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BCD rate on Lentils (Masur) imported from USA amended to 20%

Seeks to amend the BCD rate on Lentils (Masur) [0713 40 00], originating in or exported from USA to 20%. Notification No. 44/2021- Customs | Dated: 17th September, 2021 MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) New Delhi Notification No. 44/2021- Customs | Dated: 17th September, 2021 G.S.R. 640(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section […]

Shipper Review – Anti-dumping duty on imports of Hydrogen Peroxide

Case No. AD (NSR)-01/2021(New Shipper Review) Initiation of New Shipper Review under Rule 22 of the Anti- Dumping Rules for determination of the individual dumping margin for M/s. Al-Razi Chemical Complex Limited (Producer-cum-Exporter) in the matter of anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of “Hydrogen Peroxide” originating in or exported from Bangladesh.

Adjudicating authority cannot modify an exemption notification

Commissioner of Customs Vs India Land and Properties Limited (CESTAT Chennai) exemption notifications must be interpreted strictly and if the case does not fall within the parameters, the benefit cannot be given. Any benefit of doubt must be given to the Revenue and should be decided against the appellant. Once the threshold of applicability of […]

Biopesticides classifiable under chapter 38: CAAR

In re Dow Agro Sciences India Pvt. Ltd. (CAAR Mumbai) Import of insecticides/pesticides is subject to the provisions of the Insecticides Act, 1968. As per provisions of section 9 of the said Act, no insecticides are allowed to be imported without a valid certificate of registration or an import permit issued by the Secretary, Central […]

CAAR cannot give ruling on a issue already pending before an officer of customs

In re Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (CAAR Mumbai) This is a request for advance ruling seeking classification of tunnel boring machine and its components, as well as the eligibility of the said goods for exemption from customs duty. The request for advance ruling was filed in the secretariat of the erstwhile AAR, New Delhi on […]

Tello drones with or without camera would merit classification under heading 9503

In re Ingram Micro India Pvt Ltd. (CAAR Mumbai) (i) Tello drones with or without camera would merit classification under heading 9503 of the first schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and would attract basic customs duty @ 60% adv., IGST @ 18%, Social Welfare Surcharge @ 6%; (ii) Both AGRAS T16 and Mavic […]

Head mounted tablets classifiable under CTH 85176290

In re Ingram Micro India Pvt Ltd. (CAAR Mumbai) The Board Circular No. 20/2013-Cus. refers to ‘Tablet Computers’ that can be programmed in a variety of ways. HMT device doesn’t appear to be amenable to be programmed in various ways. It also held that the tablet computers are those devices which have essentially the same […]

CBIC extends ADD on uncoated copier paper till 28.02.2022

Seeks to amend Notification number 56/2018-Customs(ADD) dated 4th December, 2018, to extend the levy on “uncoated copier paper” from Indonesia & Singapore upto 28th February, 2022. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 27th August, 2021 Notification No. 48/2021-Customs (ADD) G.S.R. 597(E).—Whereas, the designated authority vide initiation notification No. 7/8/2021-DGTR, dated the […]

CBIC extends ADD on uncoated copier paper till 28.02.2022

Seeks to amend Notification number 56/2018-Customs(ADD) dated 4th December, 2018, to extend the levy on “uncoated copier paper” from Indonesia & Singapore upto 28th February, 2022. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 27th August, 2021 Notification No. 48/2021-Customs (ADD) G.S.R. 597(E).—Whereas, the designated authority vide initiation notification No. 7/8/2021-DGTR, dated the […]

RBI Review of incentive & other measures to enhance distribution of coins

Keeping in view the overall objectives of Clean Note policy and to ensure that all bank branches provide better customer service to members of public with regard to exchange of notes and distribution of coins, the afore-said Scheme has since been reviewed and it has now been decided to revise the incentive being paid to the banks for distribution of coins with a major thrust on alternate avenues so as to extend the outreach.