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REF. NO. PHMA/CIR-159/2011

DATED: 31st December, 2011




Being circulated to all members for their information specially for their information.

'Positive list' of items from India expanded: Trade Policy 2011-12 announced

December 31, 2011


The Ministry of Commerce (MoC) on Friday notified 'Trade Policy 2011-12', according to which 'positive list' of importable items from India has been expanded further by 18 additional items.

The government has also allowed export of liquor to non-Muslim countries.

The list is as follows:

(i)                  Empty aluminium alloy milk cans;

(ii)                accessories for leather bags and footwear;

(iii)               jigs and dies for vehicles;

(iv)              other polymers of ethylene in primary form;

(v)                Lufenuron (chemical name - dichloro-4- hexa fluoro - propoxy phenyl/ urea);

(vi)              cotton linters;

(vii)             fungicides for leather industry;

(viii)           other chemicals (ucer G-50) for leather industry;

(ix)              textile spinning machines;

(x)                cone/bobbin winding machines;

(xi)              reeling machines;

(xii)             power looms;

(xiii)           sewing, darning or embroidery needles;

(xiv)           fly ash for cement industry only;

(xv)            thermoplastic rubber sole;

(xvi)           traction motors and their spares; and

(xvii)         printed books of all kind, and

(xviii)        flavouring powder.


Import of polypropylene, polyethylene and Pure Terephatealic Acid (PTA), frozen vegetables and newsprint is to be allowed through land route.

Regulatory changes in the Import Policy Order and Export Policy Order are as follows:


Import of only draw materials is allowed from India under temporary importation scheme for manufacturer of export items.

The Order issued by the Commerce Ministry is as follows:

S.R.O.1119(1)/2011: In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Imports and Exports (Control) Act, 1950 (XXXIX of 1950), the Federal Government is pleased to direct that the following further amendments shall be made in the Import Policy Order, 2009, namely:

In the aforesaid Order,-in paragraph 4 for the "full stop", at the end, a "colon" shall be substituted and thereafter the following new proviso shall be inserted, namely: "Provided that the amendments brought in this Order from time shall not be applicable to such imports where bill of lading (B/L) and letter of credit (L/C) were issued or established prior to the issuance of amending notification";

In paragraph 11, for the expression "However manufacture of regenerated Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) is allowed temporary import of polyethylene terephthlate (PET) bottle scrap (H.S.No 3915.9000), if imported under DTRE Scheme, subject to certification from the exporting country that the scrap being exported does not include hazardous waste as defined in Basel Convention" the following shall be substituted, namely;

"However, units registered under DTRE scheme shall be eligible to import input items listed in Appendix-B subject to fulfilment of the conditions mentioned therein"; in Appendix-B, in Part-1, in the Table, in column (1), after S.No 68 and the entries relating thereto in columns (2), (3) and (4), the following new S.No and corresponding relating in columns (2), (3) and (4) respectively shall be added, namely:

In Part-Il, in the Table, in column (1): Against S.No 4, in column (4), for the full stop, at the end, the following shall be substituted, namely: "Having valid registration with the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) under the rules"; and against S.

No 18, in column (4) after the "full stop", at the end, the following words, comma and full stop shall be inserted:

"In case of disposal of such ambulances before ten years, the duties and taxes payable at the time of imports shall be applicable."; In Appendix-C, in the Table, in column (1), against S.No 9, in column (2), for the words, brackets and figures.

"Machinery (chapter 85)" the following shall be substituted, namely: "Machinery falling under PCT codes specified in column (3) shall not be importable in second-hand or used condition.

The ban shall however not apply on all kinds of computer related equipment in second hand or used condition falling under their respective PCT headings notwithstanding of their inclusion in column (3)"; and against


S.No 11, in column (2), after the words

"Auto Parts", the bracket and the words "(including serviceable auto parts imported as steel scrap)" shall be inserted; and in Appendix-G:

In the Table, in column (1), after S.No 1946 and the corresponding entries relating thereto in columns (2) and (3), the following shall be added, namely: against S.No 1934, in column (3), In entry (i), the word "and", at the end, shall be omitted; and in entry (ii), for the "full stop" a "semi colon" and the word "and" shall be substituted and thereafter the following new entry shall be inserted, namely:

"(iii) Temporary import-cum-re-export of accessories for export-oriented textile or leather sectors mentioned at S.No 6 of S.R.O.

492(1)/2009 dated 13th June, 2009, shall also be allowed subject to fulfilment of conditions mentioned therein."; and In the Note for paragraph (1) the following shall be substituted, namely:

"(1) items appearing against serial No 1-23,45,46,47,48,50 (Cauliflower's only), 52 (Cabbage only), 57 (Carrot only), 59 (Cucumber only), 60,61,64,69 (Green pepper/shimla mirch and green chillies), 70,71 (Lady finger/ okra), ground/marrow, bitter gourd, radish arum/arvi, green coriander, tinda, 72-79.103,114.135 (ginger fresh only) 142,211-214, 220, 269, 548, 895, 896, 897, 1100, 1147, 1149-1194, 1195 (Raw Jute), 1288-1315 and 1579 of the Appendix are allowed via land route also through trucks from Wagah".




Thanks & Best Regards,


M. Jawed Bilwani

Chief Coordinator

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