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Weekly Trade Alert: 27 November – 3 December

Weekly Trade Alert: 27 November – 3 December

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

4 Dec 2020, 13:32 — 27 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: 27 November – 3 December 2020 are given under. Please click on a notification for the details.

 

Policy, Customs & Tax 

 Policy

 

Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Public Notice no 31/2015-20)
Date: 1 December 2020
 
Notification Authority: Custom House, Chennai
Date: 1 December 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (90/2020-Central Tax Notification)
Date: 01 December 2020
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Circular no 52/2020-Customs)
Date: 27 November 2020
Product Coverage: gems and jewellery
 
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (89/2020-Central Tax Notification)
Date: 29 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Customs
Date: 1 Dec Nov 2020
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Public notice no 30/2015-20)
Date: 26 Nov 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 43/2020-Customs)
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Crude Palm Oi
 
 

Trade Remedies 

 Trade remedies

 

 

Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 43/2020-CUSTOMS (ADD))
Date: 2 December 2020
Product Coverage: Toluene Di-isocyanate (TDI)
HS Code: 29291020
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 2 December 2020
Product Coverage: Untreated Fumed Silica
HS Code: 28112200
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 42/2020 -Customs (ADD))
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Methylene chloride
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: New pneumatic radial tyres of rubber for buses and lorries, with or without tubes and/or flaps
HS Code: 40112010
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Float glass
HS Code: 7005
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Soda ash
HS Code: 283620
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Copper & Copper Alloy Flat Rolled Products
HS Code: 74091100, 74091900, 74092100, 74092900, 74093100, 74093900, 74094000, 74099000
 
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 39/2020-Customs (ADD))
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Fully Drawn or Fully Oriented Yarn/Spin Drawn Yarn/Flat Yarn of Polyester
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) Blends
HS Code: 38247800
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Self adhesive Polyvinyl Chloride Film
HS Code: 39191000, 39199010, 39199020, 39199090, 39209919, 39209959, 39209999, 39219099, 39269099
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: certain glass fibre and articles thereof
HS Code: 7019

  

Animal & Animal Originated Products 

 Animal Originated Products

 

Notification Authority: National Office of Food Safety
Date: 2 Dec 2020
Product Coverage: Birds of all species, poultry, poultry meat and products made from such meat, eggs and egg products
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Trade
Date: 2 Dec 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticide
HS Code: 3808
 
Notification Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Meat and meat products
 
Notification Authority: Israel WTO-TBT Enquiry Point
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Peanut Butter
 
Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Board
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Feed additives
HS Code: 2309
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Livestock products
 
27.    UAE - Imposes a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-products, day-old chicks and hatching eggs, poultry products and table eggs, and their products, except heat-treated meat from following countries
Notification Authority: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE)
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Live poultry
HS Code: 0105

 

Food 

Food & feed

 

28.    Australia – Publishes following food standards
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 2 December 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture
Date: 2 Dec 2020
 
Notification Authority: Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA),
Date: 2 Dec 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Fruit juices and vegetable juices
HS Code: 2202
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Mineral water
HS Code: 2201
 
33.    South Korea – Publishes food additive amendment
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: food additives
HS Code: 210610
 
Notification Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 30 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticides
 
35.    Canada – Proposes maximum residue limit (PMRL) for cyflufenamid & Fenpyroximate
Notification Authority: Department of Health
Date: 30 Nov 2020
Product coverage: Pesticides
 
Notification Authority: Israel WTO-TBT Enquiry Point
Date: 30 Nov 2020
Product coverage: Mayonnaise
HS Code: 210390
 
Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission
Date: 30 Nov 2020
 
38.    UK – Publishes following
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 30 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: ammonium hydrogen sulphite water and sodium bisulphite water
 
Notification Authority: Department of Health
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Therapeutic Goods

 

Chemicals & Textile

Chemicals

 

 

Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Union
Date: 2 December 2020
 
Notification Authority: Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA)
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: toilet soap
HS Code: 3401
 
Notification Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Textile floor coverings
 
Notification Authority: Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Garments and textiles
 
Notification Authority: Thai Food and Drug Administration
Date: 30 Nov 2020
Product coverage: Herbal products
 
