The DGFT, vide Trade Notice No. 46/2019-20 (dated 17th January, 2020), has announced that it is reviewing importation of goods under ‘others’ category in light of misclassification of goods by importers. In an earlier Trade Notice No. 37/2019, the DGFT had specifically advised the industry to mention specific HS codes at 8 digit level while filling Bill of Entry at the time of import.
The latest Trade Notice states that the government may consider bringing a licensing regime for all items imported under the ‘others’ category by shifting these items from ‘free’ to ‘restricted’ category. The Trade Notice also invites suggestions from the industry on appropriate HS codes at 8 digit level for goods which the industry is importing, for which existing HS codes are not sufficient.
Nasscom is taking inputs from members on this issue so that we can make a representation to DGFT if required.
We request member inputs on this issue. Please email inputs to dagarwal[at]nasscom[dot]in, copying jayakumar[at]nasscom[dot]in and tejasvi[at]nasscom[dot]in
Attached is a copy of Trade Notice 46/2019-20 for your reference.