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October 21, 2020

BGTA | Vahan portal is updated with waiver for 6 months road tax on commercial vehicles.

October 21, 2020

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

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October 21, 2020

INDIA SEATRADE | In regards to severe shortage of shipping containers, Indian ministry will meet container shipping lines on 21st October

October 21, 2020

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.

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October 21, 2020

MINT | Indian exports to US, China on rise in 2020

October 21, 2020

Indian exports increase to United States and China. However, there is a dip in imports from the two countries.

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October 21, 2020

FRESH PLAZA | Bombay High Court has directed customs to clear held-up onion shipment for export

October 21, 2020

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.

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October 21, 2020

DGTR | Oral hearing in sunset review investigation concerning imports of “Carbon Black used in Rubber Applications” postponed

October 21, 2020

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).

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October 21, 2020

DGTR | Extension of time for filling questionnaire response in Anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Aceto Acetyl Derivatives

October 21, 2020

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.

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October 21, 2020

CBIC | Central Government exempts goods when imported into India against a duty credit scrip

October 21, 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.

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October 21, 2020

DGTR | Oral hearing in SSR investigation concerning imports of “Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)”

October 21, 2020

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).

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October 21, 2020

JNCH CUSTOMs | Implementation of QR code-based Sampling Solution at JNCH

October 21, 2020

As a step towards trade facilitation, QR code based Sampling Solution is being launched for testing at JNCG laboratory.

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October 21, 2020

CHEMEXCIL | Details of issues faced in container availability for export shipments

October 21, 2020

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.

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October 21, 2020

CBIC | CBIC successfully completed Faceless Assessment of 2 lakh import documents

October 21, 2020

CBIC has crossed a milestone by successfully completing Faceless Assessment of 2 lakh import documents, and only 6000 documents are pending pan India.

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October 21, 2020

IANS TWEET | The Federation of Indian Exporters Organization says “monopolistic and unfair practice” used by the shipping companies

October 21, 2020

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.

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October 21, 2020

MONEY CONTROL | Government may limit new export incentive scheme to 3 sectors

October 21, 2020

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.

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October 21, 2020

BUSINESS WORLD | In order to boost freight business, Indian Railways launches freight business development portal

October 21, 2020

Indian Railways launched a Freight Business Development Portal during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in order to escalate the freight business.

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October 20, 2020

INDIA SEATRADE | Exporters, trade bodies welcome RBI move to scrap system

October 20, 2020

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.

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October 20, 2020

INDIA SEATRADE | Exporters are struggling for containers after imports crash 19.6%.

October 20, 2020

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.

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October 20, 2020

ANI NEWS | CICU requests customs to allow transport of containers from the gateway ports or hub transit ports

October 20, 2020

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

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October 20, 2020

MAERSK | Statement on the investigation of the tragic fire on the Maersk Honam

October 20, 2020

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

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October 20, 2020

DGTR | Anti-Circumvention investigation in regards to alleged circumvention of Anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of “Axle for Trailers”.

October 20, 2020

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.

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October 20, 2020

CBIC | Contactless delivery of international courier consignments

October 20, 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.

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October 20, 2020

CBIC | Further amendments in No.152/2009-Customs, have been made by government concerning the India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Bilateral Safeguard Measures) Rules, 2017

October 20, 2020

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.

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October 20, 2020

DGTR | Further extension of time for filing the responses for Bilateral Safeguard Investigation concerning imports of “PVC Suspension Grade Resin” into India from Japan under India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

October 20, 2020

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.

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October 20, 2020

CNBCTV18 | Delays in customs clearance is causing India’s import-export industry trouble

October 20, 2020

Custom clearance delays continue from the earlier 15-20 days to 25-30 days, which is now crippling the Indian import-export industry.

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October 20, 2020

DHAKA TRIBUNE | Countrywide water transport strike underway

October 20, 2020

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.

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October 20, 2020

HT | Agricultural exports recover from Covid-induced fall

October 20, 2020

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.

