CBIC exempts imports of goods by Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations for specified projects

Oct 01, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on September 30, 2019, has exempted all the goods imported into India by Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) for execution of projects like:

(1)    Strengthening Capacities for Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture and Food systems,

(2)    Green Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for Global Environment benefits and the conservation of Critical Biodiversity and Forest landscape.

from the whole of the integrated tax leviable under the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 subject to the condition that the importer, at the time of clearance of the goods, produces a certificate before the Assistant Commissioner of Customs or Deputy commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, having jurisdiction, verifying the following details, namely:

(i)                  the quantity and description of the goods; and

(ii)                that the said goods are intended for the purpose of use in execution of said projects.

This notification will come into force on October 01, 2019.

[Notification No. 32/2019-Customs]


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