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DGFT adds Adani Gangavaram Port for Scrap Import & PSIC Exemption

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NEW DELHI : The DGFT issued Public Notice No. 43/2023 dated February 14, 2024 amends Para 2.51 of Handbook of Procedures, 2023, adding Adani Gangavaram Port to designated sea ports for scrap import and PSIC exemption. It extends PSIC exemption to metallic waste and scrap from safe countries at 11 ports, including Gangavaram, increasing total ports to 19.

In exercise of powers conferred under para 1.03 and 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2023, as amended from time to time, the Directorate of General Foreign Trade hereby amend Para 2.51 (d)(iv) of the Handbook of Procedures (HBP), 2023 by inserting Adani Gangavaram Port to the list of designated sea ports from where import of scrap would take place. Further Para 2.51 (d)(v)(iv) of HBP is also amended by inserting Adani Gangavaram Port to the list of sea ports where Pre- Shipment Inspection Certificate (PSIC) is exempted in case of import of metallic waste and scrap coming from safe countries/region.

Amended Para 2.51 (d)(iv) of HBP: Import of scrap would take place only through following designated ports and no exceptions would be allowed even in case of EOUS, SEZs: 1. Chennai 2. Cochin 3. Ennore 4. JNPT 5. Kandla 6. Mormugao 7. Mumbai 8. New Mangalore 9. Paradip 10. Tuticorin 11. Vishakhapatnam 12. Pipava 13. Mundra 14. Kolkata 15. Krishnapatnam 16. Kattupalli 17. Hazira 18. Kamarajar and 19. Adani Gangavaram.

Amended Para 2.51 (d)(v)(iv) of HBP: Import consignments of metallic waste and scrap shall be subject to pre-shipment inspection certificate (PSIC) from the country of origin. However, metallic waste and scrap (both shredded and unshredded) imported from safe countries/region i.e., the USA, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the EU will not require PSIC if consignments are cleared through eleven (11) ports namely, Chennai, Tuticorin, Kandla, JNPT, Mumbai, Krishnapatnam, Mundra, Kattupalli, Hazira, Kamarajar and Adani Gangavaram Port. Consignments from these six countries/regions will be accompanied by certificate from the supplier / scrap yard authority to the effect that it does not contain any radioactive materials/explosives. These will however be subject to radiation and explosive checks through portal monitors and container scanner at these ports. Trans- shipments through these countries/regions will not be allowed this facility. Import through remaining eight (08) other ports (for both shredded and unshredded scrap / waste), irrespective of country of origin, will be subject to PSIC.

Effect of this Public Notice:

Import of metallic waste and scrap from 06 safe countries/region without PSIC is now permitted from 11 designated ports including through Adani Gangavaram Port. As a result, the total numbers of sea ports where import of scrap would take place have been increased from existing 18 to 19 and PSIC exempted sea ports have increased from existing 10 to 11 for import of metallic waste and scrap under Para 2.51 of HBP, 2023.

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