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Weekly Trade Alert: 1 - 8 August 2019

Weekly Trade Alert: 1 - 8 August 2019

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

9 Aug 2019, 12:36 — 11 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 1 - 8 August 2019.

India

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Amendment in Standard Input Output Norms (SIONs) of range of GSM of import item,  Kraft paper and thickness of export product are increased to boost the export.

Notification number: Public Notice No. 24/2015-2020

Date: 5 Aug 19

 

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: A provision enabling issue of additional benefits under MEIS for HS Codes, for which enhanced rates under MEIS were notified with a retrospective effect, has been incorporated in the Handbook of Procedure, 2015-20.

Notification number: Public Notice No. 23/2015-2020

Date: 5 Aug 19

 

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Mechanism to apply for additional claims under MEIS for certain HS codes for which enhanced rates were notified with retrospective effect.

Notification number: Trade Notice No. 28/2019-20

Date: 5 Aug 19

 

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Notification: Amending notification no.12/2019-Customs (ADD) dated the 26.02.2019 related to Anti-dumping duty on Textured Toughened (Tempered) Glass

Notification number: Notification No. 31/2019-Cus (ADD)

Date: 6 Aug 19

 

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Notification: Exchange Rate of 100 units of foreign currency equivalent to Indian rupees notified.

Notification number: Notification No. 56/2019-Cus (NT)

Date: 5 Aug 19

 

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Notification: Exchange rate of one unit of foreign currency equivalent to Indian rupees notified.

Notification number: Notification No. 55/2019-Cus (NT)

Date: 1 Aug 19

 

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Notification: Sea Cargo Manifest and Transshipment Regulations, 2018 amended

Notification number: Notification No. 54/2019-Cus (NT)

Date: 1 Aug 19

 

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Notification: Amend notification No. 1/2017-Customs(ADD) dated 5th January, 2017 to prescribe anti-dumping duty  on exports from M/s. Natural Jute Mill (Producer/Exporter) [Bangladesh] and M/s Kreation Global, LLC,USA (Exporter/ Trader) [Bangladesh] on the basis of final findings of the Designated Authority in this regard.

Notification number: Notification No. 30/2019-Cus (ADD)

Date: 1 Aug 19

 

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Notification: Rescind notification No.23/2018 - Customs(ADD) dated 23.03.2018 that provided for  provisional assessment of jute goods exported from Bangladesh or Nepal by M/s. Natural Jute Mill (Producer/Exporter) [Bangladesh] and M/s Kreation Global, LLC,USA (Exporter/ Trader) [Bangladesh] till the final findings  of New Shipper Review in this regard are received.

Notification number: Notification No. 29/2019-Cus (ADD)

Date: 1 Aug 19

 

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

Notification: Clarifications regarding refunds of IGST paid on import in case of specialized agencies.

Notification number: Circular No. 23/2019

Date: 1 Aug 19

 

Authority: Bureau of Indian Standards

Notification: Pashmina Products Receive BIS Certification

Notification number: Press Information Bureau of India, Ministry of Textiles

Date: 2 Jul 19

 

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers Welfare)

Notification: The Insecticides (Second) Amendment Rules, 2019 published.

Notification number: G.S.R. 535(E)

Date: 30 Jul 19

 

ASEAN

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: List of certified foreign manufactures of Cosmetics products published  

Notification number: NA

Date: 7 Aug 19

 

Country: Thailand

Authority: Department of Food Safety

Notification: Announcement on the determination of labels for production sites, places for sale, places to import Or export location which the active ingredient in category 3 or type 4, 2562

Notification number: Announced in the Government Gazette

Date: 25 Jul 19

 

SAARC

Country: Bangladesh

Authority: National Board of Revenue

Notification: Exemption of import duty, VAT, Advance Tax, Advanace Income Tax from Dengue Reagent, Kits for Platelet and Plasma (Condition Applied).

