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POLICY CIR NO. 09/2023, DT. 12/01/2024

Clarification regarding Import Policy Provisions for Laptops, Tablets, All-in-one Personal Computers and Ultra Small Form Factor Computers, Servers under HSN 8471-reg.


Attention is drawn to DGFT Notification No. 23/2023 dated 03rd August 2023 read with Notification No. 26/2023 dated 4th August 2023 and Notification No. 38/2023 dated 19th October 2023 and in continuation to Policy circular no. 6/2023- 24 dated 19.10.2023, whereby Import of certain specified IT Hardware was ‘Restricted’. In this regard, the following clarifications are provided:

“Only the import of Laptops, Tablets, All-in-one Personal Computers, Ultra small form factor Computers and Servers falling under HSN 8471 is ‘Restricted’ and import should be allowed against a valid Import authorisation only for above five item categories. The given Import Restriction does not apply to any other goods such as Desktop Computers, etc. under tariff head 8471”.

This is issued with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Md. Moin Afaque)
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade
E-mail: ddg1import-dgft@gov.in

(Issued from F. No.01/89/1 80/39/AM-1 3/PC-2[A]/E-226 1)

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