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07 January, 2020

7th January, 2021
 
Alerts from the Indian Trade Portal – www.indiantradeportal.in on Tariff/Preferential Tariff/ SPS and TBT measures/GST/Export incentives/Export-Import Policy Conditions etc. during the period: 1st – 7th January, 2021 are given under. Please click on a notification for the details.

Policy & Customs
 
1.      India – Publishes trade advisory on Cyber fraud complaints from Indian exporters
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Trade Notice 36/2020-21)
Date: 4 Jan 2021
 
2.      India – Publishes Customs Authority for Advance Rulings Regulations, 2021.
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 01/2021 – Customs (N.T.))
Date: 4 Jan 2021
 
3.      India - Import of odoriferous preparations such as room fresheners/car fresheners that do not operate by burning is Free
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Notification no 54/2015-20)
Date: 1 Jan 2021
 
4.      India - Publishes notification on delegation of financial power
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Notification no 53/2015-20)
Date: 1 Jan 2021
 
5.      India - Publishes amendment (2021) to CGST Rules, 2017.
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No. 01/2021-Central Tax)
Date: 01 January 2021
 
6.      United Kingdom - Publishes Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
Notification Authority: Department of Customs
Date: 01 January 2021
 
7.      India - Publishes tariff value of edible oils, brass scrap, poppy seed, areca nut, gold & silver
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No. 117/2020-Customs)
Date: 31 December 2020
Product Coverage: Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver
HS Code: 15111000, 15119010, 15119090, 1511100, 15119020, 15119090, 15071000, 740400, 12079100
 
8.      India - Notifies 4th January 2021 as the date for implementation of notification No. 102/2020-Customs (NT) dated 23.10.2020 regarding commissioner to function as customs authority for advance rulings at Delhi and Mumbai
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Notification No. 116/2020-Customs)
Date: 31 December 2020
 
9.      India – Publishes procedure to be followed by the exporters for shipment under RoDTEP Scheme w.e.f. 1.1.2021
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
Date: 31 December 2020

Trade Remedies
 
10.    EU – Imposes provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Turkey
Notification Authority: European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2021/9)
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel
 
11.    India - Extends anti-dumping duty on Melamine originating in or exported from China up to and inclusive of 28th Feb, 2021
Notification Authority: Department of Revenue (Notification No. 1/2021 -Customs (ADD))
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Melamine
 
12.    India – Publishes final anti-subsidy investigation concerning imports of Styrene Butadiene Rubber from Korea RP
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 4 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Styrene Butadiene Rubber
HS Code: 400219
 
13.    India – Publishes list of registered parties in anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of “Copper & Copper Alloy Flat Rolled Products” originating in and exported from China PR, Korea RP, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 4 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Copper & Copper Alloy Flat Rolled Products
HS Code: 74091100, 74091900, 74092100, 74092900, 74093100, 74093900, 74094000, 74099000
 
14.    India - Initiates sunset review of anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of phenol originating in or exported from European Union and Singapore
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 1 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Phenol
HS Code: 290711
 
15.    India – Added product coverage under countervailing duty investigation concerning imports of Copper Tubes and Pipes from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 1 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Copper Tubes and Pipes
HS Code: 74111000, 74112100, 74112200, 74112900
 
16.    India - Publishes preliminary finding on anti-dumping original investigation concerning imports of “Soda Ash” from Turkey and USA
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 1 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Soda ash
HS Code: 283620
 
17.    India – Publishes sunset review of anti-dumping investigations concerning Imports of “Normal Butanol” from European Union, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and USA
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 31 December 2020
Product Coverage: Normal Butanol
HS Code: 29051300
 
18.    India – Publishes list of interested parties for anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of “Untreated Fumed Silica” from China PR & Korea RP
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 31 December 2020
Product Coverage: Untreated Fumed Silica
HS Code: 28112200
 
