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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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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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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

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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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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Amendment in Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011

Public Notice No. 112/2016-JNCH - (22/08/2016) - Attention of all the Importers/Exporters, Customs Brokers and the member of the Trade is invited to the Notification dated 14th May’2015 issued by the Food and Public Distributions Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, New Delhi....

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Reg. mandatory warehousing requirements for EOUs, STPIs, EHTPs

Public Notice No. 25/2015-2020 - (13/08/2016) - Removal of mandatory warehousing requirements for EOUs, STPIs, EHTPs etc. - Amendment in (i) paras 6.06, 6.20 and 6.40 of Hand Book of Procedures(HBP) 2015-2020; and (ii) Appendix 6E, 6G,6H, 6M,5C and ANF 6A, ANF 6B of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-2020 reg....

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Removal of mandatory warehousing requirements for EOUs, STPIs, EHTPs

Notification No. 23/2015-2020 - (13/08/2016) - An EOU engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry, aquaculture, floriculture, horticulture, pisciculture, viticulture, poultry or sericulture may be permitted to remove specified goods in connection with its activities for use outside the premises of the unit....

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Value enhanced of Import of consumer electronic items for personal use

Notification No. 22/2015-2020 - (12/08/2016) - C.I.F. value of import of consumer electronic items at any one time by any person through post or otherwise for personal use is enhanced to ₹ 50,000....

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Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for export of Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories

Notification No. 21/2015-2020 - (11/08/2016) - A new scheme called Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for export of Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories of Chapter 61 & 62 of ITC(HS) Classification is introduced with effect from 1st September 2016 wherein exporters are entitled for an authorisation for fabrics including inter lining on...

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Amendment in Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011

Public Notice No. 112/2016-JNCH (22/08/2016)

Attention of all the Importers/Exporters, Customs Brokers and the member of the Trade is invited to the Notification dated 14th May’2015 issued by the Food and Public Distributions Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, New Delhi....

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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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Reg. mandatory warehousing requirements for EOUs, STPIs, EHTPs

Public Notice No. 25/2015-2020 (13/08/2016)

Removal of mandatory warehousing requirements for EOUs, STPIs, EHTPs etc. - Amendment in (i) paras 6.06, 6.20 and 6.40 of Hand Book of Procedures(HBP) 2015-2020; and (ii) Appendix 6E, 6G,6H, 6M,5C and ANF 6A, ANF 6B of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-2020 reg....

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Removal of mandatory warehousing requirements for EOUs, STPIs, EHTPs

Notification No. 23/2015-2020 (13/08/2016)

An EOU engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry, aquaculture, floriculture, horticulture, pisciculture, viticulture, poultry or sericulture may be permitted to remove specified goods in connection with its activities for use outside the premises of the unit....

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Value enhanced of Import of consumer electronic items for personal use

Notification No. 22/2015-2020 (12/08/2016)

C.I.F. value of import of consumer electronic items at any one time by any person through post or otherwise for personal use is enhanced to ₹ 50,000....

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Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for export of Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories

Notification No. 21/2015-2020 (11/08/2016)

A new scheme called Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for export of Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories of Chapter 61 & 62 of ITC(HS) Classification is introduced with effect from 1st September 2016 wherein exporters are entitled for an authorisation for fabrics including inter lining on pre-import basis, and All Industry Rate...

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Clubbing of Advance Authorizations for Annual Requirement

Public Notice No. 24/2015-2020 (07/08/2016)

Facility of clubbing is being allowed for Advance Authorisations for Annual Requirement issued during Foreign Trade Policy period 2009-14 and 2015-20 wherever exports and imports have taken place as per Standard Input output Norms (SION) notified (available in Handbook of Procedures)....

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VKGUY benefits on export of grapes including packing material

Trade Notice No. 13/2016 (04/08/2016)

It is, hereby, clarified that grapes packed in imported packing material do not fall under ineligible category mentioned under para 3.17.2(ii) of FTP and, therefore, exporter is entitled for VKGUY benefit on FOB value i.e. without deducting the cost of imported packing material. ...

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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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Notification No. 20/2015-2020, Dated: 04.08.2016

Notification No. 20/2015-2020 (04/08/2016)

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government in modification of the Notification No.38/2015-2020 dated 5th February, 2016 hereby extends the applicability of Minimum Import Price (MIP) beyon...

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