|GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS
[F. No. 450/114/2020-Cus.IV]
INSTRUCTION NO 11/2021-Customs; Dated: May 16, 2021
|To All Principal Chief Commissioner/Chief Commissioner of Customs/Custom (Preventive)
All Principal Chief Commissioner/Chief Commissioner of Central Tax and Customs
All Principal Commissioner/Commissioner of Customs /Custom (Preventive)
All Principal Commissioner/Commissioner of Central Tax and Customs.
Subject: – Revision in the import policy of Tur/Pigeon Peas, Moong and Urad-regarding
Reference is invited to Notification dated 15th May, 2021 issued vide S.O 1858 (E) by the Department of Commerce (copy attached) on the above subject.
2. Vide the said notification, the import policy for goods falling under HS Code 0713 with item description as Tur/Pigeon Peas (Cajanus Cajan); Moong [Beans of the SPP Vigna Radiata (L.) Wilczek] and Urad [Beans of the SPP Vigna Mungo (L.) Hepper] is revised from “Restricted” to “Free” with immediate effect and for the period upto 31st October 2021. Further, import consignments of these items with Bill of Lading issued on or before 31st October 2021 shall not be allowed by Customs beyond 30th November 2021.
3. Further, the Department of Consumer Affairs has separately advised that all concerned Departments/organizations including Customs shall ensure import of Pulses in a timely and seamless manner. It is also informed that the said imports would be closely monitored.
4. Board desires that all officers in your jurisdiction are immediately sensitised about the above mentioned changes in the import policy and advised to ensure without fail that such imports are expeditiously cleared upon arrival.
5. Difficulties faced, if any, in this regard may be immediately brought to the notice of the Board. Hindi version follows.
(Eric C Lallawmpuia)