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: 01 Mar 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 28 February 2011, the Indian government announced its budget for the fiscal year of 2011-2012. Among other initiatives, the budget withholds a number of changes to the Indian customs code as well as general export promotional measures.
 
Changes to import duties:

  • Existing applied duties of 2, 2.5 and 3 percent are now merged into a single applied duty of 2.5 percent. Among the affected products are all ores and concentrates from HS chapter 26, pneumatic and retreaded tyres.
  • Import duty reduction from 5 to 2.5 percent for mineral gypsum, carbon black feed stock, petroleum coke, Acrylonitrile, wood pulp, wate paper, ferro nickel, and various equipment used in agriculture.
  • Import duty reduction to 5 percent for raw silk (not thrown).
  • Import duty reduction from 10 to 7.5 percent for nylon yarn & fibres, caprolactum, sodium polyacrylate and other plastics.
  • Import duty reduction from 25 to 10 percent for Lactose.
  • Import duty reduction from 30 to 10 percent for live SPF L Vannamei, pistachios, bamboo, cranberry products
  • Import duty reduction from 100 to 30 percent for sun-dried srk seedless raisin
  •  Import duty exemption for bran oil cake, asphal work commodities, curde palm stearin (used for soap manufacturing), cotton waste, stainless steel scrap, tunnel boring equipment, cash dispensers, mobile handset components
  • Import duty exemption for books has been reduced to certain HS 10 digit tariff lines.
  • Import duty imposition of 2.5 percent on aircrafts for non-scheduled operations,

 
Changes to export duties

  • Export duty impostion of 10 percent on bran oil cake, and fin fish.
  • Export duty increase to 20 percent for fines and lumps.
  • Export duty exemption for iron ore pellets.

 
Export promotion

  • Export pormotional activities for the leather, textile and garments industry shall be continued and expanded. The prime promotional tool are import tariff exemptions for intermediates and tools used in these industries.

 
The changes came into effect on 1 March 2011 by notifications 13 to 27/2011-Customs.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

