BGTA says that after multiple rounds of meeting with the Maharashtra Transport Department, Vahan portal is updated with waiver for 6 months road tax on commercial vehicles
India’s commerce ministry will have a meeting with container shipping liners on 21st October to address the current capacity shortage and increasing freight rates.
Indian exports increase to United States and China. However, there is a dip in imports from the two countries.
The Bombay High Court guided the Mumbai Customs Authorities to allow a consignment of onions—around 108 containers—which was held up after the Central government restricted the export of the commodity on September 14, to be sent out.
The oral hearing of “Carbon Black used in Rubber Applications” exported or originated from China PR and Russia initiated on 20.05.2020 will now be held on 9th November, 2020 at 1500 Hrs (IST).
After considering everything, further extension of time has been granted for filling questionnaire response in regards to Anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Aceto Acetyle Derivatives, also known as Arylides, from China PR. The new time line is up to 11th November, 2020.
The Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts goods, when imported into India against a duty credit scrip (hereinafter referred to as the said scrip) issued by the Regional Authority under the Scheme for Rebate of State Levies on export of garments and made-ups (hereinafter referred to as the RoSL scheme) in accordance with paragraph 4.01(d)of the Foreign Trade Policy read with paragraphs 4.97and 4.98of the Handbook of Procedure.
Oral hearing in SSR investigation concerning imports of “Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)” will be conducted through DVC on 6th November, 2020 at 15:00 hours (IST).
As a step towards trade facilitation, QR code based Sampling Solution is being launched for testing at JNCG laboratory.
In regards to the difficulty endured by the shipping industry because of Covid-19 pandemic, members are requested to provide a few details latest by 23rd October, 2020 for examination. The details required are- Name of the exporter and IEC, Address details, Name of the contact person/Mobile No., Port of loading, Discharge Port/ Final Destination, Issues faced, Future shipments planned for the destination, Remarks.
CBIC has crossed a milestone by successfully completing Faceless Assessment of 2 lakh import documents, and only 6000 documents are pending pan India.
The Federation of Indian Exporters Organization writes to the shipping ministry citing “monopolistic and unfair practice” by shipping companies, which has resulted to an unprecedented increase in freights for overseas destinations.
The Finance Ministry will announce a new reimbursement rate for exporters in three sectors only initially, because of scarcity of resources. A committee set up for this reason, under the Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) scheme, is expected to submit its report in November.
Indian Railways launched a Freight Business Development Portal during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in order to escalate the freight business.
Many export promotion councils, as well as trading communities have praised RBI’s recent move to scarp the system-based automatic caution-listing of exporters.
There is an acute shortage of containers, which is hurting exporters causing an increase in freight rates over key international trade routes. Top industry body wants the Government to mandate it for shipping lines to ferry empty containers to India.
Businesses in Ludhiana adversely affected due to the ongoing 'rail roko' protest against farm laws.
"No trains to & from Ludhiana since Sept 30 has blocked cargo supplies. We're unable to process export orders," says President, Ludhiana Custom House Agents Associations
A major fire occurred in cargo hold no. 2 on March 6 while enroute in the Arabian Sea towards Suez. A.P Moller stated that the safety and well-being of his people will always be the first priority. The investigation identified that the most likely source of the fire is to be found amongst a block of 54 containers with IMO Class 9 Dangerous Cargo stowed inside cargo hold no. 3 in the forepart of the vessel
Filling up the questionnaire concerning alleged circumvention of Anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of “Axle for Trailers” has now been postponed to 19th November, 2020.
The OTP based validation will be an alternative means of obtaining proof of delivery to the existing procedure of taking physical signatures. Thus, the authorized couriers will obtain the proof of delivery either by taking the physical signatures or through OTP based validation.
As per the amendment, against serial number342A, for the entry in column (3), the entries “Polybutadiene Rubber excluding titanium and lithium grades”, shall be substituted, and after serial number342A and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted.
The extended time for filling the responses for Bilateral Safeguard Investigation concerning imports of “PVC Suspension Grade Resin” into India from Japan under India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement is 1st November, 2020.
Custom clearance delays continue from the earlier 15-20 days to 25-30 days, which is now crippling the Indian import-export industry.
