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: 04 Jan 2009 | Removal date: 11 Jul 2010
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

The automatic licensing regime has been reintroduced as the previous guidelines were valid only until 31 December 2008. This licensing system requires importers to apply for licenses for imports of every lot of goods that are listed in the Decision. The importer is required to submit a dossier to the Ministry with the import and business details, 5 days after which the Ministry will issue an import license. After receipt of the license the import has to be completed within 30 days.

Major amendments have been made in the new Decision with regards to the goods that will be subject to the licensing requirement. Goods under HS chapters 07, 08, 09, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 34, 42, 48, 57, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 82, 90, 91, 95 and 96 that were subject to licensing earlier, have been included in the new requirement. Only goods under HS 7615, not covered under licesing earlier, have been added in this Decision.

The licensing requirement does not apply to goods imported when they are -

  • Imported for re-export or are temporarily exported for re-import; transferred from/to border gate or transited
  • Imported through non-commercial channels
  • Imported for direct use in production and processing (including for assembly, repairs or warranty)
  • Imported from abroad into non-tariff zones; goods produced, processed or assembled in non-tariff zones that are imported into the inland
  • Imported for sale at duty-free shops
  • Imported for the formation of fixed assets of investment projects under the Investment Law.

The Decision, announced without an expiration date, was replaced by a new Decision in May 2010 (see related state acts).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3303 Perfumes and toilet waters.
330300 Perfumes and toilet waters.
3304 Beauty or makeup preparations and preparations for the care of the skin (other than medicaments), including sunscreen or sun tan preparations; manicure or pedicure preparations.
330491 Powders, whether or not compressed
330499 Other
3305 Preparations for use on the hair.
330510 Shampoos
330520 Preparations for permanent waving or straightening
330590 Other
3306 Preparations for oral or dental hygiene, including denture fixative pastes and powders; yarn used to clean between the teeth (dental floss), in individual retail packages.
330690 Other
3307 Preshave, shaving or aftershave preparations, personal deodorants, bath preparations, depilatories and other perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared room deodorisers, whether or not perfumed or having di
330720 Personal deodorants and antiperspirants
330730 Perfumed bath salts and other bath preparations
330749 Other
330790 Other
369 Other plastics products
3922 Baths, showerbaths, sinks, washbasins, bidets, lavatory pans, seats and covers, flushing cisterns and similar sanitary ware, of plastics.
392210 Baths, showerbaths, sinks and washbasins
392290 Other
3924 Tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and hygienic or toilet articles, of plastics.
392490 Other
371 Glass & glass products
7013 Glassware of a kind used for table, kitchen, toilet, office, indoor decoration or similar purposes (other than that of heading 70.10 or 70.18).
701328 Other
701337 Other
701349 Other
701399 Other
372 Non-structural ceramic ware
6910 Ceramic sinks, wash basins, wash basin pedestals, baths, bidets, water closet pans, flushing cisterns, urinals and similar sanitary fixtures.
691010 Of porcelain or china
381 Furniture
9401 Seats (other than those of heading 94.02), whether or not convertible into beds, and parts thereof.
940161 Upholstered
940179 Other
9403 Other furniture and parts thereof.
940320 Other metal furniture
940330 Wooden furniture of a kind used in offices
940350 Wooden furniture of a kind used in the bedroom
940360 Other wooden furniture
429 Other fabricated metal products
7323 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of iron or steel; iron or steel wool; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of iron or steel.
732393 Of stainless steel
732399 Other
7615 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of aluminium; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of aluminium; sanitary ware and parts thereof, of aluminium.
761510 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like
432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8413 Pumps for liquids, whether or not fitted with a measuring device; liquid elevators.
841320 Hand pumps, other than those of subheading 8413.11 or 8413.19
841370 Other centrifugal pumps
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8415 Air conditioning machines, comprising a motordriven fan and elements for changing the temperature and humidity, including those machines in which the humidity cannot be separately regulated.
841510 Window or wall types, selfcontained or ìsplitsystemî
841581 Incorporating a refrigerating unit and a valve for reversal of the cooling/heat cycle (reversible heat pumps)
841582 Other, incorporating a refrigerating unit
841583 Not incorporating a refrigerating unit
