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Weekly Trade Alert: 12 – 19 March

Weekly Trade Alert: 12 – 19 March

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

20 Mar 2020, 12:57 — 20 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 12 – 19 March.

India

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Revision has been carried out in the Policy and Policy conditions for Zinc Dross, Light Naphtha, Heavy Naphtha, Full Range Naphtha and Aviation Gasoline

Notification number: Notification No. 51/2015-2020

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: The proforma of application and end use certificate are being notified to implement the Policy of Global Authorisation for Intra-Company Transfers (GAICT) for export/re-export of dual use SCOMET items/software/technology, between Indian subsidiary to its foreign parent company and/or to subsidiaries of foreign parent company

Notification number: Public Notice No. 65/2015-2020

Date: 17 Mar 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Steps taken by Department of Financial Services with regard to Disruption on account of Corona Virus.

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 55/2019-2020

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver

Notification number: Notification No.26/2020-CUSTOMS (N.T.)

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to exempt foreign airlines from furnishing reconciliation Statement in FORM GSTR-9C

Notification number: Notification No. 09/2020-Central Tax

Date: 16 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Australian Dollar Exchange Rate Revised to Rs. 46.80 w.e.f. 17 March 2020

Notification number: Notification No.25/2020 - Customs (N.T.)

Date: 16 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Electronic Sealing-Deposit in and removal of goods from Customs Bonded Warehouses

Notification number: Circular No.16/2020

Date: 16 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to amend notification No. 18/2019-Customs dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Road and Infrastructure Cess (RIC) collected as additional duty of customs on petrol and diesel by Rs. 1 per litre

Notification number: Notification No. 15/2020-Customs

Date: 13 Mar 2020

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. 24/2020-CUSTOMS (N.T.)

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

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

Notification number: Notification No.23/2020 - Customs (N.T.)

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to amend notification No. 04/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Road and Infrastructure Cess (RIC) collected as additional duty of excise on petrol and diesel by Rs. 1 per litre

Notification number: Notification No. 4/2020-Central Excise

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to amend notification No. 05/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Special Additional Excise Duty (SAED) on petrol and diesel by Rs. 2 per litre

Notification number: Notification No. 3/2020-Central Excise

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Exchange rate of 1 unit of foreign currency equivalent to Indian rupees

Notification number: Notification No.22/2020 - Customs (N.T.)

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend anti-dumping duty on "Sheet Glass" originating in or exported from China PR

Notification number: Notification No. 06/2020-Customs (ADD)

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Authority: Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Notification: APEDA signs MoU with Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC)

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Authority: Ministry of Defence

Notification: Measures taken by the Government to promote Defence Exports

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Authority: Press Information Bureau

Notification: Cabinet approves scheme for “Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP)” to boost exports Scheme for enhancing Exports to International Markets

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 13 Mar 2020

ASEAN

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: Malaysia published guideline on advertisement of medicine products & healthcare facilities and services:- Medicine Products - Guideline on advertising of medicines and medicinal productsGuidance for determination of medicine advertisement board’s approval for advertisements of medicinal productsMedicine advertisements board policy and decision (product) Health care Services - Advertising guidelines for healthcare facilities and servicesGuidance for determination of medicine advertisement board’s approval for advertisements of healthcare facilities and servicesMedicine advertisements board policy and decision (services)

Notification number: NIL

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

Notification: Proposes to allow importer to import Plant, plant product, pest, beneficial organism or soil on application for an import certificate from the Myanmar Agriculture Service before obtaining license or permit from the department or organization concerned. The objectives of this measure are to protect human life and health and to protect the natural environment.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Country: Singapore

Authority: Singapore Food Agency

Notification: Maximum limits for marine biotoxins, inorganic arsenic, and methanol in food published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Ministry of Defense

Notification: Regulations on the formulation, promulgation and application of standards and technical regulations in the field of military and defense published

Notification number: Circular No. 25/2020 / TT-BQP

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Notification: Promulgate national technical standards on animal feed and raw materials for aquatic feed production

Notification number: Circular No. 04/2020 / TT-BNNPTNT

Date: 17 Mar 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Notification: Promulgating the National Technical Regulation on aquaculture environmental treatment products effective from 1st July, 2020

Notification number: Circular No. 03/2020 / TT-BNNPTNT

Date: 17 Mar 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: NIL

Notification: Amending Circular 13/2015 / TT-BTC on inspection, supervision and temporary suspension of customs procedures for import and export goods requiring protection of rights IPR; control of counterfeit goods and goods that infringe upon intellectual property rights effective from April 20, 2020.

