ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Feb 2009In February 2009, the government of India announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
India Customs. (2009). Notification 22/2009. Available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2k9/cs22-2k9.htm
India Customs. (2004). Notification 93/2004. Available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2k4/cs93-2k4.htm
Effective 17 Feburary 2009, the government of India suspended certain criteria for the preferential treatment of raw sugar imports.
The "actual user condition" specified among those conditions necessary to qualify for a preferential (i.e. duty free) treatment of imports shall not be applied for imports of raw sugar from 17 February until 30 September 2009.
Also, the export obligation necessary to apply for imports of raw sugar may also be filled through white sugar exports from 17 February 2009.
The "actual user condition" contains the following requirements (see Notification 93/2004):