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 Oct 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement access

 On 1 October 2014, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology added biometric access control/authentication devices to the list of manufactured electronic goods where a preference is given to domestic products in procurement by government minsitries due to security considerations.

The Notification specifies the minimum percentage of required domestic procurement, the percentage of the total value added that qualifies the product as domestically manfuactured and the inputs and processes that will be considered for assessing whether the product is classified as domestically manufactured.

The percentage of procurement for domestically manfuactured biometric devices is 50%, while the percentage value addition required in the Bills of Material (BOM) for the devices to be classified as domestically manufactured is 30% for year 1 (up to 31 March 2016). The domestic value addition for Year 2 will increase by 5% from the current requirements.

The inputs in the BOM considered for the above would include the circuit boards, power supply, fingerprint/iris sensor, plastic housing, USB cables, assembly & testing and design & development.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

451 Office & accounting machinery and its accessories
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
847321 Of the electronic calculating machines of subheading 8470.10, 8470.21 or 8470.29
847329 Other
847340 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.72
452 Computing machinery & parts
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
464 Accumulators, primary cells & primary batteries; parts
8506 Primary cells and primary batteries.
850610 Manganese dioxide
850640 Silver oxide
850650 Lithium
850680 Other primary cells and primary batteries
850690 Parts
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
9033 Parts and accessories (not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter) for machines, appliances, instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90.
903300 Parts and accessories (not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter) for machines, appliances, instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90.

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