ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Feb 2012
India has provided an exemption from the customs duty on re-imports of diamonds exported for certification or grading.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
On 28 February 2012, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry through Notification No. 100(RE-2010)/2009-14 exempted the re-imports of Cut and Polished Diamonds, exported for Certification/Grading to specified agencies, from the customs duty of 2% imposed on these diamonds.
On 9 March 2012, the Ministry of Finance through Notification No. 09/2012-Customs notified the same and specified the conditions for availing such duty exemption (listed below) -
On 1 March 2017, through Notification No. 07.2017-Customs the Ministry of Finance notified that the above duty exemption will also be available on diamonds exported and re-imported on behalf of the exporters by the authorized offices and agencies in India of the laboratories certified for grading and certification.
On 22 May 2017, the Ministry of Finance through Notification No. 21/2017-Customs notified that any customs duty payable on the imports of such diamonds imported between 9 March 2012 and 1 March 2017 by the authorized offices or agencies in India of the said laboratories shall also not be required to be paid.
A customs duty of 2% was imposed on the imports of cut and polished diamonds on 16 January 2012.
On 10 July 2020, the Indian Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs through Notification No. 30/2020-Customs extended the time limit for re-import by 3 months for those cases where the last date for re-import falls between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020.