Weekly Trade Alert: 27 June – 4 July 2019

Weekly Trade Alert: 27 June – 4 July 2019

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

11 Jul 2019, 13:21 — 15 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 27 June – 4 July 2019.

1. Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) published following:






2. Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) published following:

  • Updated version of Part-A and Part –B of the "CGST Rules, 2017 published by CBIC dated 28 June 2019.




















3. Ministry of Steel, India seeks comments on draft steel scrap policy – Ministry of Steel, India issued dated 28 June 2019.


4. FAQs on changeover guidelines for implementation of revised standards of batteries / cells i.e. IS 16046(Part-1):2018/IEC 62133-1:2017 published by Bureau of Indian Standards on 21 June 2019.


5. Pakistan amending Baggage Rules, 2006 - Pakistan Customs SRO 689(I)/2019 dated 1 July 2019.


6. Malaysia published the following: 






7. Enforcement decree of livestock epidemic prevention act published – South Korea published Presidential Decree No. 29950 on 02 July 2019.


8. European Union published the following:

  • EU withdraw approval of active substance dimethoate by amending Regulation (EU) No 540/2011. Dimethoate is registered in India under Insecticides Act, 1968.



  • EU terminates import of welded tubes, pipes and hollow profiles of square or rectangular cross-section, of iron other than cast iron or steel other than stainless, originating from North Macedonia, Russia and Turkey – EU decision 2019/1109 dated 27 June 2019.






  • EU approved efficient vehicle exterior lighting using light-emitting diodes for use in internal combustion engine vehicles and non-externally chargeable hybrid electrified vehicles as an innovative technology for reducing CO2 emissions from passenger - EU Decision no 2019/1119 dated 28 June 2019.


9. United Kingdom published the followin:



10. Denmark published the following:





11. United States published the following





12. Eurasian Economic Union published the following:


  • From July 1 to November 30, 2019, an experiment will be conducted in Russia on the labeling of perfumes and toilet water with identification tools –Decree no 814 dated 6 June 2019.


13. Russia published the following:

  • From 1 July an experiment has begun in Russia to ensure traceability of imported refrigerators, freezers, heat pumps, industrial vehicles, self-propelled, used in factories, warehouses, ports or airports for the transport of goods over short distances, tractors, forklift trucks, other carts, bulldozers, washing machines for household or laundry, equipment for washing, cleaning, pressing, drying, ironing, pressing, monitors and projectors, children’’s strollers , child safety seats , electronic integrated circuits, storage devices etc -Russian Government decree no 807 dated 25 June 2019



14. Australia published the following:



15. Food additive amended by Israel with regard to sorbates effective from 15 July 2019 - Ministry of Health - 13 June 2019.


16. Canada published the following:



17. Guidelines on packing lists of the numbers and classes of imported clothing published - Jordan published Circular no. 721 of 2019 dated 30 June 2019.


18. Non-woven bags carrying imported goods must comply with basic requirements; 1. Minimum weight loss of GSM 70. 2. It can be restored (Recyclable). 3. Have a producer address or trademark (Trademark) 4. Show her carrying capacity in kg. 5. It has been certified to its quality by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS). – Tanzania Bureau of Standards issued public notice on 1 July 2019.


19. The MFN / pref. tariff of Malaysia has been updated on the Indian Trade Portal - www.indiantradeportal.in.



20. A section titled “Alerts on SPS/TBT measures” has been created on the Indian Trade Portal. List of SPS/TBT measures announced by various countries is available in the section. A provision to search measures product/country-wise and to submit representation against the alerts is also available under the section.


21. Please visit the “Trade/Tender Queries” section on the Indian Trade Portal regularly for the latest business opportunity in the international market. The section is being updated by the Indian missions abroad.

Please feel free to send us your feedback/suggestion on the Indian Trade Portal. Your inputs will help us to make the portal more informative and useful.

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