PIB | 26 May, 2022
import policy of major paper products has been amended from 'Free' to 'Free subject to compulsory registration under Paper Import Monitoring
System', a DGFT notification to this effect stated Wednesday.
order shall be applicable on a range of paper products, such as
newsprint, handmade paper, wallpaper base, duplicating paper, coated
paper, uncoated paper, Litho and offset paper, tissue paper, parchment
paper, carbon paper, wall paper, envelops, toilet paper, cartons,
account books, labels, bobbins, etc.
All imports arriving on or after
1.10.2022 shall be governed by this policy.
products like currency paper, bank bond and cheque paper, security
printing paper, etc. have been excluded from this policy change.
paper industry has been raising issues of dumping of paper products in
the domestic market by way of under-invoicing, entry of prohibited goods
by mis-declaration, re-routing goods through other countries in lieu of
A large proportion of paper products are imported
under “Others” category Tariff Lines. The move will also go a long way
in promoting Make In India and Atmanirbhar in this category.
user friendly interface has been created for the implementation of
Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS).
Any importer will be able to
obtain an automatic registration number online by paying a registration
fee of Rs. 500/- . The importer can apply for registration not earlier
than 75th day and not later than 5th day before the expected date of
arrival of import consignment.
The automatic registration Number thus
granted shall remain valid for a period of 75 days. Multiple Bill of
Entries shall be allowed in same registration number within the validity
period of registration for the permitted quantity. Online facility of
registration will be available from 15.07.2022.