The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on January 08, 2019 has inserted the Import Policy and Policy condition for new Electronics and IT Goods under General Notes 2 (c).
Import Policy for electronics and IT Goods:
The import of Notified Goods under the “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of compulsory Registration) Order, 2012, as amended from time to time, will be allowed subject to registration with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), or on specific exemption letter from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for a particular consignment, as per provision of Gazette Notification SO. No. 3022 date September 11, 2013. Accordingly, import of unregistered/ non-compliant notified product as in CRO, 2012, as amended is “prohibited”.
Import consignments without valid registration with BIS shall be re-exported by the importer failing which customs shall deform the goods and dispose them as scrap under intimation to MeitY.
Further, the above has also been inserted as Policy condition No. 2 under Chapter 84 and Policy condition No. 5 under Chapter 85of ITC (HS), 201, Schedule 1 (Import Policy).
Effect of the Notification: Import Policy on Notified Goods under Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of compulsory Registration) Order, 2012 has been laid down.
[Notification No. 50/2015-2020]