Czech Pipty at Hawkers ‘Op Commercially Sensitive Trade-Ready Data’

“Several websites selling data containing exporter / importer name, product description, quantity, value, classification, etc.

By selling commercially important information

They are detrimental to the competitiveness of Indian exporters in international trade.”

Under the new section amended in the Customs Act by Finance Bill 2022,

If a person discloses information on the value, classification and quantity of goods exported or imported from India.

Section 135AA does not apply if a person or organization is required by law to disclose such information or if the Government itself discloses such data.

Bajaj insisted that the group was targeting hackers and that they were not legitimate private business entities asking for these protections themselves.

Prior to the budget, exporters and importers had requested such allocations from the Ministries of Finance and Trade.