CHAPTER-87

VEHICLES OTHER THAN RAILWAY OR TRAMWAY ROLLING - STOCK, AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF

Notes:

1. This Chapter does not cover railway or tramway rolling-stock designed solely for running on rails.

2. For the purpose of this Chapter "tractors" means vehicles constructed essentially for hauling or pushing another vehicle, appliance or load, whether or not they contain subsidiary provision for the transport, in connection with the main use of the tractor, of tools, seeds, fertililzers or other goods.

3. Machines and working tools designed for fitting to tractors of heading 8701 as interchangeable equipment remain classified in their respective headings even if presented with tractor, and whether or not mounted or it.

Motor chassis fitted with cabs fall in headings 8702 to 8704 and not in heading 8706.

4. Heading 8712 includes all children's bicycles. Other children’s cycles fall in heading 9501.

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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8701

TRACTORS (OTHER THAN TRACTORS OF HEADING 8709)

8701 10 00

Pedestrian controlled tractors

 Free

 

8701 20

Road tractors for semi-trailers:

 

 

8701 20 10

Of Engine capacity not exceeding 1800 cc

 Free

 

8701 20 90

Other

 Free

 

8701 30

Track-laying tractors:
Garden tractors:

 

 

8701 30 11

Of engine capacity not exceeding 1800 cc

 Free

 

8701 30 19

Other
Other:

 Free

 

8701 30 91

Of engine capacity not exceeding 1800 cc

 Free

 

8701 30 99

Other

 Free

 

8701 90

Other :

 

 

8701 90 10

Of engine capacity not exceeding 1800 cc

 Free

 

8701 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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8702

MOTOR VEHICLES FOR THE TRANSPORT OF TEN OR MORE PERSONS, INCLUDING THE DRIVER

8702 10

With compression - ignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semi-diesel):


Vehicles for transport of not more than 13 persons ; including the driver:

 

 

8702 10 11

Integrated monocoque vehicle

 Free

 

8702 10 12

Air-conditioned luxury vehicle

 Free

 

8702 10 19

Other
Other :

 Free

 

8702 10 91

Integrated moncoque vehicle

 Free

 

8702 10 92

Air-conditioned vehicle

 Free

 

8702 10 99

Other

 Free

 

8702 90

Other :
Vehicles for transport of not more than 13 persons ; including the driver:

 

 

8702 90 11

Integrated monocoque vehicle

 Free

 

8702 90 12

Air-conditioned vehicle

 Free

 

8702 90 13

Electrically operated

 Free

 

8702 90 19

Other

 Free

 

8702 90 20

Electrically operated vehicle nor elsewhere included or shipement
Other :

 Free

 

8702 90 91

Integrated monocoque vehicle

 Free

 

8702 90 92

Air-conditioned vehicle

 Free

 

8702 90 99

Other

 Free

 

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8703

MOTOR CARS AND OTHER MOTOR VEHICLES PRINCIPALLY DESIGNED FOR THE TRANSPORT OF PERSONS (OTHER THAN THOSE OF HEADING 8702), INCLUDING STATION WAGONS AND RACING CARS.

8703 10

Vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow; golf cars and similar vehicles

 

 

8703 10 10

Electrically operated

 Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8703 10 90

Other

Other vehicles, with spark-Ignition internal combustion reciprocating piston engine :

 Free

 

8703 21

Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1000 cc :

 

 

8703 21 10

Vehicles principally designed for the transport of more than seven persons including the driver

 Free

 

8703 21 20

Three Wheeled vehciles
Other

 Free

 

8703 21 91

Motor cars

 Free

 

8703 21 92

Specailised transport vehciles. (e.g. ambulances, prison vans and the like)

 Free

 

8703 21 99

Other

 Free

 

8703 22

Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1000 cc but not exceeding 1500 cc :

 

 

8703 22 10

Vehicles principally designed for the transport of more than seven persons, including the driver

 Free

 

8703 22 20

Specailised transport vehciles such as ambulances, prison vans and the like

 Free

 

8703 22 30

Three Wheeled vehicles
Other:

 Free

 

8703 22 91

Motor cars

 Free

 

8703 22 99

Other

 Free

 

8703 23

Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1500 cc but not exceeding 3000 cc :

 

 

8703 23 10

Vehicles principally designed for the transport of more than seven persons including the driver

