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Weekly Trade Alert: 20 – 26 November

Weekly Trade Alert: 20 – 26 November

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

27 Nov 2020, 10:00 — 30 min read

Alerts from the Indian Trade Portal – www.indiantradeportal.in on Tariff/Preferential Tariff/ SPS and TBT measures/GST/Export incentives/Export-Import Policy Conditions etc. during the period: 20 - 26 November, 2020 are given under. Please click on a notification for the details.

 

CUSTOMS & TRADE REMEDIES

Customs & Trade Remedies

 

Import

 

Notification Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (Circular No.51/2020-Customs)
Date: 23 November 2020
 

Trade Remedies

Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Mono Ethylene Glycol
HS Code: 29053100
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Copper Tubes and Pipes
HS Code: 74112100, 74112200 and 74112900
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: PVC Suspension Grade Resin
HS Code: 3904
 
Notification Authority: Directorate General of Trade Remedies
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Glass Fibre and articles thereof
HS Code: 7019
 

PLANTS & PLANT PRODUCTS

Plants & Plant Products

 

6.       Malaysia – Publishes 5 orders related to pesticides exemption
Notification Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Food products
 
7.       Tanzania – Publishes following standards
  • AFDC 12 (540) P3 Guava juice – This Tanzania standard prescribes requirements, methods of sampling and tests for guava juice
  • AFDC 12(568) P3 Dried tomatoes - This Tanzania Standard prescribes requirements, methods of sampling and test for dried tomatoes of varieties Solanum lycopersicum L. Intended for human consumption
  • AFDC 12 (532) P3 Rev. TZS 585:2011 Ready to drink non-carbonated non-alcoholic - This Tanzania Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for ready to drink non alcoholic non carbonated beverages intended for direct human consumption.
  • AFD 12 (537) P3 Rev. TZS 558:2015 Sugarcane juice  - This Tanzania Standard prescribes requirements, methods of sampling and test for sugarcane juice obtained from sugarcane plant Saccharum officinarum L intended for direct human consumption
  • AFDC 12 (539) P3 Apple juice - This Tanzania Standard prescribes the requirements, methods of sampling and tests for apple juice extracted from an apple fruit Malus domestica Borkh (synonymous Pyrus malus (L). intended for direct human consumption
  • AFDC 12(6597) P3 Fruit juices and nectars - This Tanzania standard specifies requirements, sampling and test methods for fruit juices, nectars and fruit puree and concentrated fruit puree intended for direct human consumption or for further processing.
Notification Authority: Tanzania Bureau of Standards
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Non-alcoholic beverages, Tomatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid
HS Code: 2202
 
Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: feed
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 23 November 2020
Product Coverage: Vegetables
HS Code: 070490, 070420, 0706, 0709, 09101, 0714, 070810, 071320, 071340, 071390, 07049010, 17029040000, 07143000, 071430, 0714900011, 07133500
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 23 November 2020
Product Coverage: Pomegranates, Tamarind, Sapota (chico), Custard-apple and certain vegetables
HS Code: 081090, 0706, 0714900011
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 23 November 2020
Product Coverage: Cotton, Cereals and certain vegetables
HS Code: 52, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 10082, 07133500, 07133990, 07136000, 07133100
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 23 November 2020
Product Coverage: cocoa preparations and certain vegetables and fruits
HS Code: 18, 120750, 0804, 081090, 08026, 0806, 07052, 070970, 0703, 0707, 0704, 081090, 3295, 08105000, 08109090, 12099110, 070990, 0709999000, 0709991000, 07049010
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 23 November 2020
Product Coverage: Cotton
HS Code: 52
 
Notification Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA)
Date: 23 November 2020
Product Coverage: Onion
HS Code: 0703
 
Notification Authority: Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticide carfentrazone-ethyl in or on tree nuts
HS Code: 08
 
