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Weekly Trade Alert: 28 November – 5 December

Weekly Trade Alert: 28 November – 5 December

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Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

6 Dec 2019, 11:35 — 17 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 28 November – 5 December.

India

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Inclusion of Agencies in Appendix 2G as Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies

Notification number: Public Notice No. 46/2015-2020

Date: 4 Dec 19

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Import Policy of Dolls/Toys amended – If drawn sample fails to meet the required standards, the consignment will be sent back or will be destroyed at the cost of importer.

Notification number: Notification No. 33/2015-2020

Date: 2 Dec 19

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Notice allowing the import of Onions

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 40/2019-20

Date: 2 Dec 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Issuance of Removal of Difficulties Order so as to extend the last date for filing of appeals before the GST Appellate Tribunal against orders of Appellate Authority on account of non-constitution of benches of the Appellate Tribunal.

Notification number: Order No.9/2019 - Central Tax

Date: 3 Dec 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Notification of Vizinjham International Seaport and Muthalapozhi u/s 7(d) of the Customs Act for unloading and loading of boulders for breakwater construction.

Notification number: Notification No. 87/2019-Cus (NT)

Date: 2 Dec 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Tariff Notification in respect of fixation of tariff value of edible oils, brass scrap, poppy seeds, areca nut, gold and silver

Notification number: Notification No. 86/2019 Cus (NT)

Date: 29 Nov 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Mandatory uploading of specified supporting documents and mention of document code and IRN in Bills of Entry (BoE)

Notification number: Circular No. 42/2019

Date: 29 Nov 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Clearance of Import of metal scrap - Procedure

Notification number: Circular No. 41/2019

Date: 29 Nov 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Auto Out of Charge under Express Cargo Clearance System (ECCS)

Notification number: Circular No. 40/2019

Date: 29 Nov 19

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority

Notification number: Circular No. 39/2019

Date: 28 Nov 19

Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Notification: Guidelines for E-Commerce food business operator established

Notification number: NIL

Date: 29 Nov 19

Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Notification: Validity period of FSSAI notified NABL accredited food testing laboratories for the purposes of carrying out analysis of samples taken under section 47 of the food safety and standards act, 2006 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 29 Nov 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmer Welfare

Notification: Published changes to Plant Quarantine (Regulation of import into India) (Eleventh Amendment) Order 2019 regardingCloves/ Clove stems (dried) for consumption

Notification number: NIL

Date: 28 Nov 19

ASEAN

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: For all products containing loperamide, Packaging insulation requirements updated to include safety information related to unmasking Brugada syndrome with overdose

Notification number: BPFK/PPP/07/25 (18) Jld 3

Date: 4 Dec 19

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: For all products containing carbimazole or methimazole (thiamazole), packaging and Consumer Information Sheet (RiMUP) to be updated with safety information on the risk of acute pancreatitis and strengthening of safety information related to congenital malformation risk

Notification number: BPFK/PPP/07/25 (19) Jld 3

Date: 4 Dec 19

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney General’s Chambers

Notification: Published Customs (Prohibition of Imports) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order 2019

Notification number: P.U. (A) 332/2019

Date: 4 Dec 19

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney General’s Chambers

Notification: Published Medical (Amendment of Second Schedule) (No. 3) Order 2019 - Corrigendum

Notification number: P.U. (A) 330/2019

Date: 3 Dec 19

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Attorney General’s Chambers

Notification: Published Medical (Amendment of Second Schedule) (No. 2) Order 2019 - Corrigendum

Notification number: P.U. (A) 329/2019

Date: 3 Dec 19

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs

Notification: Amendments to Trade Descriptions (Cheap Sale Price) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 - Trade Descriptions Act 2011

Notification number: P.U. (A) 327/2019

Date: 29 Nov 19

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Notification: Guiding a number of articles of the Law on Livestock Breeding

Notification number: Circular No. 21/2019 / TT-BNNPTNT

Date: 28 Nov 19

South Korea

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Published Law on Narcotics Management (Drug Management Act)

Notification number: Law No.16714

Date: 3 Dec 19

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Food Sanitation Law amended

Notification number: Law No.16717

Date: 3 Dec 19

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Published Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management

Notification number: Law No.16716

Date: 3 Dec 19

Authority: Forest Service

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

Notification number: Law No.16711

Date: 3 Dec 19

Authority: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Notification: Published Act on the Promotion of Film and Video Materials (Movie and Video Act)

Notification number: Law No.16691

Date: 3 Dec 19

Authority: Ministry of Environment

Notification: Enforcement rules of the chemicals control act published

Notification number: Environmental Ordinance No. 00831

Date: 29 Nov 19

Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)

Country: EEU

Authority: Eurasian Economic Board -Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation

Notification: The list of standards for compliance with the requirements technical regulation on the requirements for mineral fertilizers published

Notification number: Decision no 201

Date: 29 Nov 19

Country: EEU

Authority: Eurasian Economic Board -Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation

Notification: List of products need to compliance with the requirements of the technical regulation on the safety of machinery and equipment amended

Notification number: Decision no 203

Date: 29 Nov 19

Country: Russia

Authority: Russian Government

Notification: The Agreement on the mechanism of traceability of goods imported into the customs territory of the EAEU has been ratified

Notification number: Federal Law no 386

Date: 2 Dec 19

European Union

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Notice on implementation of the judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-659/13 and C-34/14 C&J Clarks International Ltd and Puma SE in relation to anti-dumping measures concerning imports of footwear originating in the People’s Republic of China and Vietnam published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 29 Nov 19

