Duty free re-import of cut & polished diamonds into India after certification/grading by the laboratories / agencies as notified in the Foreign Trade Policy
March, 13th 2012
[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
Notification No. 09/2012-Customs
New Delhi, the 9thMarch, 2012
G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts cut and polished diamonds falling within chapter 71 of the First schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), when re-imported into India after certification/gradingby thelaboratories / agencies as notified in the Foreign Trade Policy in this regard,from the whole of the duty of customs leviable thereon which is specified in the said First Schedule, subject to fulfillment of the following conditions namely:-
i)Cut and polished diamonds are re-imported by gems and jewellery exportershaving a track record of at least three years and having an annual averageturnover of five crore rupees and above during the precedingthree licensingyears;
ii)Each piece of cut & polished diamonds so re-imported shall not be less than 0.25 of a carat in weight;
iii)Cut and polished diamonds shall be re-imported within a period of threemonths from the date of exportation;
iv) Cut and polished diamonds shall be allowed to be re-imported only onproduction of certification/grading report from the said laboratories oragencies; and
v)Cut and polished diamonds so re-imported shall match with corresponding diamonds mentioned in the invoice at the time of exportation in terms of value, height, circumference and weight.
Explanation.-For the purposes of this notification, ForeignTrade PolicymeanstheForeign Trade Policy, publishedby the Government of India in the Ministry of Commerce and industry,videnotification No.1/2009-2014,dated the27thAugust, 2009, as amended from time to time.