DGFT Notifies ITC (HS) 2017: Schedule 1 to Import Policy

Indian Trade Classification (Harmonised System) of Import Items, 2017 [ITC (HS), 2017], i.e. Schedule-1 (Import Policy) comprising of 98 Chapters notified by the DGFT, applicable w.e.f. 17 Jan. 2017

DGFT Notification No. 36/2015-2020 dt. 17 Jan. 2017 F.No.01/89/180/11/AM-17/PC-2A

S.O. ….(E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (as amended from time to time) read with paragraph 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby notifies ‘Indian Trade Classification (Harmonised System) of Import Items, 2017 [ITC (HS), 2017] as enclosed in the Annexure to this Notification.

2. ITC (HS), 2017 contains “Schedule 1 – Import Policy”. Against each item of this schedule, the current import policy has been indicated along with policy conditions to be fulfilled, if any. The same is available in the DGFT’s website www.dgft.gov.in.

3. This shall come into force with immediate effect.

Effect of this Notification: ITC (HS) 2017 Schedule-1 Import Policy is notified.

How to read ITC (HS) 2017 ?

General Notes regarding India’s Import Policy

INDIAN TRADE CLASSIFICATION (HARMONISED SYSTEM) [ITC (HS) 2017]

 

SECTION I. LIVE ANIMALS, ANIMAL PRODUCTS

Chapter 1Live animals
Chapter 2Meat and edible meat offal
Chapter 3Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
Chapter 4Dairy produce; birds’ eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
Chapter 5Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.
 

SECTION II. VEGETABLE PRODUCTS

Chapter 6Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
Chapter 7Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
Chapter 8Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruits or melons
Chapter 9Coffee, tea, mate and spices
Chapter 10Cereals
Chapter 11Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten.
Chapter 12Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder.
Chapter 13Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts.
Chapter 14Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included.
 

SECTION III. ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE FATS AND OIL AND THEIR CLEAVAGE PRODUCTS; PREPARED EDIBLE FATS; ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE WAXES

Chapter 15Animal or vegetable fats and oil and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
 

SECTION IV. PREPARED FOOD STUFFS, BEVERAGES, SPIRITS AND VINEGAR, TOBACCO AND MANUFACTURED TOBACCO SUBSTITUTES

Chapter 16Preparation of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
Chapter 17Sugars and sugar confectionery
Chapter 18Cocoa and cocoa preparations
Chapter 19Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastry cooks’ products
Chapter 20Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
Chapter 21Miscellaneous edible preparations
Chapter 22Beverages, spirits and vinegar
Chapter 23Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
Chapter 24Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
 

SECTION V. MINERAL PRODUCTS

Chapter 25Salt; sulphur, earths and stones; plastering materials, lime and cement
Chapter 26Ores, slag and ash
Chapter 27Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
 

SECTION VI. PRODUCTS OF THE CHEMICAL OR ALLIED INDUSTRIES

Chapter 28Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of; isotopes
Chapter 29Organic chemicals
Chapter 30Pharmaceutical products
Chapter 31Fertilisers
Chapter 32Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter, paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks.
Chapter 33Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
Chapter 34Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, “dental waxes” and dental preparations with a basis of plaster
Chapter 35Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
Chapter 36Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations.
Chapter 37Photographic or cinematographic goods
Chapter 38Miscellaneous chemical products
 

SECTION VII. PLASTICS AND ARTICLES THEREOF, RUBBER AND ARTICLES THEREOF

Chapter 39Plastics and articles thereof
Chapter 40Rubber and articles thereof
 

SECTION VIII. RAW HIDES AND SKINS, LEATHER, FURSKINS & ARTICLES THEREOF;  SADDLERY AND HARNESS; TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS; ARTICLES OF ANIMAL GUT (OTHER THAN SILK-WORM GUT)

Chapter 41Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather
Chapter 42Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
Chapter 43Furskins and artificial fur, manufactures thereof
 

SECTION IX. WOOD AND ARTICLES OF WOOD; WOOD CHARCOAL; CORK AND ARTICLES OF CORK; MANUFACTURES OF STRAW, OF ESPARTO OR OF OTHER PLAITING MATERIALS; BASKETWARE AND WICKERWORK.

