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Representation on Importation of Goods under ‘Others’ Category

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On 20th February, Nasscom made a representation to the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Trade Notice 47/2019-20 dated 29 Jan 2020 wherein  DGFT solicited import data from industry relating to goods imported under the ‘Others’ category alongwith suggestions on creation of new specific Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HSN) codes for such goods.

Based on member inputs, Nasscom in its representation emphasised that the intention behind using ‘Others’ category by many IT companies is not to misuse the ‘Others’ category, and that many products imported by the IT industry are technical in nature with no appropriate HS codes, necessitating the use of the ‘Others’ category. Further, suggestion of new HSN codes is a time-consuming exercise which requires deliberation with classification experts, product engineers, manufacturing teams, etc. Especially for global players, this would require collaborating with different teams spread across different time zones to arrive at new HSN codes based on their experiences in other jurisdictions. Therefore, we have requested DGFT to extend the deadline for submitting inputs till 30 April, 2020 on grounds that the 18-day window provided in Trade Notice 47 is not sufficient.


While our primary request from DGFT is extension of deadline to submit inputs, we have also highlighted the following aspects in our recommendations:

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