013 Fruits & nuts
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080211 In shell
080251 In shell
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080610 Fresh
032 Non-wood forest products
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080290 Other
1401 Vegetable materials of a kind used primarily for plaiting (for example, bamboos, rattans, reeds, rushes, osier, raffia, cleaned, bleached or dyed cereal straw, and lime bark).
140190 Other
141 Iron ores & concentrates, other than roasted iron pyrites
2601 Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites.
260111 Nonagglomerated
260112 Agglomerated
142 Non-ferrous metal ores & concentrates
2602 Manganese ores and concentrates, including ferruginous manganese ores and concentrates with a manganese content of 20 % or more, calculated on the dry weight.
260200 Manganese ores and concentrates, including ferruginous manganese ores and concentrates with a manganese content of 20 % or more, calculated on the dry weight.
2603 Copper ores and concentrates.
260300 Copper ores and concentrates.
2604 Nickel ores and concentrates.
260400 Nickel ores and concentrates.
2605 Cobalt ores and concentrates.
260500 Cobalt ores and concentrates.
2606 Aluminium ores and concentrates.
260600 Aluminium ores and concentrates.
2607 Lead ores and concentrates.
260700 Lead ores and concentrates.
2608 Zinc ores and concentrates.
260800 Zinc ores and concentrates.
2610 Chromium ores and concentrates.
261000 Chromium ores and concentrates.
2613 Molybdenum ores and concentrates.
261310 Roasted
261390 Other
2614 Titanium ores and concentrates.
261400 Titanium ores and concentrates.
2615 Niobium, tantalum, vanadium or zirconium ores and concentrates.
261510 Zirconium ores and concentrates
2616 Precious metal ores and concentrates.
261690 Other
2617 Other ores and concentrates.
261710 Antimony ores and concentrates
152 Gypsum; anhydrite; limestone (flux) & other calcareous stone
2520 Gypsum; anhydrite; plasters (consisting of calcined gypsum or calcium sulphate) whether or not coloured, with or without small quantities of accelerators or retarders.
252010 Gypsum; anhydrite
212 Prepared & preserved fish, crustaceans, molluscs
0306 Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; smoked crustaceans, whether in shell or not, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling
030617 Other shrimps and prawns
213 Prepared & preserved vegetables, pulses & potatoes
2004 Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen, other than products of heading 20.06.
200410 Potatoes
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080212 Shelled
080252 Shelled
080280 Areca nuts
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080620 Dried
232 Starches & starch products; sugars & sugar syrups n.e.c.
1702 Other sugars, including chemically pure lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, in solid form; sugar syrups not containing added flavouring or colouring matter; artificial honey, whether or not mixed with natural honey; caramel.
170211 Containing by weight 99 % or more lactose, expressed as anhydrous lactose, calculated on the dry matter
170219 Other
170230 Glucose and glucose syrup, not containing fructose or containing in the dry state less than 20 % by weight of fructose
233 Preparations used in animal feeding; lucerne meal & pellets
2309 Preparations of a kind used in animal feeding.
230910 Dog or cat food, put up for retail sale
230990 Other
261 Natural textile fibres prepared for spinning
5002 Raw silk (not thrown).
500200 Raw silk (not thrown).
264 Textile yarn & thread of man-made filaments or staple fibres
5402 Synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, including synthetic monofilament of less than 67 decitex.
540269 Other
321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4702 Chemical wood pulp, dissolving grades.
470200 Chemical wood pulp, dissolving grades.
322 Books, in print
4901 Printed books, brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter, whether or not in single sheets.
490110 In single sheets, whether or not folded
490191 Dictionaries and encyclopaedias, and serial instalments thereof
490199 Other
335 Petroleum jelly, coke or bitumen; paraffin wax & similar products
2713 Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals.
271311 Not calcined
271312 Calcined
271320 Petroleum bitumen
271390 Other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals
341 Basic organic chemicals
2902 Cyclic hydrocarbons.
290211 Cyclohexane
290219 Other
290220 Benzene
290230 Toluene
290241 oXylene
290243 pXylene
290250 Styrene
290270 Cumene
290290 Other
2916 Unsaturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids, cyclic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291611 Acrylic acid and its salts
291612 Esters of acrylic acid
291613 Methacrylic acid and its salts
291614 Esters of methacrylic acid
291619 Other
291620 Cyclanic, cyclenic or cycloterpenic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives
291631 Benzoic acid, its salts and esters
291632 Benzoyl peroxide and benzoyl chloride
291634 Phenylacetic acid and its salts
291639 Other
2933 Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen heteroatom(s) only.
293329 Other
293331 Pyridine and its salts
293339 Other
293349 Other
293361 Melamine
293371 6Hexanelactam (epsiloncaprolactam)
293379 Other lactams
293399 Other
342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2803 Carbon (carbon blacks and other forms of carbon not elsewhere specified or included).
280300 Carbon (carbon blacks and other forms of carbon not elsewhere specified or included).
347 Plastics in primary forms
3906 Acrylic polymers in primary forms.
390610 Poly(methyl methacrylate)
390690 Other
3907 Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms.
390710 Polyacetals
390720 Other polyethers
390730 Epoxide resins
390740 Polycarbonates
390760 Poly(ethylene terephthalate)
390791 Unsaturated
390799 Other
3908 Polyamides in primary forms.
390810 Polyamide6, 11, 12, 6,6, 6,9, 6,10 or 6,12
390890 Other
352 Pharmaceutical products
2933 Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen heteroatom(s) only.
293319 Other
293321 Hydantoin and its derivatives
293352 Malonylurea (barbituric acid) and its salts
293359 Other
293369 Other
353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3402 Organic surfaceactive agents (other than soap); surfaceactive preparations, washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, whether or not containing soap, other than those of heading 34.01.
340211 Anionic
340212 Cationic
340213 Nonionic
340219 Other
340220 Preparations put up for retail sale
340290 Other
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382410 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores
382430 Nonagglomerated metal carbides mixed together or with metallic binders
382440 Prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes
382478 Containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
382479 Other
382490 Other
355 Man-made fibres
5402 Synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, including synthetic monofilament of less than 67 decitex.
540211 Of aramids
540219 Other
540220 High tenacity yarn of polyesters
540231 Of nylon or other polyamides, measuring per single yarn not more than 50 tex
540232 Of nylon or other polyamides, measuring per single yarn more than 50 tex
540233 Of polyesters
540239 Other
540244 Elastomeric
540245 Other, of nylon or other polyamides
540247 Other, of polyesters
540249 Other
5501 Synthetic filament tow.
550110 Of nylon or other polyamides
550120 Of polyesters
550130 Acrylic or modacrylic
361 Rubber tyres & tubes
4011 New pneumatic tyres, of rubber.