Notification number: Circular No. 13/2020 / TT-BTC

Date: 17 Mar 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: NIL

Notification: Announcing HS codes for the List of Group 2 products and goods under the management responsibility of the Ministry of Public Security

Notification number: Decision 9981 / QD-BCA

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and The Environment

Notification: Mattirolomycesterfezioides of permitted fresh truffle has been added to mushrooms for human consumption

Notification number: NIL

Date: 17 Mar 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and The Environment

Notification: Five species of truffles notified for human consumption

Notification number: NIL

Date: 17 Mar 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Certain nursery stock permitted to import having methyl bromide treatment

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Certain nursery stock added under Medium risk plants category

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Xylellafastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock added into permitted species

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Amendment to conditions for the import of Bee products - Honey, honeycomb, propolis, royal jelly

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Brazil & China

Country: Brazil

Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency

Notification: Changed the minimum identity and quality requirements for hypodermic and gingival needles

Notification number: Collegiate Board Resolution No. 344/2020

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Country: Brazil

Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency

Notification: Establishes the minimum requirements for identity and quality for single-use teams transfusion, gravitational infusion and infusion for use with infusion pump

Notification number: Collegiate Board Resolution No. 342/2020

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Country: Brazil

Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency

Notification: Establishes the minimum quality and identity requirements for hypodermic syringes

Notification number: Collegiate Board Resolution No. 341/2020

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Country: China

Authority: Certification and Accreditation Administration

Notification: Implementation Rule for Compulsory Certification of Brake Linings for Automobiles from 1 June 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Country: China

Authority: State Administration for Market Regulation

Notification:  China proposed national standards for following commoditie - Infant Feeding Bottles and TeatsMicrowave therapy equipmentMedical Electrical EquipmentMinimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for FanPlastics Collapsible Containers for Human Blood and Blood Components - Part 1: Conventional ContainersMinimum allowable values of energy efficiency and energy efficiency grades for flat panel televisions and set-top boxeBeer bottlesMinimum allowable values of energy efficiency and energy efficiency grades of industrial boilersMinimum allowable values of energy efficiency and the energy efficiency grades for power transformersMinimum allowable values of energy efficiency and values of efficiency grades for motors. If above standards affecting your exports to China then please Click here submit your representation.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Mar 2020

South Korea

Authority: Customs office

Notification: Mask import requirements confirmation exemption procedure guide published

Notification number: Post Number 202003171267

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Authority: Customs office

Notification: Establishment of tariff rate on corona 19 related items (3.18)

Notification number: Post Number 202003171264

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Authority: Customs office

Notification: Established and changed standard product name of mask and MB filter

Notification number: Post Number 202003171263

Date: 17 Mar 2020

Authority: Food and Drug Authority

Notification: Cosmetic Law Enforcement Rules amended

Notification number: Prime Minister No. 1603

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Authority: Korean Agency for Technology and Standards

Notification: Proposes to amend rules KC 61851-1 Electric vehicle conductive charging system to improve the charging speed by increasing the rated allowable current for the Type1 (AC 5pin) charging method.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 12 Mar 2020


European Union

Authority: European Commission

Notification: EU proposes to three substances (1,2,4-Trihydroxybenzene4 , 2-[(4-Amino-2-nitrophenyl)-amino]-benzoic acid5 and 4-Amino-3-hydroxytoluene6) for use in hair dye products due to their potential genotoxicity and mutagenicity

Notification number: NIL

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Authority: European Commission

