CHAPTER-27

MINERAL FUELS, MINERAL OILS AND PRODUCTS
OF THEIR DISTILLATION; BITUMINOUS SUBSTANCES;
MINERAL WAXES

Notes :

1. This Chapter does not cover :

(a) Separate chemically defined organic compounds other than pure methane and propane which are to be classified in heading 2711;
(b) Medicaments of heading 3003 or 3004; or
(c) Mixed unsaturated hydrocarbons of heading 3301, 3302 or 3805.

2. References in heading 2710 to “petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals” include not only petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals but also similar oils, as well as those consisting mainly of mixed unsaturated hydrocarbons, obtained by any process, provided that the weight of the non-aromatic constituents exceeds that of the aromatic constituents.

However, the references do not include liquid synthetic polyolefins of which less than 60% by volume distils at 3000C, after conversion to 1,013 millibars when a reduced-pressure distillation method is used (Chapter 39).

3. For the purposes of heading 2710, “ waste oils” means waste containing
mainly petroleum oils and oils obtained bituminous minerals (as described in Note2 to this chapter), whether or not mixed with water. These include:

(a) Such oils no longer fit for use as primary products (for example, used
Lubricating oils, used hydraulic oils and used transformer oils);
(b) Sludge oils from the storage tanks of petroleum oils, mainly containing
Such oils and high concentration of additives (for example, chemicals)used in the manufacture of the primary products ; and
(c) Such oils in the form of emulsions in water or mixtures with water, such as those resulting from oil spills, storage tank washings, or from the use or cutting oils for machining operations.

 

Sub-heading Notes :

1. For the purpose of sub-heading 2701 11 “anthracite” means coal having a volatile matter limit (on a dry, mineral-matter-free basis) not exceeding 14%

2. For the purposes of sub-heading 2701 12, “bituminous coal” means coal having a volatile matter limit (on a dry, mineral-matter-free basis) exceeding 14% and a calorific value limit (on a moist, mineral-matter-free basis) equal to or greater than 5,833 lcal/kg.

3. For the purposes of sub-headings 2707 10, 2707 20, 2707 30, 2707 40 and 2707 60, the terms “benzole”, “(benzene)” “toluole”, (toluene)” “xylole”, (xylenes)”“naphthalene” and “phenols” apply to products, which contain more than 50% by weight of benzene, toluene, xylene, naphthalene or phenols, respectively.

4. For the purpose of sub-heading 2710 11, “light oils and preparations” are those of which 90% or more by volume (including losses)distil at 2100C (ASTM D 86 method).

 

Supplementary Notes:

In this Chapter the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them :

(a) Motor Spirit means any hydrocarbon oil (excluding crude mineral oil) which has its flash point below 25'C and which either by itself or in admixture with any other substance, is suitable for use as fuel in spark ignition engines. "Special boiling point spirit's(sub-headings 2710 11 11, 2710 11 12 and 2710 11 13 ) means light oils, as defined in Chapter Note 4, not containing any anti-knock preparations , and with a difference of not more then 60'C between the temperature at which 5% and 90% by volume ( including losses)distil.

(b) Natural Gasoline Liquid (NGL) is a low–boiling liquid petroleum product extracted from Natural Gas.

(c) Superior Kerosine Oil (SKO) means any hydrocarbon oil conforming to the Indian Standards Specification of Bureau of Indian Standards IS : 1459-1974 (Reaffirmed 1996)

(d) Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) means any hydrocarbon oil conforming to the Indian Standards Specification of Bureau of Indian Standards IS : 1571:1992:2000.

(e) High Speed Diesel (HSD) means any hydrocarbon oil conforming to the Indian Standards Specification of Bureau of Indian Standards IS: 1460:2000.

(f) Light Diesel Oil (LDO) means any hydrocarbon oil conforming to the Indian Standards Specification of Bureau of Indian Standards IS: 1460.

