OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (IMPORT),

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE, SHEVA,

TAL. : URAN, DISTT. : RAIGAD, MAHARASHTRA – 400 707.

 

 

F. No.  S/26-Misc.-341/09-10Gr.II(E), JNCH.                             Date :- 04 .02.2011  

 

STANDING ORDER NO. 07/ 2011.

 

      Sub:-  Import of insecticides, fungicides and other chemicals notified under   

                 Section 3(e) of the Insecticides Act, 1968.

 

  1. Attention of all Group is invited to the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Union of  India Vs Insecticide Manufacturing and Formulators Association of India[2002(146)ELT.19(SC) and Board’s Circular No. 61/2004  Cus  Dtd. 28/10/2004.

 

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  1. In view of the above, even in respect of a separately chemically defined compound, if it is a pesticide/insecticide, it will be classifiable under heading 3808 of the Customs Tariff (which is identical to the corresponding heading of the Central Excise Tariff) and not under the chapters 28 or 29. Also, as per  the DGFT Policy the  insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant growth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, which are classifiable under CTH 3808, are freely importable only when importer is registered with CIB & RC and the goods are  not prohibited for import under the Insecticides Act, 1968 and formulation thereof.  

 

3 All products referred to in para (2) are required to be regulated as per he             DGFT policy. All concerned Importers are, therefore, required to  obtain            Registration/Import Permit from the CIB & RC under Insecticide Act, 1968   and produce the same to Customs.

 

4. The implication of the Public Notice is that all concerned Importers will    henceforth  compulsorily have to obtain  Registration/Import Permit from      the CIB & RC under Insecticide Act, 1968 and produce the same to     Customs.

 

5   However, the Bills of Entry pertaining to the importers who are actual users        and    who are in the process of obtaining the Registration/Import Permit      from CIB & RC would be  assessed provisionally subject to production of       the  copies of the  Registration/Import Permit from the CIB & RC under the      Insecticide Act, 1968 within  2 (two) months from the date of clearance and           this facility is extended only up to 15/03/2011 and after 15/03/2011 even the      actual users shall furnish the CIB & RC certificate and no Provisional     Assessment will be permitted.

 

 

  1. All concerned Groups are hereby required to ensure that the above procedure is followed.

 

 

 

                                                                            (MALA SRIVASTAVA)

                                                             COMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (IMPORT)

                                                                                         JNCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To,

 

All the Concerned.

 

Copy to:

1.  The Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II

2.  The Commissioner of Customs (Import), JNCH

3.  All the Addl./Jt. Commissioners of Customs, JNCH

      4.  All  the Assistant Commissioner s/ Deputy Commissioners.

      5.  All Appraising Groups.

      6.  Office Copy.