Govt allows duty free import of pellets finally

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Govt allows duty free import of pellets finally

Post by danish21 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:43 pm

Govt allows duty free import of pellets finally

November 12. Shooters got another reason to smile today as the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) exempted the .177 calibre lead pellets used in 10m air rifle event from import duty vide customs notification no. 120/2008 dated 4/11/2008. This has come as a great gift for the Indian shooters after the historic Olympic gold won by Abhinav Bindra and the new air rifle world record set by Gagan Narang recently.

Even though the government had allowed the free duty import of .177 air rifle and air pistols earlier, they had a duty on the import of .177 pellets which is the type of ammunation used in these rifle and pistols.

Speaking to indianshooting.com world record holder Gagan Narang said "It has been an endless wait for the shooting farternity am happy everyone will get good quality pellets to shoot with at amuch lesser cost and the shooting standars in India will reach new heights in the 10 metre air events, it is a great gesture by the government".

Top skeet shooter and Memberof Parliament Naveen Jindal, too had been fighting for the cause and had the rifle import duty exempted last year. The 10 metre air rifle and air pistol events are the most popular events of shooting sports throughout the world and Indian shooters have proved that they are the best in these events in the world. Some of the biggest sports achievements for India have come from the 10m air rifle event which includes an Olympic Gold, current world and junior champion, current men's and women's world record and many world cup medals. indianshooting.com

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Post by Shamsher » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:56 pm

Great news danish21

we would now have more champions in the making.

However have they specified types of pellets that an be imported or would all types of .177 pellets be open for import.

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Post by vishosingh » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:59 pm

finally some progress.........maybe next will be dutyfree import of shotguns and cartridges........wishful thinking .....
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Re: Govt allows duty free import of pellets finally

Post by striker » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:01 pm

wow !!!!! 8) its a great news . This a new gate way to shooting sports .


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Post by ai » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:40 pm

And here is the notification-

NOTIFICATION No. 120/2008
Dated: November 04,2008

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No 21/2002-Customs, dated the 1st March, 2002 which was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i),vide number G.S.R.118(E) of the same date, namely:-

In the said notification, in the Table, after S. No.582 and the entries relating thereto, the following S. No. and entries shall be inserted, namely:-



S. No. Chapter or heading De.scription of goods Standard rate Additional duty
or sub-heading
or tariff item
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
"582A. 93 Air pellets of air rifles Nil Nil -".
or air pistols, of
0.177 calibre





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Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

SORRY- unable to copy the table of tariff as it should appear. Am sending it to Mod and hope it can be reproduced better.
Last edited by ai on Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:51 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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Post by penpusher » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:42 pm

Why do I have this feeling that it is duty free only for those who were able to import them earlier,albeit after paying duty.

Duty free sure,but not free.

Maybe I am wrong.

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Post by striker » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:50 pm

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Post by ai » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:59 pm

Thanks Striker. That looks great!

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Post by striker » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:13 pm

Welcome ai :-)

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Re: Govt allows duty free import of pellets finally

Post by Risala » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:25 pm

How much was the duty earlier :?:
I still think that it makes sense to bring them with you as part of personal baggage,than ordering via mail order,where the cost of freight perhaps is 3 X the cost of the pellets even if the duty has been scrapped.

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Post by archer » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:17 am

so is there a limit on the number of pellets that one can carry in personal baggage? 2000 is what was guys suggested. this notification does not mention the limit on the number ?

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Post by OverUnderPump » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:57 am

Atleast its a start, we can start importing and find out first hand about any stipulations in the quantity.

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Post by mundaire » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:14 pm

ai";p="58884 wrote:And here is the notification-

NOTIFICATION No. 120/2008
Dated: November 04,2008

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No 21/2002-Customs, dated the 1st March, 2002 which was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i),vide number G.S.R.118(E) of the same date, namely:-

In the said notification, in the Table, after S. No.582 and the entries relating thereto, the following S. No. and entries shall be inserted, namely:-



S. No. Chapter or heading De.scription of goods Standard rate Additional duty
or sub-heading
or tariff item
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
"582A. 93 Air pellets of air rifles Nil Nil -".
or air pistols, of
0.177 calibre





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SORRY- unable to copy the table of tariff as it should appear. Am sending it to Mod and hope it can be reproduced better.
Am attaching the notification as sent to me by ai

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Re: Govt allows duty free import of pellets finally

Post by tirths » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:32 pm

We still have to wait for DGFT notification which clarifies who can import.

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