DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE

DES-VI (FOOD & MISC)

 

Minutes of the meeting   of  NC-VI held on 10.06..2010 

                                   

            Meeting No. 08/AM11 , 09/AM11  & 10/AM11, for the licensing year 2010-11  to consider cases under Duty Exemption Schemes (Chapter-4) of Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14 pertaining to Misc. & Food Products   was  held on 10.06.2010  under the Chairmanship of Shri A.K. SINGH, Jt. DGFT.  Following officers were present in the meeting.

 

S.No.

Name of the Officer

Designation

Department

1.

Sh. Shaish Kumar

IA

DIPP

2.

Sh. A.K.Ohja

AD

MSME

3.

Sh T.M Skaria

DDG

DGFT

4.

Sh. Raghu Nath

FTDO

DGFT


          Agenda for individual cases was taken up for discussion.  Decision taken in each case is enumerated below.  Ad-hoc norms fixed in this meeting are valid for a period of 12 months as per Public Notice 37   dated 23.08.2007                                                              

PART-I

1

94

M/S. ABAD FISHERIES, COCHIN

M.No. 08/11 DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Rejected.

HQ File :01/85/050/0062/AM06

RLA File :10/82/40/0027/AM06

Lic.No/Date:1010020880

12.07.2005

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. It was noted that input output norms were earlier ratified in the meeting No. 26/AM08 based on 73% yield as per comments of MPEDA.  Present representation is to assess the norms for reducing on 62% yield.  Since there is no technical basis for reducing the yield,  Committee decided to reject  the request of the applicant Firm.

RA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure.

 

 

2

95

M/S. ABAD FISHERIES, COCHIN

M.No. 08/11 DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Rejected

HQ File :01/85/162/395-A/AM06

RLA File :10/24/40/0022/AM06

Lic.No/Date:1010021174

09.08.2005

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. It was noted that input output norms were earlier ratified in the meeting No. 26/AM08 based on 73% yield as per comments of MPEDA.  Present representation is to assess the norms for reducing on 62% yield.  Since there is no technical basis for reducing the yield,  Committee  decided to reject  the request of the applicant Firm.

RA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure.

 

 

3

96

M/S. ABAD FISHERIES, COCHIN

M.No. 08/11 DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Rejected.

HQ File :01/85/050/395/AM06

RLA File :10/21/40/0017/AM06

Lic.No/Date:1010020741

28.06.2005

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. It was noted that input output norms were earlier ratified in the meeting No. 26/AM08 based on 73% yield as per comments of MPEDA.  Present representation is to assess the norms for reducing on 62% yield.  Since there is no technical basis for reducing the yield,   Committee decided to reject  the request of the applicant Firm.

RA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure.

4

97

Case No.:1/8/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. PENNAR ENGINEERED BUILDING SYSTEMS LTD

M.No. 08/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Deferred

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00017/AM11/

RLA File :09/24/040/00327/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0910041953
06.05.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. It was noted that hard copy of  the application has not been received. The Committee decided to defer the case.

To be re-listed on 08.07.2010.

 

5

98

Case No.:2/8/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. PENNAR ENGINEERED BUILDING SYSTEMS LTD

M.No. 08/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Deferred

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00018/AM11/

RLA File :09/24/040/00338/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0910041954
06.05.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. It was noted that hard copy of the application has not been received. The Committee decided to defer the case.

To be re-listed on 08.07.2010.

 

6

99

Case No.:3/8/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. PENNAR ENGINEERED BUILDING SYSTEMS LTD

M.No. 08/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Deferred

 

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00019/AM11/

RLA File :09/24/040/00430/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0910041955
06.05.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. It was noted that hard copy of the application has not been received. The Committee decided to defer the case.

To be re-listed on 08.07.2010.

 

7

100

Case No.:4/8/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. PENNAR ENGINEERED BUILDING SYSTEMS LTD

M.No. 08/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Deferred

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00020/AM11/

RLA File :09/24/040/00277/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0910041956
06.05.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. It was noted that hard copy of the application has not been received. The Committee decided to defer the case.

To be re-listed on 08.07.2010.

 

8

101

Case No.:5/8/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. PENNAR ENGINEERED BUILDING SYSTEMS LTD

M.No. 08/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Deferred

 

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00021/AM11/

RLA File :09/24/040/00493/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0910041966
07.05.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. It was noted that hard copy of  the application has not been received. The Committee decided to defer the case.

To be re-listed on 08.07.2010.

