Date 30-Apr-2003 Issuing Authority Indian Customs
Tariff Notification Number 67/2003-Cus., dated 30-04-2003 Corrigendum Authority Type Tariff Notification
Subject Amendments in the notification No. 21/2002-Customs, dated the 1st March, 2002,

30th April

30th April, 2003

Notification No. 67/2003 - Customs

            In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government 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 erstwhile Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 21/2002-Customs, dated the 1st March, 2002, namely:-

            In the said notification,-


In the Table,-


against S.No. 373, for the entry in column (2), the entry "90 or any other Chapter" shall be substituted;


against S.No. 396, in column (3), in item (B),


in sub-item (iii), the word "and" shall be omitted;


after sub-item (iv), the following shall be inserted namely:-


decorative transfer films falling under heading No. 3920; and


dyestuffs falling under heading No. 3204"


after S.No. 426 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be inserted, namely:-








84 or 85

The following machinery or equipment for use in textile industry, namely:-


Two-for-one/three-for-one twisters;


Vacuum autoclave and rewinding machine for bobbin to hank;


Parts for manufacture or spare parts required for the maintenance of the machinery or equipment specified at (1) or (2) above.














after S.No. 433 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be inserted, namely:-








1511 90 10 or 1511 90 20

All goods






All goods






All goods






All goods





in the Lists,-


in List 32, in item (2), the words "two-for-one/three-for-one twisters, vacuum autoclave and rewinding machine for bobbin to hank" shall be omitted;


for List 45, the following List shall be substituted, namely:-

      "List 45 (See S. No. 425 of the Table)

Textile machinery for man-made fibre and yarn industry:-

(1) Machinery for continuous polymerization plant:

(a) Polymerizing equipment, including esterification reactor, vapor separator, pre-polymerization reactor, polymerization reactor, static mixers, polymer pumps and automatic chipping system;

(b) Slurry and additive preparation system, including preparation unit;

(c) HTM (Heat Transfer Medium) and heating system;

(d) PTA conveying system, including container unloading platform and rotary feeders;

(e) Polymer transfer line equipment, including polymer coolers and jacketed polymer pumps;

(f) Solid state polymerization equipment, including pre-crystalliser, crystalliser and rotary feeders;

(g) Process control equipment, including viscosity measuring equipment (Viscometer) and, Distributed control system;

(h) Atomic absorption spectrometer, X-ray fluorescence spectrometer;

(i) Extraction tower with accessories like centrifugal dehydrator and blower;

(j) Chip conveying system and accessories like blowers, filters and rotary and screw feeders;

(k) Solid State polymerization system including blowers and nitrogen plant;

(l) Crushing and melting system for caprolactum;

(m) V.K. Tube;

(n) Screw Feeder;

(o) Centrifugal dehydrator;

(p) Drying Tower;

(q) Circulating Blower;

(r) Fuel Oil Bowler;

(2) Machinery for polyester staple fiber plant:

(a) Spinning equipment, including manifold spinning beams, pre-heating ovens and finish applicators;

(b) Polymer transfer line, including extruder, color blender and continuous polymer filter (CPF);

(c ) Draw-off equipment, including take-up equipment, thread cutters and aspirators, spin defect detectors, draw off unit, tow guide equipment, lace-up or suction gun and tow suction unit;

(d) Draw line (Fibre line), including creel, tow guide stand, draw frames, drawing bath, heat set calender/thermosetting/annealer unit, tow assembler, draw-off unit, tensiometer roll, steam box, crimping machine, spray box, tow guide system, cable dryer, tow cutter and grinding machine and tow cutter reels;

(e) Hydraulic baling press, strapping machine, dock levelers and automatic bale handling equipment;

(f) Process control equipment, including precision anemometer, thermo-hygrograph, aspiration psychrometer, ultrasonic cleaning unit, spinneret inspection system, infrared pyrometer, optical temperature measuring instrument;

