India: BIR welcomes that DGFT allows self-certifying metallic scrap for export

Source: Bureau of International Recycling

Brussels — The Bureau of International Recycling and a number of national trade associations including ISRI (USA) and MRAI (India) have made representation to various Indian government ministries for particularly equipped scrap yards to be able to self-certify the quality and safety of their processed metallic scrap. This has resulted in the new DGFT Public Notice No. 23/2015-20 which gives a detailed explanation of the new rules. DGFT or Directorate General of Foreign Trade is a government organization in India responsible for the formulation of exim guidelines and principles for indian importers and indian exporters of the country.

The categories of processed metallic scrap of the new Public Notice include: (i) shredded, cut sheared, rotor sheared; (ii) briquetted, baled, bundles; and (iii) turnings, borings, granules, and nodules.

The exporting scrap company has to complete its own „Pre-Shipment Inspection Certificate“ and the importer has to complete a „Self-Declaration cum Legal Undertaking“ and provide a bank guarantee. Furthermore the importer has to provide a copy of the contract with the exporter giving certain guarantees and agreeing to take-back in case any explosive or radioactive material is found upon arrival in India. The notice provides for penalties if the declaration given by the importer is found to be false or incorrect.

The scrap shipments have to pass through the Scanners/ Radiological Detection Equipment facilities at the designated customs ports at either Cochin; Ennore; Goa; Haldia; Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT); Kolkata; New Mangalore; Tuticorin; or Visakhapatnam.

BIR welcomes the possibility to self-certify, although now three written guarantees need to be provided.

Source: Bureau of International Recycling