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Revised ITC(HS) code 2017 for all export import related transactions

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (as amended from time to time) read with paragraph 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby notifies Indian Trade Classification (Harmonised System) of Import Items, 2017...

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How to obtain Importer Exporter Code (IEC) Number

An application for grant of IEC number shall be made by Registered/Head Office of applicant and apply to nearest Regional Authority of DGFT...

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Brief Analysis of Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)

It not only replaces Served from India scheme (SFIS) available under the Foreign Trade Policy 20109-2014, but it rationalize the incentives under the erstwhile schemes, removes various kind of restrictions of use of scrip issued under the Scheme and significantly enlarges the scope of the earlier scheme. Unlike earlier Scheme, this scheme...

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All about Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)

Objective of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) is to offset infrastructural inefficiencies and associated costs involved in export of goods/products, which are produced /manufactured in India...

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Discrepancy in Service Exports from India Scheme?

New SEIS scheme is also not free from defects. There are certain discrepancy which have not been taken care of at the time of introducing such scheme nor there has been any clarification issued by Director General of Foreign Trade (‘DGFT’) in this regard, till date....

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Govt to implement SC Judgment on Target Plus Scheme under FTP 2004-09

It held that the Notification No. 48/2005 dated February 20, 2006 (certain products were made ineligible) and Notification No. 8/2006 dated June 12, 2006 (rates were reduced to 5% from the earlier 5, 10 and 15%) related to the Target Plus Scheme (TPS) could not be applied retrospectively and they would be effective only from the date of t...

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Measures taken by govt to diversify & boost exports from India

The Government has taken various measures to diversify and boost exports from India, which includes; (i) Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) was included under Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 w.e.f. April 1, 2015...

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Salient features of Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS)

The Government of India has introduced Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) through the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 w.e.f. April 1, 2015. It seeks to promote export of notified goods manufactured/ produced in India....

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Ease of Doing Business initiatives implemented by DGFT

DGFT briefly summarized the major initiatives relating to policy simplification, reducing cost of capital through interest subvention, document reduction, IT initiatives like online filing of applications, creation of trade portal and training and outreach activities....

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DGFT Launches online payment facility for application fees through Credit/ Debit Cards

Visa / Master Card Credit card transaction: 1.45% of payment amount per transaction. Visa / Master Card/Rupay Debit Card transactions: For transactions upto Rs.2000/- : 0.75% of payment amount per transaction. For transactions above Rs.2000/- : 1.00% of payment amount per transaction....

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Indian subsidiaries of foreign companies can claim SFIS benefit

Yum Restaurants (I) Pvt. Ltd Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court) - Recently, in case of YUM RESTAURANTS (I) PVT.LTD AND Anr. v. Union of India & Ors, Hon'ble Delhi High Court pronounced that there is no provision in the Foreign Trade Policy which debars an Indian subsidiary of a foreign holding company from availing the benefit of Serve From India Scheme(SFIS)....

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As per Import and Export Policy for the period 2009-2014 mport of second hand goods except capital goods is restricted and special import license is required

Eastron Overseas Inc., Mataji Enterprises & M/s. Celestial Enterprises by bill of entries dated 12.12.2011, 14.12.2011 and 7.12.2011 had asked the Commissioner of Customs at ICD, Tughlakabad, New Delhi to permit and allow import into India of the Data Graphic Display Tubes, which have been imported ...

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DEPB – Whether aluminium grills can be termed as Extruded aluminium products, and if so, Whether assessee can take benefit of Item 7 of Code 61 – No, rules SC

The core issue that falls for our consideration and decision in this appeal is: whether aluminium grills can be termed as Extruded aluminium products? If the answer is in positive, the assessee would be covered by Item Serial No.7 of the Product Code 61 of the Duty Entitlement Passbook Scheme (for s...

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Licensing authorities have the power to amend the licence with retrospective effect- Bombay HC

The Bombay HC last week quashed the decision of the Customs, Excise, Service Tax Appellate Tribunal which held the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), the licensing authority under the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, did not have the powers to amend licences with retrospective ef...

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Bombay HC quashed DGFT policy circular which was contrary to the provisions of Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act

The Bombay high court last week quashed the office memorandum / press release dated November 11 and policy circular dated December 22 last year as they were not issued under the provisions of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, and, therefore, the restrictions contained in them were ...

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DGFT includes Hazira Port for export promotion benefits

Public Notice No. 06/2015-2020 - (27/04/2017) - Seaport located at Hazira (Surat) Port is included under in paragraph 4.37(a) of Hand Book of Procedures (2015-2020) for availing export promotion benefits under Chapter 4 of Foreign Trade Policy....

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10 Clarification on TRQ for Raw Sugar

Trade Notice No. 5 - (27/04/2017) - This Office has received certain requests for clarifications on the TRQ for Raw Sugar as notified vide DGFT's Notification No 1 & 2 dated 5th April, and I3th April. The same having been considered is clarified as under...

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DGFT Offices address changes in 5 Cities in India

Public Notice No. 05/(2015-2020) - (27/04/2017) - The address of Regional Office of DGFT at Puducherry and the Head of office at the Regional Office of DGFT at Ludhiana, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad in Appendix –lA of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20 have been changed....

