Government of India
Ministry of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi – 110 011
Policy Circular No. 59 (RE-2008)/2004-2009 Dated the 10th February, 2009
All Licensing Authorities;
All Commissioners of Customs.
Sub : - Importability of items where import restrictions have been removed vide Notification No.81 dated 16.1.2009.
1. Representations have been received seeking a clarification on clearance of import consignments of items where restrictions have been removed vide Notification No.81 dated 16.1.2009. The consignments in question were said to be imported during the period i.e. 21st November, 2008 and 16th January, 2009, when these items were restricted for imports.
2. The matter has been examined. Accordingly, it is clarified that import clearance without a licence may be allowed in all cases where goods have been imported during the period of restriction, but Bill of Entry for clearance has been filed with customs on or after 16th January, 2009.
This issues with the approval of competent authority.
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
(Issued from File No. 01/89/180/46/AM09/PC-2(A) Pt.)