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October 20, 2020

FRESH PLAZA | Air cargo movement via Kochi affected by new curbs

October 20, 2020

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.

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October 20, 2020

AIRCARGO NEWS | India limits non-schedule freighter flights to six airports

October 20, 2020

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.

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October 19, 2020

Business Standard | CBIC clears air on faceless assessment issues

October 19, 2020

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

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October 19, 2020

FIEO | Electronic certificate of Origin

October 19, 2020

In India, issuance of an Electronic Certificate of Origin now takes 1 hour, and not 2 days.

Apply with FIEO from the convenience of your office, home or any remote location and get CoO within an hour by email.

Apply Now: https://bit.ly/3cLI0Tn

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October 19, 2020

PLEXCONCIL | Trade in favour of exports to Vietnam

October 19, 2020

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

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October 19, 2020

HAPAG LLOYD | Revision of Destination Documentation Fee

October 19, 2020

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.

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October 19, 2020

DGTR | Final Extension of time for filling the Questionnaire response in Sunset Review Investigation Concerning Imports of Normal Butanol from European Union, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and United States of America

October 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.

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October 19, 2020

CBIC | Notification regarding anti-dumping duty on All Fully Drawn or Fully Oriented Yarn/Spin Draw Yarn/Flat Yarn of Polyester

October 19, 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.

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October 19, 2020

CHEMEXCIL | Extension of time limit for submission of claims related to expenditure incurred on statutory compliances abroad

October 19, 2020

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.

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October 17, 2020

THE HINDU | India resumes import of potatoes from Bhutan

October 17, 2020

India on Saturday opened its domestic market for certain agricultural commodities from Bhutan. They were stopped due to growing numbers of Covid cases

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October 16, 2020

BUSINESS STANDARD | DGFT’s AC import new rules

October 16, 2020

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.

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October 16, 2020

TIMES OF ISRAEL | Ports in Iran hit by cyberattack

October 16, 2020

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.

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October 16, 2020

FRESH PLAZA | West Bengal’s custom division has requested Bhutan to pause some exports

October 16, 2020

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.

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October 16, 2020

INDIA SEATRADE | Cargo movement between India and Chabahar Port- Government extends 40% discount

October 16, 2020

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.

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October 16, 2020

DGFT | Monitoring of export obligation amendments

October 16, 2020

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.

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October 16, 2020

CBIC | Notification No. 7/26/2020-DGTR has initiated review

October 16, 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.

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October 16, 2020

DGTR | Review Investigation concerning Imports of All Fully Drawn or Fully Oriented Yarn/ Spin Drawn Yarn/ Flat Yarn of Polyester from China PR and Thailand oral hearing

October 16, 2020

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.

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October 16, 2020

THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS | Hili traders are not interesting in importing onions through waterways

October 16, 2020

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.

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October 16, 2020

DHAKA TRIBUNE | Indian truck parking syndicates block imports at Benapole

October 16, 2020

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.

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October 15, 2020

PHARMEXCIL | Webinar on "INDIA – KSA & Oman Partnership in Pharmaceuticals sector

October 15, 2020

Webinar on "INDIA – KSA & Oman Partnership in Pharmaceuticals sector”. All the interested companies are hereby requested to confirm their participation by 19th October, 2020.

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October 15, 2020

HAPAG LLOYD | Dangerous goods misdeclaration fees will be implemented

October 15, 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.

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October 15, 2020

THE HINDU | Japan has cancelled inspection order for black tiger shrimps from India

October 15, 2020

Good news for Indian exporters of black tiger shrimps. Japan has lifted inspection order.

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October 15, 2020

CBIC | Testing of outside samples by Revenue Laboratories

October 15, 2020

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.

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October 15, 2020

DGFT | Amendment in export policy of alcohol-based hand sanitizers

October 15, 2020

The export of alcohol-based hand sanitizers in container with dispenser pumps is free for export in any form/packaging with immediate effect.

