05 (RE-2013) dated 14.08.2013
Norms for Spices under Advance Authorization.
Government of India
The norms for the spices are being fixed on the basis of Sample Analysis Report (SAR) furnished by the Spices Board of the samples drawn by the Customs. Norms in respect of applications under Para 4.7 of HBP are fixed by the Norms Committee solely on the basis of SARs being furnished by the Spices Board. It is being observed that this leads to a lengthy procedure leading to delay in redemption of licenses. To speed up the process, it has been decided that Regional Authorities (RAs) concerned may redeem the Advance Authorizations (whether issued under Para 4.7 of HBP or otherwise) based on the SARs furnished by Spices Board, Cochin. This Policy Circular will be applicable in respect of all the pending cases before the Norms Committee as well as in respect of future Advance Authorizations.