SECTION-III

ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE FATS AND OILS AND THEIR CLEAVAGE PRODUCTS; PREPARED EDIBLE FATS;ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE WAXES


CHAPTER 15

ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE FATS AND OILS AND THEIR CLEAVAGE PRODUCTS; PREPARED EDIBLE FATS; ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE WAXES

CHAPTER NOTES:

1. This Chapter does not cover :

(a) Pig fat or poultry fat of heading 0209;

(b) Cocoa butter, fat or oil (heading 1804);

(c) Edible preparations containing by weight more than 15 % of the products of heading 0405 (generally Chapter 21);

(d) Greaves (heading 2301) or residues of headings 2304 to 2306;

(e) Fatty acids, prepared waxes, medicaments, paints, varnishes, soap, perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations, sulphonated oils or other goods of Section VI; or

(f) Factice derived from oils (heading 4002).

2 ?Heading 1509 does not apply to oils obtained from olives by solvent extraction (heading 1510).

3.?Heading 1518 does not cover fats or oils or their fractions, merely denatured, which are to be classified in the heading appropriate to the corresponding undenatured fats and oils and their fractions.

4.?Soap?stocks, oil foots and dregs, stearin pitch, glycerol pitch and wool grease residues fall in heading 1522.

 

SUB-HEADING NOTE:

1. For the purpose of sub-headings 1514 11 and 1514 19, the expression “low erucic acid rape or colza oil” means the fixed oil which has an erucic acid content of less than 2% by weight;

Supplementary Notes:

1) In this Chapter, “edible grade”, in respect of goods (i.e. edible oil) specified in Appendix B to the Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955, means the standard of quality specified for such goods in that Appendix.

2) In this Chapter “fixed Vegetable Oil” means oils which cannot easily be distilled without decomposition, which are not volatile and which cannot be carried off by superheated steam (which decomposes and saponifies them).

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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1501

Pig Fats (including Lard) and Poultry fat, other than that of Heading 0209 or 1503

1501 00 00

Pig Fats (including Lard) and Poultry fat, other than that of Heading 0209 or 1503

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

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1502

Fats of Bovine Animals, Sheep or Goats, other than those of Heading 1503

1502 00

Fats of Bovine animals, Sheep or Goats, other than those of heading 1503

 

 

1502 00 10

Mutton Tallow

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1502 00 20

Fats, unrendered (excluding Mutton Tallow)

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1502 00 30

Rendered or solvent extraction fats

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1502 00 90

Other

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

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1503

Lard Stearin, Lard Oil, Oleostearin, Oleo-Oil and Tallow Oil, not emulsified or mixed or otherwise prepared

1503 00 00

Lard Stearin, Lard Oil, Oleostearin, Oleo-Oil and Tallow Oil, not emulsified or mixed or otherwise prepared

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

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1504

Fats and Oils and their fractions, of fish or marine mammals, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

1504 10

Fish Liver Oils and their fractions:

 

 

1504 10 10

Cod Liver Oil

 


Other:

 Free

 

1504 10 91

Squid Liver Oil

 Free

 

1504 10 99

Other

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1504 20

Fats and Oils and their fractions of fish, other than liver oils:

 

 

1504 20 10

Fish Body Oil

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1504 20 20

Fish Lipid Oil

 Free

 

1504 20 30

Sperm Oil

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1504 20 90

Other

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1504 30 00

Fats and Oils and their fractions of marine mammals

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

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1505

Wool grease and fatty substances derived therefrom (including lanolin)

1505 00

Wool grease and fatty substances derived therefrom (including lanolin):

 

 

1505 00 10

Wool alcohol (including lanolin alcohol)

 Free

 

1505 00 20

Wool grease, crude

 

 

1505 00 90

Other

 Free

 

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1506

Other animal fats and oils and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

1506 00

Other animal fats and oils and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified:

 

 

1506 00 10

Neats Foot Oil and fats from bone or waste

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1506 00 90

Other

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

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1507

Soya-bean oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

1507 10 00

Crude, whether or not degummed

 Free

 

