DGFT adds Mundra Port and ICD Garhi Harsaru for import of new Vehicles

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The DGFT vide Notification No. 59/2023 dated February 12, 2024 has amended the import policy to include Mundra Port and ICD Garhi Harsaru for importing new vehicles. This addition expands the existing list of permitted ports/ICDs from 16 to 18 under Chapter 87 of ITC (HS) 2022. The import of new vehicles is now permitted through these additional locations, in accordance with the Foreign Trade Policy 2023. The notification is effective immediately.

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 and Section 5 of Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2023, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the import policy condition 2 (II) (d) of Chapter 87 of ITC (HS) 2022, Schedule1 (Import Policy) as under with immediate effect:

Mundra Port and ICD Garhi Harsaru are added to the existing list of 16 ports/ICDs through which import of new vehicles is permitted under Policy Condition 2(II)(d) of Chapter 87 of ITC (HS) 2022, Schedule 1 (Import Policy). Accordingly, Policy Condition 2(II)(d) of Chapter 87 is revised to read as under:

“The import of new vehicles shall be permitted only through the following Customs ports:

Seaports- (i) Nhava Sheva, (ii) Mumbai, (iii) Kolkata, (iv) Chennai, (v) Ennore, (vi) Cochin, (vii) Kattupalli, (viii) APM Terminals Pipavav, (ix) Krishnapatnam, (x) Vishakhapatnam, (xi) Mundra

Airports- (xii) Mumbai Air Cargo Complex, (xiii) Delhi Air Cargo, (xiv) Chennai Airport; and

ICDs- (xv) Talegaon Pune, (xvi) Tughlakabad, (xvii) Faridabad, (xviii) Garhi Harsaru

Effect of the Notification:

Mundra Port and ICD Garhi Harsaru are being added to the list of 16 existing ports/ICDs, thereby taking the total number of ports/ICDs to 18, for importing new vehicles.

The Notification can be accessed at: https://www.a2ztaxcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/notification-No.-59.pdf