 Free

 

8703 23 20

Three Wheeled vehicles
Other:

 Free

 

8703 23 91

Motor cars

 Free

 

 

 

 

 

8703 23 92

Specialized transport vehicles such as ambulances, prison vans and the like

 Free

 

8703 23 99

Other

 Free

 

8703 24

Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3000 cc :

 

 

8703 24 10

Vehicles principally designed for the transport of more than seven persons, including the driver

 Free

 

8703 24 20

Three Wheeled vehicles
Other:

 Free

 

8703 24 91

Motor cars

 Free

 

8703 24 92

Specialised transport vehicles such as ambulances, prison vans and the like

 Free

 

8703 24 99

Other
Other vehicles, with compression Ignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semi-diesel) :

 Free

 

8703 31

Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1500 cc :

 

 

8703 31 10

Vehicles principally designed for the transport of more than seven persons, including the driver

 Free

 

8703 31 20

Three Wheeled vehicles
Other

 Free

 

8703 31 91

Motor cars

 Free

 

8703 31 92

Specialised transport vehicles such as ambulances, prison vans and the like

 Free

 

8703 31 99

Other

 Free

 

8703 32

Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1500 cc but not exceeding 2500 cc :

 

 

8703 32 10

Vehicles principally designed for the transport of more than seven persons, including the driver

 Free

 

8703 32 20

Three Wheeled vehicles
Other

 Free

 

8703 32 91

Motor cars

 Free

 

8703 32 92

Specialised transport vehicles such as ambulances, prison vans and the like

 Free

 

8703 32 99

Other

 Free

 

8703 33

Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2500 cc :

 

 

8703 33 10

Vehicles principally designed for the transport of more than seven persons, including the driver

 Free

 

8703 33 20

Three Wheeled vehicles
Other

 Free

 

8703 33 91

Motor cars

 Free

 

8703 33 92

Specialised transport vehicles such as ambulances, prison vans and the like

 Free

 

8703 33 99

Other

 Free

 

8703 90

Other :

 

 

8703 90 10

Electrically operated

 Free

 

8703 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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8704

MOTOR VEHICLES FOR THE TRANSPORT OF GOODS

8704 10

Dumpers designed for off-highway use :

 

 

8704 10 10

With net weight (excluding pay-load) exceeding 8 tonnes and maximum pay-load capacity not less than 10 tonnes

 Free

 

8704 10 90

Other
Other, with compression-ignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semi-diesel) :

 Free

 

8704 21

g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes:

 

 

8704 21 10

Refrigerated

 Free

 

8704 21 20

Three wheeled motor vehicles

 Free

 

8704 21 90

Other

 Free

 

8704 22

g.v.w. exceeding 5 tones but not exceeding 20 tonnes :
Lorries and trucks

 

 

8704 22 11

Refrigerated

 Free

 

8704 22 19

Other

 Free

 

8704 22 90

Other

 Free

 

 

8704 23

g.v.w. exceeding 20 tonnes :
Lorries and trucks

 

 

8704 23 11

Refrigerated

 Free

 

8704 23 19

Other

 Free

 

8704 23 90

Other
Other, with spark-ignition internal combustion piston engine :

 Free

 

8704 31

g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes:

 

 

8704 31 10

Refrigerated

 Free

 

8704 31 20

Three wheeled motor vehicles

 Free

 

8704 31 90

Other

 Free

 

8704 32

g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes
Lorries and trucks

 

 

8704 32 11

Refrigerated

 Free

 

8704 32 19

Other

 Free

 

8704 32 90

Other

 Free

 

 

8704 90

Other :

Lorries and trucks:

 

 

8704 90 11

Refrigerated

 Free

 

8704 90 12

Electrically operated

 Free

 

8704 90 19

Other

 Free

 

8704 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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8705

SPECIAL PURPOSE MOTOR VEHICLES, OTHER THAN THOSE PRINCIPALLY DESIGNED FOR THE TRANSPORT OR PERSONS OR GOODS (FOR EXAMPLE BREAKDOWN LORRIES, CRANE LORRIES, FIRE FIGHTING VEHICLES, CONCRETE-MIXER LORRIES
LORRIES, SPRAYING LORRIES, MOBILE WORKSHOPS, MOBILE RADIOLOGICAL UNITS)

