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Weekly Trade Alert: 6 – 13 February

Weekly Trade Alert: 6 – 13 February

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Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

18 Feb 2020, 14:27 — 17 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 6 - 13 February.

India

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Amending Appendix 3B, Table 2 of the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) : HS code and description for mobile phones amended

Notification number: Public Notice No. 61/2015-2020

Date: 11 Feb 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Policy to keep control on exporters using self certified system for EU- GSP Registered Exporter System published.

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 49/2019-2020

Date: 11 Feb 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: The Notification No. 44 dated 31.01.2020 is amended to the extent that the items such as Surgical Masks/Disposable Masks (2/3 Ply) and all Gloves except NBR Gloves are allowed freely for export. However, export of all other Personal Protection Equipment including N-95 and other Personal Protection Equipment accompanying Masks and Gloves not specified in the exceptions above shall remain Prohibited

Notification number: Notification No. 47/2015-2020

Date: 8 Feb 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Validity of the Pre-shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs) as listed in the Appendix 2G of A&ANF, whose validity expires on or before 30.3.2020, is extended up to the 31.3.2020

Notification number: Public Notice No. 59/2015-2020

Date: 7 Feb 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Export of Krishnapuram Onions (Serial Number 52 of Chapter 7 of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) classification of Export & Import Items), upto a quantity of 10,000 MT has been allowed for the period up to 31st March, 2020, with immediate effect

Notification number: Notification No. 46/2015-2020

Date: 6 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Amending notification no. 12/97-Customs (NT) dated 02.04.1997 : Vemgal industrial area, Koorgal village, Kolar Taluk and Kolar District, Karnataka added for unloading of imported goods & loading of export goods

Notification number: Notification No. 12/2020-Customs

Date: 11 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Implementation of PGA eSANCHIT– Paperless Processing under SWIFT Uploading of Licenses/Permits/ Certificates/Other Authorizations (LPCOs) by PGAs

Notification number: Circular No. 11/2020-Customs

Date: 10 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: FSSAI Sets Up 150 Import Entry Points to Test Food Samples

Notification number: Instruction No. 1I2020-Customs

Date: 12 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to extend anti-dumping duty on import of Acetone originating in or exported from Korea RP till 15th April, 2020 imposed vide Notification No. 05/2015-Customs (ADD) dated 18.02.2015

Notification number: Notification No. 04/2020 -Customs (ADD)

Date: 10 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Extending time limit for submitting the declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1 under rule 117(1A) of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017 in certain cases.

Notification number: Order-01/2020-GST

Date: 7 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

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

Notification number: Circular No. 10/2020-Customs

Date: 7 Feb 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

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

Notification number: Notification No.11/2020 - Customs (N.T.)

Date: 6 Feb 2020

Authority: Bureau of Indian Standard

Notification: BIS has granted NABCB accreditation for Food Safety Management Systems as per IS/ISO 22000:2005 for following scopes, Processing of Perishable Animal Products - Restricted to Dairy and Meat & Meat Products, Processing of Perishable Plant Product - Restricted to NutsProcessing of Ambient Stable Products - Restricted to Dairy, Drinking Water and Cereals/Grains under Food Chain Category ’’C’’

Notification number: NIL

Date: 12 Feb 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Notification: Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of “Black Toner in powder form” originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia and Taiwan

Notification number: Case No. OI- 05/2020)

Date: 11 Feb 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Notification: Initiation of Anti-Dumping Original Investigation concerning imports of “Self-Adhesive Polyvinyl Chloride Film” originating in or exported from China PR.

Notification number: Case No. OI 01/2020

Date: 10 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Health and Family Welfare

Notification: Medical Devices (Amendment) Rules, 2020 published

Notification number: G.S.R. 102 (E)

Date: 11 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Health and Family Welfare

Notification: Sub-clause (iv) of clause (b) of section 3 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 amended

Notification number: S.O. 648(E)

Date: 11 Feb 2020

Authority: Reserve Bank of India

Notification: Operation Guidelines of Interest Subvention Scheme for MSMEs modified.

Notification number: RBI / 2019-2020 / 155

Date: 5 Feb 2020

Authority: Food Safety and Standard Authority of India

Notification: Direction under Section 18 (2) (d) read with Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 regarding operationalisation of Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Amendment Regulations, 2020 and Food Safety and Standards (Food Products and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2020 relating to limit of naturally occurring formaldehyde in fresh water and marine fish published

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 10 Feb 2020

Authority: Food Safety and Standard Authority of India

Notification: Direction under Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 dated 07th February 2020 regarding operationalisation of Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Amendment Regulations, 2020 relating to Specific Migration Limits of Antinomy and DEHP and Packaging of Drinking Water published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 7 Feb 2020

Authority: Ministry of Defence

Notification: Measures taken by the Government to promote Defence exports published

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 10 Feb 2020

Authority: Ministry of Steel

Notification: Steps taken for reduction in Steel Imports notified

Notification number: Press Release

Date: 10 Feb 2020

Authority: Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Notification: Notifies quality order for LPG rubber hose - All rubber hoses used for domestic, commercial and industrial applications will have to conform to IS 9573 from 1 Aug 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 7 Feb 2020

