Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Notification No. 11/2015-2020
New Delhi, Dated: 25 May, 2022
Subject: Amendment in import policy of Paper and incorporation of policy condition in
Chapter 48 of ITC (uS), 2022, Schedule — I (Import Policy).
S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 read with Section 5 and Section 9 of
the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 (as amended from time to time)
read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Central
Government hereby amends the import policy from ‘Free’ to ‘Free subject to compulsory
registration under Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)’ under Chapter 48 of ITS (HS),
2022, Schedule —I (Import Policy) and insert a new policy condition under this chapter for
201 tariff lines:
a. The list of tariff lines is at Annexure -I.
b. Import policy for the items as listed in the Annexure has been revised from ‘Free’
to ‘Free subject to compulsory registration’ under Paper Import Monitoring
c. Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)) shall require importers to submit
advance information in an online system for import of items under the Annexure -A
and obtain an automatic Registration Number by paying registration fee of Rs. 500.
The importer can apply for registration not earlier than 75th day and not later than
5th day before the expected date of arrival of import consignment. The automatic
Registration Number thus granted shall remain valid for a period of 75 days. Multiple
Bill of Entries shall be allowed in same registration number within the validity period
of registration for the permitted quantity.
d. Importer shall have to enter the Registration Number and expiry date of
Registration in the Bill of Entry to enable Customs for clearance of consignment.
e. The PIMS will be effective from 01.10.2022 i.e. Bill of Entry on or after
01.10.2022 for items as listed in the Annexure -Ito this Notification shall be
governed by PIMS. The facility of online registration will be available with effect
from 15.07.2022 at https://imports.gov.in.
- Effect of the Notification:
Import policy of Specific tariff lines under Chapter 48 of ITC(HS) 2022 as given at
Annexure -I to this Notification is revised from ‘Free’ to ‘Free subject to compulsory
registration under Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)’.
This issues with the approval of Minister of Commerce & Industry.
(Santosh Kumar Sarangi)
Director General of Foreign Trade &
Ex- officio Addl. Secretary to the Gol
(Issued from F. No. M-5975/AM-04/PC-2[A]/E-5984)