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DGFT relaxes conditions for import of Steel Scrap
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Subject: Provisions relating to import of certain categories of processed metallic scrap, at designated ports having Scanners/Radiological Detection Equipments (RDEs) facilities. Import of processed metallic scrap, to be allowed at designated ports (with Scanner/RDE facility), as listed in Appendix 2G-1 of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-20, without PSIC ( as per paragraph 2.55 of HBP 2015-20), subject to fulfillment of following conditions:- (a) The importer shall have to submit a self declaration cum legal undertaking, as given in Appendix 2 N-2 of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-20, along with a Pre-shipment Inspection Certificate in Format 2H-1, issued by the Inspecting Agency/Scrap Yard, certifying: (i) That the metal scrap being imported is processed metallic scrap; and (ii) That the consignment has been inspected before shipment and it does not contain any explosive or radioactive material; and (iii) That the importer shall be liable for re-export of contaminated material, if detected on arrival in India, back to the exporter/exporting country at his own risk and cost. (b) Importer shall furnish bank guarantee of Rupees 10,00,000/- (Rupees ten lakh) to the Customs as security amount. (c) Importer shall also have to submit a copy of contract with the exporter stipulating that the consignment does not contain any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, cartridges, radioactive contaminated material, or any other explosive material, in any form, either used or otherwise. It shall also contain exporter's willingness to accept the consignment back, in case any explosive or radioactive material is found in it on arrival in India. (d) All scrap consignments, so imported at the designated ports, shall have to compulsorily pass through the Scanner / Radiological Detection Equipments (RDEs), installed at these ports, before being cleared by the Customs. The scanning of the containers at the sea port of arrival would be mandatory regardless of the fact that the container may be destined for any ICD or CFS. (e) In the event, the declaration given by the importer is found to be false / incorrect, the importer shall be responsible for exporting back the contaminated consignment back to the exporting country at his risk and cost and shall also be liable for enforcement of bond/forfeiture of security amount, in addition to any other action under FT (D&R) Act 1992, Customs Act, 1962 or any other law in force. (f) The processed metallic scrap for consideration under this paragraph shall include the following categories of scrap: (i) Shredded, Cut Sheared, Rotor Sheared (ii) Briquetted, Baled, Bundles. (iii) Turnings, Borings, Granules, Nodules The Following Appendices are inserted in the Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-20; (i) Appendix 2N-2, prescribing Format of Self-Declaration cum Legal Undertaking, is annexed as Annexure 1 to this Public Notice. (ii) Appendix 2G-1, prescribing List of the designated Customs Ports having Scanners/Radiological Detection Equipments (RDEs), is annexed as Annexure 2 to this Public Notice. (iii) Appendix 2-H-1, prescribing Format of Pre-Shipment Inspection Certificate to be issued by Inspecting Agency/Scrap Yard, is annexed as Annexure-3 to this Public Notice.