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Weekly Trade Alert: 6 - 13 November

Weekly Trade Alert: 6 - 13 November

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Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

13 Nov 2020, 16:30 — 32 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. are given under. Please click on a notification for the details.
 

POLICY & TARIFF & CUSTOMS OPERATIONS

 

Policy

 Policy

 

Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
Date: 12 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Trade Notice 35/2020)
Date: 12 November 2020
 
3.      India – Seeking suggestion regarding “New Foreign Trade Policy”Click here to send your suggestion
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Trade Notice 34/2020)
Date: 12 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No. 106/2020 - Customs (N.T.))
Date: 12 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 42/2020-Customs
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: open cell for LED TVs
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Circular No. 143/13/2020-GST)
Date: 10 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Central Tax Notifications- 88/2020)
Date: 10 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Central Tax Notifications- 87/2020)
Date: 10 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Central Tax Notifications- 86/2020)
Date: 10 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Central Tax Notifications- 85/2020)
Date: 10 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Central Tax Notifications- 84/2020)
Date: 10 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Central Tax Notifications- 83/2020)
Date: 10 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Central Tax Notifications- 82/2020)
Date: 10 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Central Tax Notifications- 81/2020)
Date: 10 November 2020
 

TRADE REMEDIES

 Trade remedies

 

 

Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 37/2020-Customs (ADD))
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: clear float glass
HS Code: 7007
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: Cold-Rolled Flat Products of Stainless-Steel
HS Code: 7219.31, 7219.32, 7219.33, 7219.34, 7219.35 and 7219.90.
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: Soda Ash
HS Code: 283620
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: Butanol
HS Code: 29051300
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (Notification No. 35/2020 -Customs (ADD))
Date: 10 November 2020
Product Coverage: Flax fabrics (having flax content of more than 50%)
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 10 November 2020
Product Coverage: Front Axle Beam and Steering Knuckles meant for heavy and medium commercial vehicles
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 10 November 2020
Product Coverage: Untreated Fumed Silica
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 34/2020 -Customs (ADD))
Date: 10 November 2020
Product Coverage: Flat Rolled Products of Aluminium
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: Melamine
HS Code: 29336100
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber
HS Code: 40025900
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 34/2020 -Customs (ADD))
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: carbon black
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 6 November 2020
Product Coverage: Aceto Acetyl Derivatives
HS Code: 29242920, 29242990
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 6 November 2020
Product Coverage: Vitamin C
HS Code:  29362700
 
 

AGRICULTURE

 

Animal Originated Products

 Animal Originated Products

 

Notification Authority: Ministry of Commerce
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: Milk and Milk Products
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: Honey
HS Code: 0409
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 
Date: 7 November 2020
Product Coverage: non-salmonid marine finfish
 
Notification Authority:  European Commission
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage:  Food

 

Plants & Plant Products

plan and plant products

 

Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: Pulses
 
Notification Authority: Servicio Nacional de Sanidad e Inocuidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA)
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: potato seed
 
 
Notification Authority: Servicio Nacional de Sanidad e Inocuidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA)
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: Seed
HS Code: 12
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 
Date: 7 November 2020
Product Coverage: Plants & Plant products
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1633)
Date: 7 November 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticides in food
 
37.    Japan – Proposes maximum residue limits (MRLs) for the following agricultural chemical
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Date: 7 November 2020
Product Coverage: Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit and peel of citrus fruit, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Meat and edible meat offal, Animal originated products, Animal fats and oils
HS Code: 0702, 0710, 0805, 0806, 0808, 0811, 0814, 0904, 0905, 0906, 0907, 0908, 0910, 1207, 0201, 0202, 0203, 0206, 0209, 1501, 1502
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 7 November 2020
Product Coverage: mefentrifluconazole in food
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 7 November 2020
 

Food 

Food & feed

Notification Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: food additives
 
41.    Canada – Adopted MRLs for propamocarb hydrochloridependimethalin, and cyclaniliprole
Notification Authority: Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA)
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticides
 
42.    China – Approved new food additive uses
Notification Authority: National Health Commission 
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: Food additives
HS Code: 210610
 
Notification Authority: Minister for Agriculture
Date: 7 November 2020
Product Coverage: Food
 
Notification Authority: Saudi Food and Drug Authority
Date: 6 November 2020
Product Coverage: Food
HS Code: 02, 03, 04, 0504, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
 
Notification Authority: Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Date: 6 November 2020
Product Coverage: organic products
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health
Date: 6 November 2020
Product Coverage: Vitamin C
 
47.    Egypt  - Publishes rules on governing food import licensing and risk-based food import control system
Notification Authority:  National Food Safety Authority (NFSA)
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage:  Food; Food products in general
 
Notification Authority:  European Commission
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage:  Food
 
Notification Authority:  European Commission
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage:  Food
 
Notification Authority:  European Commission
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage:  Food
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: Food Products
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Production – PRODUCE
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: Undenatured ethyl alcohol with alcoholic strength,
HS Code: 220710, 220890
 
53.    Tanzania - Publishes following standards
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: Spices and condiments, Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs
HS Code: 09, 21010, 3905
 
Notification Authority: Saudi Food and Drug Authority
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: Ready to eat food
 
 

CHEMICALS & TEXTILE

Chemicals

 

Notification Authority:  Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: Biological goods for animal feed use
 
