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Weekly Trade Alert: 19 – 26 March

Weekly Trade Alert: 19 – 26 March

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

27 Mar 2020, 15:56 — 23 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 19 – 26 March.

India

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: The export of Hydroxychloroquine and formulations made from Hydrochloroquine falling under any ITCHS Code, including the ITCHS Codes mentioned in notification, is prohibited with immediate effect. However,export shall be only allowed in the conditions mentioned in notification

Notification number: Notification No. 54/2015-2020

Date: 25 Mar 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Export of all ventilators including any artificial respiratory apparatus or oxygen therapy apparatus or any other breathing appliance/device and sanitizers falling under any ITCHS Code, including the ITCHS Codes mentioned in notification, is prohibited with immediate effect.

Notification number: Notification No. 53/2015-2020

Date: 20 Mar 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Last date for receipt of application for import of Urad dal for fiscal year 2020-21 extended upto 15 April 2020 instead of 3 April 2020 arising out of pandemic COVID-19

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 58/2019-2020

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Exports of all formulation for ITCHS codes falling under Chapter 30 in the Notification No. 50 dated 03.03.2020 shall be allowed to be exported under the Advance Licenses issued on or before the date of Notification (03.03.2020). Also, no enhancement of quantity shall be permitted for import and export items in these Advance Licenses

Notification number: Policy Circular No. 34/2015

Date: 20 Mar 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Clarification on Notification No. 50/2015-20 dated 03.03.2020: Export of restricted APIs allowed from SEZ units, Restriction applicable for only those item descriptions specified in notification not on other API/formulation falling under same HS code and have different description

Notification number: Policy Circular No. 33/2015

Date: 20 Mar 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Institution and/or continuation of proceedings under Foreign Trade (Development & Regulations) Act, 1992 and Rules thereunder against companies/firms against whom proceedings have been instituted in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

Notification number: ECA Circular No. 32/2015-2020

Date: 20 Mar 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: The export of all ventilators, Surgical/Disposable (2/3Ply) Masks only and Textile raw material for masks and coveralls only falling under the ITCHS Codes specified against each has been prohibited, with immediate effect. All other items (except surgical/disposable (2/3Ply) Masks) allowed in the Notification No.48 dated 25.02.2020 shall remain "free" for exports

Notification number: Notification No. 52/2015-2020

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Modalities for import of 4 Lakh MT Urad for the fiscal year 2020-2021

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 57/2019-2020

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Annual Quota of Urad for the year 2020-21 is 4 Lakh MT and will be effect from 1st May, 2020 to 31st March, 2021. The earlier Notification published in Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide S.O. 4540(E) dated 18.12.2019 read with its Corrigendum vide S.O. 4604(E) dated 24.12.2019 and DGFT’’s Trade Notice No. 54/2019-20 dated 03.03.2020 extending the date of import upto 30.04.2020 in respect of import of Urad for the year 2019-20 will be implemented separately

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 56/2019-2020

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

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

Notification number: Notification No. 31/2020-CUSTOMS (N.T.)

Date: 25 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Amendment to Notification No.52/2003-Customs dated 31.03.2003 for extending exemption from IGST and compensation cess to EOUs on imports till 31.03.2021

Notification number: Notification No. 16 /2020-Customs

Date: 24 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

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

Notification number: Notification No. 30/2020 - Customs (N.T.)

Date: 24 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to prescribe return in FORM GSTR-3B of CGST Rules, 2017 along with due dates of furnishing the said form for April, 2020 to September, 2020

Notification number: Notification No. 29/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to prescribe the due date for furnishing FORM GSTR-1 by such class of registered persons having aggregate turnover of more than 1.5 crore rupees in the preceding financial year or the current financial year, for each of the months from April,2020 to September, 2020.

Notification number: Notification No. 28/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to prescribe the due date for furnishing FORM GSTR-1 for the quarters April, 2020 to June, 2020 and July, 2020 to September, 2020 for registered persons having aggregate turnover of up to 1.5 crore rupees in the preceding financial year or the current financial year.

Notification number: Notification No. 27/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend due date for furnishing FORM GSTR-3B of the said rules for the months of July,2019 to September, 2019 for registered persons whose principal place of business is in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, shall be furnished electronically through the common portal, on or before the 24th March, 2020

Notification number: Notification No. 26/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend due date for furnishing FORM GSTR-3B for the months of October, 2019 , November, 2019 to February, 2020 for registered persons whose principal place of business is in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir on or before the 24th March, 2020.

