DGFT prohibits import of electronics and IT goods without registration with BIS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (KNN) The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has prohibited the import of new electronics and IT goods without registration with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
DGFT has inserted import policy and policy condition for new electronics and IT goods and said that “Without the registration, the imported goods would be re-exported by the importer.”
Under the Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) order 2012, imports of these goods is allowed through the registration with the BIS or on specific exemption letter from the Ministry of IT and Electronics (MeitY).
In a notification, DGFT said "Import consignment without valid registration with BIS shall be re-exported by the importer failing with customs shall deform the goods and dispose them as scrap under intimation to MeitY.
Under the order, new electronics and IT products are required to comply with BIS requirements for sale in the country. Companies are required to register these products with BIS for clearance.
In a separate notification, the DGFT said import policy for aviation gasoline is 'free' subject to actual user condition.