ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Jun 2020

India has reduced the import customs duty on lentils temporarily.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 2 liberalising

SOURCE

Notification No. 26/2020 - Customs - Ministry of Finance
http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/219685.pdf

Clarification on Notification No. 26/2020-Cus dated 02.06.2020 regarding Basic Customs Duty on imports of Lentils (Masur)
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1629463

Notification No. 34/2020-Customs
https://www.cbic.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2020/cs-tarr2020/cs34-2020.pdf

Notification No. 39/2020-Customs
https://www.cbic.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2020/cs-tarr2020/cs39-2020.pdf

Inception date: 02 Jun 2020 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2020

Import tariff

On 2 June 2020, the Indian Ministry of Finance through Notification No. 26/2020-Customs reduced the basic customs duty on Lentils (Mosur) from 30% to 10% for the period 2 June 2020 to 31 August 2020. This rate is applicable to all countries except the USA.

On 17 September 2020, through Notification No. 34/2020-Customs the reduced customs duty was extended for the period 18 September 2020 to 31 October 2020.

On 28 October 2020, through Notification No.39/2020-Customs the reduced customs duty was extended until 31 December 2020.

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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 02 Jun 2020 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2020

Import tariff

On 2 June 2020, the Indian Ministry of Finance through Notification No. 26/2020-Customs reduced the basic customs duty on Lentils (Mosur) by 50% to 30% for the period 2 June 2020 to 31 August 2020 for imports from the United States of America. 

On 17 September 2020, through Notification No. 34/2020-Customs the reduced customs duty was extended for the period 18 September 2020 to 31 October 2020.

On 28 October 2020, through Notification No.39/2020-Customs the reduced customs duty was extended until 31 December 2020.