19.    India – Publishes final finding on anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of “Viscose Spun Yarn” originating in or exported from China PR, Indonesia and Vietnam
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 31 December 2020
Product Coverage: Viscose Spun Yarn
HS Code: 55101110 and 55101210

Animal Origin Products
 
20.    Bahrain – Publishes order regarding prohibiting the production, importation and marketing of bottled water bottles with volumes less than 200 ml in the Bahraini market
Notification Authority: Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Tourism
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Bottled water bottles (less than 200 ml)
 
21.    India – Publishes draft Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Amendment Regulations, 2020 for making fortification of edible oil and milk mandatory in India
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Food Products
 
22.    Canada - Enable the use of modified vinegar as a preservative in certain meat and poultry products and preparations
Notification Authority: Health Canada
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Modified vinegar
 
23.    Chile - Establishes sanitary requirements for the importation of prepared dishes containing ingredients of animal origin to Chile
Notification Authority: Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG)
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product coverage: animal feed
HS Code: 2309
 
24.    India - Extends timeline for compliance with the direction dated 1st January, 2021 regarding compliance of commercial feeds/feed materials intended for meat and milk producing animals with relevant BIS standards
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health
Date: 1 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: feed
HS Code: 2309

Plants & Plant Products
 
25.    Paraguay – Establishes requirements for the authorization of import of the wheat flour and the iron and vitamins premix used in the enrichment of the flour
Notification Authority: National Institute of Food and Nutrition (INAN) - Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Enriched wheat flour
 
26.    Canada - Establishes maximum residue limit for Halauxifen-methyl
Notification Authority: Department of Health
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Pesticides
 
27.    Canada - Establishes maximum residue limit for Oxathiapiprolin
Notification Authority: Department of Health
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Pesticides
 
28.    Canada - Establish a maximum nicotine concentration of 20 mg/mL for vaping products manufactured or imported for sale in Canada
Notification Authority: Health Canada
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Vaping Products including e-cigarettes, e-liquids; Tobacco, tobacco products and related equipment
 
29.    Colombia – Publishes provisions regarding registration of manufacturers, formulators, packers and importers of adjuvants for agricultural use, as well as the requirements for the registration of adjuvants for agricultural use and other provisions
Notification Authority: Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario - ICA
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Aids for use agricultural
 
30.    Ecuador - Publishes sanitary technical rules for the regulation and control of products for human use and consumption that contain non-psychoactive cannabis or hemp, or its derivatives
Notification Authority: National Agency for Health Regulation, Control and Surveillance - ARCSA, Doctor Leopoldo Izquieta Pérez
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: hemp
 
31.    Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein – Updated agreement on veterinary and phytosanitary matters
Notification Authority: European Economic Area
Date: 4 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Agriculture products
 
32.    United Kingdom - Publishes Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 1 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Plant products

Processed Food
 
33.    Argentina – Publishes update MRLs for agro chemicals
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture
Date: 6 Jan 2021
 
34.    Japan – Publishes amendment to food additives regulation
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Date: 6 Jan 2021
 
35.    Canada - Publishes updated list of permitted food enzymes to enable the use of pectinase from aspergillus niger in unstandardized fruit and vegetable products
Notification Authority: Health Canada
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: food additives
 
36.    South Korea – Issues partial amendment to standards for designation of foreign agencies for inspection of standards and quality of timber products
Notification Authority: Korea Forest Service (KFS)
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Timber Products
 
37.    Malaysia - Publishes Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Tobacco
HS Code: 24
 
38.    South Korea – Proposes amendments to the standards and specifications for foods
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product coverage: Food products
 
39.    South Korea – Proposes amendments to the standards and specifications for foods
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Food products
 
40.    Taiwan - Publishes regulation for the use restriction and labeling requirement of Coffee Leaves (Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora) as food ingredients
Notification Authority: Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine
Date: 5 Jan 2021
 
41.    Vietnam – Publishes national technical regulation on quality of wood adhesives
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Wood adhesives
 
