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Weekly Trade Alert: 30 October - 5 November

Weekly Trade Alert: 30 October - 5 November

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

6 Nov 2020, 14:00 — 26 min read

Alerts from the Indian Trade Portal – www.indiantradeportal.in on Tariff/Preferential Tariff/ SPS and TBT measures/GST/Export incentives/Export-Import Policy Conditions etc. during the period: 30th October - 5th November, 2020 are given under. Please click on a notification for the details.
 

POLICY & TARIFF & CUSTOMS OPERATIONS

 

Policy

 Policy

 

Circular No. 49 /2020-Customs 
Date: 4 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No. 104/2020 - Customs (N.T.))
Date: 3 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs
Date 2 November, 2020
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Public Notice No. 28/(2015- 2020)
Date: 30 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 41/2020)
Date: 29 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No. 103/2020-Customs (N.T.))
Date: 29 October 2020
Product Coverage: Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver
HS Code: 15111000, 15119010, 15119090, 1511100, 15119020, 15119090, 15071000, 740400, 12079100
 
    Visit www.indiantradeportal.in to check import policy of India at item level
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Notification No. 44 /2015-2020)
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Potato
HS Code: 07019000
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Public Notice No. 29/(2015- 2020)
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Potato
HS Code: 0710
 
     Visit www.indiantradeportal.in to check export policy of India at product level
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Notification No.43/2015-20)
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Onion seed
HS Code: 12099130
 

ANTIDUMPING & SAFEGUARD DUTIES


 Trade remedies

 

Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 4 November 2020
Product Coverage: Decor Paper
HS Code: 48059100, 48022090
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Isopropyl Alcohol
HS Code: 29051220
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Calcined Gypsum Powder
HS Code: 25202010
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Calcined Gypsum Powder
HS Code: 32, 35
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Glass Fibre and articles thereof
HS Code: 7019
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 2 November, 2020
Product Coverage: Toluene DiIsocyanate-(TDI)
HS Code: 29291020
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 2 November, 2020
Product Coverage: Poly Vinyl Chloride Paste Resin PVC Paste Resin
HS Code: 39042210
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 2 November, 2020
Product Coverage: Caustic Soda
HS Code: 281511
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 2 November, 2020
Product Coverage: Nylon Tyre Cord Fabric
HS Code: 590210
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Blends
HS Code: 38247800
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) component R-32
HS Code: 290339
 

AGRICULTURE

 

Animal Originated Products

 Animal Originated Products

 

Notification Authority: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Non-viable, non-salmonid marine finfish for human consumption and for use as bait
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA)
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Giblets and other non-edible by-products of cattle (examples: ears, rods, esophagus, tongues, bladders, windpipes, chewable bones - bones or "bones" of skins, ligaments and aponeuroses, pericardium and other membranes), for animal feed.
HS Code: 2309
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry / General Directorate of Food and Control
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: animal by-products
HS Codes: 0504, 0506, 05.07, 051191, 051199, 2301, 4101
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Date: 30 October 2020
HS Code: 05051010
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Poultry of all types and eggs/egg products (fresh, chilled, frozen and processed) except those thermally treated at 70 degrees C
HS Code: 0407, 0408
 
26. Kuwait – Imposing ban on import of ruminant meat of all types from following countries due to outbreak of rift valley fever virus.
Notification Authority: Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Meat of Ruminants (fresh, chilled, frozen and processed)
 

Plants & Plant Products

plan and plant products

 
 
27. Japan – Proposes maximum residue limits (MRLs) for Pyroxasulfone and Xylazine
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health
Date: 4 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture
Product Coverage: olive oil and olive pomace oil
Date: 4 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 4 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Fresh fruit and vegetables
HS Code: 07, 08
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA)
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Absent quarantine pests
 
Notification Authority: Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Fresh fruit and vegetables
 
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Plant products
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Hop, dried cones
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: pea and bean, dry and shelled
 