 

9

102

Case No.:6/8/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. MARINE CHEMICALS,

M.No. 08/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Approved

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00022/AM11/

RLA File :10/24/040/00006/AM11/

Lic.No/Date:1010038576
11.05.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. .    A similar case of the same firm for  the same export product was approved in NC Meeting No. 43/AM10 dated 25.02.2010 in advance authorization No.1010037197 dt. 16.02.2010.  RA to decide as per Para 4.7.1 of HBP, Vol. I 2009-14.

 

 

10

103

Case No.:7/8/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. MITTULAUL LALAH AND SONS

M.No. 08/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Approved

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00023/AM11/

RLA File :04/24/040/00015/AM11/

Lic.No/Date:0410113715
12.05.2010

 The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. Taking cue from SION E-85, Committee decided to approve the case with 5% wastage and ratified the norms as under:-  

Export Item

Qty.

Import Item

Qty

TURMERIC POWDER

(with curcumin minimum 4.5%)

61946.902 KG

TURMERIC WHOLE/SLICE

65044.000 KG

RLA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure

 

 

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104

Case No.:1/46/85-ALC3/2009

M/S. ENGLISH INDIAN CLAYS LIMITED

M.No. 08/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Deferred

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00235/AM10/

RLA File :53/24/040/00016/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:5310010198
02.03.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. .    It was noted that  a similar case of the same firm for  the same export product was approved in NC Meeting No. 05/AM09 dated 28.05.2009 in advance authorization No 5310006517 dt. 25.09.2008.  However on verification it was seen that the import items are not the same as in the earlier case.  It was therefore decided to remind C&PC for their comments.

To be re-listed on 07.08.2010.

 

 

 

12

105

Case No.:8/8/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION LTD

M.No. 08/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Rejected

HQ File :01/85/050/00024/AM11/

RLA File :05/24/040/00053/AM11/

Lic.No/Date:0510264155
12.05.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda.  Since   the export description does not indicate the strength i.e. V/V, it is not possible to determine the input output norm.  In the absence of this information, committee was constrained to reject the case.

RA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure.

 

 

 

PART-II

1

106

Case No.:3/47/85-ALC3/2009

M/S. GADRE MARINE EXPORT PVT LTD

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

 Approved

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00241/AM10/

RLA File :03/94/040/00717/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0310546877
20.11.2009

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. Committee noted the comments   received form MPEDA vide letter II (7)/2010-11/MS-HO dt. 12.05.2010and ratified norms as applied for.

 

RLA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure

 

 

 

 

2

107

Case No.:2/42/85-ALC3/2009

M/S. GADRE MARINE EXPORT PVT LTD

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Approved

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00224/AM10/

RLA File :03/94/040/00967/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0310558479
04.02.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. Committee noted the comments  received form MPEDA vide letter II (7)/2010-11/MS-HO dt. 12.05.2010and ratified norms as applied for.

 

RLA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure

 

 

 

 

3

108

Case No.:3/42/85-ALC3/2009

M/S. GADRE MARINE EXPORT PVT LTD

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Approved

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00225/AM10/

RLA File :03/94/040/00965/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0310558481
04.02.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. Committee noted the comments  received form MPEDA vide letter II (7)/2010-11/MS-HO dt. 12.05.2010and ratified norms as applied for.

 

RLA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure

 

 

 

 

4

109

Case No.:5/47/85-ALC3/2009

M/S. GADRE MARINE EXPORT PVT LTD

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Approved

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00243/AM10/

RLA File :03/94/040/00745/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0310548770
02.12.2009

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. Committee noted the comments  received form MPEDA vide letter II (7)/2010-11/MS-HO dt. 12.05.2010 and ratified norms as applied for.

 

RLA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

110

Case No.:3/46/85-ALC3/2009

M/S. GADRE MARINE EXPORT PVT LTD

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Deferred

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00237/AM10/

RLA File :03/94/040/01064/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0310563862
10.03.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda.  It was noted that MPEDA  was requested on dt. 16.04.2010  for  comments which  are awaited in this case . The Committee decided to remind MPEDA  to expedite the comments.

 

To be re-listed on 08.07.2010.

 

 

6

111

Case No.:10/47/85-ALC3/2009

M/S. GADRE MARINE EXPORT PVT LTD

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

 Approved

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00248/AM10/

RLA File :03/94/040/00881/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0310555518
15.01.2010

 The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. Committee noted the comments  received form MPEDA vide letter II (7)/2010-11/MS-HO dt. 12.05.2010and ratified norms as applied for.

 

RLA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure

 

 

 

7

112

Case No.:7/47/85-ALC3/2009

M/S. GADRE MARINE EXPORT PVT LTD

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

 Approved

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00245/AM10/

RLA File :03/94/040/00738/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0310548284
30.11.2009

 The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. Committee noted the comments  received form MPEDA vide letter II (7)/2010-11/MS-HO dt. 12.05.2010and ratified norms as applied for.