Chapter 44Wood and Articles of wood; wood charcoal
Chapter 45Cork and articles of cork
Chapter 46Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork.
 

SECTION X. PULP OF WOOD OR OF OTHER FIBROUS CELLULOSIC MATERIAL; RECOVERED (WASTE AND SCRAP) PAPER OR PAPERBOARD; PAPER AND PAPERBOARD & ARTICLES THEREOF

Chapter 47Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard.
Chapter 48Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard.
Chapter 49Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans.
 

SECTION XI. TEXTILE & TEXTILE ARTICLES

Chapter 50Silk
Chapter 51Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horse hair yarn and woven fabric
Chapter 52Cotton
Chapter 53Other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn
Chapter 54Man-made filaments
Chapter 55Man-made staple fibres
Chapter 56Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof
Chapter 57Carpets and other textile floor coverings
Chapter 58Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
Chapter 59Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use.
Chapter 60Knitted or crocheted fabrics
Chapter 61Articles of apparel and clothing accessories knitted or crocheted
Chapter 62Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
Chapter 63Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags
 

SECTION XII. FOOTWEAR, HEADGEAR, UMBRELLAS, SUN UMBRELLAS, WALKING-STICKS, SEAT-STICKS, WHIPS, RIDING-CROPS AND PARTS THEREOF, PREPARED FEATHERS AND ARTICLES MADE THEEWITH; ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS; ARTICLES OF HUMAN HAIR

Chapter 64Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
Chapter 65Headgear and parts thereof
Chapter 66Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof.
Chapter 67Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair
 

SECTION XIII. ARTICLES OF STONE, PLASTER, CEMENT, ASBESTOS, MICA OR SIMILAR MATERIALS; CERAMIC PRODUCTS; GLASS AND GLASSWARE

Chapter 68Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
Chapter 69Ceramic products
Chapter 70Glass and glassware
 

SECTION XIV. NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS, PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, PRECIOUS METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL AND ARTICLES THEREOF; IMITATION JEWELLERY; COIN

Chapter 71Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitationjewellery; coin
 

SECTION XV. BASE METAL & ARTICLES OF BASE METAL

Chapter 72Iron and steel
Chapter 73Articles of iron or steel
Chapter 74Copper and articles thereof
Chapter 75Nickel and articles thereof
Chapter 76Aluminium and articles thereof
Chapter 77(Reserved for possible future use)
Chapter 78Lead and articles thereof
Chapter 79Zinc and articles thereof
Chapter 80Tin and articles thereof
Chapter 81Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof
Chapter 82Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
Chapter 83Miscellaneous articles of base metal
 

SECTION XVI. MACHINERY AND MECHANICAL APPLIANCES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND PARTS THEREOF; SOUND RECORDERS AND REPRODUCERS, TELEVISION IMAGE AND SOUND RECORDERS AND REPRODUCERS, AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF SUCH ARTICLES

Chapter 84Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
Chapter 85Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
 

SECTION XVII. VEHICLES; AIRCRAFT; VESSELS & ASSOCIATED TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT

Chapter 86Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signaling equipment of all kinds
Chapter 87Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof
Chapter 88Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
Chapter 89Ships, boats and floating structures
 

SECTION XVIII. OPTICAL, PHOTOGRAPHIC, CINEMATOGRAPHIC, MEASURING, CHECKING, PRECISION, MEDICAL OR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS; CLOCKS AND WATCHES; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF

Chapter 90Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
Chapter 91Clocks and watches and parts thereof
Chapter 92Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles
 

SECTION XIX. ARMS AND AMMUNITION; PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF

Chapter 93Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
 

SECTION XX. MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES

Chapter 94Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
Chapter 95Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
Chapter 96Miscellaneous manufactured articles
 

SECTION XXI. WORKS OF ART, COLLECTORS’ PIECES AND ANTIQUES

Chapter 97Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques
Chapter 98Project imports, Laboratory chemicals, passenger’s baggage, personal importation by air or post; ship stores

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