36. Australia – Publishes amendment to labelling requirements for the following:
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment
Date: 3 November, 2020
Product Coverage: Fresh grapefruit or sweetie, limes, lemons, mandarins and tangerines & oranges
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment
Date: 3 November, 2020
Product Coverage: Timber and timber products
HS Code: 44
 
38. Brazil – Establishes phytosanitary requirements for the import of following products
Notification Authority: Secretariat of Animal and Plant Health and Inspection (SDA)
Date: 30 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: fruit juices/nectar/drink
HS Code: 2009
 
Notification Authority: Government of Hongkong
Date: 30 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Tea and related products
HS Code: 0902
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Coffee, chicory and related products
HS Code: 0901
 

Food 

Food & feed

 

Notification Authority: Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Health Canada
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: food
 
Notification Authority: Health Canada
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Cellulase from Trichoderma reesei
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: food
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Commerce (Notice No. 22/2019, 689)
Date: 3 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Public Health
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: food
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Public Health
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: food
 

CHEMICALS

Chemicals

 

Notification Authority: Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: Foods in general
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: highly refined organic chemicals
HS Code: 3808
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Medicaments, Medicaments consisting of mixed or unmixed products, Wadding, gauze, bandages and the like, Pharmaceutical preparations and products
HS Code: 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Medicaments, Medicaments consisting of mixed or unmixed products, Wadding, gauze, bandages and the like, Pharmaceutical preparations and products
HS Code: 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006
 
Notification Authority: Servicio Ecuatoriano de Normalización INEN
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: liquids for hydraulic brakes
HS Code: 3819
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers 
Date: 29 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Date: 3 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Thai Food and Drug Administration
Date: 3 November 2020
 

PLASTICS, TEXTILE & FOOTWEAR

 

Plastic, textile and footwear 

Notification Authority: Ministry of Trade
Date: 3 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Industry
Date: 3 November 2020
Product Coverage: plastic waste
HS Code: 3915
 
59. India – Publishes following quality control order
Notification Authority: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
Date: 28 October 2020
Product Coverage: PPE, Footwear, Refrigerating Appliance
 
60. Uganda – Publishes standards for following products 
DUS 2276:2020, Medical cotton swabs standard - Specifies requirements, sampling and methods of test for medical cotton swabs
DUS 2257:2020, Refined Gold standard - Specifies the requirements and methods of sampling and test for refined gold in cast bar form
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Medical cotton swabs, Refined Gold; Gold, incl. gold plated with platinum, unwrought or not further worked than semi-manufactured or in powder form
HS Code: 300590, 7108
 

ENGINEERING AND ELECTRONICS

Engineering & Electronics
 
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Information and Communications
Date: 4 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT)
Date: 4 November 2020
Product Coverage: Electric vehicles
HS Code: 870390
 
Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission
Date: 4 November 2020
Product Coverage: Furniture
HS Code: 9405
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Date: 4 November 2020
Product Coverage: radio equipment
HS Code: 8528
 
65. Tanzania - Publishes standards for following products
Notification Authority: Tanzania Bureau of Standards
Date: 4 November 2020
Product Coverage: Kitchen equipment
 
Notification Authority: Servicio Ecuatoriano de Normalización INEN
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Aluminum extruded tubes
HS Code: 7608
 
67. France – Publishes orders relating to the criteria, sub-criteria and the notation system for the calculation and display for following:
Notification Authority: Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition
Date: 30 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
Date: 30 October 2020
Product Coverage: Vegetables, Fruits. Vegetables
HS Code: 07, 08
 

INDIAN STATES 

Indian states: ease of doing business

Notification Authority: Government of Uttarakhand
Date: 4 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Andhra Pradesh Agriculture and Cooperation Department
Date: 3 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Animal Husbandry
Date: 3 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Commissioner Taxes Department, Maharashtra
Date: 3 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: State Government of Karnataka
Date: 3 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Commercial Taxes Department
Date: 3 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Date: 3 November 2020
 
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