CUSTOMS TARIFF (DETERMINATION OF ORIGIN OF OTHER PREFERENTIAL AREAS) RULES, 1977
Notification No. 99-Cus., dated 1-7-1977 amended by Notification No. 29/99-Cus (N.T.) dated 11-05-1999
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 4 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Department of Revenue and Banking No. 351-Customs, dated the 2nd August, 1976, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement. — (1) These rules may be called the Customs Tariff (Determination of Origin of Other Preferential Areas) Rules, 1977.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. Application. — These rules shall apply to articles consigned from other preferential area.
3. Definitions. — In these rules unless the context otherwise requires,
(b) "country" means a country or territory declared to be other preferential area;
(c) "expenditure on material" means the cost of the manufacture of the material at the factory or works, including containers but excluding royalties;
(d) "factory or works cost" means the cost of production to the manufacturer at the factory or works and shall include the value of containers and other forms of interior packing ordinarily sold with an article when it is sold in retail, but shall not include the manufacturer's or exporter's profit or the cost of exterior packing, carriage to port and other charges incidental to the export of the article subsequent to its manufacture;
(e) "other preferential area" means any country or territory declared to be other preferential area under sub-section (3) of section 4 of the Act;
(f) words and expression used in these rules and not defined herein but defined in the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), shall have the meanings, respectively, assigned to them in that Act.
(b) (i) where the article
is unmanufactured, that it has been grown or produced in such country;
(B) that it has been wholly manufactured in such country from unmanufactured materials; or
(C) that it has been partially manufactured in such country and that the final process of manufacture has been performed in such country and that the expenditure on material produced and labour performed in such country in the manufacture of the article is, in the case of an article specified in the Schedule to these rules, not less than one-half and in the case of other articles, not less than one-quarter, of the factory or works cost of the article in its finished state:
Provided that where the articles are consigned from other preferential area the material produced and labour performed in any other preferential area may be reckoned as though it were material produced or labour performed in the preferential area from which the goods were consigned.
Explanation. - For the purposes of clause (b)(ii)(C), the final process of manufacture shall not be deemed to have been performed in any country in which no process other than the process of mixing, bottling, labelling, packing into retail containers or the like have been performed, but where the final process as aforesaid has been performed in the country in which the final process of manufacture has been performed, nothing herein shall render the cost of such process ineligible for inclusion in the computation of the fraction of the factory or works cost of the article in its finished state which represents expenditure on material produced and labour performed in that country.
1. Sewing and knitting machines (and parts thereof) to be worked by manual labour or which require for their operation less than one quarter of one brake-horse-power.
2. Cycles (other than motor cycles) imported entire or in sections and parts and accessories thereof, excluding rubber tyres and tubes.
3. Motor cars including taxi cabs and articles (other than rubber tyres and tubes) adapted for use exclusively as parts and accessories thereof.
4. Motor omni-buses, chassis of motor omni-buses, motor vans and motor lorries, and parts of mechanically propelled vehicles and accessories excluding rubber tyres and tubes.
5. Motor cycles and motor scooters and articles (other than rubber tyres and tubes) adapted for use as parts and accessories thereof.
DECLARATION OF PREFERENTIAL AREAS
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 4 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Department of Revenue and Banking No. 352-Customs, dated the 2nd August, 1976, the Central Government hereby declares the countries specified in the Table below to be "preferential areas" for the purposes of said section.
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