Water transport workers are in an indefinite countrywide strike because of which around 709 vessels carrying 10 lakhs tons of different types of goods are lying idle in multiple jetties of the country.
India’s agricultural export, which is considered to be a critical source of farm earing has now recovered from the pandemic-induced decline. However, some of the high-value segments, such as marine and livestock products continue to shrink.
Air cargo movement through the Cochin International Airport here has been shortened, which influences the exports of perishable things, for example, fruits and vegetables. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) confined the activity of foreign chartered, non-schedules freight services to six air terminals in the nation.
DGCA has restricted non-schedule and ad hoc cargo flights by foreign carriers to six airports. These changes have been made to make sure fair and equal opportunity in the air cargo capacity offered by Indian registered airlines and airlines registered elsewhere.
The CBIC has decided that all Saturdays (except second Saturday) will be working days for all the faceless assessment groups and port assessment groups across the country
India's third largest export destination with bilateral trade valued at USD 13 Billion and trade in favour of Plastics, exports to Vietnam has the potential to grow to USD 4.6 Billion
Hapag-Lloyd has revised destination documentation fee (DDF) Tariff in India, and the per container charge will be 5200 INR. These changes will be effective November 19,2020.
The last date for filling questionnaire response in Sunset Review Investigation Concerning Imports of Normal Butanol from European Union, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and United States of America is 10/11/2020.
In the said notification, after paragraph 2, “Notwithstanding anything contained hereinabove, this notification shall remain in force up to and inclusive of the 30thdayof November, 2020” shall be inserted.
All the members are advised to take note of this important circular and file their claims related to REACH, Agrochemical, Cosmetics registration etc. within 180 days from the date of issue of Registration certificates for the claims pertaining to FY 2019-20 and 2020-21 only.
India on Saturday opened its domestic market for certain agricultural commodities from Bhutan. They were stopped due to growing numbers of Covid cases
Director General of Foreign Trade latest rules for importing AC units is in line with the Government’s objective, which is making India self-reliant. As per the new rule, air conditioning units that are filled with refrigerants will now be prohibited.
Iranian authorities on Friday said the nation's Port Authority had been hit in a cyberattack this week, a day after ambiguously affirming that two legislative divisions had been attacked.
Because of phytosanitary issues, the export of potatoes from Bhutan to India through Jaigaon, which stopped a week ago, will not continue at any point in the near future.
The union shipping ministry on Friday stated that it has expanded the current 40% discount for the movement of cargo between India and Chabahar port in Iran for one more year to support exchange.
Export Obligation period is expiring/ has expired between 01.02.3030 and 31.10.2020 as a one-time temporary measure. Date of submission of documents for EO fulfilment is extended up to 31.12.2020.
Anything contained on paragraph 2, the anti-dumping duty imposed under the notification shall, or remain in force up to and inclusive of the 30th November, 2020, unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier.
Concerning the oral hearing of investigation concerning Imports of All Fully Drawn or Fully Oriented Yarn/ Spin Drawn Yarn/ Flat Yarn of Polyester from China PR and Thailand, the details of the DVC meeting will be shared shortly. Also, name and email address of the people joining need to share their details.
Onion traders at Hili land port in Dinajpur have said they are not keen on importing in Indian onion through streams as they are inexperienced with the courses and it can present dangers.
Illegal Indian truck leaving partners at Petrapole Land Port keep on making impediment import exercises between the two countries, causing significant misfortune to Bangladeshi traders and importers.
Webinar on "INDIA – KSA & Oman Partnership in Pharmaceuticals sector”. All the interested companies are hereby requested to confirm their participation by 19th October, 2020.
Hapag-Lloyd will implement a fee of USD 15,000 per container globally for undeclared or misdeclared hazardous cargoes, which will be effective from November 15,2020.
Good news for Indian exporters of black tiger shrimps. Japan has lifted inspection order.
RCL labs are now prepared to test samples which are until now sent to Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Central Drug Standard and Control Organization (CDSCO) and Textile Committee so as to improve capability, guarantee ideal usage of equipment and different assets. Subsequently, here is presently an open door for Revenue labs for ideal usage of the overhauled offices, particularly with best in class instruments and to take into account the requirements of these organizations as for the examples drawn at the customs zone.
