Posted on 25/03/2009 in category Legislation


India: Pre-Shipment Inspection now mandatory also for Shredded Scrap



Following recent discoveries of radioactive sources in scrap imports, the Indian Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has issued a new notification that makes Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI) mandatory for all shipments of shredded scrap. This concerns bills of lading dated form 23.03.2009 onwards.


Up to this date, shredded scrap did not require PSI certificates, whereas all other grades of scrap did (see BIR information dated 26 October 2007).


A copy of notification and the list of DGFT approved inspection agencies are available in our members only section.

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