Notification: EU proposes to allow use of MethoxypropylaminoCyclohexenylideneEthoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87) as a UV filter in cosmetic products at a concentration up to 3%, by adding it to the list of authorised UV filters in Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Eurasian Economic Union

Country: Kazakhstan

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture of

Notification: Imposed temporary restrictions on the importation to the territory of Kazakhstan of citrus fruit crops, pome fruits, stone fruit crops from China

Notification number: NIL

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Country: Russia

Authority: Russian Government

Notification: Import of Cheese products, Drinks, cocktails, milk-containing jelly”, Curd and sour cream products, jelly, sauces, creams, puddings, mousses, pastes, milk-containing souffles, Canned milk-containing products, freeze-dried dry products, Canned condensed milk, Milk-containing ice cream, Milk-containing products with milk fat replacer made using cheese technology, Drinks, cocktails, milk-containing kissels. Drinks, cocktails, milk jelly with milk fat replacer subject to 10% VAT

Notification number: Decree no 250

Date: 12 Mar 2020

USA

Authority: Environmental Protection Agency

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

Notification number: Rule No. 2020-04747

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Authority: Environmental Protection Agency

Notification: Significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances

Notification number: Rule No. 2020-05005

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Authority: Environmental Protection Agency

Notification: Establishes a tolerance for residues of trifloxystrobin in or on pea and bean, dried shelled, except soybean which is registered under Insecticides act, 1968 for use as pesticides and formulations

Notification number: NIL

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Authority: Department of Public Health

Notification: Establishes standards for retail sale of tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems, restricting sale and distribution of all flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems, including mint and menthol-flavored products, to age restricted locations

Notification number: NIL

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Authority: Federal Communications Commission

Notification: Proposes to adopt a new hearing aid compatibility technical standard for hearing aid-compatible handsets, Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for current-carrier line systems or for digital line systems; videophones etc

Notification number: NIL

Date: 12 Mar 2020

Canada & Mexico

Country: Canada

Authority: NIL

Notification: Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Notification number: NIL

Date: 16 Mar 2020

Country: Mexico

Authority: Ministry of Health / Federal Commission

Notification: Mexico proposes standard PROY-NOM-003-SSA1-2018 on Sanitary requirements to be met by the labeling of paints and related products. If the above proposed regulation is expected to affect your exports then please Click hereto submit your representation.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 16 Mar 2020

South Africa

Authority: Department of Revenu

Notification: Customs and Excise Act Schedule 1 amended: Customs duty revised for products fall under HS 0207

Notification number: N R 309

Date: 16 Mar 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Notification: Proposing regulations relating to Tea and related products intended for sale in South Africa If the above proposed regulation is expected to affect your exports then please Click here to submit your representation.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 16 Mar 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Notification: Seek to introduce new regulations relating to Coffee, Chicory and Related Products intended for sale in the Republic of South Africa. If proposed regulation affecting your exports then please Click here to submit your representation.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Israel, Lebanon, Tanzania & Ukraine

Country: Israel

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: Food additives amendments for sorbates; propyl gallate, TBHQ, BHA, and BHT and locust bean gum

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Country: Lebanon

Authority: Food and water safety

Notification: A decision regarding the regulation of the process of extracting the milk of the infant subject to the analysis and pricing

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Country: Tanzania

Authority: Tanzania Bureau of Standards

Notification:  Tanzania seek to introduce following mandatory standards by May 2020 TDC 3 (6310) P3 Textiles — Woven and warp knitted quilt fabricsTDC 3 (6309) P3 Textiles A-Twill Jute BagsTDC3 (6308) P3 Textiles – Sisal bagsTDC3 (6307)P3 Textiles — Hessian bagsTDC3 (6306) P3 Textiles – High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)/Polypropylene (pp) Woven Leno Sacks for packaging and storage of fruits and vegetables

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Mar 2020

Country: Ukraine

Authority: Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture

Notification: Seek mandatory declaration of Country of Origin or Place of Origin indication on label of Meat of bovine animals, swine, sheep or goat, poultry fresh, chilled or frozen & natural honey

Notification number: NIL

Date: 17 Mar 2020

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