42.    Ecuador - Revises technical regulation for Chocolate, chocolate products and chocolate substitutes
Notification Authority: Ecuadorian Standardization Service INEN
Date: 4 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Chocolate
HS Code: 1806
 
43.    Uganda – Publishes following standards for Agricultural products
Notification Authority: Uganda Bureau of Standards
Date: 4 Jan 2021
 
44.    Vietnam - Publishes national technical regulation for food additives
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health
Date: 1 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Food additives
 
45.    United Kingdom - Publishes Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture
Date: 31 December 2020

Chemicals
 
46.    Israel – Establishes a mechanism for registering industrial chemicals
Notification Authority: Israel WTO-TBT Enquiry Point
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Industrial chemical substances;
 
47.    Chile - Modifies the health records of medicines that contain the active principle ranitidine and establishes controls regarding the authorization of use and disposal of said products
Notification Authority: Institute of Public Health (ISP)
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Pharmaceutical products that contain the active ingredient ranitidine.
 
48.    India – Publishes Insecticides (Third Amendment) Rules, 2020.
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers Welfare
Date: 1 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Insecticides
HS Code: 3808
 
49.    South Korea – Publishes rules on packaging materials and packaging methods for processed food, beverage, alcoholic beverages, confectionery, health functional food, cosmetics, detergents, toy dolls, stationery, miscellaneous goods, quasi-drugs, clothing
Notification Authority: Ministry of Environment
Date: 5 Jan 2021
 
50.    Taiwan – Extends implementation period of the temporary alternative arrangements of the presentation of original veterinary and phytosanitary certificates in the condition of COVID-19 Pandemic
Notification Authority: Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine
Date: 5 Jan 2021
 
51.    Canada – Publishes clean fuel regulations
Notification Authority: Environment Climate Change Canada
Date: 4 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Fuel
HS Code: 271012, 271019
 
52.    Mexico – Publishes list of substances and hazardous materials
Notification Authority: National Consultative Committee for Standardization of Land Transport
Date: 4 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Dangerous substances and materials (dangerous goods)
 
53.    Uganda – Publishes following standards for Cosmetics & Medical supplies products
Notification Authority: Uganda Bureau of Standards
Date: 4 Jan 2021
 
54.    India – Publishes cosmetics rules 2020
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Date: 1 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Cosmetics
HS Code: 33, 3401
 
55.    India – Publishes regulation of blood pressure monitors, nebulizers and thermometers as drugs with effect from January 1st , 2021
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Date: 1 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Blood glucose monitors blood pressure monitors nebulizers and thermometers
 
56.    Thailand – Publishes ministerial regulations application for and permission to manufacture, import, Export, sell or have in possession of narcotics of category 5 only hemp
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health
Date: 1 Jan 2021
 
57.    India – Publishes Insecticides (Third Amendment) Rules, 2020 to further amendment the Insecticides Rules, 1971. 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoAFW)
Date: 30 December 2020

Other Products
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards
Date: 6 Jan 2021
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Finance
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: tyres
HS Code: 4011
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 4 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Gloves, mittens and mitts, Spectacles, goggles and the like, corrective, protective or other, Breathing appliances and gas masks,
HS Code: 650610,900490, 9020
 
61.    Uganda – Publishes following standards for footwear and textile products
Notification Authority: Uganda Bureau of Standards
Date: 4 Jan 2021

Engineering & Electronics
 
62.    India – Publishes amendments / additions to the policy for providing preference to domestically manufactured iron & steel products in government procurement
Notification Authority: Ministry of Steel
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: iron & steel products
 
63.    Singapore - Proposes to enact new legislation for refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) equipment that use high Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants
Notification Authority: National Environment Agency (NEA)
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Water-cooled chillers
HS Code: 841869
 
64.    Mexico – Publishes Energy efficiency and user safety requirements for self-contained commercial refrigeration appliances
Notification Authority: National Consultative Committee for Standardization for the Preservation and Rational Use of Energy Resources (CCNNPURRE)
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: refrigeration appliance
 