8705 10 00

Crane Lorries

 Free

 

8705 20 00

Mobile drilling derricks

 Free

 

8705 30 00

Fire fighting vehicles

 Free

 

8705 40 00

Concrete-mixer lorries

 Free

 

8705 90 00

Other

 Free

 

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8706

CHASSIS FITTED WITH ENGINES, FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES OF headings 8701 TO 8705

8706 00

Chasis fitted with engines, for the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705


For the tractors of heading 8701 :

 

 

8706 00 11

Of engine capacity not exceeding 1800 cc

 Free

 

 

 

 

 

8706 00 19

Other

For the vehicles of heading 8702:

 Free

 

8706 00 21

For transport of not more than thirteen persons, including the driver

 Free

 

8706 00 29

Other
For the vehicles of heading 8703:

 Free

 

8706 00 31

For three wheeled vehicles

 Free

 

8706 00 39

Other

For the vehicles of heading 8704:

 Free

 

8706 00 41

For three wheeled motor vehicle

 Free

 

8706 00 42

For Motor vehicles, other than petrol driven

 Free

 

8706 00 43

For Dumpers covered in the heading 8704

 Free

 

8706 00 49

Other

 Free

 

8706 00 50

For the vehicles of heading 8705

 Free

 

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8707

BODIES (INCLUDING CABS), FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES OF headings 8701 TO 8705

8707 10 00

For the vehicles of heading 8703:

 

 

8707 90 00

Other:

 

 

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8708

PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF THE MOTOR VEHICLES OF headings 8701 TO 8705

8708 10

Bumpers and parts thereof:

 

 

8708 10 10

For tractors:

 Free

 

8708 10 90

Other
Other parts and accessories of bodies (including cabs)

 Free

 

8708 21 00

Safety seat belts

 Free

 

8708 29 00

Other
Brakes and servo-brakes and parts thereof :

 Free

 

8708 31 00

Mounted brake linings

 Free

 

8708 39 00

Other

 Free

 

8708 40 00

Gear boxes

 Free

 

 

 

 

 

8708 50 00

Drive-axles with differential, whether or not provided with other transmission components

 Free

 

8708 60 00

Non-driving axles and parts thereof

 Free

 

8708 70 00

Road wheels and parts and accessories thereof

 Free

 

8708 80 00

Suspension shock-absorbers
Other parts and accessories:

 Free

 

8708 91 00

Radiators

 Free

 

8708 92 00

Silencers and exhaust pipes

 Free

 

8708 93 00

Clutches and parts thereof

 Free

 

8708 94 00

Steering wheels, steering columns and steering boxes

 Free

 

8708 99 00

Other

 Free

 

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8709

WORKS TRUCKS, SELF-PROPELLED, NOT FITTED WITH LIFTING OR HANDLING EQUIPMENT, OF THE TYPE USED IN FACTORIES, WARE-HOUSES, DOCK AREAS OR AIRPORTS FOR SHORT DISTANCE TRANSPORT OF GOODS; TRACTORS OF THE TYPE
USED ON RAILWAY STATION PLATFORMS; PARTS OF THE FOREGOING VEHICLES
Vehicles :

8709 11 00

Electrical

 Free

 

8709 19 00

Other

 Free

 

8709 90 00

Parts

 Free

 

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8710

Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorised, whether or not fitted with weapons, and parts of such vehicle

8710 00 00

Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorised, whether or not fitted with weapons, and parts of such vehicle

 Restricted

 

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8711

MOTORCYCLES (INCLUDING MOPEDS) AND CYCLES FITTED WITH AN AUXILIARY MOTOR, WITH OR WITHOUT SIDE-CARS; SIDE-CARS

8711 10

With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50cc:

 

 

8711 10 10

Mopeds

 Free

 

8711 10 20

Motorised cycles

 Free

 

8711 10 90

Other

 Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8711 20

With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 50 cc but not exceeding 250 cc :

Scooters :

 

 

8711 20 11

Of cylinder capacity not exceeding 75 cc

 Free

 

8711 20 19

Other


Motor cycles :

 Free

 

8711 20 21

Of cylinder capacity not exceeding 75 cc

 Free

 

8711 20 29

Other


Mopeds :

 Free

 

8711 20 31

Of cylinder capacity not exceeding 75 cc

 Free

 

