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SEIS: Are You Ready To Apply from April 1, 2016

The Service Exports from India Scheme (‘SEIS’) was introduced last year under the new Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 (‘the FTP’) to encourage export of services from India. The new SEIS policy initiative is a much better policy initiative than the erstwhile Served From India Scheme (‘SFIS’) that had its own limitations in term...

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What Factors basically deal with foreign Trade Policy?

According to Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 foreign trade policy basically contain a set of guidelines or instruction of import and export. Its primary purpose is not merely earn to foreign exchange but also to stimulate greater economy activity....

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Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme (EPCG) under FTP 2015-2020

The objective of the EPCG Scheme is to facilitate import of capital goods for producing quality goods and services to enhance India’s export competitiveness. EPCG scheme allows the import of capital goods for pre-production, production and post -production at Zero custom duty....

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All about Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)

The new five year Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020 introduces the 'Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)'. This reward scheme shall come into force from the date of notification i.e. 1.04.2015. The rewards under SEIS shall be admissible for services rendered on or after the date of notification of this Policy....

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Importer Exporter Code (IEC)

Importer Exporter Code IEC Code is unique 10 digit code issued by DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. As per the Foreign Trade Policy no import or export shall be made by any person without obtaining an IEC unless specifically exempted. ...

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

The Government of India has reviewed the extant FDI policy on various sectors and made following amendments in the Consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2015, effective from May 12, 2015, by introducing composite caps, so that uniformity and simplicity are brought ...

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DGFT allots IEC in 73 to 977 Years in advance

Only one Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is allowed against a single Permanent Account Number (PAN) issued by Department of Income Tax (Paragraph 2.9 of HBP). The IEC data indicates the genuineness of an exporter/ importer and determines his/her unique identity in the Trade and helps the regulatory agencies in tracking the holder in cases of...

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Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 Unveiled

The new five year Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20 provides a framework for increasing exports of goods and services as well as generation of employment and increasing value addition in the country, in keeping with the Make in India vision of Prime Minister....

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DGFT operationalises online filing of IEC applications, online processing and issue of e-IECs in digital format

DGFT has started operationalising online filing of Importer Exporter Code (IEC) applications, online processing and issue of e-IECs in digital format. Now new entrepreneurs/exporters/importers can apply online for issue of new IEC from the comfort of their home/IT Kiosk with no more visits to the Regional Authority's office required, and ...

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Gold award for Income Tax Department under National Award on E-Governance 2014-15

The Project marks a major step in ensuring TDS compliance through the processing of TDS returns and comprehensive data processing of TDS statements using technology driven end-to-end processes. At present 15 Lakh deductors and 2.5 crore tax payers are using various e-enabled online services through the CPC (TDS). ...

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Indian subsidiaries of foreign companies can claim SFIS benefit

Yum Restaurants (I) Pvt. Ltd V. 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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Updation of SCOMET list classifying Export & Import Items

Notification No. 05/(2015-2020) - (29/04/2016) - Amendments/additions to Categories 0, 3 & 4 of SCOMET list [Appendix 3 to Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export & Import Items] have been notified....

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Status Holder-Amendment in Para 3.20(b) of FTP 2015-20

Notification No. 04/2015-2020 - (29/04/2016) - The criteria for recognition as status holder has been changed w.e.f 01.04.2016 to the exports in the current and previous three financial years from the existing criteria of current and previous two financial years. Forthe Gems and Jewellery Sectors the existing criteria of export performance in th...

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Introduction of policy conditions on import of dogs

Notification No. 3/2015-2020 - (25/04/2016) - Central Government hereby introduces policy conditions on import of dogs under Chapter 01 of ITC (HS), 2012 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy) as under: (7) Import of dogs is allowed only for the following specific purposes:-...

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Reg. Queries related to IEC filing process

Trade Notice No. 12/AM16 - (22/04/2016) - Trade is hereby informed that whenever application for issue or modification of IEC is to be filed now, it has to be done only through an online process with digital signature and the filing is done to DGFT, New Delhi. Only after successful filing of the application it gets downloaded to Pune-JDGFT...

