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Import of Calcium Carbide at Nhava Sheva not allowed

Public Notice No. 59/2017-JNCH (28/04/2017)

Since, import of Calcium Carbide at Nhava Sheva is not allowed till amendment in Calcium Carbide Rules, 1987 and inclusion of Nhava Sheva in the specified list under Rule 10 of Calcium Carbide Rules, 1987 is likely to take time, it has been decided that no import of Calcium Carbide will be allowed through JNCH until the rules in this rega...

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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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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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