8711 20 39

Other


Other :

 Free

 

8711 20 91

Of cylinder capacity not exceeding 75 cc

 Free

 

8711 20 99

Other

 Free

 

8711 30

With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of cylinder capacity exceeding 250 cc but not exceeding 500 cc :

 

 

8711 30 10

Scooters

 Free

 

8711 30 20

Motor-cycles

 Free

 

8711 30 90

Other

 Free

 

8711 40

With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 500 cc but not exceeding 800 cc :

 

 

8711 40 10

Motor-cycles

 Free

 

8711 40 90

Other

 Free

 

8711 50 00

With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of cylinder capacity exceeding 800 cc

 Free

 

8711 90

Other :

 

 

8711 90 10

Side-cars


Other :

 Free

 

8711 90 91

Electrically operated

 Free

 

8711 90 99

Other

 Free

 

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8712

BICYCLES AND OTHER CYCLES (INCLUDING DELIVERY TRICYCLES), NOT MOTORISED

8712 00

Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles), not motorised

 

 

8712 00 10

Bicycles

 Free

 

8712 00 90

Other

 Free

 

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8713

Carriages for disabled persons, whether or not motorised or otherwise mechanically propelled

8713 10

Not mechanically propelled :

 

 

8713 10 10

Wheel chairs for invalid

 Free

 

8713 10 90

Other

 Free

 

8713 90

Other:

 

 

8713 90 10

Wheel chairs for invalid

 Free

 

8713 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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8714

PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF VEHICLES OF headings 8711 TO 8713
Of motorcycles (including mopeds) :

8714 11 00

Saddles

 Free

 

8714 19 00

Other

 Free

 

8714 20

Of carriages for disabled persons

 

 

8714 20 10

Mechanically propelled

 Free

 

8714 20 20

Non mechanically propelled

 Free

 

8714 20 90

Other


Other :

 Free

 

8714 91 00

Frames and forks, and parts thereof

 Free

 

8714 92

Wheel rims and spokes :

 

 

8714 92 10

Bicycle rims

 Free

 

8714 92 20

Bicycle spokes

 Free

 

8714 92 90

Other

 Free

 

8714 93

Hubs, other than coaster braking hubs and hub brakes, and free-wheel sprocket-wheels :

 

 

8714 93 10

Bicycle hubs

 Free

 

8714 93 20

Bicycle free-wheels

 Free

 

8714 93 90

Other

 Free

 

8714 94 00

Brakes, including coaster braking hubs and hub brakes, and parts thereof

 Free

 

8714 95

Saddles :

 

 

8714 95 10

Bicycle saddles

 Free

 

8714 95 90

Other

 Free

 

8714 96 00

Pedals and crank-gear, and parts thereof

 Free

 

8714 99

Other :

 

 

8714 99 10

Bicycle chains

 Free

 

8714 99 20

Bicycle wheels

 Free

 

8714 99 90

Other

 Free

 

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8715

BABY CARRIAGES AND PARTS THEREOF.

8715 00

Baby carriages and parts thereof

 

 

8715 00 10

Baby carriages

 Free

 

8715 00 20

Parts

 Free

 

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8716

TRAILERS AND SEMI-TRAILERS; OTHER VEHICLES, NOT MECHANICALLY PROPELLED; PARTS THEREOF

8716 10 00

Trailers and semi-trailers of the caravan type, for housing or camping

 Free

 

8716 20 00

Self-loading or self-unloading trailers and semi-trailers for agricultural purposes
Other trailers and semi-trailers for the transport goods:

 Free

 

8716 31 00

Tanker trailers and tanker semi-trailers

 Free

 

8716 39 00

Other

 Free

 

8716 40 00

Other trailers and semi-trailers

 Free

 

8716 80

Other vehicles :

 

 

8716 80 10

Hand propelled vehicles (e.g. hand carts, rickshaws and the like)

 Free

 

8716 80 20

Animal drawn vehicles

 Free

 

8716 80 90

other

 Free

 

8716 90

Parts :

 

 

8716 90 10

Parts and accessories of trailers

 Free

 

8716 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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Import Licensing notes:

(1) (I) A second hand or used vehicle(including all the vehicles other than Railway or Tramway) for the purposes of this Chapter shall mean a vehicle that :-

(a) has been sold, leased or loaned prior to importation into India; or
(b) has been registered for use in any country according to the laws of that country, prior to importation into India;

(II). The import of second had or used vehicles shall be subject to the following conditions:-

(a) The second hand or used vehicle shall not be older than three years from the date of manufacture;
(b) The second hand or used vehicle shall :

(i) have right hand steering, and controls (applicable on vehicles other than two and three wheelers);
(ii) have a speedometer indicating the speed in Kilometres; and
(iii) have photometry of the headlamps to suit “keep left” traffic.