(g) Textile laboratory equipment for fibre testing, including favimat, fafegraph HR, coring machine, stereo microscope, crimper tester, fibre shrinkage tester, refractometer, conductivity meter;

(3) Machinery for polyester filament yarn plant:

(a) Spinning equipment, including manifold, spinning beams and pre-heating ovens;

(b) Polymer transfer line, including extruder, color blender and continuous polymer filter (CPF);

(c) Take-up equipment, including take-up frames, oil application unit, godet rollers, yarn guides, thread cutters and aspirators, lace-up/suction gun, take-up and draw winders;

(d) Packing and automation equipment, including automatic doffers, automatic bobbin storage and handling system;

(e) Draw texturising machine, including creel, intermingling jets, ceramic guides, doffers;

(f) Textile laboratory equipment for yarn testing, including automatic tensile tester, projection microscope, denier skein reel, entanglement tester, denier auto count, dynafil, uster tester, online finish checking instrument.

(4) Other capital goods for synthetic fibre/yarn industry:

(a) Spin draw winding machine;

(b) Spindles;

(c) Yarn guides;

(d) PSM Rings;

(e) Ballon Control Rings;

(f) Travellers;

(g) Extruders;

(h) Extruder barrel;

(i) Online filamentation detector;

(5) Machinery for Regular/HWM Viscose Staple Fibre Plant:

(a) Sintered Filer Media;

(b) Automatic High Speed centrifugal separator;

(c) Fibre production lines;

(d) Fibre Cutter;

(e) Fibre Dryer;

(f) Pneumatic Fiber Fidders;

(g) Baling Press;

(h) Plate Heat exchanger;

(i) Graphite heat exchanger;

(j) Neno filtration plant;

(6) Machinery for Lyocell Fiber Plant:

(a) High viscosity handling equipment including pulper;

(b) Reactor for cellulose dissolution;

(c) Thin film evaporator with accessories;

(d) Spinning module;

(e) Air quenching systems and associated control systems;

(f) Fiber washing and treatment machines;

(g) Baling Press;

(7) Process and quality control equipment for artificial man-made cellulosic fibre/yarn industry:

(a) Robotic Fiber sampler;

(b) Spectrophotometers for fiber color evaluation;

(c) Automatic absorption spectrophotometer;

(d) X-ray phloroscence spectrometer;

(e) Automated oil pick up analyzer;

(f) Automated titrator;

(g) Textile laboratory equipment for testing of fiber properties such as denier, tenacity, elongaton, spinning fault, UV value and microscope with fibre imaging system;

(8) Machinery for production of Non-Woven from Regular/ HWM Fibre: Complete production-lines for spun-laced (hydro-entangled) nonwovens upto rolled-goods preparation/ packing;

(9) Machinery for Lyocell based Non-Wovens:

(a) Spun bonding and melt blowing heads and take up conveyers;

(b) After treatment lines, dryers and rolled goods preparation / packing equipment;

(c) Complete production lines for spun laced (hydro entangled) non-wovens;

(10) Machinery for Viscose Rayon Filament Yarn/ Rayon Tyre Yarn:

(a) Twin rolls press;

(b) Ageing Drum Hopper;

(c) Blowers and Fans for Alkali Cellulose Transport system;

(d) Slorry Pumps including VFDs;

(e) Automatic Pulp handling system;

(f) Simplex/Churn;

(g) Plate and Frame Filter Press;

(h) Viscose Pumps (Gear/Screw Pumps including VFDs);

(i) Evaporator;

(j) Heat Exchager- Hastalloy Plate and Frame Type;

(k) Crystallizer;

(l) Vacuum System - Ejectors, Boosters, Vacuum Pump and Vacuum Filter;

(m) Auto bagging and weighing system;

(n) Sand Filters;

(o) Centrifugal Pumps including VFDs;

(p) Pot Spinning Machine;

(q) Spinning Pots and Pot Motors;

