IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 18 Sep 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

 On 18 September 2015, the Indian Office of the Jute Commissioner issued a Jute Import Order changing the rules for registration of raw jute and jute porduct imports. With the Order, the Commissioner cancelled the registration of all Indian importers and required fresh registrations. Also, such importers are now required to file a monthly report of their imports, failure to which may lead to cancelation of the registration. Traders who purchase these raw materials from the importers will also register and report their monthly tradings and the entire value chain from the importer to the end user shall be registered with the Jute Commissioner.
 
According to several news reports, this move has constituted a Non-Tariff Barrier by India to protect its domestic jute industry from excessive imports from neighboring countries having duty free access to the market. 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
5303 Jute and other textile bast fibres (excluding flax, true hemp and ramie), raw or processed but not spun; tow and waste of these fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
530310 Jute and other textile bast fibres, raw or retted
261 Natural textile fibres prepared for spinning
5303 Jute and other textile bast fibres (excluding flax, true hemp and ramie), raw or processed but not spun; tow and waste of these fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
530390 Other
263 Textile yarn & thread of natural fibres
5307 Yarn of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading 53.03.
530710 Single
530720 Multiple (folded) or cabled
265 Woven fabrics of natural non-cotton fibres
5310 Woven fabrics of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading 53.03.
531010 Unbleached

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