DGFT prescribed Procedure governing import of un-shredded scrap (HMS- I & HMS- II) under Para 2.54 of Handbook of Procedures (2015-2020)
The DGFT vide Public Notice dt. 6 Oct. 2016 has prescribed procedure for designating ports for imports of un-shredded metallic scrap and handling of un-shredded scrap by ICDs, as under:
In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy, (2015-2020), the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby inserts a new para (v) detailing the conditions governing clearance of imports of un-shredded scrap (HMS- I & HMS- II) by sea ports under Para 2.54 – Import of Metallic Waste and Scrap in the Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020 as under:
2.54 (d) (v): Henceforth, only entry sea ports will be designated and notified for import of un-shredded metallic scrap subject to the following:
Any sea port to be designated for import of un-shredded metallic scrap will be required to install Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanner with adequate security. The sea port having completed the above shall approach jurisdictional Customs for inspection and certification. Customs may give necessary clearance on receipt of certification from AERB. On getting clearance from Customs, DGFT will notify such a port as designated port for import of un-shredded scrap.
The existing designated sea ports namely Chennai, Cochin, Ennore, JNPT, Kandla, Mormugao, Mumbai, New Mangalore, Paradip, Tuticorin, Vishakhapatnam, Pipava, Mundra and Kolkata will be allowed to import un-shredded scrap till 31st March, 2017 by which time. they are required to install and operationalize Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanner. Such sea ports which fail to meet the deadline will be derecognised for the purpose of import of un-shredded metallic scrap w.e.f 1.4.2017.
Further, any ICD can handle clearance of un-shredded metallic scrap provided the same passes through any of the designated sea ports as mentioned above or any new ports to be notified/designated from time to time, where Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanner are in operation and the consignment is subjected to risk based scanning/ monitoring as per the protocol laid down by Customs.
Notwithstanding the above, import consignments shall be subject to pre-inspection certificate from the country of origin in supersession of the provision in Public Notice No. 23/2015-20 dated 30th June, 2015. However, requirement of Pre-Shipment Inspection Certification (PSIC) will be reviewed with the operationalisation of the above mechanism governing the clearance of imports of un- shredded metal scrap, based on assessment of risk associated with un-shredded metal scrap imports.
2. Effect of this Public Notice: The procedure for designating ports for imports of un-shredded metallic scrap and handling of un-shredded scrap by ICDs is prescribed.