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DGFT amends Table A of Schedule 2 & Appendix 3 of ITC(HS)

Notification No. 05/2015-2020-DGFT - (24/04/2017) - In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 and Section 14A of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992) read with Para 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended, and in supersession of DGFT Notification No.38 (RE-2010) /2009-2014 dated 31st March, 201...

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Export Authorisation /Certificate / Permission for non-SCOMET Items

Public Notice No. 4/2015-20-DGFT - (24/04/2017) - The provision for regulating export of non-SCOMET items having potential risk of use in or diversion to WMD/missile/military end use has been prescribed. Provision for Maintenance of Records has been prescribed. Amendments have been made in para 2.74 and para 2.81 for adherence to various Multilater...

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DGFT includes Hazira Port for export promotion benefits

Public Notice No. 06/2015-2020 (27/04/2017)

Seaport located at Hazira (Surat) Port is included under in paragraph 4.37(a) of Hand Book of Procedures (2015-2020) for availing export promotion benefits under Chapter 4 of Foreign Trade Policy....

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10 Clarification on TRQ for Raw Sugar

Trade Notice No. 5 (27/04/2017)

This Office has received certain requests for clarifications on the TRQ for Raw Sugar as notified vide DGFT's Notification No 1 & 2 dated 5th April, and I3th April. The same having been considered is clarified as under...

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DGFT Offices address changes in 5 Cities in India

Public Notice No. 05/(2015-2020) (27/04/2017)

The address of Regional Office of DGFT at Puducherry and the Head of office at the Regional Office of DGFT at Ludhiana, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad in Appendix –lA of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20 have been changed....

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DGFT amends Table A of Schedule 2 & Appendix 3 of ITC(HS)

Notification No. 05/2015-2020-DGFT (24/04/2017)

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 and Section 14A of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992) read with Para 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended, and in supersession of DGFT Notification No.38 (RE-2010) /2009-2014 dated 31st March, 2011, Notification no. 93(RE-2012)/2009-14 ...

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Export Authorisation /Certificate / Permission for non-SCOMET Items

Public Notice No. 4/2015-20-DGFT (24/04/2017)

The provision for regulating export of non-SCOMET items having potential risk of use in or diversion to WMD/missile/military end use has been prescribed. Provision for Maintenance of Records has been prescribed. Amendments have been made in para 2.74 and para 2.81 for adherence to various Multilateral Export Control Regimes and to clarify...

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SEIS Schedule under App. 3D-Eligible period extended up to 31.3.2017

Public Notices No. 3/2015-2020 (21/04/2017)

The earlier notified period of services export rendered between 1-4-2015 to 31-03-2016, as per the list comprising rates and conditions for rewards under the Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) notified vide Public Notice No. 3/2015-20 dated 1st April, 2015 as amended vide Public Notice no. 42/2015-20 dated 26.10.2015, is extended u...

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Duty Credit Scrip can be utilised for Custom Duty payment

Notification No. 04/2015-2020-DGFT (21/04/2017)

Duty Credit Scrip can be utilised/debited for payment of Custom Duties in case of EO defaults for Authorizations issued under Chapters 4 and 5 of previous FTPs as well. The Para 3.18(a) of FTP 2015-20 has been amended to bring more clarity on the utilization of Duty Credit Scrips for payment of Customs Duties in case of EO defaults....

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Reg. grant of Licences/ Authorisations for import of Gold Dore

Trade Notice No. 04 (21/04/2017)

It is brought to the notice of the Trade and EPCs that w.e.f. 01.06.2017 only those applications for grant of gold dore shall be considered by this Directorate where the applicant refinery holds a valid licence from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)....

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Quantitative ceiling on export of organic agricultural & processed products

Notification No. 03/2015-2020 (19/04/2017)

Exemption from the application of quantitative ceiling and export bans on export of organic agricultural products (wheat, non-Basmati rice) and organic processed products (edible oils and sugar) and enhancement of quantitative ceiling on export of pulses & lentils....

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Amendment in SION A-39 under Chemical & Allied Product Group

Public Notice No. 02/2015-2020 (19/04/2017)

Standard Input Output Norms (SION) A-39 for export product falling under the Chemicals and Allied Products Group has been amended....

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The DGFT (Directorate General of foreign Trade) is the agency under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India which governs the execution of policies related to import and export in the country. Till 1991 it was known as CCI&E (Chief Controller of Imports & Exports). It plays a very significant role in developing trading relations with several other nations and therefore assists in enhancing not just economic growth but also offers impetus required by the trade industry. To promote exports and imports, DGFT has established several of its regional offices throughout the country.

Some of the important functions of DGFT can be summed up as below:

  • DGFT is entrusted with the responsibility to implement several policies on trade, for instance, the Foreign Trade Policy.
  • Directorate General of Foreign Trade is the licensing authority for licensing the importers, exporters, and import and export business.
  • DGFT could restrict, prohibit and regulate imports and exports.
  • DGFT has a significant role in issuing Public Notices, Notifications, Circulars, etc.
  • DGFT grants ten digit Importer Exporter Code (IEC) that are the primary requirement for Importing and Exporting activities
  • DGFT launches several schemes time to time about trade benefits across the country.
  • DGFT has launched the ITC (HS CODE) Schedule-1 for import goods and Schedule-2 for Export goods.

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