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Government eases import restrictions for certain chemicals, aviation gasoline

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NEW DELHI: The government has removed import restrictions on certain chemicals including zinc dross; light, heavy, and full range naphtha, according to a notification. It has also allowed flying clubs to freely import aviation gasoline with certain conditions, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has said in a notification.

For other users, import of aviation gasoline is permitted through state trading enterprises.

“Revision has been carried out in the policy and policy conditions for zinc dross, light naphtha, heavy naphtha, full range naphtha and aviation gasoline,” it said.

According to the notification, import of zinc dross is allowed without license. Earlier, a license was required for the imports. It is used in different sectors including the paint industry.

However, according to the notification, import of zinc dross is permitted to the actual user or to the trader on behalf of the actual users authorised by SPCB (State Pollution Control Board) on one time basis and subject to verification of documents by the customs authority.

Similarly, imports of light, heavy, and full range naphtha too is now allowed freely. Earlier, it was permitted through state trading enterprises with certain policy conditions.


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