EPCH/Customs/ /2009-10                                                                                                                                          June 29, 2009



Dear Member Exporters,



                In the open house Meeting held on 24.06.2009 at Moradabad, one of the main problems being faced by the member exporters discussed was about their difficulty to get classification of their items under handicrafts/artware.


The matter was discussed in details with the authorities concerned and it is pointed out that the Para (3) of Notes and conditions of Notification No.103/2008-Customs (N.T) dated 29th August 2008 of the duty drawback schedule may be referred.  Member exporters may point out the contents of the same to the concerned officials of the Customs in order to resolve the classification problems then and there. The contents of the said para  (3) are as under:


                “(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in the said Schedule, all artware or handicraft items shall be classified under the heading of artware or handicraft (of constituent material) as mentioned in the relevant Chapters”


 The entire Notification is available with the drawback schedule and also available with the drawback circular of the Council, and displayed on the “Policy Section “ of the website of the Council i.e. http://www.epch.in/policies/New%20DBK%20circular-2008-09.htm





Executive Director