The import of 215 iron and steel items requires mandatory registration under SIMS

New Delhi, September 5 () The government forced merchants to register in the Steel Import Monitoring System to import 215 iron and steel products, according to a notification issued Thursday.

The General Directorate of Foreign Trade (DGFT), under the Ministry of Commerce, said that the import policy for these 215 items has been revised from 'free' to 'free' subject to mandatory registration under SIMS.

These items include certain flat rolled products; some braided wires, ropes, cables; certain spring and sheet items for iron and steel springs; tubes, pipes and hollow profiles; diesel-electric locomotives; and some parts of railways.

In a notification, management said that the Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS) will require importers to submit advance information in an online system for importing these items and obtain an automatic registration number by paying a fee. specific.

The importer can request registration no later than 60 days and no later than 15 days before the expected date of arrival of the import shipment, he added.

The registration number will be valid for a period of 75 days.

The importer must enter the registration number and the expiration date of the registration on the entry invoice to allow customs to dispatch the shipment.

Online registration will be available from September 16 of this year.

The SIMS, under the Department of Commerce, collects and publishes data on imports of steel mill products. By design, this information provides interested parties and the public with valuable information about the steel trade with the United States.

Praising the decision, a steel ministry official said the move will help promote Make in India of these products and increase the availability of quality products.

In a separate notification, the DGFT relaxed the rules for the importation of chlorotrifluoroethene, a chemical used as a refrigerant. Chlorotrifluoroethene import policy is revised from restricted to free, he added. RR CS BAL