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Notification No. 28/2020 –Customs

Notification No. 28/2020 –Customs

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 28/2020 –Customs

New Delhi, the 23rd June 2020

G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, so to do, hereby exempts the goods of the description specified in column (3) of the Table below, and falling within the sub-heading or tariff item of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), as are specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table in such quantity of total imports of such goods in a financial year, as specified in column (4) below (herein after referred to as the ‘tariff rate quota (TRQ) quantity’), when imported into India, from so much of the duty of customs leviable thereon under the said First Schedule as is in excess of the amount calculated at the rate specified in the corresponding entry in column (5) of the said Table (herein after referred to as the In-quota tariff rate), subject to any of the conditions, specified in the Annexure to this notification, the condition number of which is mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (6) of the said Table; namely: –

Table

S.No. Subheading or tariff item Description of goods Tariff rate quota Quantity In quota tariff rate Condition No.
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
1.

0402 10 or

0402 21 00

Milk and cream in powder, granules or other solid forms,

(a) of a fat content by weight not exceeding 1.5%;

(b) of fat content, by weight, exceeding 1.5% – not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter

10000 MT 15 percent (i)
2.

1005 90

Maize (corn), other than seed quality

500000 MT 15 percent (i) and (ii)
3.

1512 11

Crude sunflower seed or safflower oil and fractions thereof

150000 MT 50 percent (i)
4.

1514 19 or

1514 99

Refined rape, colza or mustard oil and fractions thereof

150000 MT 45 percent (i)

ANNEXURE

Condition No. Condition
(i)

(a) The TRQ is allotted to the importer by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, in accordance with paragraph 2.62 of the Handbook of Procedures, 2015-20.

(b) The TRQ authorization shall contain name and address of the importer, IEC code, Customs notification No., sub-heading or tariff item as applicable, quantity, and validity period of the certificate.

(c) The TRQ authorization shall be issued electronically by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and transmitted to the ICES system.

(d) Imports made against the TRQ shall be allowed only upon debiting the TRQ quantity electronically in the ICES system.

(ii)

Whereas the Hon’ble High Court of judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh vide order dated 31.12.2014 in WPMP No.43494 of 2014 and W.P.No.34771 of 2014, has permitted import of maize only on actual user condition and on payment of Customs duty prevailing, but not TRQ Customs duty, subject to further orders in the Writ Petition.

Accordingly, TRQ on Maize shall be subject to an order by Hon’ble High Court in the said Writ Petition.

[F. No. 354/24/2020- TRU]

(Gaurav Singh)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Notification No. 28/2020 –Customs

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