S.O. (E) - In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992) read with paragraph 2.1 of the Export and Import Policy – 2002-07, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the ITC (HS) Classification of Export and Import Items 2002-07 as under:
1. Condition 1 of Chapter I A (General Notes to Import Policy) of the ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import items 2002-2007 shall be amended to read as under:
“1a. Imports of hazardous waste into India shall be subject to the provisions of Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2003.
Notwithstanding anything contained in ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items, 2002-07, import of hazardous waste or substances containing or contaminated with such hazardous wastes as specified in Schedule 8 of Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2003 shall be prohibited.
1b.Import of hazardous chemicals permitted without a licence in accordance with the provisions of the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules 1986 (made under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986). Besides other conditions mentioned in the Rules, the importer shall, before 30 days but not later than the date of import, furnish the details specified in Rule 18 to the authority specified in Schedule 5 of the said Rules. ”
2. Appendix 1 to Schedule 1 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items, 2002-07 stands deleted.
This issues in public interest.
Director General of Foreign Trade and
ex-officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India