Notification number: Notification No. 25/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend due date for furnishing FORM GSTR-1 for registered persons whose principal place of business is in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, for the quarter July-September, 2019 till 24th March, 2020.

Notification number: Notification No. 24/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend due date for furnishing FORM GSTR-1 for registered persons whose principal place of business is in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, by such class of registered persons having aggregate turnover of more than 1.5 crore rupees in the preceding financial year or current financial year, for each of the months from July, 2019 to September, 2019 till 24th March, 2020.

Notification number: Notification No. 23/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend due date for furnishing FORM GSTR-1 for registered persons whose principal place of business is in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, and having aggregate turnover of more than 1.5 crore rupees in the preceding financial year or current financial year, for the month of October, 2019 and November, 2019 to February till 24th March, 2020.

Notification number: Notification No. 22/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend due date for furnishing FORM GSTR-1 for registered persons whose principal place of business is in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir or the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir or the Union territory of Ladakh for the quarter October-December, 2019 till 24th March, 2020

Notification number: Notification No. 21/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend due date for furnishing FORM GSTR-7 for those taxpayers whose principal place of business is in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir for the July, 2019 to October,2019 and November, 2019 to February, 2020 .

Notification number: Notification No. 20/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to specify class of persons, other than individuals who shall undergo authentication, of Aadhaar number in order to be eligible for registration.

Notification number: Notification No. 19/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to notify the date from which an individual shall undergo authentication, of Aadhaar number in order to be eligible for registration.

Notification number: Notification No. 18/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to specify the class of persons who shall be exempted from aadhar authentication.

Notification number: Notification No. 17/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to make third amendment (2020) to CGST Rules.

Notification number: Notification No. 16/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend the time limit for furnishing of the annual return specified under section 44 of CGST Act, 2017 for the financial year 2018-2019 till 30.06.2020.

Notification number: Notification No. 15/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to exempt certain class of registered persons capturing dynamic QR code and the date for implementation of QR Code to be extended to 01.10.2020

Notification number: Notification No. 14/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to exempt certain class of registered persons from issuing e-invoices and the date for implementation of e-invoicing extended to 01.10.2020

Notification number: Notification No. 13/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to waive off the requirement for furnishing FORM GSTR-1 for 2019-20 for taxpayers who could not opt for availing the option of special composition scheme under notification No. 2/2019-Central Tax (Rate)

Notification number: Notification No. 12/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to provide special procedure for corporate debtors undergoing the corporate insolvency resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Notification number: Notification No. 11/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to provide special procedure for taxpayers in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu consequent to merger of the two UTs

Notification number: Notification No. 10/2020-Central Tax

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to clarify issues in respect of issues under GST law for companies under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Notification number: Circular No. 134/04/2020

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to clarify issues in respect of apportionment of input tax credit (ITC) in cases of business reorganization under section 18 (3) of CGST Act read with rule 41(1) of CGST Rules

Notification number: Circular No. 133/03/2020

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

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

Notification number: Notification No. 29/2020-CUSTOMS (N.T.)

Date: 20 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

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

Notification number: Notification No. 28/2020-CUSTOMS (N.T.)

Date: 20 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

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

Notification number: Notification No. 27/2020-CUSTOMS (N.T.)

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: To issue clarification in respect of appeal in regard to non-constitution of Appellate Tribunal -reg

Notification number: Circular No. 132/2/2020

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Authority: Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Notification: Press note on review of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy on Civil Aviation

Notification number: NIL

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards

Notification: Grant of All India First Licence for Mortice Locks with Lever Mechanism as per IS 16015: 2013

Notification number: NIL

Date: 18 Mar 2020

ASEAN

Country: Indonesia

Authority: Ministry of Trade

Notification: Amending regulation no. 44 of 2019 concerning provisions on the import of horticultural products

Notification number: Regulation No. 27

Date: 18 Mar 2020

Country: Indonesia

Authority: Ministry of Finance

Notification: Concerning the third amendment to the regulation of the Minister of Finance Number 6 / PMK.010 / 2017 concerning the establishment of the classification system for goods and imposing tariffs on import duty on imported goods

Notification number: Regulation No. 17 / PMK.010 / 2020

Date: 24 Mar 2020

Country: Indonesia

Authority: Ministry of Trade

Notification: The eighth amendment to the regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 87 / M-DAG / PER / 10/2015 concerning provisions on the import of certain products