1507 90

Other:

 

 

1507 90 10

Edible grade

 Free

 

1507 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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1508

Groundnut Oil and its fractions, whether or not refined but not chemically modified

1508 10 00

Crude

 Free

 

1508 90

Other:

 

 

1508 90 10

Deodorized (Salad Oil)

Other :

 Free

 

1508 90 91

Edible Grade

 Free

 

1508 90 99

Other

 Free

 

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1509

Olive Oil and its fractions, whether or not refined but not chemically modified

1509 10 00

Virgin

 Free

 

1509 90

Other:

 

 

1509 90 10

Edible grade

 Free

 

1509 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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1510

Other Oils and their fractions, obtained, solely from olives, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified, including blends of these oils or fractions with oils or fractions of heading 1509

1510 00 10

Crude oil

Other:

 Free

 

1510 00 91

Edible Grade

 Free

 

1510 00 99

Other

 Free

 

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1511

Palm Oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

1511 10 00

Crude

 Free

 

1511 90

Other:

 

 

1511 90 10

Refined bleached deodorised palm oil

 Free

 

1511 90 20

Refined bleached deodorised palmolein

 Free

 

1511 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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1512

Sunflower Seed, Safflower or Cotton Seed Oil and their fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
Sunflower Seed or Safflower Oil and fractions thereof :

1512 11

Crude Oil:

 

 

1512 11 10

Sunflower Seed Oil

 Free

 

1512 11 20

Safflower Seed Oil (Kardi Seed Oil)

 Free

 

1512 19

Other:

 

 

1512 19 10

Sunflower oil, edible grade

 Free

 

1512 19 20

Sunflower oil, non-edible grade(other than crude oil)

 Free

 

1512 19 30

Saffola oil, edible grade

 Free

 

1512 19 40

Saffola oil, non-edible grade

 Free

 

1512 19 90

Other

 

Cotton Seed Oil and its fractions:

 Free

 

1512 21 00

Crude Oil, whether or not gossypol has been removed

 Free

 

1512 29

Other:

 

 

1512 29 10

Edible grade

 Free

 

1512 29 90

Other

 Free

 

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1513

Coconut (Copra), Palm Kernel or Babassu oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

Coconut (Copra) oil and its fractions:

1513 11 00

Crude oil

 State Trading Enterprise

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

1513 19 00

Other


Palm Kernel or Babassu oil and fractions thereof:

 State Trading Enterprise

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

1513 21

Crude Oil:

 

 

1513 21 10

Palm Kernel Oil

 Free

 

1513 21 20

Babassu Oil

 Free

 

1513 29

Other:

 

 

1513 29 10

Palm Kernel Oil and its fractions

 Free

 

1513 29 20

Babassu Oil and fractions edible grade

 Free

 

1513 29 30

Babassu Oil and fractions, other than edible grade

 Free

 

1513 29 90

Other

 Free

 

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1514

Rape, Colza or Mustard oil and its fractions thereof, whether or not refined , but not chemically modified

Low erucic acid rape or colza oil and its factions:

1514 11

Crude oil:

 

 

1514 11 10

Colza Oil

 Free

 

1514 11 20

Rape Oil

 Free

 

1514 11 90

Other

 Free

 

1514 19

Other:

 

 

1514 19 10

Refined colza oil of edible grade

 Free

 

1514 19 20

Refined mustard oil of edible grade

 Free

 

1514 19 90

Other

 


Other:

 Free

 

1514 91

Crude oil:

 

 

1514 91 10

Colza Oil

 Free

 

1514 91 20

Mustard Oil

 Free

 

1514 91 90

Rapeseed Oil

 Free

 

1514 99

Other:

 

 

1514 99 10

Refined colza oil of edible grade

 Free

 

1514 99 20

Refined mustard oil of edible grade

 Free

 

1514 99 30

Refined rapeseed oil of edible

 Free

 

1514 99 90

Other

 Free

 

