ANNOUNCEMENT 07 Aug 2013

In August 2013, the government of India announced a change in import formalities.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

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  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 07 Aug 2013 | Removal date: 07 Aug 2015
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On 7 August 2013, the Indian Ministry of Commerce & Industry (according to Notification No. 33 (RE-2013)/2009-2014) relaxed certain quality certification requirements for the importation of steel and steel products used in large infrastructure and other investment projects (including in the petroleum, high-tech manufacturing, nuclear power, defence, chemical, petro-chemical as well as fertiliser industries).
 
The imports for these projects are eased of the applicability of Steel & Steel Products (Quality Control) Order, 2012, that specifies standards and certification requirements for steel products manufactured or sold in India.
 
Under the new regulation, a project is eligible to benefit from the eased import rules if
- the project's investment amount is at least INR 10 billion,
- the imported goods are actually used for the project,
- and the imports have received a quality certification from the recognised Quality Certifying Body of the country of origin.

 
The notification is valid for 2 years from the date of the Notification.

AFFECTED SECTORS