The product under consideration is “Dispersion Unshifted Single-mode Optical Fibre” (“SMOF”) originating in or exported from China, Indonesia and South Korea. SMOF facilitates transmission of a single spatial mode of light as a carrier and is used for signal transmissions within certain bands. The product scope covers Dispersion Unshifted Fibre (G.652) as well as Bend insensitive single mode Fibre (G.657) - as defined by International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T), which is a global standardization body for telecommunication systems and vendors. Dispersion shifted Fibre (G.653), Cut-off shifted single mode optical Fibre (G.654), and Non Zero Dispersion Shifted Fibres (G.655 & G.656) are specifically excluded from the scope of Product.
The product under consideration is used for manufacture of Optical Fibre Cables, including Uni-tube and Multi tube stranded cables, tight buffer cables, Armoured and Un-armoured cables, ADSS & Fig-8 cables, Ribbon cables, Wet core and Dry core cables and others. Single-mode Optical Fibre is mainly applied to high-data rate, long distance and access network transportation, therefore, is mainly used in long-haul, metro area network, CATV, optical access network (for example FTTH) and even over short distance networks as applicable. Major consumption is driven by 3G/4G/5G rollout by Telco’s, Connectivity of Gram Panchayat and Defence (NFS Project).
The PUC is being imported under Customs Tariff Heading 90011000 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. However, it is possible that the subject goods may also be imported under other headings and therefore, the Customs tariff heading is indicative only and is not binding on scope of the product.