Notification number: Regulation No. 28

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Country: Laso

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: Do not import, prohibit, distribute and prohibit the use of chiropractic - 19 (Rapid Test)

Notification number: NIL

Date: 20 Mar 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Notice on foods without labels that are not suitable for consumption

Notification number: NIL

Date: 26 Mar 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Public Notification of Unlawful Foods (without labels)

Notification number: NIL

Date: 26 Mar 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: List of Trademark foods that are not suitable for consumption published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 26 Mar 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Public notification on foods not safe to eat published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 26 Mar 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: New Cosmetics Recordings Released on 23-3-2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Mar 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Certificate of Importation Medication as on 23 March 2020 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Mar 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Certificate of Importing Medicines valid as on 23 March 2020 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Mar 2020

Country: Thailand

Authority: Department of Livestock Development

Notification: Temporary suspension of importation of live poultry and poultry carcasses from Hungary to prevent the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Serotype H5N8)

Notification number: NIL

Date: 19 Mar 2020

 

Country: Thailand

Authority: NIL

Notification: Temporary suspension of importation of live domestic pigs and wild pigs and their carcasses from following countries  to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever: India (Click here)South Korea (Click here)Indonesia (Click here)Vietnam (Click here)Philippines (Click here)Bulgaria (Click here)China (Click here)

Notification number: NIL

Date: 19 Mar 2020

 

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Health Environment Management Agency, Ministry of Health

Notification: List of active ingredients banned from use and restricting the scope of insecticide and disinfectant registration for household and medical use in Vietnam published. It will enforce from 1 Aug 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 19 Mar 2020

SAARC

Country: Bhutan

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Thimpu

Notification: Notification on ban on importation of meat due to Covid-19

Notification number: No.MoAF/Adm/2020/308

Date: 24 Mar 2020

Country: Pakistan

Authority: Ministry of Commerce

Notification: Imposed ban on export of Personal Protective Equipment

Notification number: S.R.O 239

Date: 24 Mar 2020

Country: Pakistan

Authority: NIL

Notification: Imposed ban on export of Onion

Notification number: S.R.O 238

Date: 24 Mar 2020

Japan

Authority: Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry 

Notification: Japan requested the World Trade Organization (WTO) to establish a panel under the WTO Agreement regarding India’s imposition of tariff increase on information and communications technology (ICT) products.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Notification: Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act amended and effective from 1 July 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Notification: Revision of the administrative rule of the official standards for Fertilizers. The revision effective form May 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 19 Mar 2020

South Korea

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Publishes food additive amendment

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Enforcement decree of the experimental animal act amended

Notification number: Presidential Decree No. 30313

Date: 20 Mar 2020

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Enforcement rules of the laboratory animals act amended

Notification number: Ministerial Decree No. 1601

Date: 20 Mar 2020

Denmark & United Kingdom

Country: Denmark

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: Executive Order on Special Measures for the Supply of Medical Devices and Personal Protective Instruments in the Coronavirus Disease Management 2019 (COVID-19) issued

Notification number: BEK no 253

Date: 24 Mar 2020

Country: United Kingdom

Authority: NIL

Notification: The Marketing of Fruit Plant and Propagating Material (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Notification number: 2020 No. 311 (W. 70)

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Hong Kong

Authority: NIL

Notification: Import and Export (Registration) Regulations amended

Notification number: NIL

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Authority: NIL

Notification: Compulsory quarantine of persons arriving at Hong Kong from foreign places regulation

Notification number: NIL

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Canada

Authority: Pest Management Regulatory Agency

Notification: Adopted MRLs for malathion and prometryn

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Mar 2020

Authority: Health Canada

Notification: Canada proposes modifications to the list of permitted colouring agents to enable new uses of lycopene extract from tomato

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Authority: Pest Management Regulatory Agency

Notification: Adopted MRLs for clopyralid (click here) and dimethomorph (click here)As per  Insecticides Act, 1968 dimethomorph is registered in India

Notification number: NIL

Date: 20 Mar 2020

Kenya & Lebanon

Country: Kenya

Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards

Notification: Proposes to adopt mandatory standards for following products by June 2020 Refined white sugarRaw cane sugarGlossary of terms used in confectionary tradeEmmentalcheeseEdam cheese

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Mar 2020

Country: Lebanon

Authority: Food and water safety

Notification: It relates to the examination of the institutions involved in the manufacture and sale of food to ensure compliance with health conditions.

Notification number: Circular 57-2020

Date: 23 Mar 2020

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