India tightening restrictions vs. hot-rolled coil, plate imports
Mar 06, 2013 | 09:44 AM
| Suresh Nair
MUMBAI, India India is taking a tougher stance on steel imports, with previously allowed products facing import restrictions beginning April 1.
Mills seeking to sell their steel products into India must register with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in New Delhi unless the products are on the bureaus import exemption list.
Products no longer to be exempt starting April 1 include hot-rolled coil less than 6-millimeters thick and plate more than 80-mm thick.
Indias Central Board of Excise and Customs hasnt received further amendments to the latest BIS notification restricting imports from steel mills not registered with the agency, customs commissioner Yogendra Garg said. Indian importers will still be able to import certain steel products specifically excluded from the restrictions. ....
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