46.    Kenya – Publishes following standards
  • DEAS 383: 2020: Liquid detergent for household use - Standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for liquid detergent for household general/multi- and dishwashing purposes.
  • DEAS 787:2020: Industrial detergent powder - Standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for industrial detergent powders.
  • DEAS 294: 2020: Scouring powder - Standard specifies requirements sampling and test methods for household detergent scouring powder.
  • DEAS 295: 2020: Sodium hypochlorite solutions for domestic and industrial use - Standard specifies requirements, sampling and test methods for sodium hypochlorite intended for domestic and Industrial use.
  • DEAS 31: 2020: Laundry soap - Standard specifies requirements, sampling and test methods for two grades of laundry soaps. This standard covers two grades of laundry soap pure and built laundry soap in the form of cakes, tablets or bars, produced from vegetable or animal oils or fats or a blend of all or part to these materials.   It does not cover any soap in which synthetic detergents have been added to enhance its performance.
  • DEAS 127-1: 2020. Synthetic detergent powders - Standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for synthetic detergents for household use.   This standard does not cover machine wash and industrial detergent powders.
  • DEAS 186-1: 2020. Bathing soap - Standard specifies requirements, sampling and test methods for solid bathing soap. It does not apply to carbolic soap or specialty soaps such as, transparent soap, floating soap, liquid soap or seawater soap.
  • DEAS 186-2: 2020: Bathing soap standard specifies requirements, sampling and test methods for liquid bathing soap. It does not apply to hand wash liquid detergents, shampoo and products for specific purposes such as those for industrial and surgical uses
Notification Authority: Kenya Bureau of standards
Date: 2 December 2020
Product Coverage: Cosmetics
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: purified laboratory material, laboratory reagents, toxins and venoms
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Customs and Excise (Minister of Finance Number 188/PMK.04/2020)
Date: 26 Nov 2020
 

Engineering and Electronics

Engineering & Electronics
 
Notification Authority: National Secretariat of Public Security (SENASP)
Date: 2 December 2020
Product Coverage: arms and ammunition
HS Code: 93
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Date: 2 Dec 2020
Product Coverage: radio equipment
HS Code: 8528
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Trade
Date: 2 Dec 2020
Product Coverage: hot-dip galvanized steel pipes
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Helmet
HS Code: 650610
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Steel
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: iron and steel
 
Notification Authority: Israel WTO-TBT Enquiry Point
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Electrical storage water heaters
HS Code: 851610
 
Notification Authority: Eurasian Economic Board
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: photographic films having length of either side of which is more than 255 mm
HS Code: 3701300000
 
Notification Authority: Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
Date: 1 December 2020
Product Coverage: Engineering & Electronics
HS Code: 8443, 8471, 8472, 8504, 8517, 8518, 8519, 8521, 8523, 8523, 8526, 8527, 8528, 8529, 8531, 8543, 8544, 9108, 8421, 8422, 8443, 8450, 8501, 8508, 8509, 8516, 8536, 8539, 8544, 9405, 8414, 8450, 8504, 8508, 8516, 8536
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI)
Date: 30 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Metal furniture, Furniture of plastics
HS Code: 940370
 
Notification Authority: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Date: 30 Nov 2020
Product coverage: pork and other edible parts of pig
HS Code: 02
 
59.    Israel – Publishes following standards
Notification Authority: Israel WTO-TBT Enquiry Point
Date: 30 Nov 2020
Product coverage: Steel pipes for use in a fire;
HS Code: 7304, 7306
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Steel
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Tin Plate and Tin Free Steel
 
Notification Authority: Department of Energy
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Domestic electrical appliances in general
HS Code: 852872
 
Notification Authority: Department of Energy
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Lamps and lighting fittings, incl. searchlights and spotlights, illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like having a permanently fixed light source, and parts thereof, Lamps and related equipment
HS Code: 9405
 
Notification Authority: Department of Energy
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps; parts thereof, Domestic electrical appliances
HS Code: 8418
 
Notification Authority: Department of Energy
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Air conditioning
HS Code: 8415
 
Notification Authority: Danish Business Authority
Date: 26 Nov 2020
Product Coverage: Electronic cigarettes and refill containers
 

Regulatory Development In India Indian states: ease of doing business 

 

66.    India – Publishes public notice for the formation of EPC for technical textiles

Notification Authority: Ministry of Textiles
Date: 2 December 2020
Product Coverage: Technical Textiles
 
Notification Authority: State Government of Karnataka
Date: 2 December 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Steel
Date: 2 December 2020
 
Notification Authority: Department of agriculture of Goa
Date: 26 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Textiles
Date: 26 November 2020
Product Coverage: Jute
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI)
Date: 27 Nov 2020
 
Notification Authority: State Government of Jharkhand
Date: 19 Nov 2020
 
Notification Authority: State Government of Goa
Date: 26 Nov 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Date: 26 Nov 2020
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Date: 26 Nov 2020
 
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