No person shall import any cylinder filled or intended to be filled
with any compressed gas except under and in accordance with the
conditions of a licence granted under these rules and the relevant
provisions of Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 –
The cylinders/valve shall be of a type and standard as specified in
Schedule I of the Gas Cylinders Rules, 2004 and approved by the Chief
Controller of Explosives. Used cylinders/valves will not be permitted
The following documents are required to be submitted by the applicant: -
An application in Form ‘B’ duly filled in and signed.
Manufacturer’s test and inspection certificate complete in all respects pertaining to each lot of cylinder and valve.
In case cylinders are desired to be imported duly filled with
gas, filler’s certificate in respect of item 3(vi)(vii)(ix) of the Form
‘B’ shall be furnished.
Demand draft drawn for the amount as shown in Schedule V drawn on
any nationalized bank in favour of Chief Controller of Explosives
payable at Nagpur.
Copy of the necessary permission/clearance from DGFT in the case
of products/gases classified as ‘Restricted’ under Exim Policy.
In the case of imports of gases in supplier’s returnable cylinders,
copy of re-export bond and bank guarantee executed to President of
India through Commissioner of Customs shall also be submitted.
The foreign cylinder/valve manufacturers who desire to take
approval under Gas Cylinders Rules, 2004 may follow the procedure laid
down under Rule 3 of the aforesaid Rules. They may also approach Bureau
of Indian Standards for registration of the product as per the
equivalent Indian Standards under Certification Scheme for Foreign