Washing machines

Basic information

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Outline of the system

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Product coverage

Goods falling under the tariff subheadings listed are subject to prior authorization (automatic licensing).
8450 Household or laundry-type washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry
8450.20.00 - Machines, each of a dry linen capacity exceeding 10 kg
8450.20.00.90 - - Other
8451 Machinery (other than machines of heading 8450) for washing, cleaning, wringing, drying, ironing, pressing (including fusing presses), bleaching, dyeing, dressing, finishing, coating or impregnating textile yarns, fabrics or made-up textile articles and machines for applying the paste to the base fabric or other support used in the manufacture of floor coverings such as linoleum; machines for reeling, unreeling, folding, cutting or pinking textile fabrics
8451.10.00 - Dry-cleaning machines
8451.10.00.90 - - Other

Nature of licensing

Automatic

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If Automatic, administrative purpose

Non-Automatic

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If Non-Automatic, description of the notified Non-Automatic Licensing regime

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Products under restriction as to the quantity or value of imports

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Questions for products under restriction as to the quantity or value of imports

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The system applies to products originating from which country?

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Expected duration of licensing procedure

Eligibility of applicants

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Is there a system of registration of persons or firms permitted to engage in importation?

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What persons or firms are eligible to apply for a licence?

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Is there a registration fee?

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Is there a published list of authorized importers?

Contact point for information on eligibility

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Ministry/Authority

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Address

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Telephone

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Fax

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E-mail address

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Website

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Contact officer

Submission of an application

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Administrative body(ies) for submission of an application

Documentation requirements

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What information is required in applications?

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What documents is the importer required to supply with the application?

Window of submission of an application

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How far in advance of importation must application for a licence be made?

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Are there any limitations as to the period of the year during which application for licence can be made? If so, explain

Issuing the license

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Can a licence be granted immediately on request?

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Can licences be obtained within a shorter time-limit or for goods arriving at the port without a licence

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Which administrative body is responsible for approving application of licences?

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Must the applications be passed on to other organs for visa, note or approval?

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Are there any other conditions attached to the issue of a licence?

Fees and other administrative charges

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Is there any licensing fee or administrative charge?

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What is the amount of the fee or charge?

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Is there any deposit or advance payment required associated with the issue of licences?

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Amount or rate?

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Is it refundable?

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What is the period of retention?

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What is the purpose of this requirement?

Refusal of an application

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Under what circumstances may an application for a licence be refused other than failure to meet the ordinary criteria?

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Are the reasons for any refusal given to applicants?

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Have applicants a right of appeal in the event of refusal to issue a licence?

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If so, to what bodies and under what procedures?

Importation

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Are there any limitations as to the period of year during which importation may be made?

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What documents are required upon actual importation?

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Are there any other administrative procedures, apart from import licensing and similar administrative procedures, required prior to importation?

Conditions of licensing

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What is the period of validity of a licence? Can the validity be extended? How?

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Is there any penalty for the non-utilization of a licence or a portion of a licence?

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Are licences transferable between importers? If so, are any limitations or conditions attached to such transfer?

Foreign Exchange

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Is foreign exchange automatically provided by the banking authorities for goods to be imported?

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Is a licence required as a condition to obtaining foreign exchange?

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Is foreign exchange always available to cover licences issued?

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What formalities must be fulfilled for obtaining the foreign exchange?