(g) Fuel Oils also known as Furnace oils mean any hydrocarbon oils conforming to the Indian Standards Specification of Bureau of Indian Standards IS:1593:1982 (Reaffirmed 1997)

(h) Lubricating oil means any oil, which is ordinarily used, for lubrication, excluding any hydrocarbon oil, which has its flash point below 93.3' Centigrade.

(i) Jute batching Oil and textile OIL are hydrocarbon oils which have their flash point at or above 93.3'C, and is ordinarily used for the batching of jute or other textile fibres.

(j) The expression petroleum jelly crude (subheading 271210.10) shall be taken to apply to petroleum jelly of a natural colour higher than 4.5 by the ASTM D 1500 method

(k) For the purposes of these additional notes, the tests prescribed have the meaning hereby assigned to them :

1. “Flash Point” shall be determined in accordance with the test prescribed in this behalf in the rules made under the Petroleum Act, 1934 (30 of 1934);

2. “Smoke Point” shall be determined in the apparatus known as the Amoke Point Lamp in the manner indicated in the Indian Standards Institution specification IS:1448(p.31)-1967 as for the time being in force;

3. “Final Boiling Point” shall be determined in the manner indicated in the Indian Standards Institution specification IS:1448(p.18)-1967 as for the time being in force;

4. “Carbon Residue” shall be determined in the apparatus known as Ramsbottom Carbon Residue Apparatus in the manner indicated in the Indian Standards Institution specification IS:1448 (p.8)-1967 as for the time being in force;

5. “Colour Comparision Test” shall be done in the following manner, namely:

(i) first prepare a five per cent, weight by volume solution of Potassium Iodine (analytical reagent quality) in distilled water;

(ii) to this, add Iodine (analytical reagent quality) in requisite amount to prepare an exactly 0.04 normal Iodine solution;

(iii) thereafter, compare the colour of the mineral oil under test with the Iodine solution so prepared.

______________________________________________________________________________________

Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

______________________________________________________________________________________

2701

Coal, Briquettes, ovoids and similar fuel manufactured from coal
Coal, whether or not pulverized,
but not agglomerated:

2701 11 00

Anthracite

 Free

 

2701 12 00

Bituminous coal

 Free

 

2701 19

Other coal:

 

 

2701 19 10

Coking coal

 Free

 

2701 19 20

Steam coal

 Free

 

2701 19 90

Other

 Free

 

2701 20

Briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal:

 

 

2701 20 10

Anthracite agglomerated

 Free

 

2701 20 90

Other

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2702

Lignite, whether or not agglomerated, excluding jet

2702 10 00

Lignite, whether or not pulverized, but not agglomerated

 Free

 

2702 20 00

Agglomerated lignite

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2703

Peat (including peat litter), whether or not agglomerated

2703 00

Peat (including peat litter), whether or not agglomerated:

 

 

2703 00 10

Peat whether or not compressed into bales but not agglomerated

 Free

 

2703 00 90

Other

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2704

Coke and semi-coke of coal, of lignite or of peat, whether or not agglomerated; retort carbon

2704 00

Coke and semi-coke of coal, of lignite or of peat, whether or not agglomerated; retort carbon:

 

 

2704 00 10

Retort carbon (gas carbon)

 Free

 

2704 00 20

Coke and semi-coke of lignite or of peat

 Free

 

2704 00 30

Hard coke of coal

 Free

 

2704 00 40

Soft coke of coal

 Free

 

2704 00 90

Other

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2705

Coal gas, water gas, producer gas and similar gases, other than petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons

2705 00 00

Coal gas, water gas, producer gas and similar gases, other than petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2706

Tar distilled from coal, from lignite or from peat and other mineral tars, whether or not dehydrated or partially distilled, including reconstituted tars

2706 00

Tar distilled from coal, from lignite or from peat and other mineral tars, whether or not dehydrated or partially distilled, including reconstituted tars:

 

 

2706 00 10

Coal tar

 Free

 