(c) In addition to the conditions specified in (a) and (b) above, the second hand or used vehicle shall conform to the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 and the rules made thereunder.

(d) Whoever being an importer or dealer in motor vehicles who imports or offers to import a second hand or used vehicle into India shall,

(i) at the time of importation, submit a certificate issued by a testing agency, which the Central Government may notify in this regard, that the second hand or used vehicle being imported into India has been tested immediately before shipment for export to India and the said vehicle conforms to all the regulations specified in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 of India and the rules made thereunder..

(ii) At the time of importation, submit a certificate issued by a testing agency, which the Central Government may notify in this regard, that the second hand or used vehicle being imported into India has been tested immediately before shipment for export to India and the said vehicle conforms to the original homologation certificate issued at the time of manufacture.

(iii) On arrival at the Indian port but before clearance for home consumption, submit the vehicle for testing by the Vehicle Research and Development Establishment, Ahmednagar of the Ministry of Defence of the Government of India or Automotive research Association of India, Pune or Central Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute, Budni, Madhya Pradesh for tractors, and such other agencies as may be specified by the Central Government, for granting a certificate by that agency as to the compliance of the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and any rules made thereunder.

(iv) Import of these vehicles shall be allowed only through the customs port at Mumbai.

(e) The second hand or used vehicles imported into India should have a minimum roadworthiness for a period of 5 years from the date of importation into India with assurance for providing service facilities within the country during the five year period. For this purpose, the importer shall, at the time of importation, submit a declaration indicating the period of roadworthiness in respect of every individual vehicle being imported, supported by a certificate issued by any of the testing agencies, which the Central Government may notify in this regard."

(2) (I) A new imported vehicle(including all the vehicles other than Railway or Tramway) for the purposes of this Chapter shall mean a vehicle that :-

(a) has not been manufactured/assembled in India; and
(b) has not been sold, leased or loaned prior to importation into India; or
(c) has not been registered for use in any country according to the laws of that country, prior to importation into India.

(II) The import of new vehicles shall be subject to the following conditions:

a. The new vehicle shall-

(i) have a speedometer indicating the speed in Kilometers per hour;
(ii) have right hand steering, and controls (applicable on vehicles other than two and three wheelers);
(iii) have photometry of the headlamps to suit “keep-left” traffic; and
(iv) be imported from the country of manufacture.

b. In addition to the conditions specified in (a) above, the new vehicle shall conform to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the rules made thereunder, as applicable, on the date of import.

c. Whoever being an importer or dealer in motor vehicles who imports or offers to import a new vehicle into India shall,

(i) at the time of importation, have valid certificate of compliance as per the provisions of rule 126 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules(CMVR), 1989, for the vehicle model being imported, issued by any of the testing agencies, specified in the said rule;

(ii) be responsible for all the provisions assigned to the manufacturer as per Rules 122 & 138 of CMVR, 1989 and for issuing Form 22, as per provisions of CMVR, 1989; and

(iii) give an undertaking in writing that the proof of compliance to conformity of production as per rule 126A of CMVR shall be submitted within six months of the imports. In case of failure to do so, no further import of new vehicle of that model shall be allowed thereafter.

d. The import of new vehicles shall be permitted only through the Customs port at Nhava Sheva, Kolkata, Chennai, ICD-Tughlakabad and Delhi Air Cargo, Mumbai Port.

e. The provisions of this notification will not apply to the imports of new vehicles-

(i) for the purpose of certification as per para c (i ) above;
(ii) for the purpose of defence requirements; and for the purpose of R&D by vehicle manufacturers.

f. The above mentioned provisions will also not apply to the import of new vehicles for R & D purpose by vehicle manufacturers and auto component manufacturers. However, the vehicles imported by both these categories for R & D will not be registered under the CMVR Rules in the country and will not ply on Indian roads. The customs will make necessary endorsement at the time of clearance of these vehicles.

g. In case the country of manufacture is a land locked country and the shipment takes place from another country, the vehicles would deemed to have been exported from the country of manufacture provided there are supporting documents to track the vehicles from the country of manufacture to the Port of Landing and from there, to the Port of Destination.

