TO BE PUBLISHED
IN THE GAZETTE OF
PART-II, SECTION—3, SUB SECTION (ii)
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Subject : Import policy of “Mobile Handsets”.
S.O. (E) - In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5, read with Section 3(2) of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992, also read with paragraph 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy – 2009-2014, the Central Government hereby amends Schedule-I of the ITC (HS) Classification of Export and Import Items as under:
1. “(i) Import of ‘Mobile Handsets’ (classified under ITC (HS) Code ‘8517’ ) without International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) No. or with all Zeroes IMEI is prohibited with immediate effect.
(ii) Import of ‘CDMA mobile phones’ (classified under ITC (HS) Code ‘8517’ ) without Electronic Serial Number (ESN) / Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID) or with all Zeroes as ESN / MEID is prohibited with immediate effect.”
2. This issues in public interest.
(R. S. GUJRAL)
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE
AND EX-OFFICIO ADDITIONAL SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF
(Issued from File No. 01/89/180/Misc-9/AM05/PC-2 A)