DGFT Notifications

IEC to Be Abolished; GSTIN to be in Future

DGFT - For the existing IEC holders, necessary changes in the system are being carried out by DGFT so that their PAN becomes their IEC. DGFT system will undertake this migration and the existing IEC holders are not required to undertake any additional exercise in this regard....

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Revised ITC(HS) code 2017 for all export import related transactions

DGFT - In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (as amended from time to time) read with paragraph 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby notifies Indian Trade Classification (Harmonised System) of Import Items, 2017...

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

DGFT - 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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Highlights of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 + Download FTP

DGFT - Earlier there were 5 different schemes (Focus Product Scheme, Market Linked Focus Product Scheme, Focus Market Scheme, Agri. Infrastructure Incentive Scrip, VKGUY) for rewarding merchandise exports with different kinds of duty scrips with varying conditions (sector specific or actual user only) attached to their use. ...

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DGFT Specifies documents required for Export and Import

DGFT - Vide Notification No. 114 (RE-2013)/2009-2014, dated 12th Mar’15, DGFT has prescribed following documents(only three in number) which shall be mandatory for the import/export of goods: For export: o Bill of Lading/Airway Bill ; o Commercial Invoice cum Packing List (Separate Commercial Invoice and Packing List would also be accep...

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DGFT creates GST Facilitation Cell for exporters

DGFT - DGFT has constituted a GST facilitation cell in DGFT Headquarters to assist and advice exporters , trade and industry for smooth transition from present regime to GST regime w.e.f. 1st July 2017....

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Salient features of Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS)

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

DGFT - 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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Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 Unveiled

DGFT - 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 and Enforcement Directorate Sign MoU on Foreign Exchange Data Sharing

DGFT - 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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Review Petition admitted as assessments u/s. 158BC & 158BD were completed by same officer

Commissioner of Income-tax Vs Dr. T.M. Kuriachan (Kerala High Court) - If the claim of the Revenue that both the assessments were completed by the same officer one under s. 158BC and the other under s. 158BD is correct, then certainly the review has to be allowed as Manish Maheshwari's case (supra) has no application. We, therefore, allow the review petition by recalli...

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No restriction on export of eggs & pulses to Maldives during 2017-18

Notification No. 20/2015-2020 - (14/08/2017) - Export of eggs and pulses (dhal) has been permitted to the Republic of Maldives under bilateral trade agreement between Government of India and Government of Maldives during the period 2017-18 w.e.f. April, 2017 as per the quantities indicated in the Table at Para 1 above...

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DGFT issues Trade Notice clarifying conditions on import of Toor Dal

Trade Notice No. 13/(2015-2020) - (11/08/2017) - As per the import data base, 2 lakh MT of Pigeon Peas/Toor Dal has already been imported during the current fiscal year. Therefore, the requirement of issuing detailed procedure for import of Toor Dal no longer exists and no authorization in terms para 2.08 of the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020) wi...

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Amendment in import policy of Pigeon Peas (Cajanus Cajan)/Toor Dal

Notification No. 19/2015-2020 - (05/08/2017) - Import policy of Pigeon Peas (Cajanus cajan)/Toor Dal under EXIM Codes: 0713 60 00, 0713 90 10 and 0713 90 90 is revised from 'free' to 'restricted'....

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DGFT notifies change in name of Indian Merchants’ Chamber

Public Notice No. 16/2015-2020 - (04/08/2017) - The change in name of Indian Merchants' Chamber to IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and new address of Trade Promotion Council of India are notified, under Appendix 2E of FTP, 2015-2020....

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Implementation of GST in Customs-Changes in S/B Declaration-reg

Public Notice No- 100/2017-JNCH - (02/08/2017) - In respect of the cases where export goods had been cleared from factory, warehouse, etc. prior to 1.7.2017 but let export order has not been issued before 1.7.2017. Such goods are not supplies under GST and accordingly, said Note and Condition 12A is not applicable....

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No restriction on export of eggs & pulses to Maldives during 2017-18

Notification No. 20/2015-2020 (14/08/2017)

Export of eggs and pulses (dhal) has been permitted to the Republic of Maldives under bilateral trade agreement between Government of India and Government of Maldives during the period 2017-18 w.e.f. April, 2017 as per the quantities indicated in the Table at Para 1 above...

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DGFT issues Trade Notice clarifying conditions on import of Toor Dal

Trade Notice No. 13/(2015-2020) (11/08/2017)

As per the import data base, 2 lakh MT of Pigeon Peas/Toor Dal has already been imported during the current fiscal year. Therefore, the requirement of issuing detailed procedure for import of Toor Dal no longer exists and no authorization in terms para 2.08 of the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020) will be issued....

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Amendment in import policy of Pigeon Peas (Cajanus Cajan)/Toor Dal

Notification No. 19/2015-2020 (05/08/2017)

Import policy of Pigeon Peas (Cajanus cajan)/Toor Dal under EXIM Codes: 0713 60 00, 0713 90 10 and 0713 90 90 is revised from 'free' to 'restricted'....

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DGFT notifies change in name of Indian Merchants’ Chamber

Public Notice No. 16/2015-2020 (04/08/2017)

The change in name of Indian Merchants' Chamber to IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and new address of Trade Promotion Council of India are notified, under Appendix 2E of FTP, 2015-2020....

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Implementation of GST in Customs-Changes in S/B Declaration-reg

Public Notice No- 100/2017-JNCH (02/08/2017)

In respect of the cases where export goods had been cleared from factory, warehouse, etc. prior to 1.7.2017 but let export order has not been issued before 1.7.2017. Such goods are not supplies under GST and accordingly, said Note and Condition 12A is not applicable....

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Procedure for drawing of samples of Zink Ash/ Skimming in powder & lump form (metallic portion) classifiable under tariff heading 2620-reg

Standing Order No. 95/2017-JNCH (01/08/2017)

Recently, instances have been noticed wherein samples of Zinc ash/ skimming received by DYCC Lab, JNCH, Nhava Sheva are often in powder form without containing any material in lump form which results in showing lower metallic Zinc content and other restrictive pollutants such as Lead, Cadmium etc. when analyzed by the DYCC....

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Proforma for issue of Certificate of Origin for Export of Muli-bamboo & bamboo products:

Public Notice No. 15/2015-2020 (02/08/2017)

Proforma for obtaining Certificate of Origin (COO) for export of (i) Muli bamboo(Melconna baccifera); and (ii) Bamboo products made from bamboo obtained from legal source (except bamboo charcoal, bamboo pulp and unprocessed bamboo shoots) has been notified....

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Amendment in Import Policy of Cigarettes or other Tobacco products

Notification No. 18/2015-2020 (01/08/2017)

Para 13 of the General Notes Regarding Import Policy of ITC (HS), 2017 – Schedule –1 (Import Policy), has been amended in consonance with Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Amendment Rules, 2017....

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Govt prohibits Import of Red Sanders (Pterocarpus Santalinus)

Notification No. 17/2015-2020 (01/08/2017)

Import of Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus) is Prohibited by amending the import Policy Condition of items under Exim Code 4403 9918 under Chapter 44 of ITC (HS), 2017 – Schedule –1 (Import Policy)...

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Allocation of quantity for export of sugar to USA under Tariff Rate Quota

Trade Circular No. 12/2018 (31/07/2017)

USDA Foreign Agriculture Service has announced the non-country specific Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for refined sugar to 182000 MTRV (metric tons raw vah te) for exporters from all WTO countries for the US fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018) which includes...

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