(To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary)
Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (II)
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Notification No. 30 (RE-2012) /2009-2014
New Delhi, the 31st January, 2013
Subject: Introduction of provision for setting up of Private/Public Bonded Warehouses for Gems and Jewellery sector in FTP(RE-2012)(2009-2014).
S.O (E) : In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992, as amended, read with paragraph 1.3 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government hereby amends with immediate effect Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014 (RE 2012) and introduces a new para 4A.16A for setting up of Private/Public Bonded Warehouses for Gems and Jewellery sector.
2. A new para 4A.16A after para 4A.16 is being added in FTP as under:
Private/Public Bonded Warehouse – Private/Public Bonded Warehouses may be set up in SEZ/DTA for import and re-export of cut and Polished diamonds, cut and polished coloured gemstones, uncut & unset precious & semi-precious stones, subject to achievement of minimum VA of 5%
3. Effect of this amendment : This will facilitate setting up of Private/Public Bonded Warehouses in SEZ/DTA for Diamond , Gems and precious/semi precious stones.
[Similar provision had existed in the Foreign Trade Policy earlier, but got withdrawn with the import duty being reduced to zero. It is being reintroduced now.]
(Anup K. Pujari)
Director General of Foreign Trade
(Issued from F.No. 01/94/180/168-AM13/PC 4)