 

RLA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure

 

 

 

8

113

M/S. ABDUL MAJEED QURESHI, RAMPUR

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

 Deferred

 

HQ File :01/85/162/0037/AM11/

RLA File :29/24/40/0002/AM10

Lic.No/Date:2910010012

11.06.2009

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda..  The Committee decided to call the  representative of the applicant Firm for PH  alongwith the following information :-

  1. Sample of export product .
  2.  Manufacturing process.
  3.  Stage wise  wastage.
  4. Details of packing declaration for the country of import.
  5. Labeling requirement  for export product.

To be re-listed on 08.07.2010. .

 

 

9

114

M/S. JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LTD., MUMBAI

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Rejected.

 

 

HQ File :01/85/50/0081/AM10

RLA File :03/94/040/00405/AM10

Lic.No/Date:0310533738

13.08.2009

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda..  The applicant has still not given information regarding concentrate strength on export side. The Committee decided to maintain the status quo.

 

 

10

115

Case No.:4/46/85-ALC3/2009

M/S. SPACEWOOD FURNISHERS (P)LTD.,

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Rejected

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00238/AM10/

RLA File :03/95/040/00972/AM09/

Lic.No/Date:0310564253
11.03.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda.  It was noted that the following information is not available:-

  1. Manufacturing  process in detail.
  2. Wastage at each stage of production.
  3. Size of import item No. 1.
  4. Thickness of PVC.
  5. Function of import item No. 4 , 5 & 6.

 In the absence of  above information, Committee is not in a position to determine input output qty, Committee in consultation with technical representative decide to reject the case.

 

RA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure.

 

 

11

116

Case No.:4/45/85-ALC3/2009

M/S. SYMEGA SAVOURY TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Approved

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00234/AM10/

RLA File :10/24/040/00124/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:1010037525
05.03.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. .  Taking into account the explanation given by applicant vide their letter dated 14.05.2010, Committee decided to approve the case with  2% wastage and ratified the norms as under:-  

Export Item

Qty.

Import Item

Qty

THYME ( STERILISED  )

6370.000 KG

Thyme leaves

6497Kg

RLA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure

 

 

12

117

Case No.:1/9/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. ENGLISH INDIAN CLAYS LIMITED

M.No. 09/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

 Deferred

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00025/AM11/

RLA File :53/24/040/00004/AM11/

Lic.No/Date:5310010465
18.05.2010

Defer Date:

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. .    It was noted that  a similar case of the same firm for  the same export product was approved in NC Meeting No. 05/AM09 dated 28.05.2009 in advance authorization No 5310006517 dt. 25.09.2008.  However on verification it was seen that the import items are not the same as in the earlier case.  It was therefore decided to remind C&PC for their comments.

To be re-listed on 07.08.2010.

 

 

PART-III

1

118

M/S. CRI LTD., KOLKATA

M.No. 10/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

 Approved

HQ File :01/(80)/85/50/305/AM08

RLA File :02/24/040/0104/AM08/

Lic.No/Date:0210102472

18.07.2007

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda.  The Committee noted the comments of DIPP and ratified  the norms as under:-

Export Item

Qty.

Import Item

Qty.

Ball Pen Tips.
MADE OF NICKEL SILVER WIRE 1.60 MM DIA. ----Qty--213800000 Nos.

213800.00 Thousand in Nos.

( Net Weight 13533Kgs)

Nickel Silver Wire.
Dia 1.60 mm.

25.000MT inclusive of 90% wastage

Tungsten Carbide Balls.
0.4, 0.5, 0.8 and 1.0 mm Dia. -----Qty.- 215938000 in Nos. Weight 373.6 kg.

215938.oo Thousand in Nos. including of 1% wastage

 RA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure.

 

2

119

M/S. CRI LTD., KOLKATA

M.No. 10/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Approved

 

HQ File :01//85/162/214/AM09

RLA File :02/24/040/0323/AM08/

Lic.No/Date:0210111922

30.04.2008

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda.  The Committee noted the comments of DIPP and ratify the norms as under:-

Export Item

Qty.

Import Item

Qty.

Ball Pen Tips.

213800000Nos.

(Weight 13533Kgs)

Nickel Silver wire

1.60 MM

 

25.000MT inclusive

of 90% wastage

T. C.  Balls.
various dia weight 373.6 kg

215938 thousand Nos.  including of 1% wastage

 RA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure.

