In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,- (a) "activity" means import or export;
(b) "advance ruling" means the determination, by the Authority, of a question of law or fact specified in the application regarding the liability to pay duty in relation to an activity which is proposed to be undertaken, by the applicant;
(c) "applicant" means a non-resident setting up a joint venture in India in collaboration with a non-resident or resident, or a resident setting up a joint venture in India in collaboration with a non-resident, making application;
(d) "application" means an application made to the Authority under sub-section (1) of section 28H;
(e) "Authority" means the Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 28F;
(f) "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Authority;
(g) "Member" means a Member of the Authority and includes the Chairperson; and
(h) "non-resident" shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (30) of section 2 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.