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Understanding why multiple restrictions can apply to a shipment 

When using the item_Restriction API, there are scenarios where multiple restrictions can apply to a shipment. This will happen in cases where multiple country agencies have imposed different restrictions on an hs_code for import, or the item has hs_code restrictions that are applied at the chapter level (2-digit) and one of the lower levels (4-digit through 10-digit). This document will provide examples of these scenarios.


Multiple government agencies implementing restrictions on the same hs code 

In the scenario below, Macedonia (MK) has implemented three restriction_types for one particular HS code.

Request

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{
  "items": [
    {
      "country_of_origin": "US",
      "description": "insecticide",
      "hs_code": "3808520000"
    }
  ],
  "restriction_type_threshold": "OBSERVATION",
  "ship_from_country": "US",
  "ship_to_country": "MK"
}

The response shows that the MKVA has placed a RESTRICTION on this item and the MKCA has placed a PROHIBITION on the import of this hs_code. The MKFVA has also placed an OBSERVATION in place for this import.

Response

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{
 "id": "item_restriction_result_245bb7d7-7624-4284-9bc2-ef15e90f1427",
 "created_at": "2022-11-08T20:54:45.983219344Z",
 "created_by": "organization_01111010-0110-1111-0110-1110-011011110111",
 "ship_from_country": "US",
 "ship_to_country": "MK",
 "items": [
  {
   "id": "applied_item_restrictions_entity_ed436cb1-3c88-43c5-a466-5d7b15bebaa0",
   "country_of_origin": "US",
   "item_description": "insecticide",
   "item_hs_code": "3808520000",
   "action": "PROHIBITIONS_APPLY",
   "item_restrictions": [
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_2c0b410c-b1db-4806-bdb3-5e55556c38ce",
     "control_countries": [
      "MK"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "MK"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "3808520000",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "1 -For export or import of these goods permit is required, as well as license issued by the Ministry of Health or Agency for Food and Veterinary . Narcotic drugs , psychotropic substances and precursors for which permits are issued by the Ministry of Health are listed on Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and precursors, which is an integral part of this decision ( Appendix 2 and 7 ) ; chemical substances for which permits are issued by the Ministry of Health are listed on the list of chemicals that is an integral part of this decision ( Appendix 9). * Refers to the pharmaceutical industry",
     "sources": [
      "MKMH, Ministry of Health",
      "MKFVA, Food and Veterinary Agency"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2021-10-20T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "RESTRICTION"
    },
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_4958d9a4-1c2e-45fa-b092-0a3dffdbffc3",
     "control_countries": [
      "MK"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "MK"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "3808520000",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "I046 UV - Approval for import of veterinary medicinal products. COMPETENT INSTITUTION: MAFWE",
     "sources": [
      "MKFVA, Food and Veterinary Agency"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2012-01-01T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "OBSERVATION"
    },
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_c109f3bd-67bb-432f-be14-9bbc8ff6994e",
     "control_countries": [
      "MK"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "MK"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "3808520000",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "5- Export or import of these goods is prohibited.",
     "sources": [
      "MKCA, Customs Administration"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2012-01-01T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "PROHIBITION"
    },
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_c62b61a2-f056-406a-9a7d-860207826439",
     "control_countries": [
      "MK"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "MK"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "3808520000",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "I042 MZ - Approval for import of hazardous and other types of chemicals. COMPETENT INSTITUTION: MH",
     "sources": [
      "MKMH, Ministry of Health"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2012-01-01T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "OBSERVATION"
    },
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_c6c2a7a1-fbfb-4d18-a03c-40bbefa0bbad",
     "control_countries": [
      "MK"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "MK"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "3808520000",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "T010 MZ - Permit for transport / transit of hazardous substances. COMPETENT INSTITUTION: MH",
     "sources": [
      "MKMH, Ministry of Health"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2012-01-01T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "OBSERVATION"
    }
   ]
  }
 ]
}

Restrictions apply to different HS code levels 

Request

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{
  "items": [
    {
      "country_of_origin": "CN",
      "description": "Shark fin",
      "hs_code": "16041800"
    }
  ],
  "restriction_type_threshold": "OBSERVATION",
  "ship_from_country": "US",
  "ship_to_country": "IN"
}

This response shows restrictions put in place by multiple government agencies and also included as a chapter restriction that will apply to all hs_codes that are part of that chapter.