The export of alcohol-based hand sanitizers in container with dispenser pumps is free for export in any form/packaging with immediate effect.
Import policy of air conditioners with refrigerants under HS codes 84151010 and 84151090 is amended from “free” to “prohibited”.
In response to the request received regarding filling the questionnaire responses in Sunset Review Investigation concerning imports of “Methylene Chloride” originating in exported from China PR, the new date for filling the questionnaire has been extended till 12/11/2020.
Central Government has accorded permission for extension of time period for the investigation in regards to “Clear float glass” exported or originated from Malaysia up to 30th December, 2020.
Oral hearing regarding imports of New Pneumatic Radial Tyres of rubber for Buses and Lorries, with or without tubes and/or flaps originating in or exported from Thailand will now be held on 21st October, 2020 at 12:00 PM via DVC.
The new oral hearing will be held on 20th October 2020 at 03:00 pm. This is regarding the Mid-Term Review investigation to review the product scope of definitive Anti-dumping duty imposed on Certain Float Glass and articles thereof originating in or exported from China PR- Change in schedule.
Further extension has been given by 21 days, i.e. up to 08/11/2020 for filling questionnaire response in Anti-Dumping (SSR) investigation in regards to imports of “2-Ethyl Hexanol” from EU, Indonesia, Korea RP, Malaysia, Taiwan and USA
Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has given Trade Notice No. 30/2020-2021 dated thirteenth October 2020 whereby it is informed that the electronic stage for Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) is being extended to include four more FTAs/PTAs to encourage electronic application of CoOs.
Extension of four weeks for filling the questionnaire regarding the imports of “Certain flat rolled products of aluminium” originating or exported from China PR has been approved. The final date is 15/11/2020 by 05.00 pm.
The last date for filling the questionnaire pertaining the review of anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of “Front Axle Beam and Steering Knuckles meant for heavy and medium commercial vehicle” has been extended by four weeks by 28/10/2020 by 05.00 pm.
New inconveniences have begun grappling the Indian ventures as import-export shipments are getting deferred once again at Indian ports, this time due to the poor rollout of faceless evaluation for customs clearances.
Carriers are looking for equipment overcharges or premium assistance charges as Indian shippers scramble to make sure about outbound vessel space in a market that is seeing a greater number of exports than imports.
CBIC, The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs have recently announced a few faceless assessments of imports throughout the nation. But the delay in assessment on these imported materials is now leading to cargo pile-up.
Soon after the pandemic, the exporters of knitwear hub of Tiruppur feared that international apparel market will take longer time to get back to normalcy. However, they were proved wrong soon after six months, as they started receiving massive orders. Some of the orders have even exceeded those from the pre-Covid 19 times. The glitch here is that the exporters are unable to meet the sudden splurge of demand because of non-availability of the required workforce.
Export quota has been fixed for the diagnostic kits for the period from September, 2020 to November, 2020. 1. VTM Kits: 150 lakh 2. RNA Extraction Kits: 400 lakh 3. RT-PCR Kits: 100 lakh
The Director General of Foreign Trade in exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 1.03 of the Foreign Trade Policy has added a few more paragraphs in the Handbook of Procedures, 2015-20.
In continuation to the previous Trade Notice(s) 34/2015-2020 dated 19.09.2019, 41/2019-2020 dated 12.12.2020, 53/2019-2020 dated 02.03.2020 and 01/2020-2021 dated 07.04.2020, it is educated that the electronic stage for Preferential Certificate of Origin(CoO) is being extended to include four more FTAs/PTAs to encourage electronic use of CoOs.
Export BL release & Import Delivery order issuance exercises are probably going to get delayed due to the previously mentioned affected modules.
PS3 Service Vessel ONE Contribution 0044Eeta Nhava Sheva 19th October 2020 is skipping Pipavavand Port Klang for plan recovery due to berth congestion delay at Pusan, Shanghai & Ningbo.
The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall remain in force up to and inclusive of the 20th January, 2021, unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier.
Scheme for Rebate of State Levies (RoSL), as told in para 6.3 of Ministry of Textiles Notification No.14/26/2016-IT (Vol-II) dated 07.03.2019 and as changed vide Notification No. 12015/11/2020-TTP dated 09.06.2020 will be actualized by the DGFT in scrip mode, for which methodology will be set down independently.