Notification Authority: Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: Chemicals
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: Methanol
 
Notification Authority:  Therapeutic Goods Administration, Department of Health
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: Medicines
HS Code: 30
 
Notification Authority:  Directorate-General for Risk Prevention
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: Waste products
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Economy
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: Textile products, clothing, accessories and home clothes
HS Code: 61, 62, 63
 
Notification Authority: Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG)
Date: 6 November 2020
Product Coverage: Agricultural Pesticides
HS Code: 3808
 
Notification Authority: California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Date: 7 November 2020
Product Coverage: Hydrofluorocarbons
HS Code: 38247800
 

ENGINEERING AND ELECTRONICS

Engineering & Electronics
 
Notification Authority: Department of Trade
Date: 12 November 2020
Product Coverage: delivery van, articulated vehicle, and three-wheel vehicle
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Communications
Date: 11 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Industry
Date: 11 November 2020
Product Coverage: equipment used in traditional medicine and pharmacy
 
66.    China – Publishes following standards
Notification Authority: State Administration for Market Regulation
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: Electrical and electronic equipment within the field of audio, video, information and communication technology
 
Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission (Decision no 139)
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: system of fixation of the spine and its components
HS Code: 90211090
 
Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission (Decision no 142)
Date: 9 November 2020
Product Coverage: tracked bulldozers
HS Code: 90211090
 
Notification Authority: Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG)
Date: 6 November 2020
Product Coverage: solar collectors and compact solar system
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health (MINSAL)
Date: 6 November 2020
Product Coverage: Medicinal gases
 
71.    China – Publish following national standards
  • Protection of the occupants in the cab of commercial vehicles - State Administration for Market Regulation publishes standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for the protection of the occupants in the cab of commercial vehicles.
  • Safety rules for elevating work platforms - This standard specifies safety - technical requirements of design, manufacture, installation, use, maintenance for elevating work platforms.
  • Steering system of motor vehicles–basic requirements - This standard specifies the basic technical requirements and test methods for the steering system of motor vehicles.
  • Continuous casting machines safety technical conditions - This standard specifies the safety requirements for continuous casting equipment in order to prevent injury or health hazards during the design, manufacture, assembly, transportation, installation, adjustment and test run, operation, maintenance and shutdown of the operation.
  • Automobiles and trailer-specifications and test methods of brake parts - This standard specifies the terms and definitions, test related requirements, technical requirements and test methods, packaging and marking, and product consistency of brake replacement parts such as brake linings, brake shoe assemblies, pad assemblies, brake drums and brake discs, etc.  for automobile and trailer brake systems.
  • Safety rules for en-masse conveyors - This standard is not applicable to conveyers that convey corrosive materials, or materials with a bulk density over 1.8t/m3 or materials with special physical properties, or to conveyers that are used under the environment with explosive gases or combustible dust.
  • Centrifuge safety requirements - This standard also specifies the usage information of centrifuges and the inspection and judgment methods of the safety performance of centrifuges. This standard is applicable to all industry centrifuges (including industry dehydrator).
  • Safety technical specification for glazing materials used in power-driven vehicles - This standard is applicable to glazing materials used in power-driven vehicles including vehicles Class M, Class N, Class O, Class L with cab, and agricultural and forestry vehicles. This standard is not applicable to the glazing materials used for lighting and signalling devices and instrument panels of power-driven vehicles.
  • Solid cyanide package - This Standard specifies the classification, packaging form, packaging structure, specifications, requirements, test methods, inspection rules, identification, transportation and storage of solid cyanide
  • Lithium ion cells and batteries used in stationary electronic equipment’s - This standard specifies the safety requirements for lithium ion cells and batteries used in stationary electronic equipments and describes the corresponding test methods.
  • Fertilizer marking - This standard applies to all fertilizers sold within the China and are not applicable to those products that are manufactured specifically for the user under contract and are not circulated on the market.  
Notification Authority: State Administration for Market Regulation
Date: 7 November 2020
Product Coverage: Vehicles, Bodies and body components, lifts, escalators, conveyors, teleferics, Continuous casting machine; Casting machines of a kind used in metallurgy or in metal foundries, Equipment for the metallurgical industry, Brake replacement parts Braking systems, Centrifuge; Parts of centrifuges, incl. centrifugal dryers, Equipment for processing of minerals, Safety glass, toughened "tempered", laminated safety glass, Cyanides and cyanide oxides
HS Code: 87, 8428, 845430, 8708, 842191, 7007, 2837
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI)
Date: 6 November 2020
Product Coverage: Playpens for domestic use, Wooden furniture, Furniture of plastics
HS Code: 9403
 
Notification Authority: Department of Energy
Date: 6 November 2020
Product Coverage: Portable Air Conditioners
HS Code: 8415
 

REGULATORY DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA Indian states: ease of doing business 

Notification Authority: State Government of Rajasthan
Date: 9 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: State Government of Rajasthan
Date: 9 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Date: 6 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Date: 6 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Date: 4 November 2020
Product Coverage: Vinyl Acetate Monomer
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Date: 4 November 2020
Product Coverage: Styrene (Vinyl Benzene)
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Date: 4 November 2020
Product Coverage: Methyl Acrylate, Ethyl Acrylate, n-Butyl Acrylate
 
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