IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 10 Jul 2010 | Removal date: 26 Sep 2012
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

The Circular on automatic licensing requires importers to apply for licenses for imports of every lot of goods listed in the Circular. The importer is required to submit a dossier to the Ministry with the import and business details, 7 days after which the Ministry will issue an import license. After receipt of the license the import has to be completed within 30 days. 

The current guidelines for the automatic licensing have been amended marginally to include the details regarding re-grant, modification and revocation of such import licenses. Apart from this addition, major changes have been made to the list of goods to which the licensing requirement will apply. Agricultural & animal food products, toys, textiles articles under HS chapter 61-63, footwear of chapter 64, and certain ceramic products under chapter 69, which were not included in the earlier Circular have been brought under the purview now.

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 applicability of this requirement has been temporarily suspended since 26 September 2012.

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

042 Fish live, fresh or chilled for human consumption
0302 Fish, fresh or chilled, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030214 Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and Danube salmon (Hucho hucho)
030219 Other
043 Crustaceans, live, fresh or chilled
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
030624 Crabs
211 Meat & meat products
0201 Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
020130 Boneless
0202 Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
020230 Boneless
0203 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020329 Other
0204 Meat of sheep or goats, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020450 Meat of goats
0207 Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020712 Not cut in pieces, frozen
020714 Cuts and offal, frozen
020725 Not cut in pieces, frozen
020727 Cuts and offal, frozen
0210 Meat and edible meat offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked; edible flours and meals of meat or meat offal.
021099 Other
212 Prepared & preserved fish, crustaceans, molluscs
0303 Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030312 Other Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus)
030314 Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)
030319 Other
030342 Yellowfin tunas (Thunnus albacares)
030343 Skipjack or stripbellied bonito
030349 Other
030354 Mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus)
030355 Jack and horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.)
030367 Alaska Pollack (Theragra chalcogramma)
030381 Dogfish and other sharks
030389 Other
0304 Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
030494 Alaska Pollack (Theragra chalcogramma)
030499 Other
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
030614 Crabs
0307 Molluscs, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; smoked molluscs, whether in shell or not, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of molluscs, fit for human consumpt
030749 Other
030799 Other
213 Prepared & preserved vegetables, pulses & potatoes
2002 Tomatoes prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid.
200290 Other
2004 Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen, other than products of heading 20.06.
200410 Potatoes
2005 Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen, other than products of heading 20.06.
200520 Potatoes
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
2009 Fruit juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
200911 Frozen
200989 Other
222 Other dairy products
2105 Ice cream and other edible ice, whether or not containing cocoa.
210500 Ice cream and other edible ice, whether or not containing cocoa.
231 Grain mill products
1904 Prepared foods obtained by the swelling or roasting of cereals or cereal products (for example, corn flakes); cereals (other than maize (corn)) in grain form or in the form of flakes or other worked grains (except flour, groats and meal), precooked, or o
190410 Prepared foods obtained by the swelling or roasting of cereals or cereal products
234 Bakery products
1905 Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
190531 Sweet biscuits
190532 Waffles and wafers
236 Cocoa, chocolate & sugar confectionery
1704 Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa.
170410 Chewing gum, whether or not sugarcoated
170490 Other
1806 Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.
180631 Filled
180690 Other
237 Macaroni, noodles, couscous & similar farinaceous products
1902 Pasta, whether or not cooked or stuffed (with meat or other substances) or otherwise prepared, such as spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, lasagne, gnocchi, ravioli, cannelloni; couscous, whether or not prepared.
190230 Other pasta
239 Food products n.e.c.
1901 Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of
190110 Preparations for infant use, put up for retail sale
1905 Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
190590 Other
2101 Extracts, essences and concentrates, of coffee, tea or maté and preparations with a basis of these products or with a basis of coffee, tea or maté; roasted chicory and other roasted coffee substitutes, and extracts, essences and concentrates thereof.
210111 Extracts, essences and concentrates
2106 Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
210690 Other
241 Ethyl alcohol; spirits, liqueurs & spirits
2208 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
220820 Spirits obtained by distilling grape wine or grape marc
220830 Whiskies
242 Wines
2204 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09.
220421 In containers holding 2 l or less
220429 Other
243 Malt liquors & malt
2203 Beer made from malt.
220300 Beer made from malt.
244 Soft drinks; bottled mineral waters
2202 Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other nonalcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading 20.09.
220290 Other
271 Made-up textile articles
6301 Blankets and travelling rugs.
630190 Other blankets and travelling rugs
282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
6109 Tshirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
610910 Of cotton
610990 Of other textile materials
6114 Other garments, knitted or crocheted.
611490 Of other textile materials
6117 Other made up clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted; knitted or crocheted parts of garments or of clothing accessories.
611780 Other accessories
611790 Parts
6212 Brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted.
621210 Brassieres
621290 Other
6215 Ties, bow ties and cravats.
621590 Of other textile materials
293 Footwear other than sports footwear
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640399 Other
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640419 Other
294 Sports footwear, except skating boots
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640411 Sports footwear; tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like
295 Other footwear
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640340 Other footwear, incorporating a protective metal toecap
341 Basic organic chemicals
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220720 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength
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
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.
392410 Tableware and kitchenware
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
373 Refractory products & structural non-refractory clay products
6904 Ceramic building bricks, flooring blocks, support or filler tiles and the like.
690490 Other
6907 Unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing.
690790 Other
6908 Glazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; glazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing.
690890 Other
381 Furniture
9401 Seats (other than those of heading 94.02), whether or not convertible into beds, and parts thereof.
940161 Upholstered
9403 Other furniture and parts thereof.
940330 Wooden furniture of a kind used in offices
940340 Wooden furniture of a kind used in the kitchen
940350 Wooden furniture of a kind used in the bedroom
940360 Other wooden furniture
940389 Other
384 Sports goods
9506 Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics, athletics, other sports (including tabletennis) or outdoor games, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter; swimming pools and paddling pools.
950651 Lawntennis rackets, whether or not strung
950691 Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics or athletics
950699 Other
9507 Fishing rods, fishhooks and other line fishing tackle; fish landing nets, butterfly nets and similar nets; decoy “birds” (other than those of heading 92.08 or 97.05) and similar hunting or shooting requisites.
950720 Fishhooks, whether or not snelled
385 Games & toys
" class="default-popupover-item"> 9503 Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls' carriages; dolls; other toys; reducedsize ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds.
" class="default-popupover-item"> 950300 Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls' carriages; dolls; other toys; reducedsize ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds.
9504 Video game consoles and machines, articles for funfair, table or parlour games, including pintables, billiards, special tables for casino games and automatic bowling alley equipment.
950430 Other games, operated by coins, banknotes, bank cards, tokens or by any other means of payment, other than automatic bowling alley equipment
950450 Video game consoles and machines, other than those of subheading 9504.30
950490 Other
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
7324 Sanitary ware and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
732490 Other, including parts
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.
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
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
732181 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
841840 Freezers of the upright type, not exceeding 900 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
8508 Vacuum cleaners.
850811 Of a power not exceeding 1,500 W and having a dust bag or other receptacle capacity not exceeding 20 l
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
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
851629 Other
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.
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
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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