Public Notice No- 82/2010 dated 17/10/2011
Amendment of Para 2.43.2 of the Handbook of Procedures, Vol. I, 2009-2014,
regarding Transfer of Imported Firearms.
In exercise of the powers conferred under Paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade
Policy, 2009-14, Para 2.43.2 of the Handbook of Procedures, Vol. I, 2009-2014 is
replaced as under:
(i) Prior Permission of RA shall not be required for transfer or disposal of
imported goods after a period of two years from the date of import.
(ii) Transfer of Imported Firearms will not require permission from DGFT (a)
after 10 years of import or (b) on attaining the age of 60 years by such
(iii) Prior Permission of DGFT shall also not be required for transfer of
imported weapons (firearms) by the Renowned Shooters* after 5 years from date of
import. In respect of those shooters categorised as Renowned Shooter for at
least 3 consecutive years, no permission would be required from DGFT after 3
years from date of import.
*Renowned Shooter is defined in Import Licensing Note (3) of Chapter 93, ITC
(HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items, Schedule I – Import Policy.”
Effect of Public Notice
Procedure for sale or transfer of imported firearms is simplified and prior
permission from DGFT is dispensed with in respect of some categories.
(Anup K. Pujari)
Director General of Foreign Trade