Procedure for import of Vegetable Fats (Vanaspati) under Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement




PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 07 (RE-2008)/2004-09
NEW DELHI : 22 April, 2008



Subject: - Procedure for import of Vegetable Fats (Vanaspati) under Indo-Sri
Lanka Free Trade Agreement.


In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy,
2004-09, as notified in the Gazette of India extraordinary Part II, Section 3,
Sub section (ii) as amended from time to time and in supersession of Public
Notice No. 69 (RE- 2006) dated 21.11.2006 and Public Notice No. 13 (RE-2007)
dated 02.07.2007, so far as they apply to import of Vegetable Fats [Vanaspati],
the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby notifies the following arrangement
for import of Vegetable Fats under Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement:

  1.  The total quantum of import of vegetable Fats under Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade
    Agreement shall be restricted to 2.5 lakh MT per annum. The details of the items
    included under this Quota shall be as under:-

    ITEM
    HS  
    WCO Classification   Trade Classification
    1516.20   Vegetable fats and oils and their fractions    Vanaspati
    1517.10   Margarine, excluding liquid margarine   Margarine
    1517.90   Other   Bakery Shortening
  2.  The imports of the items in India shall be allowed, based on production of
    Tariff Rate Quota Certificate (TRQC) and Certificate of Origin (CoO) issued by
    the Designated Authority, that is, Department of Commerce, Government of Sri
    Lanka. TRQC shall be issued in advance, in duplicate. TRQC will be sent by the
    Sri Lankan exporter to Indian importer. The formats of TRQC and CoO are given in
    Annexure ‘A’ and ‘B’ to this Public Notice.

  3.  Import quota of 2.5 lakh MT refereed in Para (1) above shall be allocated by
    the Government of Sri Lanka in four equal quarterly tranche. Import quota of one
    quarter shall not be allowed to be carried over to the next quarter. Date of
    import for this purpose shall be reckoned with reference to the Bill of Lading
    date.

  4.  Import of the items shall be allowed only through the following ports/ICDs:

    Ports: Mumbai, JNPT/Nhava Sheva, Kandla, Chennai, Cochin, Tuticorin, Vizag
    (Vishakhapatnam), Kolkata, Haldia, Kakinada, New Mangalore, Morgumao, Mundra.

    ICDs: Tughlakabad, Ludhiana, Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Jaipur, Pithampur/Indore,
    Faridabad.

  5.  Customs authorities shall forward a consolidated report of all such imports
    to Directorate General of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, on a monthly basis, latest
    by 10th of the following month.

This issues in public interest.

Sd/-
(R.S. GUJRAL)
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE
(Issued from F.No.01/53/162/1109/AM07/F-2/ILS)


ANNEXURE -A

S.No. of CoO UNDER ISLFTA ___________  

TARIFF RATE QUOTA CERTIFICATE(TRQC)

 
(To be issued in duplicate)
(FOR EXPORTS OF VANASPATI, BAKERY SHORTENING AND MARGARINE FROM
SRI LANKA TO
INDIA UNDER THE INDIA-SRI LANKA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT)
(To be filled in by the certifying authority, Government of Sri Lanka)
 
PART A: DETAILS OF EXPORTS
1.Name & Address of
Sri Lanka Exporter
2. Name & Address
of Indian Importer
3. HS No 4. Quota Year & months 5.Quantity in mt 6.FOB value
7. Description
 of Goods
8.Marks & Nos. of
 Shipping Packages
9.Mode of Transport and
Port of Loading
10.Remarks if any
PART B: QUOTA DETAILS AND CERTIFICATION
It is hereby certified that with this consignment, the position regarding quota
is as follows:
(i) Total quota allocated for this product: ________ mt

From ……. To ………

(ii) Cumulative quantity of export for this quarter

……………mt

(iii) Export under current consignment

……………mt

(iv) Balance quota for the current quarter

……………mt

Place:

Date:

Signature & Stamp of the certifying authority of Sri Lanka


ANNEXURE -B

CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN

1.Goods consigned from
 (Exporters' Business Name, Address, Country)     
  
Reference No.
TRQ IN VANASPATI, BAKERY SHORTENING AND MARGARINE

UNDER ISLFTA

(Combined declaration and certificate)

Issued in …………….

(Country)

2.Goods consigned to
(Consignee's Name,
Address, Country)
4. For Official use
3.Means of transport and route (as far as known)
5.Tariff item
 number
6.Marks and
 number of
packages
7.Number and kind
of packages
description of
 goods
8.Origin
criterion
9.Gross 
weight or
other
quantity
10.Number
and date of
invoices
11. Declaration by the Exporter

The undersigned hereby declares that the above details and statements are
correct; That all the goods were produced in
…………………………………………..

(Country)

and that they comply with the origin requirements specified for those goods in
ISLFTA for goods exported to

……………………………………………..

(Importing Country)

……………………………………………..

Place and date, signature of the authorized signatory

12. Certificate:

It is hereby certified; on the basis of control carried out that the declaration
by the exporter is correct.

……………………………………………….

Place and date, signature and stamp of certifying authority.

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