65.    Chile – Publishes following technical regulation
Notification Authority: Servicio Ecuatoriano de Normalización INEN
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: asbestos-cement, merters
 
66.    India – Publishes standards on Door Handles
Notification Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Date: 5 Jan 2021
 
67.    Israel – Revises mandatory standard SI 1548 pertains to Children's furniture
Notification Authority: Israel WTO-TBT Enquiry Point
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Mattresses for cots, cribs, and perambulators and bumpers for children's cots; Babies' cot bumpers; HS Code: 3924, 3926, 6302, 6303, 6304, 9403, 9404
 
68.    Indonesia – Publishes national standard for equipment for crop protection for Knapsack Sprayers
Notification Authority: Ministry of Industry
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Sprayers
 
69.    Kenya – Publishes standard on precast concrete waffle units which defines and specifies requirements and conformity for concrete waffle
Notification Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Concrete and concrete products
 
70.    Mexico – Publishes standard on energy efficiency of the deep well type submersible pump motor set.
Notification Authority: National Consultative Committee for Standardization for the Preservation and Rational Use of Energy Resources (CCNNPURRE)
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Deep well type submersible pump motor assembly
 
71.    Mexico - Establishes the minimum values of energy efficiency, the test method, the marking requirements and the conformity assessment procedure applicable to AC
Notification Authority: National Consultative Committee for Standardization for the Preservation and Rational Use of Energy Resources (CCNNPURRE)
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Single-phase, induction, squirrel-cage type AC electric motors, air cooled, rated at 0.180 kW to 2.238 kW.
 
72.    Mexico - Publishes standards on energy efficiency of condensing and evaporating units for refrigeration.
Notification Authority: National Consultative Committee for Standardization for the Preservation and Rational Use of Energy Resources (CCNNPURRE)
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: condensing and evaporating units
 
73.    Taiwan – Publishes amendment to enforcement rules of medical devices act
Notification Authority: Food and Drug Administration
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Medical devices; Medical equipment
 
74.    Taiwan - Publishes legal inspection requirements for playpens for domestic use
Notification Authority: Ministry of Industry
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: playpens
 
75.    Taiwan – Publishes amendments to the legal inspection requirements for valves for liquefied petroleum gas cylinder
Notification Authority: Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection
Date: 5 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Valves for liquefied petroleum gas cylinder, Safety or relief valves, Appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats
HS Code: 848140, 848180
 
76.    Denmark – Publishes executive order on experiments with self-propelled units
Notification Authority: Danish Road Traffic Authority
Date: 4 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this chapter; parts thereof
HS Code: 8479
 
77.    Ecuador - Publishes technical requirements for imported connectors, chargers, wiring and batteries must meet for charging electric vehicles prior to the commercialization
Notification Authority: Ecuadorian Standardization Service INEN
Date: 4 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Connectors, chargers, wiring and batteries
HS Code: 853669, 850440, 85460
 
78.    Uganda – Publishes following standards for Engineering products
Notification Authority: Uganda Bureau of Standards
Date: 4 Jan 2021

Regulatory Developments in India
 
79.    India – Publishes Sugarcane (Control) Amendment Order, 2020 to further amend the Sugarcane (Control) Order, 1966
Notification Authority: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Date: 4 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Sugarcane
 
80.    India – Publishes Karnataka Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation and Development) (Amendment) Act 2020
Notification Authority: Government of Karnataka
Date: 5 Jan 2021
 
81.    India commences exports of Moringa powder, keeping in mind the rising global demand, because of its nutritional properties.
Notification Authority: Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Date: 31 December 2020
 
82.    Postal department issues notice on updating Customs data of Articles containing goods
Notification Authority: Ministry of Communications
Date: 31 December 2020
 
83.    CPCB asks NCR states pollution board and agencies to take immediate and effective steps to control Air Pollution.
Notification Authority: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Date: 31 December 2020

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