India publishes notification on amending import policy including ban on the import of HCFC-141b

On August 11, 2020, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry published the notification on amending import policy of 2015-2020 Foreign Trade Policy including the ban on the import of HCFC-141b. In case of the import of items prescribed in the table below, policy conditions shall be complied. New conditions added in this notification are as follows

 

Policy Condition 4 and 5: The Importer shall, for, each import consignment, submit a copy of the Bill of Entry within 30 days to the Ozone Cell, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi.

 

New import condition is added in Chapter 29 and 38 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule I.

 

S.No. Exim Code Item Description Existing Policy Revised Policy Condition
1 2903 14 00 Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 –Tetrachloromethane) Import permitted as per Policy Condition 1. Import permitted as per Policy Condition 1 and Policy Condition 4.
2 2903 71 00 Chlorodifluoromethane
3 2903 72 00 Dichlorotrifluoroethanes
4 2903 73 00 Dichlorofluoroethanes Import permitted as per Policy Condition 1 and Policy Condition 4.

2

5 2903 74 00 Chlorodifluoroethanes Import permitted as per Policy Condition 1 and Policy Condition 4.
6 2903 75 00 Dichloropentafluoropropanes
7 2903 76 10 Bromochlorodifluoromethane
8 2903 76 20 Bromotrifluoromethane
9 2903 76 30 Dibromotetrafluoroethanes
10 2903 77 11 Chlorotrifluoromethane
11 2903 77 12 Dichlorodifluoromethane
12 2903 77 13 Trichlorofluoromethane
13 3808 91 22 Methyl bromide Import permitted as per Policy Condition 3. Import permitted as per Policy Condition 1 and Policy Condition 5.
14 3824 73 00 Containing

Hydrobromofluorocarbons

(HBFCs)

15 3824 76 00 Containing 1,1,1-

trichloroethane (methyl

chloroform)

16 3907 20 10 Poly (ether alcohols) 2
17 3907 20 90 Other
18 3907 99 90 Other

※1 Import of HCFC141b is prohibited except for feedstock application as per Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 and its amendments.

※2 Import of pre-blended polyol containing Group VI substances, including HCFC-141b, is not permitted as per Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation and Control) Amendment Rules, 2014.

 

The notification can be downloaded from the following URL (in English)

http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/221079.pdf