Trade Policy

Duty Structure : The duties determined for export/import of products from a country.

Data on MFN Applied Tariff
Year 2013 HS 2012
Last Update Date
HS subhdg MFN Applied Tariff HS subheading 6-digit description
Number of TL Number of AV duties Average of AV Duties Minimum AV Duty Maximum AV Duty Duty Free TL (%) Number of Non-AV Duty List of Distinct Non-AV Duties
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
500100 2 2 6 6 6 0 0   Silkworm cocoons suitable for reeling 
500200 6 6 9 9 9 0 0    Raw silk "non-thrown"
500300 5 5 9 9 9 0 0   Silk waste, incl. cocoons unsuitable for reeling, yarn waste and garnetted stock
500400 1 1 6 6 6 0 0   Silk yarn (excl. that spun from silk waste and that put up for retail sale)
500500 2 2 6 6 6 0 0   Yarn spun from silk waste (excl. that put up for retail sale)
500600 1 1 6 6 6 0 0    Silk yarn and yarn spun from silk waste, put up for retail sale; silkworm gut
500710 2 2 10 10 10 0 0   Woven fabrics of noil silk
500720 7 7 10 10 10 0 0   Woven fabrics containing >= 85% silk or schappe by weight
500790 2 2 10 10 10 0 0    Woven fabrics containing predominantly, but < 85% silk or silk waste by weight

Textile Policy: Maharashtra

Textile Policy : These are specific policies pertaining to the textile sector defined by various states/countries for the development of textile sector.

Scheme for interest subsidy on long-term loans to textile projects / units set up in Maharashtra during 2011-17 linked with Centrally Sponsored TUF Scheme.

  • 10% capital subsidy scheme will be started for NEW textile project in Vidarbha, Marathwada and North Maharashtra.
  • Implementing “Gharkul” [housing] scheme, health insurance scheme, workers’ welfare scheme for power loom workers in the textile sector.


Trade Agreements - India

Trade Agreements : A trade agreement (also known as trade pact) is a wide ranging tax, tariff and trade treaty that often includes investment guarantees.

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a comprehensive free trade agreement being negotiated between the 10 ASEAN Member States and ASEAN’s free trade agreement (FTA) partners viz. Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and New Zealand. RCEP reflects the emerging trade and economic architecture globally. It should not be seen in isolation but in the context of other comprehensive FTAs that are emerging i.e. the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the newly launched Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) involving the United States and the European Union. In the context of comprehensive regional trading arrangements across the globe, TPP would cover the western flank with TTIP as the central flank and RCEP as the eastern flank. Therefore RCEP is of strategic importance for India both in the context of its look East policy and the comprehensive nature of the engagement.

Issues covered:
Some of the key subjects that have been discussed in the working groups are tariff modalities in goods, listing of services and investment, elements of the RCEP chapters and possible texts thereof, intellectual property, competition, economic and technical cooperation, legal and institutional issues, customs procedures and trade facilitation, rules of origin etc.

Tariff item number Description of goods Base Rate Category


Silk-worm cocoons suitable for reeling.



Silk-worm cocoons suitable for reeling



Raw silk (not thrown).



Raw silk (not thrown)



Mulberry raw silk

30 B10


Mulberry dupion silk

30 B10


Non-mulberry silk

30 B10

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