Notification number: 256-AIN/2019/44/Customs

Date: 5 Aug 19

 

Country: Bangladesh

Authority: Directorate of Agricultural

Notification: Inspecting all pesticides used in the prevailing dengue situation (PHP) following the pesticide laws, 20 and related regulations

Notification number: NA

Date: 5 Aug 19

 

Country: Bangladesh

Authority: Department of Fisheries

Notification: Measure to prevent the sale of antibiotics in the open market

Notification number: 4 Aug 19

Date: 4 Aug 19

 

Australia, Brazil, Japan

Country: Japan

Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Notification: Pesticide MRLs amended

Notification number: Food Safety Update 0805 No. 1

Date: 5 Aug 19

 

Country: Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Include new fresh produce commodities under Compliance Based Intervention Scheme (CBIS)

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 129-2019

Date: 7 Aug 19

 

Country: Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Treatment requirements for the 2019-20 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) are notified

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 128-2019

Date: 7 Aug 19

 

Country: Australia

Authority: Department of Food Safety

Notification: Plant based stock feed, pet food, fertiliser, baits and bioremediation BICON permit assessment timeframes notified

Notification number: Import Industry Advice Notice No. 124-2019

Date: 2 Aug 19

 

Country: Australia

Authority: National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)

Notification: Toxicological reclassification of pesticides published

Notification number: NA

Date: 1 Aug 19

 

European Union

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Register of Feed Additives pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 Annex I & Annex II : List of additives update published.

Notification number: Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003

Date: 7 Aug 19

 

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Authorise preparation of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Bacillus subtilis LMG S-27588 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening or reared for laying, turkeys for fattening or reared for breeding, minor poultry species for fattening or reared for laying or for breeding, weaned piglets, pigs for fattening and minor porcine species

Notification number: Regulation (EU) 2019/1324

Date: 6 Aug 19

 

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Regulation authorising preparation of Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134 as a feed additive (in water for drinking for sows

Notification number: Regulation no 2019/1315

Date: 2 Aug 19

 

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Changes in specifications of the novel food Lacto-N-neotetraose produced with Escherichia coli K-12 under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

Notification number: Regulation no 2019/1314

Date: 2 Aug 19

 

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Authorise preparation of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens NRRL B-50508, Bacillus amyloliquefaciensNRRL B-50509 and Bacillus subtilis NRRL B-50510 as a feed additive for pigs for fattening and minor porcine species for fattening

Notification number: Regulation no 2019/1313

Date: 2 Aug 19

 

Authority: European Commission

Notification: Authorise Betaine as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

Notification number: Regulation no 2019/1294

Date: 1 Aug 19

 

Country: United Kingdom

Authority: NA

Notification: Terms and conditions of the authorisation of a biocidal product containing peppermint oil and citronellal referred by the United Kingdom published.

Notification number: DECISION (EU) 2019/1331

Date: 5 Aug 19

 

CIS

Country: EEU

Authority: Eurasian Economic Commission

Notification: Establishes tariff quotas for the import of agricultural goods

Notification number: Decision no 127

Date: 2 Aug 19

 

Country: Russia

Authority: Published a list of goods detained by customs authorities, subject to rapid deterioration, the shelf life of which cannot exceed 24 hours from the moment of detention.

Notification: Russian Government

Notification number: Decree no 994

Date: 6 Aug 19

 

North America

Country: USA

Authority: Food and Drug Administration

Notification: Amend the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in ground beef analogue products

Notification number: Rule No. 2019-16374

Date: 1 Aug 19

 

Country: USA

Authority: Environmental Protection Agency

Notification: Establishes MRLs for Fluoxastrobin in cotton, undelinted seed and cotton, gin by products.

Notification number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0140

Date: 6 Aug 19

 

Country: Canada

Authority: NA

Notification: Modified the list of permitted sequestering agents to enable the use of potassium phosphate, dibasic in infant cereal products, and sodium potassium Hexametaphosphate in whey products for use in infant formula.

Notification number: Notice no NOM/ADM-0137

Date: 7 Aug 19

 

The MFN tariff of Canada has been updated on the Indian Trade Portal  - www.indiantradeportal.in.

 

Regulars:

1. A section titled “Alerts on SPS/TBT measures” has been created on the Indian Trade Portal. List of SPS/TBT measures announced by various countries is available in the section. A provision to search measures product/country-wise and to submit representation against the alerts is also available under the section.

 

2. Please visit the “Trade/Tender Queries” section on the Indian Trade Portal regularly for the latest business opportunity in the international market. The section is being updated by the Indian missions abroad. 

Please feel free to send us your feedback/suggestion on the Indian Trade Portal on csom@fieo.org. Your inputs will help us to make the portal more informative and useful.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views, official policy or position of GlobalLinker. 

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