Anti-Dumping investigation regarding the import of “carbon black used in rubber applications” exported or imported from China PR and Russia was initiated on 20.05.2020 under the Custom Tarif. Taking under consideration the prevailing situation of Covid-19, the oral hearing that was supposed to be done through Digital Video Conference is now scheduled on 23rd October, 2020 at 15:00 hours.
The oral hearing for anti-dumping investigation of import of soda ash exported or originated from Turkey and USA scheduled through digital video conference on 16th October, 2020 has been postponed. In due course, the new schedule of the oral hearing will be informed accordingly.
With the implementation of Center’s open sky policy, and none inclusion of Kerala’s four airports, Kerala’s fruit and vegetable exporter are worried.
The carrier, has requested the customers to amend/plan all the bookings of vessel DS Lotus to vessel OOCL SEOUL 0FB18E1MA.
Turant Suvidha Kendra (TSK) at NhavaSheva will act as “Facilitation Helpdesk” for any grievance related to clearances of the B/E filed in the port.
More than 70 nations over the globe have notified the WTO of having taken protectionist measures since the occurrence of Covid-19. India won't be essentially influenced by the anti-dumping duty imposed by the US on its regular compound aluminum sheets as the material is sent out in modest quantities out of the nation to the US.
The truckers all over West Bengal are on 72-hours strike since October 12, 2020. The Federation of West Bengal Truck Operators associations are protesting against the non-implementation of revised axle weight norms and policies.
Resisting outer headwinds and a Covid-initiated anguish, India's 'core' exports that mirror's the economy's intensity, developed at their quickest pace in year and a half in September. This proposes a continuous return towards normalcy and lighting up of the possibility of an early recuperation.
The oral hearing for Anti-dumping Investigation concerning imports of Aluminium Foil 80 micron and below from China PR, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand has been postponed. The new schedule for the same will be informed with due course.
A Sunset Review of Anti-Dumping obligation imposed on imports of ‘Float Glass’ beginning in or sent out from China PR was started on 10.02.2020 under the Customs Tariff. In compatibility of the previously mentioned arrangement and the predominant COVID-19 pandemic, the Designated Authority has planned an oral hearing in the issue through Digital Video Conference (DVC) on twentieth October 2020 at 3:00 PM(IST)
The oral hearing concerning “Self-adhesive Polyvinyl Chloride Film”, which was due to happen on the 16th October, 2020 through digital video conference has now been postponed. The new schedule has not been decided yet.
Requests for extension of time have been received from stakeholders for filing questionnaire response. Extension for the same has been granted up to 06.11.2020.
The oral hearing for Anti-Circumvention investigation regarding alleged circumvention of (i) anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of “polytetrafluoroethylene" exported or originated from Russia by imports of polytetrafluoroethylene exported from Korea PR, and (ii) anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of polytetrafluoroethylene products exported or originated from China PR has been postponed. It was schedule to happen through digital video conference on 15.10.2020.
As informed prior to 9th October 2020, the RBI Governor had reported the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC's) choices and furthermore declared a large group of new measures to be embraced by the central bank. From Exports perspective, it was declared that the framework based automatic Caution Listing of Exporters has been pulled back/evaluated to make the cycle exporter-friendly and equitable. In continuation of the equivalent, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has now issued Circular vide ref no. RBI/2020-2021/50 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.03 dated October09, 2020 with respect to Export Data Processing and Monitoring System (EDPMS) Module for 'Caution/De-alert Listing of Exporters'
As per the notification, the board has reviewed the implementation of Faceless Assessment. While the execution has been generally smooth, Board's consideration has been attracted to certain issues affecting the movement of evaluation and clearances of transfers. As the brief and opportune appraisal of Bills of Entry and freedom of imported transfers are key destinations of Turant Customs, these issues have been inspected and therapeutic measures have been distinguished
This is to bring to the notification of the individuals that the Council has gotten a letter dated 9October 2020 from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce (DOC) expressing that the Ministry of MSME has informed that It isn't related with "MSME Export Promotion Council " in any way and has composed to Ministry of Corporate Illicit relationships with respect to the withdrawal of the "no complaint" to the concerned EPC as it has been noted that the "MSME Export Promotion Council" is miss utilising the name of the "Service of MSME" and misguiding individuals
The development of container lorries through the clogged Kundannur-Edappally NH Bypass might be directed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., anticipating the extra convergence of vehicles when the six-path flyovers are opened at Vyttila and Kundannur in a month. The progressing reconstruction of the Palarivattom flyover and the approaching blockading of more territories at the intersection could make traffic hold-ups at the intersection. Taking holder lorries off the NH Bypass will extensively decongest intersections on the NH Bypass, particularly Palarivattom and Edappally, said sources in the city traffic police.
