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Customs Duty on US Products 

The USA imposed a global additional tariff of 25% and 10% on import of steel and aluminum products in March, 2018. In response, Government of India has imposed retaliatory tariffs on 28 products originating or exported from the US with effect from 16th June, 2019 vide notification no. 17/2019-Customs dated 15th June, 2019 of Department of Revenue.

The retaliatory tariffs are expected to have an additional impact in terms of duty incidence of about USD 217 Million (approx.) on these 28 products imported from US.

India has been continuously engaged with US on this issue, as part of the ongoing bilateral trade dialogue. The US did not accede to India’s request for withdrawal of these duties.

The list of products along with the rate of additional basic customs duty imposed by India on US products is given below:

Imposition of additional basic customs duty w.e.f. 16 June 2019 on 28 products originating or exported from the United States
S. No HS Code Commodity Proposed Additional duty (%) India’s imports
from US
(US$ Million)-
Jan-Dec 2017
Duty likely

to be collected

(USD million)

1 7132000 CHICKPEAS (GARBANZOS) DRIED AND SHLD 10 29.68 2.97
2 7134000 LENTILS (MOSUR),DRIED AND SHLD 20 44.5 8.90
3 8021100 ALMONDS FRSH OR DRIEDIN SHELL 17 580.63 98.71
4 8021200 SHELLED ALMONDS FRSH OR DRIED 20 28.76 5.75
5 8023100 WALNUTS FRSH OR DRIED IN SHELL 20 43.29 8.66
6 8081000 APPLES FRSH 20 96.57 19.31
7 28092010 PHOSPHORIC ACID 5 96.18 4.81
  28100020 BORIC ACID 20 2.04 0.41
9 38220090 OTHERS-DIAGNOSTIC REAGENTS 20 122.87 24.57
10 38249990 OTHER-BINDERS FOR FOUNDRY MOULDS 10 80.58 8.06
11 72101210 OTS/MR TYPE-FLAT ROLLED PRODUCTS OF THICKNESS >600

mm

–,

15 10.48 1.57
12 72101290 OTHER PLATES,SHEETS,STRIPS 15 8.51 1.28
13 72191200 HT-RLLD PRDCTS IN COILS OF THCKNS >=4.75 MM 15 20.03 3.00
14 72191300 HT-RLLD PRDCTS IN COILS OFTHCKNS >-, 3 MM BT <4.75 MM 15 8.43 1.26
15 72192190 OTHR NCKL CHRM AUSTNTC TYPE N.E.S. 15 7.35 1.10
16 72199090 OTHR SHEETS AND PLATES N.E.S. 15 5.09 0.76
17 72251100 FLT-RLD PRDCTS OF SILICON ELCTRCL STL GRAIN ORIENTED 15 18.84 2.83
18, 73072900 OTHER FITTINGS OF STAINLESS STEEL 15 12.18 1.83
19 73079990 NON-GALVANISED 15 13.17 1.98
20 73089090 OTHER STRUCTURE AND PARTS OF STRUCTURES OF IRON AND STEEL 15 6.39 0.96
21 73102990 OTHERS-TANKS AND DRUMS ETC. 15 11.19 1.68
22 73181500 OTHR SCREWS AND BOLTS W/N WTH NUTS 15 23.61 3.54
23 73181600 THREADED NUTS 15 7.93 1.19
24 73182990 OTHER NON-THREADED ARTICLES N.E.S. 15 14.61 2.19

25 73209090 OTHERS OF OTHER SPRINGS OF IRON/STEEL 15 8.24 1.24
26 73259999 OTHER CAST ARTICLES OF IRON OR STEEL N.E.S 15 5.7 0.86
27 73261990 ARTICLES OF FORGED OR STAMPED BUT NOT FURTHER WORKED 15 13.49 2.02
28 73269099 ALL OTHER ARTICLES OF IRON/STEEL 15 39.27 5.89
Total 217.33

This information was given by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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