

Notification number: P.U. (A) 403/2019

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney-General’s Chambers

Notification: Customs regulations 2019 published

Notification number: P.U. (A) 397/2019

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney-General’s Chambers

Notification: Customs duties (exemption) (amendment) (no. 3) order 2019 published.

Notification number: P.U. (A) 396/2019

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney-General’s Chambers

Notification: Motor vehicles (safety seat-belts) (amendment) rules 2019 published

Notification number: P.U. (A) 375/2019

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Brazil

Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency

Notification: Published a regulation on food additives effective from December 26, 2019

Notification number: Resolution No. 329

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency

Notification: Published amendments to the monographs for mancozeb, cyproconazole, and gibberellic acid

Notification number: Resolution No. 251

Date: 30 Dec 19

Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency

Notification: Radiology service requirements defined for those companies involved in manufacturing and marketing of equipment and its components & accessories

Notification number: RDC 330/2019

Date: 27 Dec 19

Eurasian Economic Union

Country: EEU

Authority: Eurasian Economic Board

Notification: Changes to the unified requirements for goods subject to veterinary control

Notification number: Decision no. 237

Date: 30 Dec. 2019

Country: EEU

Authority: Eurasian Economic Board

Notification: The list of standards for compliance with the technical regulations on food safety published

Notification number: Decision no. 236

Date: 30 Dec. 2019

Country: EEU

Authority: Eurasian Economic Board

Notification: Changes to the list of products subject to confirmation of compliance with the requirements of the technical regulation of on the safety of products intended for children and adolescents

Notification number: Decision no. 235

Date: 30 Dec. 2019

Country: EEU

Authority: Eurasian Economic Board

Notification: Adopted the technical regulation on requirements for the energy efficiency of energy-consuming devices

Notification number: Decision no. 114

Date: 30 Dec. 2019

Country: Russia

Authority: Russian Government

Notification: Foreign storage devices and data storage devices are prohibited for public procurement of goods to ensure state and municipal needs

Notification number: Decree no. 1746

Date: 27 Dec. 2019

European Union

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 November 2019 to 30 November 2019

Notification number: NIL

Date: 27 Dec. 2019

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of the Environment and Food

Notification: Order on payment for the control of food, feed and live animals, etc published

Notification number: BEK No. 1629

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Australia, Hong Kong & South Korea

Country: Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Imported Seafood consignments must be labelled stating ‘For human consumption only - not to be used as bait or feed for aquatic animals.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 1 Jan 20

Country: Hong Kong

Authority: NIL

Notification: Pesticides Ordinance published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 1 Jan 20

Country: Hong Kong

Authority: NIL

Notification: Pharmacy and poisons regulations published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 31 Dec 19

Country: South Korea

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Enforcement Regulations of the Health Functional Food Act

Notification number: Prime Minister Order No. 01582

Date: 26 Dec 19

Lebanon, South Africa & USA

Country: Lebanon

Authority: Pharmacy and medicines

Notification: Decision related to the amendment of the application forms for the application of the drug barcode

Notification number: Resolution 2648-2019

Date: 24 Dec. 2019

Country: South Africa

Authority: South African Government

Notification: Maximum retail price for liquefied petroleum gas notified

Notification number: G42934RG11025GoN 1709

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Country: South Africa

Authority: South African Government

Notification: Single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin notified.

Notification number: G42934RG11025GoN 1710

Date: 31 Dec. 2019

Country: USA

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Importation of Certain Food and Drug Administration-Approved Human Prescription Drugs, Including Biological Products, Under Section 801(d)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability; Correction

Notification number: Rule No. 2019-28141

Date: 30 Dec 19

Sri Lanka

The MFN/Preferential tariff of Sri Lanka has been updated on Indian Trade Portal.

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