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1515

Other fixed vegetable fats and Oils (including Jojoba oil) and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

Linseed Oil and its fractions :

 

 

 

 

1515 11 00

Crude Oil

 Free

 

1515 19

Other:

 

 

1515 19 10

Edible grade

 Free

 

1515 19 90

Other

 

Maize (Corn) Oil and its fractions:

 Free

 

1515 21 00

Crude oil

 Free

 

1515 29

Other:

 

 

1515 29 10

Edible grade

 Free

 

1515 29 90

Other

 Free

 

1515 30

Castor Oil and its fractions:

 

 

1515 30 10

Edible grade

 Free

 

1515 30 90

Other

 Free

 

1515 40 00

Tung Oil and its fractions

 Free

 

1515 50

Seasame oil and its fractions:

 

 

1515 50 10

Crude oil

 

Other:

 Free

 

1515 50 91

Edible grade

 Free

 

1515 50 99

Other

 Free

 

1515 90

Other:

 

 

1515 90 10

Fixed vegetable oils, namely the following:Chul moogra oil, Mawra oil, Kokam oil, Tabacco seed Oil, Sal Oil

 Free

 

1515 90 20

Fixed vegetable Oils, namely the following: Neem Seed Oil, Karanj Oil, Silk cotton Seed Oil, Khakhon Oil, Water Melon Oil, Kusum Oil, Rubber seed Oil, Dhup Oil, Undi Oil, Maroti Oil, Pisa Oil, Nahar Oil

 Free

 

1515 90 30

Fixed Vegetable Oils, namely the following : Cardamom Oil, Chillies/ Capsicum Oil, Turmeric Oil, Ajwain Seed Oil, Niger Seed Oil, Garlic Oil

 Free

 

1515 90 40

Fixed Vegetable Oils of edible grade namely: Mango Kernel Oil, Mahua Oil, Rice bran Oil
Other:

 Free

 

1515 90 91

Edible grade

 Free

 

1515 90 99

Other

 Free

 

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1516

Animal or Vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, partly or wholly hydrogenated, inter-esterified, re-esterified or eladlnised, whether or not refined, but not further prepared

1516 10 00

Animal fats and oils and their fractions

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1516 20

Vegetable fats and oils and their fractions:

Cotton Seed oil :

 

 

1516 20 11

Edible grade

 Free

 

1516 20 19

Other

Ground nut oil:

 Free

 

1516 20 21

Edible grade

 Free

 

1516 20 29

Other

Hydrogenated Castor oil (opal wax):

 Free

 

1516 20 31

Edible grade

 Free

 

1516 20 39

Other

Other:

 Free

 

1516 20 91

Edible grade

 Free

 

1516 20 99

Other

 Free

 

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1517

Margarine; edible mixture or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of this chapter, other than edible fats or oils or their fractions of heading 1516

1517 10

Margarine, excluding liquid margarine:

 

 

1517 10 10

Of Animal Origin

Of Vegetable Origin:

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1517 10 21

Edible grade

 Free

 

1517 10 22

Linoxyn

 Free

 

1517 10 29

Other

 Free

 

1517 90

Other:

 

 

1517 90 10

Sal fat (processed or refined)

 Free

 

1517 90 20

Peanut butter

 Free

 

1517 90 30

Imitation lard of animal origin

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1517 90 40

Imitation lard of Vegetable origin

 Free

 

1517 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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1518

Animal or Vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, boiled, oxidised, dehydrated, sulphurised, blown, polymerised by heat in Vacuum or in inert gas or otherwise chemically modified, excluding those of heading 1516 : inedible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils of this Chapter, not elsewhere specified or included

1518 00

Animal or Vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, boiled, oxidised, dehydrated, sulphurised, blown, polymerised by heat in Vacuum or in inert gas or otherwise chemically modified, excluding those of heading 1516 : inedible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils of this Chapter, not elsewhere specified or included

Lin Seed Oil:

 

 

1518 00 11

Edible grade

 Free

 

1518 00 19

Other


Castor oil dehydrated:

