powered by globallinker

Weekly Trade Alert: 23 – 30 April

Weekly Trade Alert: 23 – 30 April

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

4 May 2020, 14:24 — 20 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 23 – 30 April.

India

Authority: Ministry of Home Affairs

Notification: Letter to West Bengal for opening of cross land border trans. reg

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Authority: Ministry of Home Affairs

Notification: Clarification on interpretation of guidelines w.r.t, factory sealing etc

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Clarification with respect to application for Free Sale and Commerce Certificate

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 07/2020-2021

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Procedural details pursuant to Notification No. 57/2015-20 dated 31.03.2020 and Public Notice 67/2015-20 dated 31.03.2020- Extensions in Import Validity period and Export obligation period in Advance authorizations/DFIA

Notification number: Circular No. 35/2015-2020

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to give effect to the provisions of rule 87 (13) and FORM GST PMT-09 of the CGST Rules, 2017

Notification number: Notification No. 37/2020-Central Tax

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Guidelines for conduct of personal hearings in virtual mode under Customs Act, 1962 published

Notification number: Instruction No. 04

Date: 27 Apr 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: CBIC’’s instruction waiving charges during extended lockdown by ICDs and CFSs reg.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Authority: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Notification: Guidelines for Home Isolation of very mild/pre-symptomatic COVID-19 cases

Notification number: NIL

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Authority: Revenue Department (Disaster Management), Karnataka Government Secretariat

Notification: Relaxation in procedure to start industrial operation

Notification number: NIL

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Authority: Karnataka Government Secretariat

Notification: Permitting SEZ and EOU in various districts

Notification number: NIL

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Authority: Food Safety and Standard Authority

Notification: Advisory on issuing movement passes for food inspection laboratories

Notification number: NIL

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Authority: Cochin Port Trust

Notification: Exemption, remission of Port charges notified

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 1/2020

Date: 27 Apr 2020

Authority: Ministry of Textile

Notification: Amended Technology Upgradation Funds Scheme (ATUFS) Easing post lock down period of COVID-19. 1. Easing out the norms under ATUFS during post lock down period of COVID-19 2. Easing out implementation of the decision of IMSC under ATUFS for physical verification of machinery procured under previous versions of TUFS (MTUFS, RTUFS & RRTUFS) during post lockdown period of COVID-19

Notification number: NIL

Date: 25 Apr 2020

Authority: Central Drugs Standard Control Organization

Notification: List of foreign Rapid / CLIA/ ELISA kits approved for testing of Covid-19 as on 25.04.2020 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 25 Apr 2020

Authority: Central Drugs Standard Control Organization

Notification: PCR Kits approved for testing of Covid-19 as on 25.04.2020 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 25 Apr 2020

Authority: NIL

Notification: DP world not to levy storage charges from 22.3.2020 to 3.05.2020 reg.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Authority: Chennai Port Trust

Notification: Letter to CFS association to comply with DGS order w.r.t detention charges

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Authority: General Administration Department, Government of Kerala

Notification: Guidelines Defining zones and start of activities w.e.f 23.04.2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority

Notification: FSSAI ensures uninterrupted food business operations during the COVID-19

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 23 Apr 2020

ASEAN

Country: Malaysia

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: Publishes food additive amendment

Notification number: NIL

Date: 6 Apr 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: New Cosmetics Recordings (New) Available on 27-4-2020 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 27 Apr 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Certificate of Import of Imported Medicines on 27-4-2020 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 27 Apr 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Certificates of importation of extractable medicines on 27-4-2020 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 27 Apr 2020

Country: Philippines

Authority: Bureau of Customs

Notification: Implementing the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Program established under CAO 5-2017 for Importers and Exporters

Notification number: CMO 09-2020

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Country: Philippines

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Guidelines on the submission of applications for batch notification of registered vapor products and HTPs

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Country: Philippines

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Procedure for pre-market application for vapor products and heated tobacco products seeking registration under the centre for cosmetics regulation and research

