CHAPTER-37

PHOTOGRAPHIC OR CINEMATOGRAPHIC GOODS

Notes :

1. This Chapter does not cover waste or scrap

2. In this Chapter the word “Photographic” relates to the process by which Visible images are formed, directly or indirectly, by the action of light or other forms of radiation on photosensitive surfaces

 

Supplementary Note :

In this Chapter, the term “Central Board of Film Certification” and Films Division means such authorities located in India.

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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3701

Photographic plates and film in the flat, sensitised, unexposed, of any material other than paper, paper-board or textiles; instant print-film in the flat, sensitised, unexposed, whether or not in packs

3701 10

For X-Ray:

 

 

3701 10 10

Medical

 Free

 

3701 10 90

Other

 Free

 

3701 20 00

Instant print film

 Free

 

3701 30 00

Other plates & film, with any side exceeding 255mm
Other:

 Free

 

3701 91

For colour photography (Polychrome):

 

 

3701 91 10

Cinematographic film

 Free

 

3701 91 90

Other

 Free

 

3701 99

Other:

 

 

3701 99 10

Cinematographic film

 Free

 

3701 99 90

Other

 Free

 

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3702

Photographic film in rolls, sensitised, unexposed, of any material other than paper, paper board or textiles; instant print film in rolls,sensitised, unexposed

3702 10 00

For X-ray

 Free

 

3702 20 00

Instant print Film
Other film, without perforations, of a width not exceeding 105mm:

 Free

 

3702 31

For colour photography (Polychrome):

 

 

3702 31 10

Cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 31 90

Other

 Free

 

3702 32

Other, with silver halide emulsion:

 

 

3702 32 10

Cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 32 90

Other

 Free

 

3702 39

Other:

 

 

3702 39 10

Cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 39 90

Other
Other film, without perforations, of a width exceeding 105mm:

 Free

 

3702 41

Of a width exceeding 610mm and of a length exceeding 200m, for colour photography (Polychrome)

 

 

3702 41 10

Cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 41 90

Other

 Free

 

3702 42

Of a width exceeding 610mm and of a length exceeding 200m, other than for colour photography

 

 

3702 42 10

Photographic film of a width 620mm in rolls

 Free

 

3702 42 20

Cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 42 90

Other

 Free

 

3702 43

Of a width exceeding 610mm and of a length not exceeding 200m:

 

 

3702 43 10

Photographic films (B&W) of a width 620mm

 Free

 

3702 43 20

Cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 43 90

Other

 Free

 

3702 44

Of a width exceeding 105mm but not exceeding 610mm:

 

 

3702 44 10

Photographic Films of a width 120mm in rolls

 Free

 

3702 44 20

Cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 44 90

Other
Other film, for colour photography (polychrome):

 Free

 

3702 51

Of a width not exceeding 16mm and of a length not exceeding 14m:

 

 

3702 51 10

Finished rolls of cinematographic positive

 Free

 

3702 51 20

Other cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 51 90

Other

 Free

 

3702 52

Of a width not exceeding 16mm and of a length exceeding 14m:

 

 

3702 52 10

Finished rolls of cinematographic positive

 Free

 

3702 52 20

Other cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 52 90

Other

 Free

 

3702 53 00

Of a width exceeding 16 mm but not exceeding 35mm and of a length not exceeding 30 m, for slides

 Free

 

3702 54

Of a width exceeding 16 mm but not exceeding 35 mm and of a length not exceeding 30 m, other than for slides:

 

 

3702 54 10

Finished rolls of cinematographic positive

 Free

 

3702 54 20

Other cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 54 90

Other

 Free

 

3702 55

Of a width exceeding 16 mm but not exceeding 35 mm and of a length exceeding 30 m:

 

 

3702 55 10

Finished rolls of cinematographic positive

 Free

 

3702 55 20

Other cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 55 90

Other

 Free

 

3702 56

Of a width exceeding 35 mm :

 

 

3702 56 10

Finished rolls of cinematographic positive

 Free

 

3702 56 20

Other cinematographic film

 Free

 

3702 56 90

Other
Other:

 Free

 

3702 91 00

Of a width not exceeding 16mm

 Free

 

3702 93

Of a width exceeding 16mm but not exceeding 35mm and of a length not exceeding 30m:

 

 

3702 93 10

Cinematographic films

 Free

 

3702 93 90

Other

 Free

 

3702 94

Of a width exceeding 16mm but not exceeding 35mm and of a length exceeding 30m:

 

 

3702 94 10

Cinematographic films

 Free

 

3702 94 90

Other

 Free

 

3702 95

Of a width exceeding 35mm:

 

 

3702 95 10

Cinematographic films

 Free

 

3702 95 90

Other

 Free

 

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3703

Photographic paper, paper board and textiles,sensitised,unexposed.

3703 10

In rolls of a width exceeding 610 mm:

 

 

3703 10 10

Photographic paper or paperboard

 Free

 

3703 10 20

Textiles

 Free

 

3703 20

Other, for colour photography (polychrome):

 

 

3703 20 10

Photographic paper or paperboard

 Free

 

3703 20 20

Textiles

 Free

 

3703 90

Other:

 

 

3703 90 10

Photographic paper or paperboard

 Free

 

3703 90 20

Textiles

 Free

 

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3704

Photographic plates, film, paper, paper board and textiles, exposed but not developed.

3704 00

Photographic plates, film, paper, paper board and textiles, exposed but not developed

 

 

3704 00 10

Photographic paper, or paperboard.