 Free

 

1518 00 21

Edible grade

 Free

 

1518 00 29

Other

Other Vegetable Oil and its fats:

 Free

 

1518 00 31

Edible grade

 Free

 

1518 00 39

Other

 Free

 

1518 00 40

Other

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

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1519

Omitted

 

 

 

 

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1520

Glycerol, crude; glycerol waters and glycerol lyes

1520 00 00

Glycerol, crude; glycerol waters and glycerol lyes

 Free

 

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1521

Vegetable Waxes (other than triglycerides),beeswax, other insect waxes and spermaceti, whether or not refined or coloured

1521 10

Vegetable Waxes:

Carnauba Waxes:

 

 

1521 10 11

Edible wax for waxing fresh fruits and vegetables

 Free

 

1521 10 19

Other

 Free

 

1521 10 90

Other

 Free

 

1521 90

Other:

 

 

1521 90 10

Beewax whether or not coloured

 Free

 

1521 90 20

Shellac wax whether or not coloured

 Free

 

1521 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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1522

Degras: residues resulting from the treatment of fatty substances or animal or vegetable waxes

1522 00

Degras: residues resulting from the treatment of fatty substances or animal or vegetable waxes

 

 

1522 00 10

Degras

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1522 00 20

Soap stocks

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

1522 00 90

Other

 Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

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Import Licensing notes:

(1) All Oils which are included in the PFA Act as also all solvent extracted Oils conforming to the standards specified in the Third Schedule of Solvent Extracted Oil, Deoiled Meal and Edible Flour Control Order, 1967 except coconut oil, RBD palm oil, RBD palm stearin and palm kernel oil are freely importable. Import of coconut/copra oil is permitted through State Trading Enterprises.

(2) Irrespective of the policy indicated in this chapter, import of sulphonated fish oil is freely permitted without in import licence.

(3) Policy relating to import of Crude Palm Stearin is given below as per public notice no. 14 (PN)/97-02 dated 6.6.1997 and as per public notice no. 38(RE-2001)-97-2001 dated 1.10.2001

Public Notice No. 14 (PN)/97-02 dated 6th June, 1997

Attention is invited to the Public Notice No. 284 (PN)/92-97 dated 3lst March, l995 and as amended by Public Notice No. 3l0 (PN)/92-97 dated l4.8.l995. In supersession of the conditions and procedures as laid down in the above Public Notice, import of Crude Palm Stearin shall be permitted as under:-

2. Non-edible Industrial grade Crude Palm Stearin may be imported without a licence in accordance with the conditions set out in the following paragraphs of this Public Notice:

(i) Imports may be made by only those importers who hold an industrial licence or an risation from the Secretariat of Industrial Approvals of the Department of Industrial Development, Government of India or a DGTD registration for the manufacture of fatty acids or registration with Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable oils and Fats and who have the facility to split Crude Palm Stearin into fatty acids and glycerol.

(ii) Only Crude Palm Stearin admixed with at least 10% free fatty acids (FFA) will be allowed to be imported.

(iii) Actual User condition shall apply to the imported Crude Palm Stearin, which shall be split into fatty acids and glycerol at the importer's own splitting facility. The imported Crude Palm Stearin shall be used only for being split into fatty acids and glycerol and it shall not be utilised, sold, transferred or disposed of in any other manner without the prior permission in writing of the Director General of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.

(iv) Fatty acids and glycerol manufactured out of the imported Crude Palm Stearin are, however, freely transferable.

(v) Non-edible industrial grade Crude Palm Stearin admixed with at least 3.5% free fatty acids (FFA) will also be allowed to be imported without an import licence by only those importers who are registered with the Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable Oils and Fats subject to the condition that the imported Crude Palm Stearin shall be used only for being split into fatty acids and glycerol and it shall not be utilised, sold, transferred or disposed of in any other manner without the permission of the Director General of Foreign Trade. Fatty acids and glycerol manufactured out of such imported Crude Palm Stearin shall be sold only to the actual users of such fatty acid and glycerol.

