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14 January, 2021

14th 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: 8th – 14th January, 2020 are given under. Please click on a notification for the details.

Policy & Trade Remedies
 
1.      Philippines - Publishes excise tax rates for various imported products
Notification Authority: Bureau of Customs
Date: 4 Jan 2021
 
2.      India – Electronic issuance of preferential certificate of origin (CoO) for India's exports to UK under Generalised Scheme of Preference (GSP)
Notification Authority: Directorate General for foreign Trade
Date: 11 Jan 2021
 
3.      India – Publishes anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Aceto-Acetyl Derivatives also known as Arylides from China
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 11 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Aceto-Acetyl Derivatives
 
4.      China – Publishes provisional import tariff rates lower than the most-favoured-nation tariff rates which is applicable on 883 commodities from January 1st
Notification Authority: People's Daily Overseas Edition
Date: 12 Jan 2021
 
5.      Philippines – Imposes provisional safeguard measures on imported cars for 200 days. As per order, 70,000 Peso/unit on four-wheeled passenger cars (PC) and 1,10,000 Peso/unit on light commercial vehicles (LCVs). India is exempted from the scope of safeguard measures
Notification Authority: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Date: 12 Jan 2021
 
6.      Thailand - Allowing submission of photocopy of Certificate of Origin by the importer for customs duty exemption and reduction under FTA from 1 Jan 2021 to 31 Mar 2021
Notification Authority: Customs Department of Thailand
Date: 12 Jan 2021
 
7.      India –  Import policy is amended from "prohibited” to “free” and new policy conditions added to Chapters 41 and 43
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Notification No. 55/2015-20)
Date: 7 Jan 2021
 
8.      India – Publishes exchange rate of one unit of foreign currency equivalent to Indian rupees
Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (Notification No.03/2021 - Customs (N.T.))
Date: 7 Jan 2021

Trade Remedies
 
9.      India – Publishes oral hearing in sunset review investigation concerning imports of "Normal Butanol" from European Union, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and USA
Notification Authority: Directorate General for Trade Remedies
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Normal Butanol
 
10.    India – Publishes list of interested parties in AD investigation concerning import of Silicon Sealants originating in or exported from China PR
Notification Authority: Directorate General for Trade Remedies
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Silicon Sealants
 
11.    India – Publishes initiation of anti-circumvention investigation concerning alleged circumvention of anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of Measuring Tapes from China PR
Notification Authority: Directorate General for Trade Remedies
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Measuring Tapes
 
12.    India – Publishes initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of "Caprolactam" originating in or exported from European Union, Korea RP, Russia and Thailand
Notification Authority: Directorate General for Trade Remedies
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Caprolactam
 
13.    India – Publishes anti-circumvention investigation concerning alleged circumvention of anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of "Ceramic tableware and kitchenware, excluding knives and toilet items" originating from China and Malaysia
Notification Authority: Directorate General for Trade Remedies
Date: 12 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Ceramic tableware and kitchenware, excluding knives and toilet items
 
14.    India – Publishes post disclosure oral hearing in the anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of "1-Phenyl-3-Metyl-5-Pyrazolone" originating in or exported from China PR
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 12 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: 1-Phenyl-3-Metyl-5-Pyrazolone
 
15.    India – Publishes sunset review (SSR) anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of '1-Phenyl-3-Methyl-5-Pyrazolone' originating in or exported from China PR
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 12 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: 1-Phenyl-3-Methyl-5-Pyrazolone
 
16.    India – Publishes final findings in the anti-dumping original investigation concerning imports of "Dimethyl Formamide (DMF)” originating in or exported from China PR and Saudi Arabia
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 12 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Dimethyl Formamide (DMF)
 
17.    India – Publishes oral hearing in sunset review investigation concerning imports of 'Glass fibre and articles thereof' from China PR
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 12 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Glass fibre and articles thereof
 
18.    India – Publishes oral hearing in anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of 'Glass fibre and articles thereof' from Bahrain and Egypt
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 12 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Glass fibre and articles thereof
 
19.    India – Publishes sunset review anti-dumping investigation concerning import of 'Plain Medium Density Fibre Board having thickness of 6mm or more' originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 11 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Plain Medium Density Fibre Board having thickness of 6mm or more
 