2706 00 90

Other

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2707

Oils and other products of the distillation of high temperature coal tar, similar products in which the weight of the aromatic constituents exceeds that of the non-aromatic constituents

2707 10 00

Benzole (benzene)

 Free

 

2707 20 00

Toluole (toluene)

 Free

 

2707 30 00

Xylole (xylenes)

 Free

 

2707 40 00

Naphthelene

 Free

 

2707 50 00

Other aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures of which 65% or more by volume (including losses) distils at 250 deg. cel. By the ASTM D86 method

 Free

 

2707 60 00

Phenols


Other:

 Free

 

2707 91 00

Creosote oils

 Free

 

2707 99 00

Other

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2708

Pitch and pitch coke, obtained from coal tar or from other mineral tars

2708 10

Pitch:

 

 

2708 10 10

Obtained by blending with creosote oil or other coal tar distillates

 Free

 

2708 10 90

Other

 Free

 

2708 20 00

Pitch coke

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2709

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude

2709 00 00

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude

 

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2710

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparation; waste oils

2710 11

Light oils and preparations:


Motor Spirit:

 

 

2710 11 11

Special boiling point spirits (other than Benzene, toluol) with nominal boiling point range 55-115 0C

 State Trading Enterprises

 Import allowed through IOC subject to para 2.11 of Foreign Trade Policy, except for the companies who have been granted rights for marketing of transportation fuels in terms of Ministry of P&NG's Resolution No. P-23015/1/2001-MKT. Dated 8.3.2002 including HPCL, BPCL & IBP who have been marketing transportation fuels before this date.

2710 11 12

Special boiling point spirits (other than Benzene, benzol, toluene and toluol) with nominal boiling point range 63-700C

 State Trading Enterprises

 Import allowed through IOC subject to para 2.11 of Foreign Trade Policy, except for the companies who have been granted rights for marketing of transportation fuels in terms of Ministry of P&NG's Resolution No. P-23015/1/2001-MKT. Dated 8.3.2002 including HPCL, BPCL & IBP who have been marketing transportation fuels before this date.

2710 11 13

Other special boiling point spirits (other than Benzene, Benzol, Toluene and Touol)

 State Trading Enterprises

 Import allowed through IOC subject to para 2.11 of Foreign Trade Policy, except for the companies who have been granted rights for marketing of transportation fuels in terms of Ministry of P&NG's Resolution No. P-23015/1/2001-MKT. Dated 8.3.2002 including HPCL, BPCL & IBP who have been marketing transportation fuels before this date.

2710 11 19

Other

 State Trading Enterprises

 Import allowed through IOC subject to para 2.11 of Foreign Trade Policy, except for the companies who have been granted rights for marketing of transportation fuels in terms of Ministry of P&NG's Resolution No. P-23015/1/2001-MKT. Dated 8.3.2002 including HPCL, BPCL & IBP who have been marketing transportation fuels before this date.

2710 11 20

Natural gasoline liquid( NGL)

 State Trading Enterprises

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

 

 

2710 11 90

Other

 State Trading Enterprises

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

2710 19

Other:

 

 

2710 19 10

Superior kerosene Oil(SKO)

 State Trading Enterprises

 Imports subject to Para 2.11 of Foreign Trade Policy and condition at Import Licensing Note (2) below.

2710 19 20

Aviation turbine fuel(ATF)

 State Trading Enterprises

 Import allowed through IOC subject to para 2.11 of Foreign Trade Policy, except for the companies who have been granted rights for marketing of transportation fuels in terms of Ministry of P&NG's Resolution No. P-23015/1/2001-MKT. Dated 8.3.2002 including HPCL, BPCL & IBP who have been marketing transportation fuels before this date.

2710 19 30

High speed diesel (HSD)

 State Trading Enterprises

 Import allowed through IOC subject to para 2.11 of Foreign Trade  Policy, except for the companies who have been granted rights for marketing of transportation fuels in terms of Ministry of P&NG's Resolution No. P-23015/1/2001-MKT. Dated 8.3.2002 including HPCL, BPCL & IBP who have been marketing transportation fuels before this date.

