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Weekly Trade Alert: 17 – 23 October

Weekly Trade Alert: 17 – 23 October

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

24 Oct 2020, 13:11 — 43 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: 19 – 22 October 2020 are given under. Please click on a notification for the details
 

EXPORT-IMPORTS, BANKING & GST

 

Policy

 Policy

 

1.     India - Export Policy: Nitrile gloves/NBR gloves shifted from Prohibited to Restricted category. Visit www.indiantradeportal.in for updated export policy of India at tariff line
  Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Notification no 42/2015-20)
  Date: 22 October 2020
  Product Coverage: Nitrile gloves/NBR gloves
  HS Code: 392690, 4015
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 38/2020-Customs)
Date: 21 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Circular No. 47/2020-Customs)
Date: 20 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 37/2020-Customs)
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Polybutadiene Rubber
HS Code: 400220
 
Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Public Notice No. 26/2015-2020
Date: 16 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification no 101/2015-20 (Customs NT)
Date: 16 October 2020
 

Customs, Banking & GST

GST

 

Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (05/2020-Union Territory tax(rate))
Date: 16 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (05/2020-Integrated Tax (Rate))
Date: 16 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (06/2020-Integrated Tax)
Date: 15 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (05/2020-Central Tax (Rate))
Date: 16 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (79/2020-Central Tax)
Date: 15 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (78/2020-Central Tax)
Date: 15 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (77/2020-Central Tax)
Date: 15 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (76/2020-Central Tax)
Date: 15 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (75/2020-Central Tax)
Date: 15 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (74/2020-Central Tax)
Date: 15 October 2020
 

TRADE REMEDIES

 Trade remedies

 

 

Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Copper Tubes and Pipes
HS Code: 74112100, 74112200 and 74112900
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 21 October 2020
HS Code: 29242920, 29242990
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Fluoroelstomer
HS Code: 3904
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Axle for Trailers
HS Code: 87169010
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 32/2020-Customs (ADD))
Date: 19 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Aluminium and Zinc coated flat products
HS Code: 2106100, 72125090, 72259900, 72269990, 72101290, 72103090, 72104900, 72106900, 72107000, 72109090, 72121090, 72122090, 72123090, 72124000, 72169910, 72255010, 72259100, 72259200, 72269930
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Cold-Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel of width 600 mm to 1250 mm and above 1250mm
HS Code: 7219.31, 7219.32, 7219.33, 7219.34, 7219.35 and 7219.90
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Axle for Trailers
HS Code: 87169010
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Melamine
HS Code: 29051300
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Melamine
HS Code: 29336100
 

AGRICULTURE

 

Animal Originated Products

 Animal Originated Products

 

Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Goods (products) subject to veterinary control
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Environment (ME)
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Captive or Wild animals that are considered hosts for 9 major wildlife diseases (ASF, hog cholera, SFTS, tuberculosis, rabies, foot and mouth disease, AI, beta coronavirus) including diseases stipulated in Article 44-8 of Enforcement Rules of the Wildlife Act
 
Notification Authority: Health and Food Safety Directorate-General
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Preparation of a kind use in animal nutrition
HS Code: 2309
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health Food and Drug Administration
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Meat and meat products of domesticated or wild pig in nature
HS Code: 16010010, 16010090, 16021010, 16021090, 16022000, 16024110, 16024190, 16024210, 16024290, 16024911, 16024919, 16024991, 16024999, 16025000, 16029090, 16030000
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Livestock (Sheep, Goat, Cattle)
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Human milk fortifiers
 

Plants & Plant Products

plan and plant products  

 

Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 22 October 2020
Product Coverage: apricot, peach and pear nectars
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB)
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: Tomato, Onion and Okra
HS Code: 070310, 070990, 070220
 
Notification Authority: Health Canada
Date: 22 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers' Welfare
Date: 14 October 2020
Product Coverage: Mandarin, Apple, Potato and Ginger
HS Code: 080520, 080810, 071010, 091011
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Date: 22 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Date: 22 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Date: 21 October 2020
Product Coverage: Apple
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
Date: 21 October 2020
Product Coverage: Onion
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 22 October 2020
Product Coverage: pea and bean, dry and shelled, except soybean
HS Code: 392690, 4015
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 22 October 2020
Product Coverage: pea and bean, dry and shelled, except soybean
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1534)
Date: 21 October 2020
Product Coverage: citrus fruits
HS Code: 0805
 
Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission
Date: 21 October 2020
Product Coverage: Goods (products) subject to phytosanitary control
 
Notification Authority: Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG)
Date: 21 October 2020
Product Coverage: Alfalfa hay (Medicago sativa)
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: nursery stock
HS Code: 06
 
47.    Canada - Publishes maximum residual level for following pesticides
Notification Authority: Health Canada
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: 3808
 
