India India allows import of PET flakes on a conditional basis

Shift from a ban to a conditional permit

India allows import of PET flakes on a conditional basis

On September 14, 2022, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India published Notification No.32/2015-2020, which permits PET flakes to be imported subject to approval from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and a permit (NOC) from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), in connection with the ban on the import of PET bottle waste, scrap, and PET flakes derived from used PET bottles in the foreign trade policy. In addition, as a condition to qualify for import, the domestic waste utilization rate for production capacity and production performance for a certain period of time or more are set, and operators meeting these conditions can apply for approval/permission from the authorities.

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Senior Research Associate, Research & Consulting Dept. EnviX Ltd.

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In charge of South Asia (India, Bangladesh, etc.), South Korea, Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, etc.) and Turkey for managing infomation on the environmental regulations


MA, Environment, Development and Policy, University of Sussex