CBIC requests all the officer to ensure strict implementation of DGFT’s order regarding prohibition on Import and Export of electronic cigarettes

Oct 07, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Central Board of Indirect Taxes on October 04, 2019, has requested all the Officers to ensure strict implementation of DGFT’s order regarding prohibition on Import and Export of electronic cigarettes.

However, DGFT vide Notification No. 20/ 2015-2020 dated September 26, 2019 and Notification No. 22/ 2015-20 dated September 30, 2019 has prohibited the import and export of electronic cigarettes or any parts or components thereof such as refill pods, atomisers, cartridges etc. including all forms of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), Heat not burn products, e-hookah and the like devices, by whatever name and shape, size or form it may have, but does not include any product licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 under ITC HS Code: 8543 in accordance with the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Prohibition, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Ordinance, 2019.

Therefore, CBIC requested that all the Officers may be directed to ensure strict implementation of the aforesaid notifications so that any attempts of Import/ Export of such goods can be effectively prevented.

[Circular No. 35/ 2019-Customs]


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