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Amended Track & Trace system for Pharmaceuticals & Drug export

Public Notice No. 3/2015-2020 - (21/04/2016) - In case, the Government of the importing country has mandated a specific requirement, the exporter has the option of adhering to the same and in such a case, it would not be necessary to comply with the stipulation under sub para (i) to (iv) of Para 2 of this Public Notice and if an exporter is seek...

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Updation of SCOMET list classifying Export & Import Items

Notification No. 05/(2015-2020) (29/04/2016)

Amendments/additions to Categories 0, 3 & 4 of SCOMET list [Appendix 3 to Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export & Import Items] have been notified....

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Status Holder-Amendment in Para 3.20(b) of FTP 2015-20

Notification No. 04/2015-2020 (29/04/2016)

The criteria for recognition as status holder has been changed w.e.f 01.04.2016 to the exports in the current and previous three financial years from the existing criteria of current and previous two financial years. Forthe Gems and Jewellery Sectors the existing criteria of export performance in the current and previous two years shall c...

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Introduction of policy conditions on import of dogs

Notification No. 3/2015-2020 (25/04/2016)

Central Government hereby introduces policy conditions on import of dogs under Chapter 01 of ITC (HS), 2012 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy) as under: (7) Import of dogs is allowed only for the following specific purposes:-...

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Reg. Queries related to IEC filing process

Trade Notice No. 12/AM16 (22/04/2016)

Trade is hereby informed that whenever application for issue or modification of IEC is to be filed now, it has to be done only through an online process with digital signature and the filing is done to DGFT, New Delhi. Only after successful filing of the application it gets downloaded to Pune-JDGFT. ...

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Amended Track & Trace system for Pharmaceuticals & Drug export

Public Notice No. 3/2015-2020 (21/04/2016)

In case, the Government of the importing country has mandated a specific requirement, the exporter has the option of adhering to the same and in such a case, it would not be necessary to comply with the stipulation under sub para (i) to (iv) of Para 2 of this Public Notice and if an exporter is seeking to avail such exemption from bar cod...

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Grant of relaxation of ILC with Regional Authorities

Trade Notice No. 03/2016 (21/04/2016)

Vide Notification No. 38 dated 5th February, 2016, Government has imposed Minimum Import Prices (MIP) on 173 tariff lines under Chapter 72 (Iron & Steel). The same Notification also protects imports/shipments after 5th Feb, 2016, which are negotiated and finalised under Irrevocable Letter of Credits (ILCs) before the date of the said No...

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Reg. Benefit of MEIS on exports of Tamarind Kernel Powder

Trade Notice No. 2/2016 (19/04/2016)

It has been brought to the notice of this Directorate that some exporters are classifying the item Tamarind Kernel Powder under ITC(HS) Code 11063010 and claiming MEIS benefit. It is clarified that the correct ITC(HS) Code of Tamarind Kernel Powder is 13023290 on which MEIS benefit is not available....

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Definition of e-commerce in foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020)

Notification No 2/2015-20 (11/04/2016)

e-commerce means buying and selling of goods and services including digital products, conducted over digital and electronic network. For the purposes of merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) e-commerce shall mean the export of goods hosted on a website accessible through the internet to a purchaser....

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Betel Leaves Export to European Union subject to registration with APEDA

Notification No. 1/2015-20 (08/04/2016)

Central Government, with immediate effect, hereby makes the following amendments in Schedule-2 (Export Policy) of ITC HS) Classification of Export and Import Items, as amended from time to time : -(a) Export to European Union is permitted subject to registration with APEDA, the designated Competent Authority...

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FTP 2015-20: Nine new Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies approved

Public Notice No. 02/2015-2020 (08/04/2016)

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Public Notice No. 02/2015-2020 NEW DELHI DATED 08th APRIL, 2016 In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following a...

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