20.    India – Publishes anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of 'Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)' from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Unites States of America
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 9 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
 
21.    India – Publishes preliminary findings in the matter of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of "Rubber Chemical PX-13" originating in or exported from China PR, Korea RP and USA – reg.
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 8 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Rubber Chemical PX-13
 
22.    India – Publishes list of interested parties in anti-subsidy investigation concerning imports of Copper Tubes and Pipes originating in or exported from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 8 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Copper Tubes and Pipes
 
23.    India – Publishes final findings in the second sunset review of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Nonyl Phenol originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei - CESTAT Remand Case
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 8 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Nonyl Phenol
 
24.    India – Publishes anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of "Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride" originating in or exported from China PR
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 8 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
 
25.    India – Publishes sunset review of anti-dumping investigation concerning import of "Phthalic Anhydride" originating in or exported from Japan and Russia
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Phthalic Anhydride
HS Code: 29173500
 
26.    India – Announces oral hearing in mid-term review to review the product scope of definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on 'Nylon Filament Yarn' originating in or exported from European Union and Vietnam
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 6 Jan 2021
Product Coverage: Nylon Filament Yarn

Plants & Plant Products
 
27.    Australia – Publishes import permit applications for apiaceous vegetable seed species are now open for lodgement
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Date: 13 Jan 2021
 
28.    Australia – Publishes changes to the importation of retorted goods containing animal material for human consumption
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Date: 13 Jan 2021
 
29.    Australia – Publishes Animal Biosecurity Advice 2021-A01: Commencement of a review of biosecurity risks associated with importing dairy products for human consumption
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Date: 13 Jan 2021
 
30.    Canada – Publishes 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: 13 Jan 2021
Product covered: Pectinase from Aspergillus niger
 
31.    Kenya – Publishes following standards on plant growing
Notification Authority: Kenya Bureau of Standards
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product covered: Plant growing
 
32.    Uganda - Publishes following standards on plant growing
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product covered: Rice seeds; Rice in the husk, "paddy" or rough, Banana seeds; Bulbs, tubers, tuberous roots, corms, crowns and rhizomes, dormant
HS code: 100610, 060110
 
33.    Australia – Publishes import permit applications details for apiaceous vegetable seed species
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Date: 12 Jan 2021

Animal Feed
 
34.    EU - Publishes Feed Additives Annexure - I and Annexure - II pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003
Notification Authority: European Commission
Date: 13 Jan 2021
 
35.    EU – Authorises preparation of montmorillonite-illite as feed additive for all animal species
Notification Authority: European Commission
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product covered: Preparation of a kind used in animal nutrition
HS Code: 2309
 
36.    EU - Renew authorisation of following feed additives
Notification Authority: European Commission, Health and Food Safety Directorate-General
Date: 13 Jan 2021
 

Processed Food
 
37.    Australia – Publishes changes to import condition to the import of retorted goods for human consumption
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Date: 14 Jan 2021
 
38.    Vietnam – Approves the Scheme on Reforming the Model of Quality Inspection and Food Safety Inspection for Imported Goods
Date: 12 Jan 2021
 
39.    India – Publishes addendum to the guidelines on requirement of No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) for grant / renewal / product modification of FSSAI license
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 11 Jan 2021
 
40.    India – Publishes clarification regarding tolerance limit in cases of insecticides for which MRLs have not been fixed 11 Jan 2021
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 11 Jan 2021
 
41.    India - Implemented revised policy for Auto-generation of License / Registration and Auto-rejection of applications in case of non-response
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Date: 8 Jan 2021
 
42.    Slovenia – Publishes conditions for the minimum quality, labeling and classification to be met on the market of naturally fermented vinegar and diluted acetic acid.
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product covered: Vinegar and diluted acetic acid; Food additives
 
43.    Uganda - Publishes following standards on meat products
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product covered: Smoked meat
 
44.    Nepal – Publishes food and Grain act, rules, directive, procedure, and quality standards
Notification Authority: Department of Food Technology and Quality Control
Date: 05 Jan 2021