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Country: Philippines

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Guidelines for the preparation of a product information file for vapor product and heated tobacco product refills and cartridges, and heated tobacco product electronic delivery devices

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Country: Philippines

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: General guidelines for the regulation of vapor products and heated tobacco products

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Country: Philippines

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Application procedure for product marketing authorizations through the FDA electronic portal (e‑portal) system.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Country: Philippines

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Procedure on the application for license to operate (LTO) through the food and drug administration (FDA) electronic portal

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Country: Singapore

Authority: Singapore Food Agency

Notification: Review of import timeframe requirement for meat and meat products

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Country: Thailand

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Explanation instruction of Cleaning or disinfecting products used for food

Notification number: NIL

Date: 30 Apr 2020

Country: Thailand

Authority: Department of Livestock Development

Notification: Imposed temporary ban on importation of Live poultry and poultry carcasses from Germany (Click here)South Africa (Click here) & Vietnam (Click here) to prevent the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza during period of 3rd April 2020 – 1st July 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 29 Apr 2020

Country: Thailand

Authority: Department of Livestock Development

Notification: Imposed temporary ban on importation of Live domestic pig and their carcasses from Laos (Click here ) & Cambodia (Click here) to prevent the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza during period of 3rd April 2020 – 1st July 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 29 Apr 2020

SAARC

Authority: Department of Food Technology and Quality Control

Notification: Food and Feed import permit application format published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Authority: Department of Food Technology and Quality Control

Notification: Notice for food and feed importer and exporter

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Eurasian Economic Union

Country: EEU

Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission

Notification: Electrical connectors in the form of plugs and sockets with threaded locking classified under HS 8536 69

Notification number: Decision 55

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Country: EEU

Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission

Notification: Amending section 2.7 of the list of goods with respect to which a permit procedure has been established for the import.

Notification number: Decision no 45

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Country: Russia

Authority: The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance

Notification: Imposed temporary ban on importation of Live poultry, bird eggs, meat and edible offal of poultry, machinery for preparing animal feeding stuffs, poultry incubators and brooder from Hungary to prevent the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Notification number: NIL

Date: 29 Apr 2020

European Union

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Seek to approve carbendazim as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products

Notification number: NIL

Date: 29 Apr 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Temporary measures in view of COVID-19 : Validity of certain certificates, licences and authorisations and the postponement of certain periodic checks and training in certain areas of transport legislation

Notification number: NIL

Date: 29 Apr 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Register of Feed Additives updated : Annex I: List of additives (Click here) and Annex II: List of additives (Click here) for which no application for reevaluation was submitted before the deadline of 8 November 2010.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Ensure compliance with maximum residue levels of pesticides and to assess the consumer exposure to pesticide residues in and on food of plant and animal origin

Notification number: Regulation (EU) 2020/585

Date: 27 Apr 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Granting a Union authorisation for the biocidal product family ‘SOPURCLEAN’

Notification number: Regulation (EU) 2020/580

Date: 27 Apr 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Granting a Union authorisation for the biocidal product family ‘HYPRED’s octanoic acid based products’

Notification number: Regulation (EU) 2020/579

Date: 27 Apr 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1198 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating from China

Notification number: Regulation 2020/571

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Fixing import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 27 April 2020

Notification number: Regulation 2020/573

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 March 2020 to 31 March 2020

Notification number: C135/8

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Proposes non-renewal of approval of the following active substances BromoxynilMancozeb

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Summary of authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Notification number: 020/C 132/05

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Country: France

Authority: Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Notification: Seek for vigilance concerning essential-oil based sprays and diffusers

Notification number: NIL

Date: 29 Apr 2020

Country: United Kingdom

Authority: Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 468

Notification: The Misuse of Drugs (Coronavirus) (Amendments Relating to the Supply of Controlled Drugs During a Pandemic etc.) Regulations 2020 published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 29 Apr 2020

