CHAPTER-12

OIL SEEDS AND OLEAGINOUS FRUITS; MISCELLANEOUS GRAINS, SEEDS AND FRUIT; INDUSTRIAL OR MEDICINAL PLANTS;STRAW AND FODDER. 

 

Notes. 

1.                    Heading 1207 applied, inter alia, to palm nuts and kernels, cotton seeds, castor oil seeds, sesamum seeds mustard seeds, safflower seeds, poppy seeds and shea nuts (karite nuts).It does not apply to products of heading 0801 or 0802 or to olives (Chapter 7 or Chapter 20). 

2.                    Heading 1208 applies not only to non-defatted flours and meals but also to flours and meals which have been partially defatted or defatted and wholly or partially refatted with their original oils.It does not, however, apply to residues of headings 2304 to 2306. 

3.                    For the purposes of heading 1209, beet seeds, grass and other herbage seeds, seeds of ornamental flowers, vegetable seeds, seeds of forest trees, seeds of fruit trees, seeds of vetches (other than those of the species Vicia faba) or of lupines are to be regarded as �seeds of a kind used for sowing�. 

Heading 1209 does not, however, apply to the following even if for sowing : 

(a)       Leguminous vegetables or sweet corn (Chapter 7);

(b)      Spices or other products of Chapter 9;

(c)       Cereals (Chapter 10); or

(d)      Products of headings1201 to 1207 or 1211.

 

4.                    Heading 1211 applies, inter alia, to the following plants or parts thereof: basil, borage, ginseng, hyssop, liquorice, all species of mind, rosemary, rue, sage and wormwood.Heading 1211 does not, however, apply to : 

(a)       Medicaments of Chapter 30;

(b)      Perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations of Chapter 33; or

(c)       Insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, disinfectants or similar products of heading 3808.

 

5.                    For the purposes of heading 1212, the term �seaweeds and other algae� does not include

(a)     Dead single-cell micro-organisms of heading 2102;

(b)     Cultures of micro-organisms of heading 3002; or

(c)     Fertilizers of heading 3101 or 3105.

  

Sub-Heading Note:- 

1.        Forthe purposes of sub-heading 1205 10, the expression �low erucic acidrape or colza seeds� means rape or colza seeds yielding a fixed oil which has an erucic acid content of less than 2% by weight and yielding a solid component which contains less than 30 micromoles of glucosinolates per gram ;���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

 

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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1201

Soya beans, whether or not broken

1201 00

Soya beans, whether or not broken:

 

 

1201 00 10

Of seed quality

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1201 00 90

Other

 Free

 

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1202

Ground-nut, not roasted or otherwise cooked, whether or not shelled or broken

1202 10

In shell:

H.P.S.:

 

 

1202 10 10

Of seed quality

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1202 10 19

Other

Other:

 Free

 

1202 10 91

Of seed quality

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1202 10 99

Other

 Free

 

1202 20

Shelled, whether or not broken:

 

 

1202 20 10

Kernels, H.P.S.

 Free

 

1202 20 90

Other

 Free

 

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1203

Copra

1203 00 00

Copra

 State Trading Enterprise

 Import allowed through STC subject to para 2.11 of Foreign Trade Policy.

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1204

Linseed, whether or not broken

1204 00

Linseed, whether or not broken

 

 

1204 00 10

Of seed quality

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1204 00 90

Other

 Free

 

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1205

Rape or colza seeds, whether or not broken

1205 10 00

Low eructic acid rape of colza seeds

 Free

 Subject to Quarantine condition.

1205 90 00

Other

 Free

 

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1206

Sunflower seeds, whether or not broken

1206 00

Sunflower seeds, whetehr or not broken

 

 

1206 00 10

Of seed quality

 Free

 Subject to Quarantine condition.

1206 00 90

Other

 Free

 

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1207

Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken

1207 10

Palm nuts and kernels:

 

 

1207 10 10

Of seed quality

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1207 10 90

Other

 Free

 

1207 20

Cotton seeds:

 

 

1207 20 10

Of seed quality

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1207 20 90

Other

 Free

 

1207 30

Castor oil seeds:

 

 

1207 30 10

Of seed quality

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1207 30 90

Other

 Free

 

1207 40

Sesamum seeds:

 

 

1207 40 10

Of seed quality

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1207 40 90

Other

 Free

 

1207 50

Mustard seeds:

 

 

1207 50 10

Of seed quality

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1207 50 90

Other

 Free

 

1207 60

Safflower seeds:

 

 

1207 60 10

Of seed quality

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1207 60 90

Other

Other :

 Free

 

1207 91 00

Poppy seeds

 Free

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (3) below.

