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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

07/2015 (09/07/2015)

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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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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DGFT and Enforcement Directorate Sign MoU on Foreign Exchange Data Sharing

The Enforcement Directorate today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) for sharing of foreign exchange realization data. This data is also known as eBRC (Electronic Bank Realization Certificate) data....

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Highlights of Annual Supplement (2013-14) to Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14 + Announcements

Highlights of Annual Supplement (2013-14) to the Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14 Announced by Shri Anand Sharma 1. Measures to revive investors’ interest in SEZs. 1.1 A package of measures has been formulated to revive investors’ interest in SEZs and to boost exports. The salient features of the package are:- (i) In view of the acute [&h...

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