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Amendment of Import Policy of biofuels

Circular No.ES/168/2018-19                                                                         August 23, 2018

To: Members of the Council

Sub.:

Amendment of Import Policy of biofuels

Dear Member,

O/o DGFT has issued Notification No. 27/2015-2020 dated 21st August, 2018 by amending the import policy of biofuels under Chapter 27 relating to Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes and Chapter 38 relating to Miscellaneous Chemical Products covered under ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule - I (Import Policy).

Relevant extract of the Notification is given here- below-

Exim Code

Item Description

Present Policy

Policy Conditions

Proposed Policy

Proposed Policy conditions

2710 20 00

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude) and preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing be weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations, containing biodiesel, other than waste oils.

Free

_

Restricted

Import is allowed only for non-fuel purposes subject to Actual User condition..

3826 00 00

Biodiesel and mixtures thereof, not containing or containing less than 70% by weight of petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals.

Free

_

Restricted

Import is allowed only for non-fuel purposes subject to Actual User condition..

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

S. BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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