48.    Japan - Proposes maximum residue limits (MRLs) for following pesticides
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Meat and edible meat offal, Animal originated products, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit, nuts and peel of citrus fruit, Coffee, tea, mate and spices, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Animal fats and oils, Beverages
HS Code: 0201, 0202, 0204, 0205, 0206, 0208, 0504, 0702, 0703, 0704, 0707, 0708, 0709, 0710 and 0713, 0801, 0802, 0804, 0805, 0806, 0807, 0808, 0809, 0810, 0811, 0814, 0901, 0902, 0903, 0904, 0905, 0906, 0907, 0908, 0909, 0910, 1201, 1207, 1502, 1506, 2201
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticides
HS Code: 38089910
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticides
HS Code(s): 1002, 1003, 1004, 1007, 100820
 
Notification Authority: Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG)
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Plants, cuttings and twigs of stone species.
 
Notification Authority: Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG)
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Nuts from Corylus avellana (with and without shell)
 
53.    Mexico – Establishes phytosanitary requirements for importation following plant products
Notification Authority: National Service of Health, Safety and Food Quality
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Botanical seed of Kale, chili / pepper seed, Botanical seed of tomato
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 16 October 2020
 
55.    USA – Proposes standards for following
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Lentils; Fresh or chilled leguminous vegetables, shelled or unshelled (excl. peas "Pisum sativum" and beans "Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp."), Dried, shelled lentils, whether or not skinned or split, ; Fresh or chilled peas, Beans
HS Code: 071340, 070890, 070810, 070820
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Alfalfa, seed; Almond, hulls; Animal feed
 

Food & Feed

Food & feed

 

Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food
 
Notification Authority: Health Canada
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Acid Prolyl Endopeptidase from Aspergillus niger GEP
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: food additives
HS Code: 210610
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (President Decree No. 31110)
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety [Prime Minister Decree No. 1652)
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food preparations
HS Code: 2106
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage:  New formula
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes
HS Code: 24
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Food
 
66.    EU – Seeks to authorise following feed additives
Notification Authority: European Commission
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Animal nutrition
HS Code 2309
 

CHEMICALS

Chemicals

 

Notification Authority: European Commission
Date: 21 October 2020
Product Coverage: Chemical Substances
 
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Date: 21 October 2020
Product Coverage: Chemical substances
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: food
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Drugs
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 21 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pharmaceuticals, Quasi-drug, Medical devices
HS Code: 30
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 21 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pharmaceuticals, Quasi-drug
HS Code: 30
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety 
Date: 21 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pharmaceuticals
HS Code: 30
 
Notification Authority: European Commission
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Cosmetics
HS Code: 33, 3401
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1524)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: heavyweight thermal paper
HS Code: 4809900020, 4811590020, 4811900020
 
Notification Authority: Government of Hong Kong
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pharma products
HS Code: 30
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pharmaceutical Products
HS Code: 30
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pharmaceuticals, Quasi-drug
HS Code: 30
 
Notification Authority: Minister for Health
Date: 19 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Mixtures of odoriferous substances and mixtures, Soap in the form of flakes, granules, powder, paste or in aqueous solution, Organic surface-active agents (excl. soap), surface-active preparations, washing preparations
HS Code: 340120, 330290, 3402
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Mixtures of odoriferous substances and mixtures, Soap in the form of flakes, granules, powder, paste or in aqueous solution, Organic surface-active agents (excl. soap), surface-active preparations, washing preparations
HS Code: 340120, 330290, 3402
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticides
HS Code: 38089910
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Antibiotics, Medicaments consisting of two or more constituents, Medicaments, Wadding, gauze, bandages, Pharmaceutical preparations, True hemp
HS Code: 2941, 3003, 3304, 3005, 3006, 5302
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Antibiotics, Medicaments consisting of two or more constituents, Medicaments, Wadding, gauze, bandages, Pharmaceutical preparations, True hemp
HS Code: 2941, 3003, 3304, 3005, 3006, 5302
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1511)
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticides
HS Code: 3808
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1510)
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticides
HS Code: 3808
 
Notification Authority: Depratment of Imports & Exports Control
Date: 19 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health (Therapeutic Goods Administration)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Nicotine containing products other than specified nicotine replacement therapies and nicotine prepared and packed for smoking.
 