Response

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{
 "id": "item_restriction_result_06e4f470-21bd-443c-b34a-ba80b968d89c",
 "created_at": "2022-11-08T22:42:49.774542543Z",
 "created_by": "organization_01111010-0110-1111-0110-1110-011011110111",
 "ship_from_country": "US",
 "ship_to_country": "IN",
 "items": [
  {
   "id": "applied_item_restrictions_entity_d5dc38c5-defc-4022-908f-530fef0b7a14",
   "country_of_origin": "CN",
   "item_description": "Shark fin",
   "item_hs_code": "16041800",
   "action": "PROHIBITIONS_APPLY",
   "item_restrictions": [
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_15061c7f-c1e2-4a53-81d3-a755673d520e",
     "control_countries": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "16041800",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "Compulsory compliance Requirements (CCRs) : *AS PER ITC HS IMPORT POLICY, IMPORT IS PROHIBITED.* *IN CASE OF PGA FACILITATED BILLS I.E. WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN ROUTED THROUGH PGA FOR NOC,PROPER OFFICER SHOULD VERIFY AND ENSURE THAT THE MANDATORY DOCUMENTS-SPECIMEN COPY OF LABEL[0110FS], HEALTH CERTIFICATE[6360AQ], FSSAI IMPORT LICENSE[911001]HAVE BEEN UPLOADED IN (E-SANCHIT) BEFORE GIVING OUT-OF-CHARGE(OOC)**PORT OF ENTRIES FOR IMPORT OF FOOD ITEMS ARE ALLOWED TO BE IMPORTED ONLY IN AIRPORTS/ICD/SEZ/SEAPORTS/LCS AS LISTED IN APPENDIX-V LIST-A TO SCHEDULE-I OF IMPORT POLICY, ITC (HS) 2017*",
     "sources": [
      "INFSSAI, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India",
      "INAQCS, Animal Quarantine & Certification Services"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2022-06-22T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "RESTRICTION"
    },
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_3df56495-ad26-473d-b65f-c6e36d0d6dd5",
     "control_countries": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "16041800",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "SWIFT PGA Filing :- PGA Cd : FSSAI ; PGA Name : Foods Safety & Standards Authority",
     "sources": [
      "INFSSAI, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2020-01-07T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "RESTRICTION"
    },
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_4663459e-cfd4-4bd5-a3ab-bf789f68ca2d",
     "control_countries": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "16041800",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "Import Policy: Prohibited",
     "sources": [
      "INDGFT, Directorate General of Foreign Trade"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2017-01-17T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "PROHIBITION"
    },
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_4d992c56-ae60-449c-af88-672f2101f186",
     "control_countries": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "16041800",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "SWIFT PGA Filing :- PGA Cd : WCCB ; PGA Name : Wildlife Crime Control Bureau",
     "sources": [
      "INWCCB, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2022-07-29T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "RESTRICTION"
    },
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_a79e8200-3af8-4ec0-92c0-3f03f59d0c70",
     "control_countries": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "16041800",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "SWIFT PGA Filing :- PGA Cd : AQCS ; PGA Name : Animal Quarantine Inspn. Service",
     "sources": [
      "INAQCS, Animal Quarantine & Certification Services"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2017-01-01T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "OBSERVATION"
    },
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_d62bf59a-ca4d-4bab-ba0a-ba227a3c08b6",
     "control_countries": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "IN"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "16",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "Policy Conditions of this Chapter: (1) Import of all live-stock products shall be subject to a sanitary import permit to be issued by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Government of India, as per Section 3A of Live-stock Importation Act, 1898, as incorporated by Live Stock Importation (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. 28 of 2001, 29th August, 2001), or as amended from time to time.",
     "sources": [
      "INDADF, Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2017-01-17T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "RESTRICTION"
    }
   ]
  }
 ]
}

Import and export restrictions apply to items in the shipment 

There is a potential scenario where an item with anhs_code has eligible restrictions imposed by both the ship_from_country and ship_to_country. While this is plausible, no examples are available at this time.