 

3

120

M/S. JINDAL AGRO PROCESSEING (P) LTD., BARODA

M.No. 10/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Deferred

 

HQ File :01//85/50/192/AM10

RLA File :34/24/040/0163/AM08/

Lic.No/Date:3410025976

23.12.2009

 The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. It was noted that the following information is not available:-

i)                    How no wastage is involved.

ii)                   Why accountability is not mentioned on export side . 

iii)                 Details of Spring Roll Pastry.  

iv)                 Details of labeling/packaging requirements in importing country.

Committee therefore decided to call representative of the firm for PH.  To be re-listed on 8.7.10

 

4

121

Case No.:5/10/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. ASSOCIATES WINES PVT.LTD

M.No. 10/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

 Rejected

HQ File :01/85/050/00030/AM11/

RLA File :31/24/040/00245/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:3110042659
30.03.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. It was noted that the following information is not available:-

i)                    Alcoholic strength on import/export side.

ii)                   Accountability of import item on export side.

iii)                 Origin of import item.

iv)                 Description of import item is broad and vague.

v)                  Blend ratio not  given on export side.

vi)                 Whether the imported  Base Wine is Red/Rose/White

In the absence of above information, it is not possible to fix the input output norms. Committee was constrained to reject the case.

RLA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure

 

5

122

Case No.:1/22/85-ALC3/2007

M/S. MINEX AGENCIES

M.No. 10/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Approved

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00042/AM08/

RLA File :02/24/040/00096/AM08/

Lic.No/Date:0210101869
26.06.2007

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. The Committee    ratified the norm as under:-

Export Item

Qty.

Import Item

Qty

Parts of Natural Dry Plants

(perfumed) packed in Bags

31504.000 Number

1. SYNTHETIC PERFUME OIL ( AR 207870 ( CELEBRATE OIL ) CTB144.DF 49476 (BSTOOUY OIL ) VYB 146 I-67727G ( SUGAR  & SPICE OIL) CTB 145, AR 196702 ( CHAMP & ROSE OIL ) CTB 121, AR ) 198318 ( HONE & VANILL OIL CTB 121 )

 

2. BOPP BAGS RHx50 PL( GAINT CONE BAG) ( CTB 147.40 MU GARLAND TUBE ) CTB 147

 

3. RIBBON & BOW SH1235C 

( CELEBRATE BOW ) 158, SJ1235C C ( SUGAR & SPICE ) CTB 158, SJ1235D ( CELEBRAT GARLAND BOW ) CTB 158, SJ1235D ( SUGAR SPICE CTB 158

 

4. SWING TICKET LABELS ( 4178 ( BAROQUE EXOTIC ) CTB 161,4176 ( CELEBRATE EXOTIC ) CTB 161,417 ( SUGAR & SPICE EXOTIC ) CTB 161,4180 ( SUGAR & SPICE GARLAND ) CTB 161,4181 CELEBRATE CONE ) CTB 161

Disallowed, as accountability of Synthetic perfume oil in export product, which is going in number not given

 

NET TO NET

 

 

 

NET TO NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET TO NET

RLA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure

 

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123

Case No.:1/10/85-ALC3/2010

LOTUS CHOCOLATE COMPANY LIMITED

M.No. 10/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Approved.

 

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00026/AM11/

RLA File :09/24/040/00360/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0910040165
04.12.2009

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda.  In an another case No. 335 in meeting No. 14 held on 6.8.209, 2.61Kg of Cocoa Beans-Dried and Fermented was allowed for 1Kg of Cocoa Butter after offsetting  recoverable bye product.  On the same basis, Committee ratified norms in this case, as applied for.

 

RLA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure

 

 

 

 

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124

Case No.:2/5/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. INTEGRATED CLEAN ROOM TECHNOLOGIES LTD.,

M.No. 10/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Withdrawn

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00005/AM11/

RLA File :09/24/040/00565/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0910041768
22.04.2010

 The case was considered by the committee as per agenda.     RA to decide the case under para 4.7.1 of HBP in terms of NC decision in case No. 765 in meeting No. 37/AM10 dated 14.01.2010 in advance authorization No. 091003293 dt. 11.09.2009. Case is withdrawn.

 

 

 

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125

Case No.:3/10/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. PENNAR ENGINEERED BUILDING SYSTEMS LTD

M.No. 10/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

 Deferred

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00028/AM11/

RLA File :09/24/040/00125/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0910041329
18.03.2010

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. The case was deferred for want of hard copy of the application.

To be re-listed on 08.07.2010.

 

 

 

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126

Case No.:4/10/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. VINBROS & CO.,

M.No. 10/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

Approved

 

HQ File :01/85/050/00029/AM11/

RLA File :25/24/040/00025/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:2510002782
17.03.2010

 

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda. In consultation with the technical representative ,  Committee   ratified the norm as under:-

Export Item

Qty.

