- November 2, 2020
India Amendments as regards the assignment of commodity codes, prohibited persistent organic pollutants (POPs), the Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS)
Assignment of Commodity Codes
The assignment of commodity codes, i.e. the classification of goods pertaining to the following documents, has been updated in accordance with recent notifications of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) as well as the Textiles-High Density Polyethylene and Polypropylene Woven Sacks for Packaging or Filling (Quality Control) Order, 2020 and the Steel and Steel Products (Quality Control) Order, 2020 (as amended), as applicable:
Licence of the Bureau of Indian Standards
Licence to Import Restricted Items
Prohibited Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
As certain persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are banned from importation into India, the chapter on Prohibited Imports in this overview has been amended in this regard. Please turn to the quoted section for specifics.
Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS)
In accordance with Public Notice No. 19/2015-2020 and Notification No. 33/2015-2020 of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), both published on 28 September 2020 in the Gazette of India, for all products coming under the chapters 72, 73 and 86 of the Harmonized System (HS), advance information is to be submitted via the Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS) of the DGFT. Said measure has been implemented for all commodities with a Bill of Entry dated on or after 16 October 2020.
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