16.     Japan - Publishes maximum residue limits (MRLs) for the following agricultural chemicals:
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Meat and edible meat offal, Dairy produce, Animal originated products, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit, Mate and spices, Cereals, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Animal fats and oils
HS Code: 02, 04, 0504, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 15
 
Notification Authority: Rwanda Standards Board (RSB)
Date: 23 November 2020
Product Coverage: Cereals, pulses and derived products
HS Code: 10, 11
 
Notification Authority: Government of UK
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Pesticides
HS Code: 3808
 

FOOD & FEED

Food & feed

 

Notification Authority: Department of Agriculture
Date: 26 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional food and Novel food
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Food Products
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Food Products
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Food Products
 
Notification Authority: Israel WTO-TBT Enquiry Point
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Wine
HS Code: 2204
 
Notification Authority: Government of Russia
Date: 23 November 2020
Product Coverage: food
 
26.     UAE - Imposes ban on importation domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-products from following regions
Notification Authority: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE)
Product Coverage: Live poultry
HS Code: 0105
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Health and Social Protection
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Food and beverages for human consumption
 
Notification Authority: European Commission (REGULATION (EU) 2020/1733)
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: fruit and vegetables
HS Code: 07, 08
 
Notification Authority: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Food Products
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety [Prime Minister Decree No. 1652)
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: food
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety [President Decree No. 31110)
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: food
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Livestock
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Livestock
 
34.     Tanzania  Tanzania Bureau of Standards publishes following standards 
Notification Authority: Tanzania Bureau of Standards
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS 12); Edible oils and fats. Oilseeds (ICS 67.200), Prepackaged and prepared foods, Edible oils and fats
HS Code: 12, 22, 19, 20
 
35.     Rwanda – Publishes following standards on food products
  • DRS 448: 2020 Vegetable powder  - This standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for vegetable powder intended for human consumption. It does not apply to any vegetable powder/flour which is a subject of standard designated by a specific name.
  • DRS 446: 2020 Low fat dairy ice cream and dairy ices  - This standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for low fat dairy ice cream and dairy ices. This standard does not apply to the product covered I RS EAS 70.
  • DRS 315: 2020 Potato collection centre  - The standard covers the location, structural, facility, safety and management requirements for a ware potato collection centre.
  • DRS 304-1: 2020 Chillies - standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for fresh chillies, grown from varieties of cultivated species Capsicum spp.
  • DRS 293: 2020 Milk collection centre – This standard provides requirements for premises, utilities, equipment, personnel, operations and management of milk collection centers.
  • DRS 286: 2020 Prevention and reduction of aflatoxin contamination in peanuts  - This Rwanda Standard provides general recommended practices based on Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and complementary management system for the reduction of aflatoxin in groundnuts (peanuts).
  • DRS 280: 2020 Agricultural liming materials - Standard specifies the requirements and methods of sampling and tests for agricultural liming materials.
  • DRS 275-4: 2020 Seeds  - This Draft Standard specifies the certification requirements for the production of pre basic, basic and certified seed of pea (pisum sativum). It includes requirements for eligible varieties, field standards, field inspections, seed sampling, laboratory standards, certificates, packaging and labelling, and post-control tests.
  • DRS 259: 2020 Prevention and reduction of mycotoxins contamination in coffee - This standard provides guidelines for prevention and reduction of mycotoxins in coffee (Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora) production chain.
  • DRS 275-1: 2020 Seeds - This Draft Rwanda Standard specifies the certification requirements for the production of pre-basic, basic and certified seed of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L
  • DRS 275-2: 2020 Seeds Rice - This Draft Rwanda Standard specifies the certification requirements for the production of pre-basic, basic certified and quality declared seed of rice (Oryza sativa L.).
  • DRS 25: 2020 Edible maize starch - Specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for edible maize starch commonly referred to as edible corn starch.
  • DRS 50-8: 2020 Paneer cheese  - Specifies requirements, sampling and test methods for paneer cheese intended for human consumption.
Notification Authority: Rwanda Standards Board (RSB)
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Vegetables and derived products, dairy
HS Code: 04, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 11
 