Chemicals & Medical Supplies
 
45.    USA - Announced the availability of the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation of n‑Methylpyrrolidone (NMP).
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [1718]
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product covered: N‑Methylpyrrolidone (NMP); Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Production in the chemical industry (ICS 71.020), Organic chemicals (ICS 71.080)
 
46.    USA – Finalises rules on permitted usages under the Toxic Substances Control Act for following chemicals
Notification Authority: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Date: 13 Jan 2021
 
47.    Uganda – Publishes DUS 2289:2020, Medical safety goggle standard
Notification Authority: Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product covered: Medical safety goggle; Ophthalmic instruments and appliances, n.e.s
HS code: 901850
 
48.    Vietnam – Regulates the list of medical equipments subject to inspection of safety and technical features
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health
Date: 8 Jan 2021
 
49.    Myanmar – Publishes list of companies for which cosmetic certificate can be issued
Notification Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar Quality, Safety and Protection
Date: 8 Jan 2021
 
50.    Myanmar – Publishes list of companies for having valid certificate for importation of medicines
Notification Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar Quality, Safety and Protection
Date: 8 Jan 2021
 
51.    Thailand – Publishes ministerial regulation, application for permission and permission to manufacture, import or export of narcotics of category 2, B.E.
Notification Authority: Narcotics Control Division
Date: 7 Jan 2021
 
52.    Thailand – Publishes notification on application procedure for import of narcotics products
Notification Authority: Narcotics Control Division
Date: 7 Jan 2021
 
53.    Thailand – Publishes notification on types and amount of narcotics substance allowed to use in medicine
Notification Authority: Narcotics Control Division
Date: 6 Jan 2021
 
54.    Malaysia – Publishes guidelines on the application to classify new chemical as poison under the poisons act 1952
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health Malaysia
Date: 5 Jan 2021
 
55.    Malaysia – Publishes Malaysian Orphan Medicines Guideline 2020
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health Malaysia
Date: 4 Jan 2021

Textiles
 
56.    India – Publishes following Quality Control Orders pertaining to Textiles
Notification Authority: Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product covered: Polyester Spun Grey and White Yarn, Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers, Linear Alkyl Benzene, Polyester Industrial Yarn, Synthetic Micro-Fibres for use in Cement Based Matrix, Styrene-Butadiene Rubber Latex Polyester Staple Fibres, Polyethylene Material for moulding and extrusion, Polyester Partially Oriented Yarn, Polyester Continuous Filament Fully Drawn Yarn
HS code: 55092100, 55902200, 39013000, 38170011, 54022010 & 54022090, 55032000, 40021100 & 40021990, 55032000, 39011090, 39019090, 39011010, 39012000, 54024600, 54024700,

Engineering & Electronics
 
57.    India – Publishes Centrifugally Cast (Spun) Iron Pipes (Quality Control) Order, 2021
Notification Authority: Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Date: 12 Jan 2021
 
58.    India – Publishes Sewing Machines (Quality Control) Order, 2021
Notification Authority: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product covered: Sewing Machines
 
59.    Russia – Publishes list of products subject to mandatory confirmation of compliance with the requirements of technical regulations on fire safety requirements. The list includes: electrical cables, finishing and facing materials, heat and sound insulation materials, floor coverings, roofing and waterproofing materials
Notification Authority: Russian Government
Date: 13 Jan 2021
 
60.    Taiwan – Publishes legal inspection for followings
Notification Authority: Department of Customs
Date: 13 Jan 2021
 
61.    Egypt – Publishes mandatory standards for Rotating electrical machines
Notification Authority: Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Product covered: Rotating machinery in general (ICS 29.160.01)
 
62.    USA – Proposes test procedure for showerheads
Notification Authority: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy
Date: 13 Jan 2021

Regulatory Developments in India
 
63.    India – Publishes Faceless Penalty Scheme, 2021. 
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
Date: 12 Jan 2021
 
64.    India – Publishes Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods and Services) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 to further amend the Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods & Services) Regulations, 2015
Notification Authority: Reserve Bank of India
Date: 8 Jan 2021
 
65.    India – Publishes amendments to certain standards
Notification Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Date: 8 Jan 2021

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