Import registration compulsory for aluminium, copper products

According to a notification of the department of commerce, import registration is compulsory for 46 copper and 43 aluminium items under non-ferrous metal import monitoring system.The importer can apply for registration not earlier than 60th day and not later than 5th day before the expected date of arrival of import consignment.The system will be effective from April 12 2021 and the facility of online registration will be available with effect from April 5. The copper items include blister copper, refined copper, copper bars, certain copper rod, copper alloys and sanitary ware. Similarly, the aluminium products include ingots, wire rods, aluminium scrap, aluminium powder for thermite process, certain aluminium tubes and pipes.