ENGINEERING AND ELECTRONICS

Engineering & Electronics
 
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Computers and computer monitors
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2020/1524)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: heavyweight thermal paper
HS Code:  8502310011, 8502310085
 
91.    Saudi Arabia – Publishes standards on Vehicle & Vehicle parts which will adopt by 7 January 2021
  • School buses Rear crash test using moving barrier  - Specifies the technical requirements for the integrity of school buses fuel system by rear crash test using the moving barrier. This standard applies to school buses with gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 4500 kg.
  • School buses Roof strength - Specifies the technical requirements and test procedures for the roof strength of school bus.
  • Transmission shift position sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect - Specifies the technical requirements for the transmission shift position sequence, a starter interlock, and for a braking effect of automatic transmissions, to reduce the likelihood of shifting errors, to prevent starter engagement by the driver when the transmission is in any drive position, and to provide supplemental braking at speeds below 40 km/h. This standard applies to passenger cars, multi-purpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses.
  • School buses Pedestrian safety devices - Specifies the technical requirements and test procedures for devices that can be installed on school buses to maintain the safety of pedestrians in the vicinity of stopped school buses.
  • Road vehicles Windshield wiping and washing systems - Specifies the technical requirements for windshield wiping and washing systems. This standard applies to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses.
  • Road vehicles Windshield defrosting and defogging systems - Specifies the technical requirements for windshield defrosting and defogging systems. This standard applies to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses.
  • Road vehicles Flammability of interior materials - Specifies the technical requirements and test procedures for the resistance to burning, of materials used in the vehicle occupant compartments.
  • Road vehicles Impact protection for the driver from the steering control system - Specifies technical requirements for steering control systems that will minimize chest, neck, and facial injuries to the driver as a result of impact. This standard applies to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 4,500 kg or less. This standard does not apply to walk-in van.
  • School buses Body joint strength - Specifies the technical requirements and test procedures for the strength of the body panel joints in school bus bodies.
  • Road vehicles Accelerator control systems - Specifies technical requirements for the return of a vehicle's throttle to the idle position when the driver removes the actuating force from the accelerator control or in the event of a severance or disconnection in the accelerator control system. This standard applies to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses.
  • Road vehicles Controls, tell-tales and indicators - Specifies the technical requirements for the locations, color, illuminations, and identifications of road vehicle controls, tell-tales and indicators. This standard applies to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses.
Notification Authority: Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Road vehicles in general, buses, Transmissions, Glazing and wiper systems
 
Notification Authority: Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Meteorological Instruments. Thermometers, Barometers, Hygrometers, Anemoscopes, Anemometers, Sunshine recorders, Pyranometers, Rain gauges, Evaporimeters, Snow-depth sensors
 
Notification Authority: Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)
Date: 20 October 2020
Product Coverage: Wallpapers
 
Notification Authority: Department of Industry
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Natural gas
 
Notification Authority: Department of Energy (DOE)
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Residential furnaces and commercial water heaters
HS Code: 851610
 

OTHER PRODUCTS

  Other products

 

Textile

 

96. Uganda – Publishes following standards for textile & textile articles
  • DUS 2150:2020, Textiles Acrylic yarn - Specifies the requirements, test methods and sampling of acrylic yarn to be used for machine weaving, hand weaving, hand knitting and machine knitting.
  • DUS 2260-2:2020, Textiles Cotton yarn - Specifies requirements of spun (single and doubled) grey cotton yarn for use in knitting (hosiery). This standard does not cover yarn produced from blends of cotton with man-made fibres or any other fibre
  • DUS 2260-1:2020, Textiles Cotton yarn Weaving - Specifies requirements of spun (single and doubled) grey cotton yarn for use in weaving. This standard does not cover yarn produced from blends of cotton with man-made fibres or any other fibre.
  • DUS 359:2020, Bed sheets and pillowcases - Specifies requirements for woven and knit flat and fitted bed sheets and pillowcases meant for institutional and household purposes. This standard is not applicable to 100% cotton bed sheets and similar products used in hospitals.
  • DUS 2261:2020, Textiles Polyester blended yarn - Specifies requirements of grey yarn (single and doubled) spun from a blend of polyester with cotton or viscose fibre.
  • DUS 484:2020, Light vehicle towed trailer - Specifies material, constructional and other requirements of trailer operated by a light vehicle This standard covers requirements of balanced and unbalanced trailers up to 3.5 tonnes.
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 19 October 2020
Product Coverage: Acrylic yarn; Multiple "folded" or cabled yarn containing >= 85% acrylic or modacrylic staple fibres by weight, Cotton yarn, Bedsheets, Pillowcases; Toilet paper and similar paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres, Polyester blended yarn, Light vehicle towed trailer
HS Code: 550932, 5502, 4818. 5509, 871639
 

Other products 

 
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Date: 22 October 2020
Product Coverage: Automotive Components
HS Code: 87087, 8708, 8710, 8714,
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Commerce
Date: 22 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI)
Date: 21 October 2020
Product Coverage: Seats, Upholstered seats, Seats, with metal frames, Furniture and parts thereof, Metal furniture, Furniture of plastic
HS Code: 9401, 940140, 940171, 9403, 940320, 940370
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Indian Standard
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage: Plugs and socket-outlets for household
 
Notification Authority: Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario - ICA
Date: 16 October 2020
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Philippine Standards
Date: 16 October 2020
Product Coverage:
Bidets; Lavatories; Shower bases; Sinks
HS Code: 69
 
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