 

2710 19 40

Light diesel oil (LDO)

State Trading Enterprises

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

2710 19 50

Fuel oil

 Free

 

2710 19 60

Base oil

 Free

 

2710 19 70

Jute batching oil and textile oil

 Free

 

2710 19 80

Lubricating oil

 Free

 

2710 19 90

Other


waste oil:

 Free

 

2710 91 00

Containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs)or polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)

 Restricted

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

2710 99 00

Other

 Restricted

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2711

Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
Liquified:

2711 11 00

Natural gas

 Free

 

2711 12 00

Propane

 Free

 

2711 13 00

Butanes

 Free

 

 

2711 14 00

Ethylene, propylene, butylene and butadiene

 Free

 

2711 19 00

Other
In gaseous state:

 Free

 

2711 21 00

Natural gas

 Free

 

2711 29 00

Other

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2712

Petroleum jelly, paraffin wax, microcystalline petroleum wad, slack wax, ozokerite, lignite wax, peta wax, other mineral waxes, and similar products obtained by synthesis or by other processes, whether or not coloured

 

2712 10

Petroleum jelly:

 

 

2712 10 10

Crude

 Free

 

2712 10 90

Other

 Free

 

2712 20

Paraffin wax containing by weight less than 0.75 % of oil:

 

 

 

2712 20 10

Chlorinated paraffin wax

 Free

 

2712 20 90

Other

 Free

 

 

 

 

 

2712 90

Other:

 

 

2712 90 10

Micro-CrystallinePetroleum wax

 Free

 

2712 90 20

Lignite wax

 Free

 

2712 90 30

Slack wax

 Free

 

2712 90 90

Other

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2713

Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals.

Petroleum coke:

2713 11 00

Not calcined

 Free

 

2713 12 00

Calcined

 Free

 

2713 20 00

Petroleum bitumen

 Free

 

2713 90 00

Other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals.

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2714

Bitumen and asphalt, natural bituminous or oil shale and tar sands; asphaltities and asphaltic rocks

2714 10 00

Bituminous or oil shale and tar sands

 Free

 

2714 90

Other:

 

 

2714 90 10

Asphalt natural

 Free

 

2714 90 20

Bitumen natural

 Free

 

2714 90 30

Gilsonete

 Free

 

2714 90 90

Other

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2715

Bituminous mixtures based on natural asphalt, on natural bitumen, on petroleum bitumen, on mineral tar or on mineral tar pitch (for example, bituminous mastics, cut backs).

2715 00

Bituminous mixtures based on natural asphalt, on natural bitumen, on petroleum bitumen, on mineral tar or on mineral tar pitch (for example, bituminous mastics, cut backs):

 

 

2715 00 10

Cut back, bituminous or asphalt

 Free

 

2715 00 90

Other

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

2716

Electrical Energy

2716 00 00

Electrical Energy

 Free

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

Import Licensing Notes:

(1) Import of naphtha is free. The provisions as stipulated for import of Naphtha for use in the power sector vide Public Notice No. 57(PN)/1997-2002 dated 5th December, 1997 stands withdrawn with immediate effect and the withdrawal will be applicable only prospectively from the date of issue of this Notification. Further, the above change will not alter the position of applicability of the provisions of other statutory provisions relevant to the subject.

(2) Import of SKO shall be allowed through State Trading Enterprises (STEs) i.e. IOC, BPCL, HPCL and IBP for all purposes with STC being nominated as a State Trading Enterprise (STE) for supplies to Advance Licence holders. Advance Licence holders shall however, have the option to import SKO from the above mentioned STEs including STC.

(3) Import is restricted in terms of Interim PIC Procedure of Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent procedure for hazardous chemicals and pesticides.

R
E
Q
U
E
S
T

A

C
A
L
L
mobile img

Please rotate your device

We don't support landscape mode yet. Please download APP or go back to portrait mode for the best experience