Air cargo business is recovering with the increase in exports and addition of freighter services at major airports.
The Covid-19 pandemic, alongside farmer disturbances and pressures at the Indo-China border, experiences heightened difficulties of industrialists who are ruing the postponement of shipments showing up from ports.
DGFT vide Notification No. 39 dated 09.10.2020 has allowed export of Bangalore Rose Onions and Krishnapuram onions for quantity upto 10,000 MT each.
Reserve Bank of India has decided to discontinue the system-based automatic caution-listing of exporters. This is a big relief to the industry as trading community is facing hardships due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
To provide everyone with the best offer, OOG Admin fee origin Tariff in India will be revised. The changes will be effective from November 10th, 2020.
Government of India, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) had reported the 'Premium Subvention Scheme for MSMEs 2018' on November 2, 2018for Scheduled Commercial Banks. A duplicate of the remarkable highlights and operational rules for implementation of the Scheme delivered by the Ministry of MSMEs is available on https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=11976&Mode=0#ANN.
Flat Products of Stainless Steel falling under headings 7219 and 7220 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, originating in or exported from Indonesia, and imported into India, the Designated Authority in its preliminary findings, comes to the conclusion that the subject goods have been exported to India from subject country at subsidised prices, the domestic industry has suffered material injury due to subsidisation of the subject goods, and the material injury has been caused by the subsidised imports of the subject goods originating in or exported from the subject country.
RBI Governor on 9th October, 2020 has announced the monetary policy committee (MPC)’s decision. As per the announcement many new measures have been undertaken by the central bank.
Directorate General of Systems, CBIC, Govt of India has dispatched Bank Account Management module (Bank Account Management Advisory is accessible on Icegate website in Advisory Option on Home page) for IEC Holders on Icegate site on www.icegate.gov.in vide Board Circular No. 32/2020 dated 06.07.2020 (accessible on CBICwebsite-www.cbic.gov.in). Likewise, JNCH, Nhava-Sheva has given Public Notices Nos 79/2020dated 08.07.2020 and 93/2020 dated 29.07.2020 for strategy and required reports for vide exposure (accessible on JNCH site www.jawaharcustoms.gov.in).
The state government of Kerala has granted permission to the Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam to start exporting Nendran bananas to the EU by taking necessary measures. This project has a aim and that is to find place in the global market for different varieties of bananas.
Last month India went through an intense pressure in terms of equipment requirement, which resulted into unavailability of equipment despite the bookings being confirmed. In order to ease the equipment allotment process for the customers, the concerned department is now making it mandatory to mention the container pick-up date while placing a request for booking.
Major deficiencies have been pointed out by the Audit, which are related to specific demarcated areas for exports and imports of goods and fumigation, infrastructure, land area requirement, adequate space for storing hazardous goods, monitoring of the movement of export and import cargo, execution of Bond, Bank Guarantee and Insurance and theft and pilferage of Cargo. As per the notification it has been stated that it is necessary that each ICD/CFS is closely monitored by way of some sort of audit/visits to ensure that the performance of ICDs/CFSs is of derived standard.
Pharmexcil proposed to mount an trade delegation to Belgrade, Serbia during first quarter of 2020. The designation was anyway deferred because of time requirements and relatively less investment enthusiasm from the part organizations. Pharmexcil is further in receipt of correspondence from Embassy of India, Belgrade towards advancement of Indian Pharmaceutical items in Serbia. The market offers huge open doors for Indian pharma industry considering absolute imports and Indian offer in the Serbian market.
In a notice, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said another sub-para in a part in the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 "for forbidding import of tires under DFIA scheme is presented".
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