(r) Metering Gear Pumps for Viscose;

(s) Automatic cake wrapping system;

(t) Air Splicer for Knotting Yarn;

(u) Automation for Cone Weighing and Cone Doffing;

(v) Auto Cone Packing and Palletizing;

(w) Environment Monitoring like Gas Monitors for Carbon-di-Sulfide (CS2), Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Sulfur Dioxide (SO2);

(x) BOD and COD Monitors;

(y) Textile Laboratory Equipment for Yarn testing namely, Universal Computerised automatic Tensile Tester and Denier Tester;

(z) Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometer.";


(c) in List 46,-
  (I) in item (C), after sub-item (10 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be inserted, namely:-
    "(11) Twisting Machines
(12) Material Handling system for Twisting Machines
(13) Data capture system for Twisting Machines
(14) Balancing Equipment for Cable Corder Spindle Motors
(15) Shuttle-less looms
(16) Reeds for weaving machines
(17) Warp defects detection system
(18) Parts for Airjet weaving machines
(19) Parts for projectile weaving machines
(20) Parts for Rapier weaving machines
(21) Warp knotting system
(22) Take up system for weaving machine
(23) Creels for weaving machines
(24) Package change system for creels
(25) Process control equipment namely, Tension meters, On-line denier checking system, On-line twist checking system, On-line EDS monitoring system, Filamentation detector, Fluff Detector, Automatic Fabric Inspection System, Tacho-meters
(26) Storage and Transport systems namely, Automated fabric transport system and Automated fabric packing system
(27) Finishing Machines namely, Dipping Machine for Tyre Cord/industrial Fabrics, Coating Machines, Dipping Machine for beting duck, Stenter for Technical Textiles, Embossing Rollers, Parts and Accessories for Dip and coating units, Hydraulic Control for Accumulator, Dynamic Braking for Pull Rolls System, De-webber system, Burners with Controllers
(28) Testing equipment, namely, Tensile Tester, Thermal Shrinkage Tester, Twist Tester, Fatigue Tester";
  (II) after item (C) and entries relating thereto, the following shall be inserted, namely:-
            "(D) Woollen machinery items, namely:-
    (1) Automatic Hopper Feeder
(2) Greasy Wool Opener
(3) Tow-to-Top Converter
(4) Automatic/Semi-Automatic Pump Press
(5) Ring frame with 50 mm Ring or below PLC/Computer controlled
(6) PLC/ Computer Controller Assembly Winding machine
(7) PLC/ Computer controlled Two- for Twister/Three-for-one Twister
(8) Twisting /covering machine for Lycra Yarn
(9) Automatic cleaning machine for Heald, Reeds and drop wires.
(10) Electric/ Electronic/ motorized beam trolley with Harness lifting arrangement.
(11) Open Width scouring machine/Rope scouring machine
(12) Damping unit for fabric conditioning
(13) Automatic Weft straightener
(14) Shearing machine
(15) Continuous crabbing machine
(16) Wollen ring frame
(17) Fibre/Yarn/Fabric testing equipment namely, Fineness meter, Evenness Tester, Light Fastness Tester, Strength Tester, Length Measurement Tester, Crease Recovery Tester, Projection Microscope, Pilling and Abrasion Tester, Colour Comparator for instant observation of matched shades, Yarn friction and Hairiness meter and Seam Slippage Tester.
(18) Rag tearing machine
(19) Fibre opening and blending machine
(20) Self Acting spinning frame
(21) Raising machine
    (E) Machinery for use with shuttleless looms, namely, electronic dobby and jacquard.".

V. Sivasubramanian
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

F.No. B-3/5/2003-TRU

Note: The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification No. 21/2002-Customs, dated the 1st March, 2002 [G.S.R. 118(E), dated the 1st March, 2002] and was last amended vide notification No. 66/2003-Customs, dated the 4th April, 2003 [G.S.R. 294 (E), dated the 4th April, 2003].

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