India: India Lowers its Tariff Duty on Lentils - HS Code 07134000

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On July 26, 2021, India’s Ministry of Finance issued Notification No. 38/2021-Customs. India is lowering the basic import duty on lentils (HS 0713.40.00) from 10 percent to zero percent for all origins, except for U.S.-origin lentils. The basic import duty on U.S.-origin lentils, however, is being reduced from 30 percent to 10 percent. India’s Agriculture Infrastructure Development Cess (ADIC), levied on imported foreign-origin lentils, is also being lowered from 20 percent to 10 percent. India’s Social Welfare Surcharge of 10 percent applied on the total duties (the basic duty plus the ADIC) remains unchanged. The total effective import duty on U.S.-origin lentils is dropping from 55 percent to 22 percent.

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