Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS) Registration
Obtain PIMS Registration in India with our expertise!
Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS) Registration
Obtain PIMS Registration with our expertise!
What is Paper Import Monetering System (PIMS)?
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade introduced Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS) with the purpose of recording precise information related to the import of Paper and Paper products under Chapter 48 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule-1 (i.e. around 201 tariff lines). The Import policy of these products are now changed from ‘Free’ to ‘Free subject to compulsory registration under PIMS’.
Paper Import Monitoring System came into effect from 1st October 2022 and the online registration facility came into effect from 15th July 2022 . This system is designed to gather comprehensive data regarding the imports of these items.
Objective of Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)
PIMS not only helps in collection of the data regarding import of paper products but also helps in analysis of the data thereby streamlining the process of policy making. In addition, it helps in getting real-time information that helps monitoring the imports into the country.
The primary objective of PIMS is:
Products Covered under Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)
The Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS) shall be applicable on import of Paper and Paper products under Chapter 48 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule-1 (i.e. around 201 tariff lines) which include:
- Handmade Paper
- India Paper
- Account Book Paper
- Poster Paper
- Tissue Paper
- Wallpaper Base
- Drawing Paper
- Straw Paper
- Kraft Paper
- Toilet Paper
- Letter Pads, etc.
Note: Almost all types of Paper and Paper Products are covered under Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS). For a comprehensive list of paper products covered please visit the link – https://dpiit.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notification_11_-_IMPORT_PAPER_POLICY_2022_06June2022.pdf
Products Excluded from Paper IMport Monitoring System (PIMS)
Paper products that are excluded from PIMS Registration mandate include:
- Currency paper
- Bank bond
- Cheque paper
- Security printing paper, etc.
Salient Features of Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)
Salient Features of Paper Import Monitoring System include:
- Online Registration facility is available on a 24X7 basis
- Historic applications are available for review. In case any application was incompletely filed, the same is saved and available for further action.
- In case of any changes in the company organizational structure or hierarchy, applicant’s mobile/email id can be changed/updated accordingly in the DGFT IEC database through the online IEC modification system.
- Importers who are found to furnish incorrect data or fail to register their information/data on notified items in advance on the online PIMS module will attract punitive action including action under the Foreign Trade (D&R) Act, 1992
Other Important Details on Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)
Documents Required to obtain Registration under Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)
Procedure for Obtaining Registration under Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS)
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Frequently Asked Questions
All you need to know before applying for Paper Import Monitoring System (PIMS):
. Paper Impot Monitoring System (PIMS) is an online platform launched by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India on 1st October, 2022. Any Bill of Entry for items named in Annexure-1 to this Notification made on or after that date would be subject to its regulations.
PIMS registration is necessary for the import of any kind of paper product under any scheme.
Import consignment of samples for FOB value of INR. 10,000/- irrespective of the quantity of the product, will be exempted from mandatory PIMS registration.
In paper, there are no small volume/high-value goods on which imports through air are justified. So, PIMS registration is mandatory through all/any mode of transport.
PIMS registration is required at the point of import at the units in SEZ/FTWZ or at the time of import by an EOU for the items under Chapter 48 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule-1. PIMS registration shall not be required by the DTA unit at the time of Custom Clearance from the SEZ/FTWZ/EOU to DTA if no processing has taken place of the item of paper that has already been registered under PMS at the time of entry into a SEZ/FTWZ/EOU. However, if processing has taken place in the SEZ/FTWZ/EOU with change in HS Code at 8-digit level, then the importer in DTA will require to register under PIMS, if the processed item falls under any of the tariff.
Yes, multiple products can be imported and included in one license, provided that the importer, exporter, manufacturer, country of origin and port of exportation is the same.
The License number is created immediately, as soon as the payment is completed after the application is submitted.
. A view section has been made available for the applicants where they can enter their previous registration number as well as the IEC and look at the previous license details.
Paper products are no small volume/high-value goods. So, PIMS registration is mandatory regardless the purpose of import of paper products.
PIMS registration shall be compulsory for imports of all notified paper products. However, exemption is to be considered for non-commercial imports under common IECs by Individuals and Government agencies on case-to-case basis, with regards to Para 2.58 of the Foreign Trade Policy.
Yes, foreign filers can apply for a license, if assuming they have a valid Indian IEC (Importer Exporter Code) number.
Yes, all paper products that are entering India are required to register before the imports.
Licenses that are yet to be submitted can be cancelled by deleting the draft crated. In case the application has been submitted, cancellations cannot be made.
Licenses that are yet to be submitted can be amended.
There is no renewal of the License, as new Licenses are issued with every incoming Import.
Validity of the license is 75 days from the date of issuance.
Currently, there is no such provision for a refund and cancellation.
The license must be filled out prior to submitting the Bill of Entry with Customs. It should be filled not earlier than 75th day and not later than 5th day from the expected arrival of the imports into India.
Yes, a license is required for each customs entry. You may include multiple products on one license as well.
Any business importing paper products covered under the licensing program is required to create a license for concerned imports. Importers, importing agents, or brokers, may apply for this license.
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