(vi) The importer shall furnish quarterly statements to the Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable Oils & Fats (DVVO&F) giving full details of

(i) quantities and value of CPS imported;
(ii) quantities of fatty acids and glycerol manufactured;
(iii)names and addresses of the companies to whom the fatty acids and glycerol were supplied together with the quantities supplied;
(iv) quantities of fatty acids and glycerol consumed internally; and
(v) opening and closing stocks of CPS, fatty acids and glycerol in the format annexed to this Public Notice (Annexure - A ).

3. Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable Oils and Fats will issue certification of utilisation by the imported Crude Palm Stearin (Non-edible industrial grade) admixed with atleast 3 importer/actual user after satisfying itself about the information furnished in respect of.5% free fatty acids only. The nature of Utilisation Certificate will determine the eligibility of the importer for further imports of the Crude Palm Stearin (Non-edible industrial) admixed with atleast 3.5% free fatty acids (Annexure - B ).

4. Actual users may also use the services of the State Trading Corporation of India Ltd. (STC) for the import of Crude Palm Stearin. The STC may import Crude Palm Stearin without a licence, approval or authorisation from the Government and arrange for its splitting into fatty acids and glycerol.

 

 

ANNEXURE TO PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 14(PN)/97-2002 DATED 6TH JUNE, 1997

ANNEXURE - A

Quarterly return to be furnished by the importer of Crude Palm Stearin (C.P.S) for the quarter ending March, June, September and December.
Quantity in MT
C.P.S. Glycerol Fatty Acid

1) Opening Stock

2) Quantity imported

a) FOB Value per tonne of C.P.S

b) Analysis report of C.P.S

i) F.F.A %
ii) Moisture & Volatile matter %
iii) Other relevant analytical characteristics

c) Consumption of C.P.S and production of Glycerol and Fatty Acid.

3) Names and Addresses of the companies to whom Glycerol and fatty acids were supplied alongwith the quantities.

3A) Consumption of fatty acids and glycerols.

3) Closing stock

We hereby confirm that the information furnished by us is correct and nothing has been concealed. We are fully conscious that any misrepresentation of facts and/or any violation of the term and conditions set out in this Public Notice will make us liable to penal action which may also include disentitlement to further import.

Signature of the applicant:
Name:
Designation:
Full Office Address:


ANNEXURE TO PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 14(PN)/97-2002 DATED 6TH JUNE, 1997

ANNEXURE - B

Government of India
Ministry of Civil Supplies
Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable oils & Fats

Block-2, 5th Floor,
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110 003.
Dated:

CERTIFICATE

1. Certified that the under-mentioned quantities of Crude Palm Stearin (C.P.S) have been utilised by M/S---- --------------- for production of Fatty Acid & Glycerol as indicated below during the period from ------------- to ------------ (In M.T)
PRODUCTION
Consumption of Fatty Acid
Glycerol
Crude Palm Stearin

2. Quantity of C.P.S authorised for further import during the period from ---------- to -------

Officer not below the rank of Dy.Director.

(4) All edible oils which are presently freely importable under various Exim Code Heading shall be freely importable subject to the condition that the importer shall have to intimate within 15 (FIFTEEN) days from the date of import indicating the following information to the Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable Oils and Fats:-
(i) Type of oil
(ii) Date of contract and actual import
(iii) Quantity
(iv) Price;and
(v) Origin.

In addition to the above information, importer will have to submit monthly statement in enclosed format with this Notification giving the relevant information about the actual import having taken place latest by the 7th of every month.

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 38 (RE-2001)/1997-2002 dated 1st October, 2001

In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 4.11 of the Export and Import Policy, 1997-2002, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendment to the Public Notice No. 14(PN)/97-2002 dated 06.06.1997, namely:

“1. The following shall be added at the end of paragraph 3 of the aforementioned public notice:
‘The authorization to make future imports shall be given by the Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable Oils and Fats on annual basis.’

(4) Any item importable under this chapter shall not contain animal tallow in any form.

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