Vide N/N 107(2009-2014) dated 16th Jan'15 issued by DGFT, the imports of 'GSM mobile handsets’ wihout IMEI or with duplicate IMEI or fake IMEI have been made prohibited.
Similarly, ‘CDMA mobile handsets’ with duplicate ESN/MEID or fake ESN/MEID are also made prohibited.
The said notification may be accessed from the following link for ease of reference:
To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section -3, Sub Section (ii)
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Notification No. 107/(RE-2013)/2009-2014
Dated the 16 January, 2015
Subject: Amendment in import policy conditions under ITC (HS) 4 digit code 8517.
S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.3 and 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government hereby amends the Import Policy Condition under ITC (HS) 4 digit code 8517 of Chapter 85 of ITC (HS), 2012 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy):
(i) Import of ‘GSM mobile handsets’ (classified under ITC (HS) code ‘8517’) without International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) No., with all zeroes IMEI, duplicate IMEI or fake IMEI is ‘Prohibited’.
(ii) Import of ‘CDMA mobile handsets’ (classified under ITC (HS) code ‘8517’) without Electronic Serial Number (ESN)/Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID), with all Zeroes as ESN/MEID, duplicate ESN/MEID or fake ESN/MEID is ‘Prohibited’.
2. Effect of this Notification: ‘GSM mobile handsets’ with duplicate IMEI or fake IMEI & ‘CDMA mobile handsets’ with duplicate ESN/MEID or fake ESN/MEID are added to the list of ‘Prohibited’ items for import.
Director General of Foreign Trade
[Issued from F.No.01/89/180/Misc-9/AM-05/PC-2 (A)]