(3) (I) The conditions at sl. Nos. 1 & 2 above shall not be applicable on import of passenger cars/jeeps/multi utility vehicles etc. on payment of full Customs duty by the following categories of importers:

(a) Individuals coming to India for permanent settlement after two years continuous stay abroad provided the car has been in the possession of the individual for a period of minimum one year abroad.

(b) Resident Indians presented with a car as an award in any international event/match/competition;

(c) Legal heirs/successors of deceased relatives residing abroad;

(d) Physically handicapped persons;

(e) Companies incorporated in India having foreign equity participation;

(f) Branches/offices of foreign firms;

(g) Charitable/Missionary/Religious institutions registered as per the law relating to the registration of the societies or trusts or otherwise approved by the Central or State Government, subject to the condition that the importer is an established institution and is functioning for the common benefit of the community, and subject further to production of necessary clearance under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976.

(h) Honorary Consuls of foreign countries on the recommendations of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

(i) Journalists/Correspondents of foreign news agencies having accredition certificate with the Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India.

However, these imports shall be subject to the condition that, the vehicle should have right hand steering and controls(applicable on vehicles other than two and three wheelers).

(II) All the above categories shall be entitled to import only one vehicle except categories (e) and (f), which shall be entitled to import maximum of three vehicles. Persons in category (d) shall be entitled to import only specially designed vehicles suitable for use by handicapped. All such imports shall carry a "NO SALE" condition of two years which shall be endorsed by the Customs authorities on the passport/ registration documents at the time of import and by the Regional Transport Authorities when such vehicles are presented for registration in India. The DGFT may, however, permit relaxation of these conditions or imports by any other category not listed above in special circumstances..

(III) All bonds/ bank guarantees executed by importers of cars/two wheelers etc. prior to 31.03.97, where the vehicle has not been transferred, shall be deemed to have been discharged with effect from 31.03.2000(from the date of issuance of public notice no. 3(RE-2000)/97-02.

(4) The import of vehicles (as classified under this chapter ) by Foreign Diplomats and Other Privileged Persons in this category, who are exempt from payment of customs duty, shall be exempt from the conditions specified at Sl. No. 1 & 2 above. However, such imported vehicles cannot be sold in India except to another diplomat or privileged person and are compulsorily required to be re-exported.

(5) The import of vehicles namely, Digital Satellite News Gathering Vans (DSNG van)/ Outdoor Broadcasting Vans (OB Van), as classified in this Chapter, fitted with equipments for telecasting shall be exempted from the conditions specified at Sl. No. 1 & 2 above. However, these imports shall be subject to the condition that the vehicle should have right hand steering and controls (applicable on vehicles other than two and three wheelers).

(6) The import of vehicles namely, ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) which are specifically designed for off-the-road sports, recreation and some farm usage and do not require registration under provisions of the CMVR, shall be exempted from the conditions mentioned at Sl. No. 1 and 2 above.

(7) Import of new vehicles having an FOB value of US $ 40,000 or more and engine capacity of more than 3000cc for petrol run vehicle and more than 2500cc for diesel run vehicles by (a) Individuals, (b) Companies and firms importing under the EPCG Scheme and (c) OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers- who have manufacturing and service network in India) will be exempt from the conditions at Sl. No. (2) (II) (c) above.

However, at the time of Customs clearance, a Type Approval Certificate / COP of an international accredited agency from the country of origin, including a notarized English translation thereof, shall be furnished. This Type Approval shall stipulate that the vehicle to be imported complies with all the ECE Regulations for the complete vehicle. The accredited agencies have been notified vide Policy Circular No. 26 dated 9.2.2004

(8) Import of new and second hand vehicles (not older than three years from the date of manufacture) shall be exempt from the condition at Sl. No. 2(II) (c) above only for jobbing and subsequent re-export in terms of Customs Notification No. 32/97 CUS (N.T.) dated 01.4.1997.

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