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October 15, 2020

DGFT | Amendment in import policy of items under ITC HS codes 84151010 and 84151090

October 15, 2020

Import policy of air conditioners with refrigerants under HS codes 84151010 and 84151090 is amended from “free” to “prohibited”.

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October 15, 2020

DGTR | 12/11/2020 is the new time line for filling questionnaire responses in Sunset Review Investigation concerning imports of “Methylene Chloride” originating in exported from China PR.

October 15, 2020

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.

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October 15, 2020

DGTR | Anti-subsidy investigation in regards to “Clear float glass” exported or originated from Malaysia.

October 15, 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.

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October 15, 2020

DGTR | Notification regarding oral hearing of anti-dumping investigation in regards to 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

October 15, 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.

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October 15, 2020

DGTR | Oral hearing Mid-Term Review investigation to review the product scope of definitive Anti-dumping duty imposed on Certain Float Glass and articles

October 15, 2020

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.

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October 15, 2020

DGTR | Extension of time has been given regarding filling questionnaire response in Anti-Dumping (SSR) investigation concerning imports of “2-Ethyl Hexanol” from EU, Indonesia, Korea RP, Malaysia, Taiwan and USA

October 15, 2020

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

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October 14, 2020

CHEMEXCIL | Electronic filing and Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Export under GSP, GSTP, India-Malaysia CECA, India-Singapore CECA w.e.f. 15th October 2020

October 14, 2020

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.

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October 14, 2020

DGTR | Anti-dumping investigation regarding imports of “Certain flat rolled products of aluminium” originating or exported from China PR- Extension of time for filling questionnaire

October 14, 2020

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.

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October 14, 2020

DGTR | Extension for filling questionnaire regarding sunset review of anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of “Front Axle Beam and Steering Knuckles meant for heavy and medium commercial vehicle”.

October 14, 2020

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.

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October 14, 2020

CNBCTV18 | Business at Indian ports face new challenges because faceless assessment postpones customs clearances.

October 14, 2020

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.

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October 14, 2020

JOC | Indian shippers face surcharges on cargo delays

October 14, 2020

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.

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October 13, 2020

INDIA SEATRADE | Cargo getting piled up as there is a delay in faceless imports assessment

October 13, 2020

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.

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October 13, 2020

INDIA SEATRADE | Tiruppur exported reported that they are overloaded with orders; however, shortage of laborers is causing an issue

October 13, 2020

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.

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October 13, 2020

DGFT | Criteria and procedure for approval, as well as submission of applications for export of diagnostic kits

October 13, 2020

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

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October 13, 2020

DGFT | Procedure for application and issuance of scrips under scheme for Rebate of State Levies

October 13, 2020

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.

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October 13, 2020

DGFT | Electronic filing and Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Exports under GSP, GST

October 13, 2020

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.

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October 13, 2020

ONE LINE | System Upgradation Notice- ONE India

October 13, 2020

Export BL release & Import Delivery order issuance exercises are probably going to get delayed due to the previously mentioned affected modules.

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October 13, 2020

ONE LINE | PS3 Service Vessel ONE Contribution 0044Eeta Nhava Sheva 19th October 2020 is skipping Pipavavand Port Klang for plan recovery

October 13, 2020

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.

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October 13, 2020

CBIC | Notification regarding anti-dumping duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury

October 13, 2020

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.

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October 13, 2020

SRTEPC | Ministry of Textiles notifies addition of enabling provision related to the issue of scrips under Scheme for Rebate of State Levies

October 13, 2020

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.

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October 13, 2020

DGTR | Oral Hearing in Sunset Review investigation

October 13, 2020

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.

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October 13, 2020

DGTR | Update on oral hearing concerning anti-dumping investigation of import of soda ash exported or originated from Turkey and USA

October 13, 2020

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.

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October 13, 2020

THE HINDU | After the implementation of Open sky policy, Kerala’s fruit and vegetable exports to Gulf markets is likely to get hit

October 13, 2020

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.

