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F. No.528/109/2011-STO (TU)

229-A, North Block,
New Delhi, 30th January, 2012.

F. No. 528/109/2011-STO (TU)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
Tariff Unit


All Chief Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Prev.),
All Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Prev.),
All Chief Commissioners Customs & Central Excise,
All Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise,
All Directors General under CBEC.

Sir / Madam,

Subject: Implementation of The Pneumatic Tyres and Tubes for Automotive Vehicles (Quality Control) Order 2009 – reg.


Attention is invited to CBEC instructions F.No.528/109/2011 – STO (TU) dated 29.11.2011, and 15.12.2011 on the issue of the implementation of the Pneumatic Tyres and Tubes for Automotive Vehicles (Quality Control) Order, 2009. Further reference has been received in the Board from Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce, clarifying that certain Commercial vehicles, Off the Road, Run flat and Collapsible types of tyres are not covered under the said Quality (Control) Order, 2009 (copy enclosed).

2. As such, in continuation to the above mentioned Instructions, it is clarified that in addition to pneumatic tyres covered by Clauses 3(a) to (f) of the Quality Control Order, 2009, the following types of tyres are also not covered under the said Order:

(i) Commercial Vehicle tyres – Certain types of tyres identified by Speed Symbols corresponding to speed below 80 km/h marked with speed Symbols as A (A1 to A8), B, C, D or E.

(ii) Off The Road Tyres – Certain types of tyres used for Off The Road (OTR) vehicles carrying Tyres Tread Code marking such as C (C1, C2), E (E1 to E4, E7), G(G1 to G4), L(L2 to L5, L3S to L5S), IND or NHS.

(iii) Run Flat Tyres – Tyres marked RF or similar marking and carrying the Symbol

(iv) Collapsible Mini Tyres

3. Thus, other than exempted pneumatic tyres, no person shall by himself or through any person on his behalf, import, store for sale, sell or distribute imported pneumatic tyres (which include pneumatic tubes) that do not conform to the specified standards and that do not bear the BIS Standard Mark.

Yours faithfully,

Enclosure: As above.

(Subodh Singh)
OSD (Customs), Tariff Unit,


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