 Free

 

3704 00 20

Cinematographic plates and film

 Free

 

3704 00 30

Sensitised Textiles

 Free

 

3704 00 90

Other

 Free

 

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3705

Photographic plates and film, exposed and developed,other than cinematographic film

3705 10 00

For offset reproduction

 Free

 

3705 20 00

Microfilms

 Free

 

3705 90

Other:

 

 

3705 90 10

Microfiches

 Free

 

3705 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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3706

Cinematographic film, exposed and developed, whether or not incorporating sound track or consisting only of sound track.

3706 10

Of a width 35 mm or more:
Feature films:

 

 

3706 10 11

Made wholly in black and white and of a length not exceeding 4,000 metres.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 12

Made wholly in black and white and of a length exceeding 4,000 metres.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 13

Made wholly or partly in colour and of a length not exceeding 4,000 metres.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 14

Made wholly or partly in colour and of a length exceeding 4,000 metres.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 15

Children’s films certified by the Central Board of Film Certification to be “Children’s Film”

 Free

 

3706 10 20

Documentary Shorts, and Films certified as such by the Central Board of Film Certification

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 30

News Reels and clippings
Advertisement Shorts, and Films:

 Free

 

3706 10 41

Made wholly in black and white

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 42

Made wholly or partly in colour
Other Children’s Film:

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 51

Patch prints, including Logos intended exclusively for the entertainment of children.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 52

Children’s film certified by the Central Board of Films Certification to be "Children’s Film"

 Free

 

3706 10 59

Other
Educational Shorts, and Films:

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 61

Certified as predominantly educational by the Central Board of Film Certification

 Free

 

3706 10 62

Patch prints, including logos intended exclusively for educational purposes.

 Free

 

3706 10 63

Teaching aids including film strips of educational nature

 Free

 

3706 10 69

Other

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 70

Short films not elsewhere specified or included
Other:

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 91

Audio-Visual news or Audio-Visual views materials including news clippings.

 Free

 

3706 10 92

Master Positives, exposed negatives, dupes and rush prints as are not cleared for Public exhibitions.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 10 99

Other

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90

Other:
Feature films:

 

 

3706 90 11

Made wholly in black and white and of a length not exceeding 4,000 metres.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90 12

Made wholly in black and white and of a length exceeding 4,000 metres.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90 13

Made wholly or partly in colour and of a length not exceeding 4,000 metres.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90 14

Made wholly or partly in colour and of a length exceeding 4,000 metres.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90 15

Children’s films certified by the Central Board of Film Certification to be “Children’s Film”

 Free

 

3706 90 20

Documentary Shorts, and Films certified as such by the Central Board of Film Certification

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90 30

News Reels and clippings
Advertisement Shorts, and Films:

 Free

 

3706 90 41

Made wholly in black and white

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90 42

Made wholly or partly in colour
Other Children’s Film:

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90 51

Patch prints, including Logos intended exclusively for the entertainment of children.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90 52

Children’s film certified by the Central Board of Films Certification to be Children’s Film

 Free

 

3706 90 59

Other
Educational Shorts, and Films:

 Free

 

3706 90 61

Certified as predominantly educational by –the Central Board of Film Certification

 Free

 

3706 90 62

Patch prints, including logos intended exclusively for educational purposes.

 Free

 

3706 90 63

Teaching aids including film strips of educational nature

 Free

 

3706 90 64

Certified as predominantly educational by Central Board of Film certification of width below 30mm

 Free

 

3706 90 69

Other

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90 70

Short film not elsewhere specified
Other:

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90 91

Audio-Visual news or Audio-Visual views materials including news clippings.

 Free

 

3706 90 92

Master Positives, exposed negatives, dupes and rush prints as are not cleared for Public exhibitions.

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

3706 90 99

Other

 Free

 Import permitted as per conditions at Licensing note no. 1 of the chapter.

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3707

Chemical preparations for photographic uses (other than varnishes, Glues, adhesives and similar preparations); unmixed products for photographic uses, put up in measured portions or put up for retail sale in a form ready for use.

3707 10 00

Sensitising Emulsions

 Free

 

3707 90

Other:

 

 

3707 90 10

Chemical products mixed or compounded for Photographic uses (for example, developers and fixers) whether or not in bulk

 Free

 

3707 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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Import Licensing Notes:

1. Import of cinematograph films and other films shall be governed by the provisions of Public notice no. 64/1997-2002 dated 29.01.2002. The text of the Public notice is given below:

Subject: Policy for import of cinematograph films and other films (including film on video tape, compact video disc, laser video disc or digital video disc).

In exercise of powers conferred under Paragraph 4.11 of the Export and Import Policy 1997-2002, as notified in the Gazette of India extraordinary, Part-II Section 3, sub Section (ii) vide S.O. No. 283(E) dated 31.3.1997 and in supersession of Public Notice no. 4(PN)/97-02 dated 31.03.1997, as amended from time to time, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby notifies the policy for import of cinematograph films and other films (including film on video tape, compact video disc, laser video disc or digital video disc)

(i) Import of cinematograph feature films and other films (including film on video tape, compact video disc, laser video disc or digital video disc) shall be allowed without a licence.

(ii) The importer of the film shall comply with the provisions of all applicable Indian laws governing the distribution and exhibition of films, including the requirement of obtaining a certificate of public exhibition prescribed under the Cinematograph Act, 1952.

(iii) Import of any unauthorized/pirated films shall be prohibited.

(iv) Import of foreign reprints of Indian films shall not be permitted without the prior permission in writing from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.

(v) The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, on being satisfied that it is necessary or expedient in public interest to do so, may waive or relax the above requirements.

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