Government revised designated ports for import of un-shredded metallic scrap
The Dollar Business Bureau
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Monday announced the names of the designated ports for import of un-shredded metallic scrap and extended their validity.
According to the new announcement, imports of scrap would only be carried through Chennai, Cochin, Ennore, JNPT, Kandla, Mormugao, Mumbai, New Mangalore, Paradip, Tuticorin, Vishakhapatnam, Pipava, Mundra and Kolkata, and no exceptions will be given to EOUs and SEZs.
Earlier, imports of scrap were shipped through 26 designated ports.
The existing designated seaports - Chennai, Cochin, Ennore, JNPT, Kandla, Mormugao, Mumbai, New Mangalore, Paradip, Tuticorin, Vishakhapatnam, Pipava, Mundra and Kolkata - will be allowed to import un-shredded scrap till March 31, 2018.
However, they will be required to install and operationalise radiation portal monitors and container scanner by March 31 deadline. If these sea ports fail to meet the deadline they will be derecognized for the purpose of import of un-shredded metallic scrap from April 1, 2018.
The deadline for installation and operationalisation of Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanner in these ports has been extended till March 31, 2018.
The Marine Department of Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), Mumbai has already initiated installation and commissioning of radiological detection equipment at all the exit gates including the Rail Gates. The Electronic Corporation of India (ECIL) is undertaking this project a total cost of Rs.23.324 crores. JNPT becomes the first Major Port in the country to have installed RDE at all road and rail gates.