Basic Chemicals, Cosmetics & Dyes Export Promotion Council
(Set-up by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt of India)
Jhansi Castle, 4th Floor, 7, Cooperage Road, Mumbai - 400 001. India
Tel : +91 22 22021288 Website : www.//chemexcil.in
EPC/LIC/HS CODE 13/05/2019
ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
Inputs for Creation of New HS Codes
As you might be aware, exporters/ importers often face issues on account of non-availability of specified codes in Customs Tariff resulting into accounting of large portion of Exim Trade under ‘others” category.
To resolve the issue, the CBIC has constituted a dedicated Working Group to look into the issues relating to Customs Tariff Act and its schedules. The mandate of the group includes broadening / expansion of Customs Tariff by creation of new 8-digit Customs tariff heading / lines for specific commodities or class of commodities, wherever feasible.
In this regard, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals (DCPC) has also sought suggestions from the council regarding new HS codes for items which are imported in huge volumes under “Others” category.
For creation of a tariff line, the following criteria has been proposed :
In view of the above, you are requested to recommend products for which tariff lines (HS Code) are to be created with justification for detailed examination of technical/ or any other aspect of the commodity which distinguishes it from existing tariff lines.
Member-exporters are requested to revert with their inputs latest by 16/05/2019 on our e-mail ids -email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com .
Your early responses will be appreciated and enable us collate the responses and submit government for examination.
(S. G. BHARADI)