ANNOUNCEMENT 13 May 2021
India has temporarily exempted government entities from the requirement to preferentially procure from domestic entities.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Amendment in the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017
On 13 May 2021, the Public Procurement Division of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) notified that public procurement of supplies required for the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic will be exempt from the applicability of the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017. This exemption is applicable until 30 September 2021.
The Public Procurement Order, 2017 requires that all procurement by government entities should be preferentially done from local entities (see related state act for detailed guidelines).
The tariff lines included in the intervention have been sourced from the World Customs Organization's "HS classification reference for COVID-19 medical supplies 3.01 Edition" updated on 2 June 2020.