India: India Bans Imports of Apples with Declared CIF Values of Less Than Indian Rupees 50 per Kilogram

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   IN2023-0038

On May 8, 2023, the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) published Notification No. 5/2023, Amendment in Import Policy Conditions of Apples under the Indian Trade Classification (ITC) Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HS) Code 0808.1000 of Chapter-08 of the ITC (HS), 2022, Schedule-I (Import Policy). The amended import policy bans the import of apples where the cost, insurance and freight (CIF) import price is less than or equal to Indian rupees (INR) 50 per kilogram. If the CIF value is above INR 50 per kilogram, the import is ‘Free.’ The notification, however, exempts Bhutan from the minimum import price conditions.

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