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: 02 Feb 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

The Basic Customs Duty has been reduced on the import of the following products -

  • From 10%/7.5% to 5% on imports of "machinery, including instruments, apparatus and appliances, transmission equipment and auxiliary equipment (including those required for testing and quality control) and components" required for i) initial setting up of fuel cell based system for generation of power or for demonstration purposes or ii) balance of systems operating on biogas or bio-methane or by-product hydrogen.
  • On Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports from 5% to 2.5%.
  • On Clay 2 Powder (Alumax) used in ceramic substrate for catalytic convertors from 10% to 5%.
  • On o-Xylene from 2.5% to Nil.
  • On Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA), Medium Quality Terephthalic Acid (MTA) and Qualified Terephthalic Acid (QTA) from 10% to 5%.
  • On Wattle extracts and Myrobalan fruit extracts from 7.5% to 2.5%.
  • On Vinyl Polyethylene Glycol used in the manufacture of Poly Carboxylate Ether from 10% to 7.5%.
  • On imports of Catalysts and Resins for the manufacture of cast components of Wind Operated Electricity Generators from 7.5% to 5%.
  • On Nylon Monofilament yarn used to manufacture monofilament long line systems for tuna fishing from 7.5% to 5%.
  • On solar tempered glass or solar tempered (anti-reflective coated) glass for the manufacture of Solar cells/panels/modules from 5% to Nil. This reduction is valid only if the product has been imported by the actual user of the product.
  • On Hot Rolled Coils used in the manufacture of welded tubes and pipes (falling under HS 7305 and 7306) from 12.5% to 10%. This exemption is only available if the importer is the actual user of the goods.
  • On Magnesium Oxide coated cold rolled steel coils used in the manufacture of cold rolled grain oriented steel (CRGO) from 10% to 5%. This reduction is available only to importers who are the actual users of the goods.
  • On all Nickel based articles from 2.5% to Nil.
  • A concessional Basic Customs Duty (BCD) of 2.5% is extended to import of Ball Screws, Linear Motion Guides and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) systems used in the manufacture of all types of CNC machine tools. The BCD otherwise applicable on these goods is between 7.5% - 10%.
  • On imports of all parts used in the manufacture of LED lights or fixtures including LED Lamps from 10% to 5%. This exemption is subject to the condition that the importer is the actual user of the imported raw materials.
  • On imports of inputs used for the manufacture of LED drivers or Metal Core Printed Circuit Boards for LED lights and fixtures or LED lamps to 5%. The exemption is subject to the condition that the importers are the actual users.

 

Furthermore, there is a new exemption from a 4% Special Additional Duty is being provided on imports of Catalysts and Resins for the manufacture of cast components of Wind Operated Electricity Generators. The exemption has been notified in Notification No. 4/2017-Customs of the Ministry of Finance and is valid until 30 June 2017.

Finally, the Basic Customs Duty, Counter Veiling Duty and Special Additional Duty on the imports of specific Micro ATMs, fingerprint reader/scanner, iris scanner, miniaturised Point of Sale (POS) card readers and parts for the manufacture of the same were withdrawn.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

120 Crude petroleum & natural gas
2711 Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
271111 Natural gas
341 Basic organic chemicals
2902 Cyclic hydrocarbons.
290241 oXylene
2917 Polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291736 Terephthalic acid and its salts
343 Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins; colouring matter n.e.c.
3201 Tanning extracts of vegetable origin; tannins and their salts, ethers, esters and other derivatives.
320120 Wattle extract
320190 Other
347 Plastics in primary forms
3909 Aminoresins, phenolic resins and polyurethanes, in primary forms.
390940 Phenolic resins
353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3404 Artificial waxes and prepared waxes.
340420 Of poly(oxyethylene) (polyethylene glycol)
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3815 Reaction initiators, reaction accelerators and catalytic preparations, not elsewhere specified or included.
381590 Other
355 Man-made fibres
5404 Synthetic monofilament of 67 decitex or more and of which no crosssectional dimension exceeds 1 mm; strip and the like (for example, artificial straw) of synthetic textile materials of an apparent width not exceeding 5 mm.
540419 Other
369 Other plastics products
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
940592 Of plastics
371 Glass & glass products
7007 Safety glass, consisting of toughened (tempered) or laminated glass.
700711 Of size and shape suitable for incorporation in vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft or vessels
700719 Other
700721 Of size and shape suitable for incorporation in vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft or vessels
700729 Other
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
940591 Of glass
393 Metal wastes or scraps
7503 Nickel waste and scrap.
750300 Nickel waste and scrap.
412 Products of iron or steel
7208 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hotrolled, not clad, plated or coated.
720825 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
720826 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720827 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720836 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720837 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
720838 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720839 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720851 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720852 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
720854 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720890 Other
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722519 Other
414 Copper, nickel, aluminium, alumina, lead, zinc & tin, unwrought
2818 Artificial corundum, whether or not chemically defined; aluminium oxide; aluminium hydroxide.
281820 Aluminium oxide, other than artificial corundum
7502 Unwrought nickel.
750210 Nickel, not alloyed
750220 Nickel alloys
415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
7504 Nickel powders and flakes.
750400 Nickel powders and flakes.
7505 Nickel bars, rods, profiles and wire.
750512 Of nickel alloys
750522 Of nickel alloys
7506 Nickel plates, sheets, strip and foil.
750610 Of nickel, not alloyed
750620 Of nickel alloys
7507 Nickel tubes, pipes and tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves).
750712 Of nickel alloys
750720 Tube or pipe fittings
429 Other fabricated metal products
7508 Other articles of nickel.
750890 Other
433 Bearings, gears, gearing & driving elements; parts
8483 Transmission shafts (including cam shafts and crank shafts) and cranks; bearing housings and plain shaft bearings; gears and gearing; ball or roller screws; gear boxes and other speed changers, including torque converters; flywheels and pulleys, including
848340 Gears and gearing, other than toothed wheels, chain sprockets and other transmission elements presented separately; ball or roller screws; gear boxes and other speed changers, including torque converters
442 Machine-tools & parts
8466 Parts and accessories suitable for use solely or principally with the machines of headings 84.56 to 84.65, including work or tool holders, selfopening dieheads, dividing heads and other special attachments for machinetools; tool holders for any type of
846693 For machines of headings 84.56 to 84.61
451 Office & accounting machinery and its accessories
8472 Other office machines (for example, hectograph or stencil duplicating machines, addressing machines, automatic banknote dispensers, coinsorting machines, coincounting or wrapping machines, pencilsharpening machines, perforating or stapling machines).
847290 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.
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.
847160 Input or output units, whether or not containing storage units in the same housing
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
461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8504 Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors.
850440 Static converters
462 Electricity distribution & control apparatus; parts
8537 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, equipped with two or more apparatus of heading 85.35 or 85.36, for electric control or the distribution of electricity, including those incorporating instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90, and nu
853710 For a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V
8538 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of heading 85.35, 85.36 or 85.37.
853810 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases for the goods of heading 85.37, not equipped with their apparatus
853890 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

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