Revised SION for leather, leather products and footwear

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Sept. 1, 2023

Members of the Council

Revised SION for leather, leather products and footwear

Dear Member

You are aware that CLE has been taking-up the issue of notification of revised Standard Input Output Norms (SION) for leather, leather products and footwear to enable the members to import various new inputs as well as finished, wet blue and crust leather, under Advance Authorisation Scheme.

In this connection, CLE obtained inputs from members and forwarded the proposal to Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), who examined the proposal in detail and recommended the same to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).

Subsequently, CLE attended the meeting on SION convened by Joint DGFT and also clarified various queries raised by DGFT office.

We are happy to inform you that the DGFT has notified revised SION notified for leather, leather products and footwear vide DGFT Public Notice No. 30/2023 dated 31.8.23 (copy enclosed). The following are the highlights of the Public Notice.

–          Wet Blue and Crust Leather have been included as import items for making finished leather under SION G 7 (i.e. finished leather from hide of cow/ buffalo) and G 46 (i.e. finished leather of goat/sheep/calf)

–          Finished Leather has been included as an import item for making various leather footwear/sandals/uppers/fine/fancy leather gloves.

–          SION has not been notified for leather garments and leather/synthetic goods including bags, wallets, industrial gloves, Leather-Cum-Synthetic Golf Gloves/ Synthetic Golf Gloves with Leather, belts, sport shoes etc., CLE will pursue this issue with the DGFT for favourbale consideration.

Members may kindly note the above.

With kind regards

R. Selvam
Executive Director


Revised SION for Leather and Leather Products and its General Note