Please be advised – today we have found products under heading/chapter 42, for leather bags and similar articles, are no longer accepting Duty preference from India.
The full Duty rate is now applicable in accordance with the online tariff (leather 2% previously 0%, plastic 8% previously 3.3%).
This is based on the new DCTS scheme, which is live as of 19/06/2023.
We will seek further information to confirm other tariff changes.
We have provided an example screenshot below for Leather Handbags, which would normally be 0% Duty under the previous GSP scheme.
The text against the tariff now contains DCTS and ‘excludes india’.