Japan & South Korea

Country: Japan

Authority: Ministry of Health & Labour Welfare

Notification: Revision of some of the standard standards for foods, additives (setoxim, diazinon, bifenthrin, buprofezin, flonicamid, florpyrauxifenebenzyl)

Notification number: Notification 23

Date: 25 Apr 2020

Country: Japan

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Notification: Procedure for temporary measures to accept scanned or hard copies of export certificates published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Country: South Korea

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Revising their food regulations, including numerous pesticide MRL changes

Notification number: Notice No. 2020-24

Date: 25 Apr 2020

Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

Notification: Import condition for fish roe and caviar for human consumption notified

Notification number: NIL

Date: 30 Apr 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

Notification: Amended the import conditions for Humulus spp. for use as nursery stock

Notification number: NIL

Date: 29 Apr 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

Notification: Updates to the production questionnaire for veterinary therapeutics

Notification number: NIL

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

Notification: Weekend diagnostics trial for cut flower imports ending in May 2020

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 60-2020

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

Notification: Import conditions for medium risk plants for use as nursery stock

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

Notification: Import conditions for xylellafastidiosa hosts for use as nursery stock

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Hong Kong & New Zealand

Country: Hong Kong

Authority: Department of Medicine 

Notification: Dangerous Drugs Ordinance published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Country: New zealand

Authority: Ministry of Prime Industries

Notification: Proposed to implement revised import health standards for seeds for sowing by 11 June 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Switzerland

Authority: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office

Notification: Revised ordinance on foodstuffs and utility articles

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Canada

Authority: Health Canada

Notification: Modified lists of permitted food additives to extend the use of Potassium Phosphate, dibasic, to the same foods and levels of use as currently Permitted for Sodium Phosphate, dibasic

Notification number: NIL

Date: 23 Apr 2020

Bahrain & Kuwait

Country: Bahrain

Authority: Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Tourism

Notification: Proposes minimum energy performance requirements and testing requirements for Large Capacity Air-Conditioners published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 24 Apr 2020

Country: Kuwait

Authority: Kuwait Standard & Metrology Department

Notification: Standards for Respiratory protective devices (Requirements, testing, marking) published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 27 Apr 2020

Lebanon

Authority: Pharmacy and medicines

Notification: The decision to withdraw and prevent the handling of a cook from a registered medical product.

Notification number: Resolution 466-2020

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Authority: Pharmacy and medicines

Notification: Resolution regarding the cancellation of the registration of medical preparations.

Notification number: Resolution 464-2020

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Authority: Pharmacy and medicines

Notification: The decision concerns a warning about the existence of false medical diagnostic tests in America and Africa.

Notification number: Resolution 463-2020

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Authority: Pharmacy and medicines

Notification: A decision regarding the withdrawal of contraband medical products from the Lebanese market and preventing their circulation.

Notification number: Resolution 462-2020

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Tanzania

Authority: Tanzania Bureau of Standards

Notification: Tanzania proposes standards for following products:- Tamarind (ukwaju) pulpEnergy drinksDehydrated soups, canned soups and brothsSterilized compound sodium lactate intravenous infusionSterilized dextrose intravenous infusionMethylated spirit 70% for medical useHospital based intravenous fluids

Notification number: NIL

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Authority: Tanzania Bureau of Standards

Notification: Proposing standards for following products: Coriander seedsMayonnaiseShellac varnishPolyvinyl Acetate-Based adhesives for woodCashew nut shell liquidSulfuric acidSodium bicarbonate

Notification number: NIL

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Please share your feedback on csom@fieo.org to help us serve you better.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views, official policy or position of GlobalLinker.

Comments

Posted by

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

FIEO is the apex international trade promotion organisation of India. Directly and indirectly it represents the interest of over 200,000 exporters in India. FIEO has 17 offices in...

Other articles written by Federation of Indian Export Organisations

View All