ASEAN

Country: Cambodia

Authority: Institute of Standards of Cambodia

Notification: List of Cambodian standards published by the National Standards Council

Notification number: NIL

Date: 11 Feb 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: List of certified foreign manufactures of Cosmetics products published.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 11 Feb 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: Promulgating the list of 36 diagnostic bio-products for invitro with registration number circulated in Vietnam - Series 03

Notification number: Decision No. 380 / QD-BYT

Date: 12 Feb 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Ministry of Finance

Notification: Promulgating the list of goods exempt from import tax for the prevention and control of acute respiratory infections caused by new strains of Corona virus

Notification number: Decision 155 / QD-BTC

Date: 8 Feb 2020

Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Expansions to the Compliance-based Intervention Scheme

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Import requirements for Mushrooms for human consumption published 

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Import requirements for dried vegetables for human consumption published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Import requirements for fresh corn for human consumption published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 13 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Notification: Implementing a number of new commodities onto the Compliance Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS)

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 20-2020

Date: 13 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Import condition for seed for sowing published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 12 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Notification: Amendment to 16-2020 Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: reinstatement of Italian treatment provider - Centro Disinfestazione Livornse Srl (IT4004SB)

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 19-2020

Date: 10 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Notification: Nomination of Approved Arrangements using Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS) Enquiry Category

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 18-2020

Date: 7 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Notification: Amendment to 12- 2020 Suspension of uncertified Sea freight container inspection stands and interim inspection arrangements

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 17-2020

Date: 7 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Notification: Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: reinstatement of Italian treatment provider - Centro Disinfestazione Livornse Srl (IT4004SB)

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 16-2020

Date: 7 Feb 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Notification: Update to disinfectant lists for approved arrangements

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 14-2020

Date: 6 Feb 2020

European Union

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Amending MRLs for prochloraz in or on certain products 

Notification number: Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/192

Date: 13 Feb 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Concerning the renewal of the authorisation of 3-phytase produced by Aspergillus niger (CBS 101.672) as a feed additive for piglets (weaned), pigs for fattening, sows, chickens for fattening, turkeys for fattening, laying hens, ducks and all other minor avian species, ornamental birds and the new authorisation for chickens reared for laying or for breeding purposes, turkeys reared for breeding or breeding hens and suckling piglets and repealing Regulations 243/2007, 142/2007, 165/2008, 505/2008 and 327/2010 (holder of authorisation BASF SE)

Notification number: Regulation 2020/172

Date: 6 Feb 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Approval of the technology used in 12 Volt efficient alternators for use in certain passenger cars and light commercial vehicles as an innovative technology pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2019/631

Notification number: Regulation 2020/174

Date: 6 Feb 2020

Country: EU

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Notification number: Regulation 2020/171

Date: 6 Feb 2020

Country: Denmark

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Executive Order on the use of chemical substances and mixtures in pesticides

Notification number: BEK no 123

Date: 12 Feb 2020

Country: France

Authority: French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Notification: Issued warning for emerging Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) which is particularly hazardous to susceptible plants

Notification number: NIL

Date: 7 Feb 2020

Eurasian Economic Union

Country: EEU

Author: Eurasian Economic Commission

Notification: 0% customs duty imposed on certain types of shellfish and krill meat, classified by codes 0307433800, 0307439000, 030752900, 1605400001 and 1605539000.

Notification number: Decision no 23

Date: 7 Feb 2020

Country: Belarus

Authority: Council of Ministers

Notification: Import of Portland cement from outside the Eurasian Economic Union to be temporarily licensed

Notification number: Resolution no 67

Date: 10 Feb 2020

Country: Russian

Authority: Russian Government

Notification: List of products subject to mandatory certification amended

Notification number: Decree no 116

Date: 13 Feb 2020

Bangladesh, Chile & South Korea

Country: Bangladesh

Authority: Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution

Notification: List of Bangladesh Standards (BDS) in relation to the products covered under the Mandatory Use of Jute Wrap in Products, 20

Notification number: NIL

Date: 12 Feb 2020

Country: Chile

Authority: Ministry of Health

Notification: Establishes new vet drug regulation

Notification number: No. 42.452

Date: 10 Feb 2020

Country: South Korea

Authority: National Police Agency

Notification: Enforcement Regulations of the Safety Management of Guns, Swords, Explosives, etc

Notification number: No. 00158

Date: 13 Feb 2020

Canada, Lebanon & South Africa

Country: Canada

Authority: Pest Management Regulatory Agency

Notification: Establishes malathion MRLs

Notification number: Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/192

Date: 11 Feb 2020

Country: Lebanon

Authority: Combating diseases and epidemics

Notification: A memorandum related to the preventive measures against the emerging corona virus at the border crossings.

Notification number: Note 18-2020

Date: 12 Feb 2020

Country: Lebanon

Authority: Pharmacy and medicines

Notification: Docetaxel Hospira 10 mg / ml (80mg / 8ml) 1 Vial Injectable concentrated solution for infusion

Notification number: Resolution 172-2020

Date: 12 Feb 2020

Country: South Africa

Authority: Department of Health

Notification: Pesticide maximum residues level amended

Notification number: G43008GoN 119

Date: 10 Feb 2020


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