The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), under the ministry of commerce and industry, has issued a notification for 32 new HSN codes for technical textiles. These codes are under Chapter 39, 54, 55, 56, 59, 60, 62, 63, and 68 of ITC (HS) 2022, Schedule 1 (Import Policy), in reference to the PU Scheme notified by the ministry of textiles. The scheme focuses on man-made fibre (MMF) and technical textiles as areas of growth.
The notification highlights that despite having specific HS codes for technical textiles, imports/exports have been booked under incorrect codes. The matter has been reviewed in consultation with the ministry of textiles, and importers/exporters are urged to file their Bill of Entry/Shipping Bill with the specific 8-digit HSN codes available for MMF and technical textiles under ITC (HS) 2022, Schedule 1 (Import Policy). The use of any other or 'Others' category codes should be avoided. A list of the 32 HS codes is provided in Annexure-1 for easy recognition, facilitating the industry to book their imports and exports under the correct product category.
If members of trade and industry view that the existing 32 HS codes are not sufficient to cover the technical textiles goods that they are importing/exporting, they should immediately suggest appropriate HS codes at 8-digit level for such goods, the DGFT notification said.
The list of 32 HSN codes for technical textiles issued by the government is as below. Geomembrane, conforming to IS 16352 (HSN code 39201013), Nylon 66 filament yarn conforming to IS 13464 (54021920), Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene filament yarn conforming to ASTM F2848 (54026960), Nylon 66 fibre conforming to IS 13464 Other (55031930), Acrylic or modacrylic: Pre-Oxidised Fibre, conforming to IS 17308 (55033010), Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene staple fibre conforming to ASTM F2848 (55039030), viscose rayon: Obtained from wood other than bamboo: Flame retardant Viscose Rayon fibre (55041011), Of viscose rayon: Obtained from bamboo: Flame retardant Viscose Rayon fibre (55041021), Yarn made of 100 per cent inherent FR synthetic fibre (55099910), Yarn made of 100 per cent inherent FR artificial fibre (55109030), Fabrics made of 100 per cent inherent FR synthetic fibre (55159950), Weighing not more than 25 g/m2: Crop covers, conforming to IS 16366 (56031110), Weighing more than 70 g/m2 but not more than 150 g/m2: Mulch Mats, conforming to IS 17355 (56039310), Weighing more than 150 g/m2: Non-woven Geotextile and articles thereof, conforming to IS 16391, IS 16392 (56039410), Weighing more than 150 g/m2: Mulch Mats, conforming to IS 17355 (56039420), Knitted or woven Geo-technical textile: Geogrid conforming to IS 17373 (59119031), Knitted or woven Geo-technical textile: Geotextile conforming to IS 16391, IS 16392 (59119032), Mulch mats, conforming to IS 16202 (59119040), Other, dyed: Shade Nets, conforming to IS 16008 (60053710), NBC Warfare suits and the like conforming to IS 17377 (62104020), High Visibility Warning Clothes and the like Conforming to IS 15809 (62104030), High Altitude Clothes Conforming to IS 5866 (62104040), Fighter Aircraft Clothing Conforming to IS 1187 I (62104050), Personal protective garments for surgical/ medical use (felt or non-woven) conforming to IS 17423 (62101010), Surgical gowns and drapes conforming to IS 17334 (62101020), Personal protective garments for surgical/medical use (felt or non-woven) conforming to IS 17423 (62104060), Surgical gowns and drapes conforming to IS 17334 (62104070), Clothing for special use such as FR, chemical(IS15071,15758) Electrical (IS 11871, IS 16655 and industrial Section(IS 17466) (62104080), Textile face masks, without a replaceable filter or mechanical parts, including surgical mask and disposable face mask made of nonwoven textile (63079091), Basalt fibre and filament and articles thereof conforming to ASTM D3039, C1185 (68159930).
Two other codes are substituted for tariff item 55031100 (synthetic fibres, not carded, combed, or otherwise processed for spinning of aramids). These codes are Of aramids: Aramid Flame Retardant Fibre (5031110) and Of aramids: Para-aramid Fibre (55031120).
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