DGFT allows the imports of Maize (feed grade) under the TRQ Scheme for 2018-19

Apr 04, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Directorate of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on April 03, 2019, has allowed the imports of Maize (feed grade) under the Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) Scheme for 2018-19 with certain relaxations or conditions.

DGFT has received many representations from Poultry Sector, highlighting an un-precedent shortage of feed grade maize mainly because of draughts, pest attack and significant reduction in cultivable areas as in Bihar and requesting to allow imports of Maize (corn) feed grade under 0% TRQ.

By end of February, 2019 no application was received by DGFT under para 2.62 of Hand Book Procedure (HBP), 2015-20 which specifies the Conditions applicable on availing quotas. Keeping in view the urgency, the feed grade maize is proposed to be imported under TRQ with the following relaxations or conditions:

(a)Import of 1 lakh MT of feed-grade Maize (corn) under TRQ is allowed.

(b)Applications invited from State Trading Enterprises (STEs) for import of feed-grade Maize (corn) under the TRQ scheme @ 15% customs duty and meant only for Actual users. Import for trading purpose is not allowed.

(c)Date of submission of application from STEs is extended up to April 30, 2019 in relaxation of the provision of Para 2.62 (i) of HBP, 2015-20.

[Trade Notice No. 02/2019-20]

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