Import Item

Qty

FRENCH BRANDY

Alcvoho Strength 42.8% v/v

26902.500 Ltr.

FRENCH BRANDY

Alcohol Strength71 %

16541 Ltr. including 2% wastage.

RA to take consequential action as per policy/procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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127

Case No.:2/10/85-ALC3/2010

M/S. SUKASO CERACOLORS P.LTD.,

M.No. 10/11

DT. 10.06.2010

Status:

 Withdrawn

HQ File :01/85/050/00027/AM11/

RLA File :09/24/040/00561/AM10/

Lic.No/Date:0910041758
22.04.2010

Defer Date:

The case was considered by the committee as per agenda.  Since this is a repeat case, RA to decide under Para 4.7.1 of HBP Vol. I.  RA may be informed accoudingly.  NC-6 is not empowered to decide export licence.  Original papers after retaining a copy may be transferred to export division



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplementary  agenda

 

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 127-A

M/S. NANDLAL BANKATLAL PVT. LTD., MUMBAI

M. No.10/11 dt. 10.06.2010

 

 

 

HQ File :01/85/162/412/AM10/

Clarification regarding import of Mannitol as an alternative item for Sugar  under DFIA

 

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 127-B

M/S. SBL Pvt Ltd.

M. No.10/11 dt. 10.06.2010

 

 

 Ref. from PC-4

 F.No. 01/94/180/141/AM09/PC-4

 Clarification regarding import of Sugar Milk i.e. Lactose as per SION under DFIA Scheme.

 

 

Above two cases were discussed in the NC meeting on 10.06.2010. 

 

       Policy Division has referred back these cases to NC.  On submission of file to DG by Policy Division, it has been stated explicitly as under:-

 

“Accountability for the alternate raw material in the export product has to be ensured.  The said conditions needs to be imposed in respect of ‘Lactose’, if it is not there at present.  Mannitol can be examined similarly.  Second, the question to be seen for alternative  input is also not whether the input can be used,  but whether the inputs is actually used.  For this, the Norms Committee may need to see/examine the data of representative company(ies) backed by a certificate of CA & thereby verify that the alternative material is actually used”.

 

        The matter was deliberated in the Norms Committee to find out whether technical authorities have any knowledge (off hand) on the quantum of the above  alternate  inputs  used for manufacture of  export products..  Technical members stated that they have no off hand information and will have to refer to the relevant research papers/database.  Therefore, it is not possible for the technical members to determine the quantities to be allowed for each of these items i.e. Lactose, Mannitol or any other natural sugar substitute.

 

       Technical members were also of the view that if some specific dietary/inputs are required  for making of export products,  in such cases applicants would have the option to apply under para 4.7 of HBP, Vol. I for fixation of adhoc norms. 

 

Mannitol:- In the above circumstance of the case, Committee decided that the applicant namely M/s. Nandlal Bankatlal Pvt. Ltd.,  may be asked to confirm

(i)                  whether mannitol is actually used in the export product for which they have obtained DFIA. 

(ii)                If yes, applicant may submit proof as per Appendix-23 of HBP, Vol.I alongwith Central Excise data indicating the quantity of  mannitol used for each specific DFIA.

(iii)               Data for at least three representative companies/firms may be given, duly recommended by FIEO/EPC.

 

Lactose:- The Committee was of the view that the clarification issued by Policy Division  vide their letters No. 01/94/180/141/AM09/PC-4 dated 31.07.2008 to  Commissioner of Customs (Exports), Chennai (in respect of DFIA No. 0310434384 dated 28.06.2007 of  M/s. Laxmi International & transferred in the name of M/s. Kawarlal & Co.) and also to Commissioner of Customs, Nhava Sheva, Raigad would have to modified suitably and Customs be informed that no further import of Lactose may be allowed as an alternate input to sugar under SION E-1 & E-5 till Norms Committee is in a position to check accountability  condition of  Lactose usage  in  export product and quantify the same.  A letter may be accordingly issued to relevant Customs Authorities.

 

     Further, M/s. SBL Pvt. Ltd. may be requested to provide production consumption data of representative manufacturing companies for the export product under SION E-1 & E-5 for the preceding three licensing years as per ANF-4B regarding fixation/modification of SION duly recommended by the concerned Export Promotion Council   (if there is no specific EPC, then recommendation of FIEO).

 

      Further, the Norms committee also decided to make a reference on the quantification issue to (i) Directorate of Sugar and (ii) Deptt. of Foods/MFPI)

 

 

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