THE FOREIGN AIRCRAFT (EXEMPTION FROM TAXES AND DUTIES ON FUEL AND LUBRICANTS) ACT, 2002
[Act, No. 36 of 2002]
[11th June, 2002]
An Act to implement Agreements entered into by India with other countries in pursuance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation opened for signatures at Chicago on the 7th December, 1944.
WHEREAS a Convention on International Civil Aviation was signed by India on the 7th December, 1944;
AND WHEREAS India, having signed the said Convention, entered into Agreements with the parties to the said Convention to exempt the taxes and duties on fuel and lubricants supplied in India to the aircraft of the contracting parties.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:--
Section 1. Short title and Extent
(1) This Act may be called the Foreign Aircraft (Exemption from Taxes and Duties on Fuel and Lubricants) Act, 2002.
(2) It extends to the whole of India.
Section 2. Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,--
(a) "Agreements" means the Air Services- Agreements or Air Transport Agreements entered into by India with parties to the Convention;
(b) "Convention" means the Convention on International Civil Aviation opened for signatures at Chicago on the 7th December, 1944.
Section 3. Exemption from Levy of taxes and duties on fuel and lubricants supplied to aircraft of other countries
Where, in pursuance of the Convention or Agreement with any other country or countries, it is necessary to grant exemption from levy of taxes and duties, on fuel and lubricants filled into receptacles forming part of any aircraft of any other country or countries under any law of a State or Union territory in India, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make such provisions as may be necessary for giving effect to the said Convention or Agreement and thereupon the said provision shall apply accordingly and, notwithstanding anything contrary contained in any other law, shall in such application have the force of law in India.