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October 13, 2020

CMA CGM | Fire incident of DS Lotus, 0FB16E1MA

October 13, 2020

The carrier, has requested the customers to amend/plan all the bookings of vessel DS Lotus to vessel OOCL SEOUL 0FB18E1MA.

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October 13, 2020

JNCH CUSTOMs | Faceless Assessment –Creation of Facilitation Helpdesk

October 13, 2020

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.

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October 12, 2020

THE TELEGRAPH | US levy on aluminium sheets- India to face lesser impact

October 12, 2020

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.

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October 12, 2020

THE HINDU | West Bengal- Truckers are on 72-hours strike

October 12, 2020

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.

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October 12, 2020

INDIA SEATRADE | “Core” Items Export Have Picked Up Pace

October 12, 2020

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.

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October 12, 2020

DGTR | Oral hearing in Anti-dumping Investigation concerning imports of Aluminium Foil 80 micron and below from China PR, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand Has been Postponed

October 12, 2020

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.

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October 12, 2020

DGTR | Oral hearing in Sunset Review of Anti-Dumping duty imposed on imports of ‘Float Glass’

October 12, 2020

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)

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October 12, 2020

DGTR | “Self-adhesive Polyvinyl Chloride Film” oral hearing gets postponed

October 12, 2020

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.

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October 12, 2020

DGTR | Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of Vitamin C exported or originated from China- Extension of Filling of Questionnaire Regarding The Same.

October 12, 2020

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.

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October 12, 2020

DGTR | Postponement of oral hearing in anti-circumvention investigation

October 12, 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.

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October 12, 2020

CHEMEXCIL | Export Data Processing and Monitoring System (EDPMS) Module for ‘Caution/De-caution Listing of Exporter

October 12, 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'

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October 12, 2020

CBIC | Measures for timely assessment of Bills of Entry and clarification on defacement of physical document

October 12, 2020

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

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October 10, 2020

SRTEPC | Notification regarding no objection certificate to the MSME Export Promotion Council by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Dept. of Commerce

October 10, 2020

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

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October 9, 2020

INDIA SEATRADE | Container lorries could be regulated on NH Bypass

October 9, 2020

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.

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October 9, 2020

INDIA SEATRADE | With exports rise, fright services are increasing too and Air Cargo biz sees recovery

October 9, 2020

Air cargo business is recovering with the increase in exports and addition of freighter services at major airports.

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October 9, 2020

HT | Pandemic, farmers blends defer arrival of shipments- Ludhiana industrialists suffer

October 9, 2020

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.

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October 9, 2020

DGFT | Amendment in Export Policy of Onions

October 9, 2020

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.

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October 9, 2020

HT | RBI decides to discontinue automatic caution-listing

October 9, 2020

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.

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October 9, 2020

HAPAG LLOYD | OOG Admin fee Origin Revision

October 9, 2020

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.

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October 9, 2020

CHEMEXCIL | Interest Subvention Scheme for MSMEs

October 9, 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.

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October 9, 2020

CBIC | Notification No. 2/2020- Customs

October 9, 2020

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.

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October 9, 2020

CHEMEXCIL | Review of System-Based Automatic Caution Listing of Exporters

October 9, 2020

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.

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October 9, 2020

CHEMEXCIL | Procedure for AD/IFSC Code Online Registration through ICEGATE

October 9, 2020

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).

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October 8, 2020

FRESH PLAZA | Kerala All Set To Expert Nendran Bananas to Europe

October 8, 2020

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.

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October 8, 2020

HAPAG LLOYD | Equipment pick-up and positioning date

October 8, 2020

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.

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October 8, 2020

CBIC | Procedure for inspection of ICDs/CFSs/AFSs

October 8, 2020

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.

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October 8, 2020

PHARMEXCIL | Pharmexcil seeking collaboration for business opportunities in Serbia, Belgrade

October 8, 2020

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.

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October 7, 2020

ET | Import of tyres under DFIA will no longer be allowed

October 7, 2020

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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