8421 Centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers; filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus, for liquids or gases.
842121 For filtering or purifying water
842122 For filtering or purifying beverages other than water
446 Machinery for textile, apparel & leather production; parts
8450 Household or laundrytype washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry.
845020 Machines, each of a dry linen capacity exceeding 10 kg
845090 Parts
8451 Machinery (other than machines of heading 84.50) for washing, cleaning, wringing, drying, ironing, pressing (including fusing presses), bleaching, dyeing, dressing, finishing, coating or impregnating textile yarns, fabrics or made up textile articles and
845180 Other machinery
448 Domestic appliances & parts
7321 Stoves, ranges, grates, cookers (including those with subsidiary boilers for central heating), barbecues, braziers, gasrings, plate warmers and similar nonelectric domestic appliances, and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
732111 For gas fuel or for both gas and other fuels
732190 Parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841451 Table, floor, wall, window, ceiling or roof fans, with a self contained electric motor of an output not exceeding 125 W
8418 Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
841810 Combined refrigeratorfreezers, fitted with separate external doors
841821 Compressiontype
841829 Other
841830 Freezers of the chest type, not exceeding 800 l capacity
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841919 Other
8450 Household or laundrytype washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry.
845011 Fullyautomatic machines
845012 Other machines, with builtin centrifugal drier
8451 Machinery (other than machines of heading 84.50) for washing, cleaning, wringing, drying, ironing, pressing (including fusing presses), bleaching, dyeing, dressing, finishing, coating or impregnating textile yarns, fabrics or made up textile articles and
845121 Each of a dry linen capacity not exceeding 10 kg
8509 Electromechanical domestic appliances, with selfcontained electric motor, other than vacuum cleaners of heading 85.08.
850940 Food grinders and mixers; fruit or vegetable juice extractors
850980 Other appliances
8516 Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil heating apparatus; electrothermic hairdressing apparatus (for example, hair dryers, hair curlers, curling tong heaters) and hand dryers; ele
851610 Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters
851621 Storage heating radiators
851640 Electric smoothing irons
851650 Microwave ovens
851660 Other ovens; cookers, cooking plates, boiling rings, grillers and roasters
851679 Other
851680 Electric heating resistors
851690 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.
844332 Other, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network
844339 Other
8508 Vacuum cleaners.
850819 Other
451 Office & accounting machinery and its accessories
8470 Calculating machines and pocketsize data recording, reproducing and displaying machines with calculating functions; accounting machines, postagefranking machines, ticketissuing machines and similar machines, incorporating a calculating device; cash reg
847010 Electronic calculators capable of operation without an external source of electric power and pocketsize data recording, reproducing and displaying machines with calculating functions
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
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
8525 Transmission apparatus for radiobroadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders.
852580 Television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders
473 Broadcast recording apparatus; microphones, loudspeakers, etc.
8518 Microphones and stands therefor; loudspeakers, whether or not mounted in their enclosures; headphones and earphones, whether or not combined with a microphone, and sets consisting of a microphone and one or more loudspeakers; audio frequency electric amp
851810 Microphones and stands therefor
851822 Multiple loudspeakers, mounted in the same enclosure
851829 Other
851830 Headphones and earphones, whether or not combined with a microphone, and sets consisting of a microphone and one or more loudspeakers
851840 Audiofrequency electric amplifiers
851850 Electric sound amplifier sets
8519 Sound recording or reproducing apparatus.
851981 Using magnetic, optical or semiconductor media
851989 Other
8521 Video recording or reproducing apparatus, whether or not incorporating a video tuner.
852110 Magnetic tapetype
852190 Other
8528 Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radiobroadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus.
852871 Not designed to incorporate a video display or screen
852872 Other, colour
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870310 Vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow; golf cars and similar vehicles
870321 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,000 cc
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
499 Other transport equipment & parts
8711 Motorcycles (including mopeds) and cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor, with or without sidecars; sidecars.
871120 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 50 cc but not exceeding 250 cc

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