Notification Authority: Government of UK
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Organic Products
 

CHEMICAL & TEXTILES

Chemicals & textile

 

Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Notification Authority: European Commission
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Products of the chemical industry
 
Notification Authority: Oil Industry Management Bureau
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Kerosene; Fuels
 
Notification Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Condoms, Medical masks, Sheath contraceptives, of vulcanised rubber, Made-up articles of textile materials, incl. dress patterns,
HS Code: 401410, 630790
 
Notification Authority: Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer
Date: 23 November 2020
Product Coverage: Cosmetics
HS Code: 33, 3401
 
Notification Authority: Salvadoran Technical Regulation Agency (OSARTEC)
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Pharmaceutical products
 
42.     Rwanda – Publishes following standards on Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals:
Notification Authority: Rwanda Standards Board (RSB)
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals 
 

Textiles

Notification Authority: National Secretariat of Public Security (SENASP)
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Other garments, men's or boys' (HS 62113)
HS Code: 6211
 
44.     Rwanda – Publishes following standards on textile articles
  • DRS 443: 2020 Silk yarn  - This Draft Rwanda Standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for raw silk in skein or on cone or bobbin.
  • DRS 440: 2020 Surgical clothing and drapes – This standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for surgical drapes, single-use and reusable gowns, clean air suits and drapes used as medical consumables for patients, clinical staff and equipment to prevent the transmission of infective agents between clinical staff and patients during surgical and other invasive procedures.
Notification Authority: Rwanda Standards Board (RSB)
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Man-made fibres
 

ENGINEERING & ELECTRONICS

Engineering & Electronics

 

Notification Authority: Ministry of Foreign Relations of Chile
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Showers, taps, flow regulators, sanitary fixtures, dishwashers, washing machines
 
Notification Authority: General Directorate of Public Works
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage:  PE pipes reinforced with steel for pressurized fluids
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Foreign Relations of Chile
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: Household sewer unions in poly (chloride) pipes. vinyl) (PVC)
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Foreign Relations of Chile
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: PE pipes reinforced with steel for pressurized fluids.
 
Notification Authority: Korean Agency for Technology and Standards
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage:  Grinders
 
Notification Authority: Dirección General de Energía
Date: 25 November 2020
Product Coverage: air conditioners
HS Code: 8415
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI)
Date: 23 November 2020
Product Coverage: Table mounted chairs, Seats, whether or not convertible into beds, and parts thereof
HS Code: 9401
 
Notification Authority: Bureau of Indian Standard
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: wheels for passenger cars
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of the Presidency - National Secretary of Energy
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Air Conditioners
HS Code: 8415
 
Notification Authority: Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: hazardous substances
HS Code: 8443, 8471, 8472, 8504, 8517, 8518, 8519, 8521, 8523, 8523, 8526, 8527, 8528, 8529, 8531, 8543, 8544, 9108, 8421, 8422, 8443, 8450, 8501, 8508, 8509, 8516, 8536, 8539, 8544, 9405, 8414, 8450, 8504, 8508, 8516, 8536
 

REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIA

Ease of doing business

Notification Authority: Government of Maharashtra
Date: 25 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB)
Date: 25 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: State Government of Madhya Pradesh
Date: 11 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Chandigarh Administration
Date: 18 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Chandigarh Administration
Date: 21 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Chandigarh Administration
Date: 21 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: State Government of Madhya Pradesh
Date: 16 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Finance Department of Tripura
Date: 9 November 2020
 
Notification Authority: Labour Department of Tripura
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Boilers
 
Notification Authority: Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MoHI&PE)
Date: 20 November 2020
Product Coverage: Automobile and Automotive Components
 
Notification Authority: West Bengal PCB
Date: 20 November 2020
 

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