1207 99

Other:

 

 

1207 99 10

Ajams

 Free

 

1207 99 20

Mango kernel

 Free

 

1207 99 30

Niger seed

 Free

 

1207 99 40

Kokam

 Free

 

1207 99 90

Other

 Free

 

 

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1208

Flours and meals of oil seeds or oleaginous fruits, other than those of mustard

1208 10 00

Of soya beans

 Free

 

1208 90 00

Other

 Free

 

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1209

Seeds, fruit and spores, of a kind used for sowing

1209 10 00

Sugar beet seed

Seeds of forage plants:

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1209 21 00

Lucerne (alfalfa) seed

Free

   Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 22 00

Clover (Trifolium spp.) seed

Free

   Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 23 00

Fescue seed

Free

   Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 24 00

Kentucky blue grass (Poa pratensis L.) seed

Free

  Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 25 00

Rye grass (Lolium multiflorum Lam., Lolium perenne L.) seed

Free

  Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 26 00

Timothy grass seed

 Free

  Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 29

Other:

 

 

1209 29 10

Australian Lupin Seeds

Free

   Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

 

1209 29 90

Other

Free

   Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 30 00

Seeds of herbaceous plants cultivated principally for their flowers

 

Other:

Free

   Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 91

Vegetable seeds:

 

 

1209 91 10

Of cabbage

 Free

   Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 91 20

Of Cauliflower

 Free

   Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 91 30

Of onion

 Free

   Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 91 40

Of pea

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1209 91 50

Of radish

Free

   Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 91 60

Of tomato

Free

  Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

1209 91 90

Other

Free

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

 

 

1209 99

Other:

 

 

1209 99 10

Fruit seeds for planting or sowings

 Free

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1209 99 90

Other

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.  However, import of Pomegranate seeds will be free.

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1210

Hop cones, fresh or dried, whether or not ground, powdered or in the form of pellets; lupulin

1210 10 00

Hop cones, neither ground nor powdered nor in the form of pellets

 Free

 

1210 20 00

Hop cones, ground, powdered or in the form of pellets; lupulin

 Free

 

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1211

Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purpose, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered

1211 10 00

Liquorice roots

 Free

 

1211 20 00

Ginseng roots

 Free

 

1211 30 00

Coca leaf

 Restricted

 

1211 40 00

Poppy straw

 Restricted

 

1211 90

Other


seeds:

 

 

1211 90 11

Ambrette seeds

 Free

 

1211 90 12

Nuxvomica, dried ripe seeds

 Free

 

1211 90 13

Psyllium seed (isobgul)

 Free

 

1211 90 14

Neem seed

 Free

 

1211 90 15

Jojoba seed

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Licensing note (4) below.

1211 90 19

Other

Leaves, powder, flowers and pods:

 Restricted

 

1211 90 21

Belladona leaves

 Free

 

1211 90 22

Senna leaves and pods

 Free

 

1211 90 23

Neem leaves, powder

 Free

 

1211 90 24

Gymnema powder

 Free

 

1211 90 25

Cubeb powder

 Free

 

1211 90 26

Pyrethrum

 Free

 

1211 90 29

Other

Bark, husk, and rind:

 Free

 

1211 90 31

Cascara sagrada bark

 Free

 

1211 90 32

Psyllium husk (isobgul husk)

 Free

 

1211 90 33

Gamboge fruit rind

 Free

 

1211 90 39

Other
Roots and Rhizomes:

 Free

 

1211 90 41

Belladona roots

 Free

 

1211 90 42

Galangal rhizomes and roots

 Free

 

1211 90 43

Ipecac dried rhizome and roots

 Free

Import will be subject to the provisions of Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora (CITES).

1211 90 44

Serpentina roots (rowwalfia serpentina and other species of rowwalfias)

 Restricted

 

1211 90 45

Zedovary roots

 Free

 

1211 90 46

Kuth root

 Restricted

 Import will be subject to the provisions of Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora (CITES) and Wildlife (Protection) act 1972.

1211 90 47

Sarasaparilla roots

 Free

 

1211 90 48

Sweet flag rhizomes

 Free

 

1211 90 49

Other

 Free

 

1211 90 50

Sandalwood Chips and dust

 Free

 

1211 90 60

Vinca rosea herbs

 Free

 

1211 90 70

Mint including leaves (all species)

 Free

 

1211 90 80

Agarwood

 


Other:

 Restricted

Import will be subject to the provisions of Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora (CITES).

