TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY PART II

SECTION 3, SUB SECTION (ii)

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

NOTIFICATION NO. 05(RE-2010)/2009-2014

NEW DELHI, THE 31st AUGUST, 2010

 

Subject :          Exemption for import of goods for Commonwealth Games 2010.

 

S.O.(E)            In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 read with Section 3(2) of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992) and also read with Para 1.3 and Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government hereby grants the exemption from DGFT import authorization, required in terms of para 2.7 of FTP,  for import of following goods, imported into India for the purpose of participation in the Common Wealth Games, 2010 by the Commonwealth Games Federation Members or Commonwealth Games Associations or participating athletes in relation to Games 2010, in terms of Ministry of Finance Notification No. 13/2010-Customs dated 19th February, 2010. 

 

Arms and Ammunition of the following description:

 

a)                   Rifles- .22 Calibres (should have at least an outside barrel diameter of 10 mm.)

b)                   Pistols - .22 and .32 Calibres (barrels should be measured from the Breach point)

c)                   Air Rifles/Pistols - 4.5 mm /0.177 Calibers

d)                   Shot Guns - 12 bore (should be "Ventilated Rib" and "Single Sighting Planes")

e)                   Air pellets – Diablo type (i.e. with flat nose and met round or painted nose)

f)                     Ammunition- 12 bore cartridges,.27 air pellets,.22 bore rapid fire (shot) cartridges,.22  bore pistol match standard sports,.32 bore wad –cutters,.62 Full bore Ammunition.

g)                   .32 bore revolver(barrel length should not be less than 41/2" and measurements are to be taken from the end of the cylinder holding the cartridge)

h)                   .22 bore revolver- (ban-el length same as above)

i)                     Telescope

 

2.         The import of all the above category of goods will be subject to the conditions specified under Ministry of Finance Notification No. 13/2010-Customs dated 19th February, 2010 and also the following conditions :

 

a)                  In the case of arms, the same will be taken back by the participants/re-exported at the time of departure of the participants and in no case any participant would dispose off or leave his arms in India.  Any case of arms which can not be re-exported will be brought to the notice of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) by the Organising Committee of Commonwealth Games 2010 (OC CWG) for further instructions.  A proper account

of import and re-export of all the arms imported by the CWG Federation Members, CWG Associations and participating athletes will be kept by the OC CWG for scrutiny by Customs and other concerned authorities.

 

b)                  In the case of ammunition, the following conditions will be scrupulously followed :-

 

(i)            The ammunition will be properly accounted for by the OC CWG to the licensing  authority in Delhi Policy namely, the Addl. CP (Licensing), New Delhi and utilization certificate in respect of the utilized ammunition will be issued at the end of games.

 

(ii)          The unutilized ammunition will be deposited with the Sports Authority of India who will issue the same to the eligible sports persons as per the norms approved/ to be approved by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

 

(iii)         The unutilized ammunition will not be disposed of to any ineligible person or disposed of otherwise without prior approval of MHA.

 

c)                  In the case of both arms and ammunition proper security measures as per sub-para (iv) of the SOP dated 23rd February, 2009 namely,  proper security measures by the OC CWG with the help of Delhi Police and other security agencies from the time of arrival in India to departure of weapons and ammunition will be followed.

 

3.         This issues in public interest.

 

 

                                                                                                                                       Sd/-

                                                                                    (P.K. CHAUDHERY)

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE

AND ADDITIONAL SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA

 

                        [Issued from F.No.01/89/180/14/AM11/PC 2(A)]