401110 Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars)
401120 Of a kind used on buses or lorries
401130 Of a kind used on aircraft
401140 Of a kind used on motorcycles
401161 Of a kind used on agricultural or forestry vehicles and machines
401199 Other
374 Plaster, lime & cement
2520 Gypsum; anhydrite; plasters (consisting of calcined gypsum or calcium sulphate) whether or not coloured, with or without small quantities of accelerators or retarders.
252020 Plasters
391 Wastes from food & tobacco industry
2302 Bran, sharps and other residues, whether or not in the form of pellets, derived from the sifting, milling or other working of cereals or of leguminous plants.
230240 Of other cereals
392 Non-metal wastes or scraps
4707 Recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard.
470710 Unbleached kraft paper or paperboard or corrugated paper or paperboard
470790 Other, including unsorted waste and scrap
5202 Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
520299 Other
393 Metal wastes or scraps
7204 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
720410 Waste and scrap of cast iron
720421 Of stainless steel
720429 Other
720430 Waste and scrap of tinned iron or steel
720441 Turnings, shavings, chips, milling waste, sawdust, filings, trimmings and stampings, whether or not in bundles
720449 Other
411 Basic iron & steel
7202 Ferroalloys.
720211 Containing by weight more than 2 % of carbon
720219 Other
720221 Containing by weight more than 55 % of silicon
720229 Other
720230 Ferrosilicomanganese
720241 Containing by weight more than 4 % of carbon
720249 Other
720260 Ferronickel
720270 Ferromolybdenum
720280 Ferrotungsten and ferrosilicotungsten
720291 Ferrotitanium and ferrosilicotitanium
720292 Ferrovanadium
720293 Ferroniobium
720299 Other
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8424 Mechanical appliances (whether or not handoperated) for projecting, dispersing or spraying liquids or powders; fire extinguishers, whether or not charged; spray guns and similar appliances; steam or sand blasting machines and similar jet projecting machi
842410 Fire extinguishers, whether or not charged
842420 Spray guns and similar appliances
842430 Steam or sand blasting machines and similar jet projecting machines
842489 Other
842490 Parts
441 Agricultural or forestry machinery & parts
8424 Mechanical appliances (whether or not handoperated) for projecting, dispersing or spraying liquids or powders; fire extinguishers, whether or not charged; spray guns and similar appliances; steam or sand blasting machines and similar jet projecting machi
842481 Agricultural or horticultural
8432 Agricultural, horticultural or forestry machinery for soil preparation or cultivation; lawn or sportsground rollers.
843229 Other
843230 Seeders, planters and transplanters
843280 Other machinery
843290 Parts
8433 Harvesting or threshing machinery, including straw or fodder balers; grass or hay mowers; machines for cleaning, sorting or grading eggs, fruit or other agricultural produce, other than machinery of heading 84.37.
843311 Powered, with the cutting device rotating in a horizontal plane
843340 Straw or fodder balers, including pickup balers
843351 Combine harvesterthreshers
843359 Other
843360 Machines for cleaning, sorting or grading eggs, fruit or other agricultural produce
843390 Parts
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8443 Printing machinery used for printing by means of plates, cylinders and other printing components of heading 84.42; other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines, whether or not combined; parts and accessories thereof.
844311 Offset printing machinery, reelfed
844313 Other offset printing machinery
844314 Letterpress printing machinery, reel fed, excluding flexographic printing
844316 Flexographic printing machinery
844317 Gravure printing machinery
844319 Other
844332 Other, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network
844339 Other
844391 Parts and accessories of printing machinery used for printing by means of plates, cylinders and other printing components of heading 84.42
844399 Other
451 Office & accounting machinery and its accessories
8443 Printing machinery used for printing by means of plates, cylinders and other printing components of heading 84.42; other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines, whether or not combined; parts and accessories thereof.
844312 Offset printing machinery, sheetfed, office type (using sheets with one side not exceeding 22 cm and the other side not exceeding 36 cm in the unfolded state)
8473 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
847310 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.69
847329 Other
847340 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.72
452 Computing machinery & parts
8443 Printing machinery used for printing by means of plates, cylinders and other printing components of heading 84.42; other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines, whether or not combined; parts and accessories thereof.
844331 Machines which perform two or more of the functions of printing, copying or facsimile transmission, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network
8471 Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
847130 Portable automatic data processing machines, weighing not more than 10 kg, consisting of at least a central processing unit, a keyboard and a display
847141 Comprising in the same housing at least a central processing unit and an input and output unit, whether or not combined
847149 Other, presented in the form of systems
847150 Processing units other than those of subheading 8471.41 or 8471.49, whether or not containing in the same housing one or two of the following types of unit : storage units, input units, output units
847160 Input or output units, whether or not containing storage units in the same housing
847170 Storage units
847180 Other units of automatic data processing machines
847190 Other
8473 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
847330 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.71
847350 Parts and accessories equally suitable for use with machines of two or more of the headings 84.69 to 84.72
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851769 Other
465 Electric filament or discharge lamps; lighting equipment; parts
9405 Lamps and lighting fittings including searchlights and spotlights and parts thereof, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like, having a permanently fixed light source, and parts thereof not elsewhere spe
940510 Chandeliers and other electric ceiling or wall lighting fittings, excluding those of a kind used for lighting public open spaces or thoroughfares
940520 Electric table, desk, bedside or floorstanding lamps
940530 Lighting sets of a kind used for Christmas trees
940540 Other electric lamps and lighting fittings
940550 Nonelectrical lamps and lighting fittings
940560 Illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like
940599 Other
472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851711 Line telephone sets with cordless handsets
851712 Telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks
851718 Other
851761 Base stations
851762 Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851770 Parts
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8705 Special purpose motor vehicles, other than those principally designed for the transport of persons or goods (for example, breakdown lorries, crane lorries, fire fighting vehicles, concrete mixer lorries, road sweeper lorries, spraying lorries, mobile wor
870530 Fire fighting vehicles
870590 Other

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