1211 90 91

Chirata

 Free

 

1211 90 92

Tukmaria

 Free

 

1211 90 93

Unab (indian jujuba or chinese dates)

 Free

 

1211 90 94

Basil, Hyssop, Rosemary, sage and Savory

 Free

 

1211 90 95

Lovage

 Free

 

1211 90 96

Garcinia

 Free

 

1211 90 99

Other

 Free

 

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1212

Locust beans, seaweeds and other algae, sugar beet and sugarcane, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not ground; fruit stones and kernels and other vegetable products (including unroasted chicory roots of the variety Cichorium intybus sativum) of a kind used primarily for human consumption, not elsewhere specified or included.

1212 10

Locust beans, including locust bean seeds:

 

 

1212 10 10

Of seed quality

Free

   Import permitted in accordance with import permit granted under Plants, Fruits and Seeds (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 1989.

1212 10 90

Other

 Free

 

1212 20

Seaweeds and other algae:

 

 

1212 20 10

Seaweeds

 Free

 

1212 20 90

Other algae

 Free

 

1212 30

Apricot, peach(including nectarine) or plum stones and kernels:

 

 

1212 30 10

Apricot kernels

 Free

 

1212 30 90

Other

Other:

 Free

 

1212 91 00

Sugar beet

Free

 

1212 99

Other:

 

 

1212 99 10

Kokam (cocum) flowers

 Free

 

1212 99 20

Mohua flowers

 Free

 

1212 99 90

Other

 Free

 

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1213

Cereal straw and husks, unprepared, whether or not chopped, ground, pressed or in the form of pellets

1213 00 00

Cereal straw and husks, unprepared, whether or not chopped, ground, pressed or in the form of pellets

 Free

 

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1214

Swedes, mangolds, fodder roots, hay, lucerne (alfalfa), clover, mainfoin, forage kale, lupines, vetches and similar forage products, whether or not in the form of pellets

1214 10 00

Lucerne (alfalfa) meal and pellets

 Free

 

1214 90 00

Other

 Free

 

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Import Licensing Notes

(1)                Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not, crushed or powdered as covered under Exim Code 12.11, import of which has been shown as restricted and which are not covered by the list mentioned in licensing note 2 below, may be permitted freely by the Actual Users without an import license subject to plant protection quarantine certificate.However, import of opium (papaver species), cannabis(cannabis species) and coca(erythroxylon species) shall not be permitted. This free importability shall not be applicable to the items, poppy, flowers and unripe heads of dried poppy,psyllium husk (isobgul), psyllium seed (isobgul), poppy husk and jojoba seed

  

(2)                Import of Crude Drugs required for making Ayurvedic, Unani or any other system of medicine as��� listed below is permitted freely.

 

List of Crude Drugs required for the Manufacture of Ayurvedic, Unani or any other system of medicine Allowed for Import Without a Licence.

