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DGFT-Restoration of facility of acceptance of Demand Draft towards application fee/ penalty/ any other fee

Public Notice No. 06/2015-20 (16/04/2015)

The application fee/ penalty/ any other fee shall be deposited in the following manner:- (1) By Demand Draft, in favour of the Head of the concerned Regional office of DGFT, or by depositing cash or cheque for Treasury Receipt Challan (TR) in an authorized Branch of Central Bank of India indicating the Head of Accounts 1453 -Foreign Trade...

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Keeping in abeyance the provisions of para 2.55 and 2.56 of Handbook of Procedures, 2015-20

Public Notice No. 05/2015-20 (10/04/2015)

In order to facilitate transitional arrangements, the provisions of para 2.55 and 2.56 of Handbook of Procedures, 2015-20 are kept in abeyance till further orders and the procedure for issue of PSIC will be regulated as per procedure laid down in para 2.32.2A and 2.32.2B of Handbook of Procedure Vol.I, 2009-14, till further orders....

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Key Highlights of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020

Amendments in DGFT Notifications- Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) - Schedule of country groups, ITC (HS) code wise list of products with reward rates under Appendix 3B: The DGFT has notified the Appendix 3B which contains Table 1-List of Country Groups and Table 2-ITC (HS) code wise list of products with reward rates under ME...

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Export Policy of Onions – reduction in MEP to US$ 250 per Metric Ton

Notification No. 2/2015-2020 (07/04/2015)

NOTIFICATION NO. 2/2015-2020, Dated: April 7, 2015 Export of all varieties of onions as described above will be subject to a Minimum Export Price (MEP) of US$ 250 per MT (reduced from MEP of US$ 300 per MT earlier). ...

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How to know MEIS rate for your Product and Country of Export

MEIS reward rates (2%/3%/5%) specified for export of notified goods to notified markets [categorized into 3 groups, viz. Country Group A, B and C] as a percentage of realized FOB value in free foreign exchange. Now Readers may be willing to know how to know the rate of MEIS for the country they are exporting. In this article we are explai...

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Salient Features of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020

Chapter 3 benefits of the erstwhile FTP have now been consolidated into two new schemes for export of merchandise and services, viz. Merchandise Export from India Scheme (‘MEIS’) and Service Export from India Scheme (‘SEIS’). ...

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Key Takeaways of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020

Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 Unveiled: Aiming to nearly double India’s exports of goods and services to USD 900 billion by 2020 Commerce and Industry Minister Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi-led government’s new Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020 (“FTP”) on April 1, 2015 at the Vigyan Bhawan,...

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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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8 Important Changes in Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020

Five different schemes(Focus Product Scheme, Market Linked Focus Product Scheme, Focus Market Scheme, Agri Infrastructure Incentive Scrip, VKGUY) merged into single unconditional scheme named as Merchandise Export from India Scheme(MEIS);...

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DGFT notifies Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020

Notification No.01/2015-2020 (01/04/2015)

Notification No.01/2015-2020 Dated April 1, 2015 Central Government hereby notifies the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020. This Foreign Trade Policy shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2015....

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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.

At Taxguru, we bring you all the latest news on DGFT and DGFT notifications. Find out all the recent DGFT news here. We publish regular DGFT articles for our viewers at regular intervals. We keep updating our site regularly with all the latest and relevant DGFT news so that our viewers can stay informed with all the import-export related information at all times. Stay with us for more on latest DGFT news here at Taxguru.

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