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Reopening the investigation on extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of bicycles originating in the China consigned from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, whether declared as originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia or not

Notification number: Regulation (EU) 2019/1997

Date: 29 Nov 19

Country: United Kingdom

Authority: NIL

Notification: The Official Controls (Agriculture etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 published

Notification number: Statutory Instruments 2019 No. 412

Date: 4 Dec 19

Country: United Kingdom

Authority: NIL

Notification: The Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health Fees etc.) Regulations 2019 published

Notification number: Statutory Instruments 2019 No. 1488

Date: 4 Dec 19

Country: United Kingdom

Authority: NIL

Notification: The Fishery Products (Official Controls Charges) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 published

Notification number: 2019 No. 1481 (W. 265)

Date: 28 Nov 19

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of the Environment and Food

Notification: Order on feed and feed companies published. It covers the activities of feed businesses, including the manufacture, transport, storage, marketing, importation and use of feed

Notification number: BEK NO. 1287

Date: 5 Dec 19

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of the Environment and Food

Notification: Order on organic agricultural production & Importation published
Notification number: BEK No. 1291

Date: 5 Dec 19

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of the Environment and Food

Notification: Order on the addition of certain substances other than vitamins and minerals to foods
Notification number: BEK No. 1237

Date: 29 Nov 19

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of the Environment and Food

Notification: Order on the addition of vitamins and minerals to foods
Notification number: BEK No. 1236

Date: 29 Nov 19

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of the Environment and Food

Notification: Executive Order on Danish Medicines Standards 2020.0
Notification number: BEK No. 1231

Date: 29 Nov 19

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of the Environment and Food

Notification: Order on the transfer of waste and the transfer of used electrical and electronic equipment (Import / Export Order)
Notification number: BEK No. 1229

Date: 29 Nov 19

Australia

Authority: Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Notification: List of amended MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities published

Notification number: Gazette No. 24

Date: 3 Dec 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Changes in import conditions for mixed seed for sowing (permitted species)

Notification number: NIL

Date: 5 Dec 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Changes in import conditions for seed for sowing products

Notification number: NIL

Date: 5 Dec 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Changes in import conditions for permitted plant fibres

Notification number: NIL

Date: 5 Dec 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Upcoming changes to import conditions for processed grain and seed products

Notification number: NIL

Date: 5 Dec 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Updates to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) methyl bromide and sulfuryl fluoride treatment rates

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 204-2019

Date: 4 Dec 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Extension to Specifications for construction, certification and use of sea freight container inspection stand requirements

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 203-2019

Date: 3 Dec 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Updated - Preserved Fruits and Vegetables for human consumption -documentary requirements

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 202-2019

Date: 3 Dec 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Lodgment and assessment of biosecurity onshore results including treatment and imported pig meat requests via email

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 201-2019

Date: 2 Dec 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Changes in import conditions for fresh oranges for human consumption

Notification number: NIL

Date: 30 Nov 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Changes in import conditions for fresh mandarins and tangerines for human consumption

Notification number: NIL

Date: 30 Nov 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Changes in import conditions for fresh grapefruit or sweetie for human consumption

Notification number: NIL

Date: 30 Nov 19

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Changes in import conditions for fresh mandarins and tangerines for human consumption

Notification number: NIL

Date: 30 Nov 19

Argentina, Brazil, Canada & USA

Country: Argentina

Authority: Secretariat of Regulation and Health Management

Notification: Updated food standards effective from 28 November 2019

Notification number: Joint Resolution 33/2019

Date: NIL

Country: Brazil

Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency

Notification: Establishes the positive list of additives for the preparation of plastic materials and polymeric coatings in contact with food and other measures

Notification number: DOU nº 234

Date: 4 Dec 19

Country: Canada

Authority: Health Canada’’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency

Notification: stablishes MRLs for triticonazolemetalaxylfluxapyroxad, and pyraclostrobin

Notification number: NIL

Date: 3 Dec 19

Country: USA

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, HHS

Notification: Published requirements of Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food Sold From Certain Vending Machines; Front of Package Type Size

Notification number:  Document No: 2019-23276

Date: 28 Nov 19

Country: USA

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, HHS

Notification: Change in classification of the Self-Fitting Air-Conduction Hearing Aid

Notification number: Document No: 2019-23464

Date: 28 Nov 19

Jordan, Lebanon & Saudi Arabia

Country: Jordan

Authority: NIL

Notification: Domestic metal prices published

Notification number: Circular No. 1383

Date: 2 Dec 19

Country: Jordan

Authority: NIL

Notification: Domestic plastic prices published

Notification number: Circular No. 1382

Date: 2 Dec 19

Country: Lebanon

Authority: Ministry of Public Health

Notification: Decision to warn and prevent the importation, marketing and circulation of forged cooks of unregistered medical preparations

Notification number: Resolution No. 2412 - 2019

Date: 25 Nov 19

Country: Lebanon

Authority: Ministry of Public Health

Notification: Decision to warn and prevent the importation, marketing and circulation of forged cooks of unregistered medical preparations

Notification number: Resolution No. 2413 - 2019

Date: 25 Nov 19

Country: Saudi Arabia

Authority: Saudi Food and Drug Authority

Notification: Requirements and Documents for Clearance of Cosmetic Products through Customs Ports published

Notification number: Version 3.2

Date: 27 Nov 19

Country: Saudi Arabia

Authority: Saudi Food and Drug Authority

Notification: GCC specifications for veterinary products published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 4 Dec 19

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