Sl.No. Ayurvedic/ Unani name of the crude drugs inclusive of parts�� Scientific and/or English name of the��� drug
(1) (2) (3)
A. PLANT ORIGIN DURGS
1.�� Vansalochan Tabsheer (Manna)����� Bambusa bambas Druce Sy. B.arundiracsa�� Wild Bamboo Manna.
2. Gaozeban (leaves, flowers)�� Borago officinitis Linn.
3. Suranjan (Corams) Colcheum Luteum Baker colchicum.
4. Bol. Mur Makki (Gum resin)���� Commiphora myrtha (nees) engl. Myrth.
5. Saqmonia (Resin) Convolvulus seammonia Linn.Scammony.
6. Yashtimadhu. Mulethi (Roots)����� Glycyrthiza glabra Linn. Licorice.
7. Hauber Abhal (Bernes)���� Juniperus communis Linn. Juniper Berries.
8. Todn (Seeds) Mathiola incana R.Br.
9. Deleted  
10. Shaqaqul Misri (Root) Pastinaca secacul Linn. Wild Parship secacu.
11. Kab abchini (Fruits) Piper cubeba Linn. f. Cubed.
12. Mastagr Pistcia lentiscus Linn. mastich.
13. Maya Phala. Mazu (Galls) Quercus inbectoria Oliv. Oak.
14. Chobchini (Root) Smilax china Linn. china Root.
15. Unnab (Fruits) Zizyphus sativa gaerth Jujuba.
16. Aqarqarha (Root) Anacyclus pyrothrum Dc. Pollitery.
17. Bahman safaid (Root) & surkh (Red & White vraz) Contaurea bheen Linn.
18 Darronaj Aqrabi (Root) Doronicum pardalianches Linn. Roman Leopard's Bane.
19. Usara revand (Extract) revandchini (Root) Rheum emodia Wall Rheum. Rhubarb.
20. Ustokhuddus (Plant) Lavandula stoechas Linn. French����� Lavander.
21. habb-ul-Ghar (berries) Paurus nobils Linn. Lourd.
22. abb-ul-Aas (Berries) Myrtus communis Linn. Myrtle.
23. Ood-e-Saeeb (Root) Paeonia officinalis Linn. Paeonia Root.
24. Bisfayej (Root, Rhizome) Polypodium vulgare Linn. Polipody.
25. Ushbah Maghribi (Root) Smliax aristole-chiaefolia Miller Maxician Sarsaparillao.
26. Turanjabeen (Manna) Alnagi psoud-allhagi (Bieb) Desv Syn. A. Camelonum fiseb.
27. Zarishak (Fruit) Berberts vulgaris Linn. Borbery.
28. Balsan (Habb Seeds Raughan-oil) Commiphora opobalsamin, Linn. engl.Balsome Tree.
29. Sheez Khisht (manna) Pracinus ornus Linn.
30. Ushaq (Olio-gum-resin) Darema ammoniacum D. Don. Annoniacum.
31. Gul-e-Ghans (Flower) Gentianaoilvueri Griseb Gentian.
32. Habb-uo-Mahlab (Fruits, Seeds) Prunus mahaleb Linn. Mahalab Tree.
33. Faranj Mushk (Fruits, Seeds) Dracocophalum moldivica Linn.
34. Badiyan Khatal (Fruit) Illcium verum Hook F.
35. Biranjasif��� Achillea Millifolium Linn. Milfoil.
36. Jadwar Nirbisi (Root) Delphinium Denudatum Wall.
37. Turmus safed Lupinus albus Linn. White lupin.
38. Gulnar Farsi (Flower) Punica granatum Linn. Pom-Granate
39. Satar fars (Plant) Zataria multiflora Boiss.
40. Omitted  
41. Kahruba (Resin in fossil form) Pinus succinifora Gopport Amber (Fossilised).
42. Damm-ul-Akhwain (Resineus exudate) Draecona cinnablri balf.f. Bragon's Blood Plant.
43. Naryal daryaee Ladoicoa moldivica Pors. syn. L. Seychellarum labill.
44. Gul-e Pista (Flower)�� Pistacia yera Linn. Pistachio Plant.
45. Loban (Balsamic resin Benzoin) Styrax benzoin Dryand Olibanum or benzoin Tree.
46. Anisoon (Fruit) Pimpinalla anisum Linn. Ani fruits.
47. sarjarsam (Gum - resin) votoria indica Linn.
48. Rotanjot (Rhizome) Onosma echiodes Linn.
49. Zoofa (Plant) Nyssopus offcinalis Linn. Hyssop.
50. Shaqiqoon (Mushroom) Polyprous officinalis Fries Edible Mushroom.
51. Guggulu Commiphora wightil (Arn.)/Mukul
52. Pippali Piper longun linn.
53. Kesara (kumkum) Crocus sativus Linn.
54. Priyala Buchanania lanzen Sprong
55. Musali Shveta Asparagen adsedence
56. Black Cumin (Kala Zeera/Siaha Zeera) Carumcarvi or Carum bulbocastanum
57. Nutmeg  
58. Mace  
     
B. MINERAL ORIGIN DRUGS
     
1. Shilajit Black Bitumen, Mineral Pitch��� Bitumen.
2. Boora-e-Armani Bole Amreniac, Amrenian Bole.
3. Hajr-ul-Yahud Fossil Enerinate.
4. Sahar Mohra serpentine
5. Yaqoot (Choora) Ruby.
6. Parwala, Munga, Shaakh-e-Marjan, bekh-e-Marjan, byssad Coral (Colralium rubram.)
7. Mukta, Moti Pearl.
8. Sang yashab Jade.
9. Hingul, Shangraf Cinnabar.
10. Gil-e-Makhtoom Clay.
11. Anjana Lead sulphide, Black antomony
12. Malla Arsenic
13. Manahshila Realgar
14. Hartala Orpiment
15. Parada Mercury

�� (3) Import of Poppy Seeds (Exim Code No. 120791 00) shall be allowed subject to the following conditions :

(a)                 Import permitted only from Australia, Austria, France, China, Hungry, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Czech Republic;

(b)                 The importer shall produce an appropriate certificate from the competent authority of the exporting country that Opium Poppy have been grown licitly /legally in that country as per requirements of International Narcotics Control Bureau; and

(c)                 All import contracts for this item shall compulsory be registered with the Narcotics Commissioner, Gwalior prior to import.

 

(4) Import permitted for sowing without a licence subject to the new Policy on Seed Development, 1988 and in accordance with import permit granted under Plants, Fruits and Seeds (Regulation of import into India) Order, 1989.

 

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