Statement 19

Import and export of Restricted goods

(Refer Para No. 5.6)

Sl.No Commissionerate Name Description of restricted / prohibited goods imported Period of import No. of consignments/ containers Assessable Value (In Crore) Duty involved (In Crore) Nature of restriction Audit comments
1 Chennai V ICD, Irungattukottai Steel Sheets imported by M/s. BSH Household Appliances Pvt Ltd Aug-14 1 consignment 0.49 Details not furnished DGFT Notification No. 44 (RE-2000)/1997-2002 dated 24-11-2000 . As per Appendix V to Schedule I of the ITC(HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items, shall be subject to compliance of the mandatory Indian Quality Standards and the exporter / manufacturer shall be required to register themselves with Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) Goods cleared without mandatory BIS certificate. Though the import of Steel sheets made subsequently were ordered to be re-exported due to non-production of BIS certificate, the clearance of similar imports without the mandatory BIS certificate was found not in order.
2 Mormugoan ICD Verna, Goa Non-Alloy Steel Melting Scrap (506.79 MT) imported by Marmagoa Steel Ltd 2012-13 19 containers Details not furnished Details not furnished Para 2.32 of Chapter-2 (Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14), Import of any form of metallic waste, scrap will be subject to the condition that it will not contain hazardous, toxic waste, radioactive contaminated waste / scrap containing radioactive material, any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, live or used cartridge or any other explosive material in any form either used or otherwise and Import of scrap would take place only through specified designated ports. ICD Verna has not been specified for such importation The Department cleared the consignments though ICD Verna was not included in the list of specified ports for handling scrap.
3 Ahmedabad ICD Khodiyar Gandhinagar All goods under Chapter 30 consisting Drugs and Pharma products 2012-13 to 2016-17 14 consigments 7.83 Details not furnished To have proper monitoring over the quality of import under drug and pharma goods a Public Notice dated 19-03-2007 was issued by the Commissioner of Customs, Ahmedabad instructing that drugs and pharma goods cannot be imported through ICD. Department allowed commodity classified under CTH 30 (consisting of drugs and pharma product) in violation to the Public Notice
4 Shillong, NER ICD, Amingaon Eri Cocoons (10 MT) Jan-14 1 consignment 0.71   DGFT Notification No. 03 (RE-2003)/2002-2007 dated 31.03.2003, Silkworm Cocoons are a ‘Restricted Item’ for which exports are permitted only under licence granted by the DGFT. Exports were allowed without the mandatory export license. However Drawback of Rs. 71,554/- was also sanctioned
Total         49 consignments 9.03