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Overview of RoDTEP scheme

Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) is a new scheme launched by the government to replace the existing MEIS scheme for exports of goods from India. RoDTEP Scheme, to benefit the exporters in place of MEIS was announced vide press release dated 31-Dec-2020,...

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Brief Understanding on Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20)- Part III

EOU, EHTP, STP & SCHEME 1. EOU, EHTP, STP & SCHEME units are setup for their export of entire production of goods and services (except permissible sale in DTA) 2. They can import input & capital goods without payment of customs duty. 3. STP, EHTP, BTP scheme are similar to EOU schemes and provisions are […]...

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Brief Understanding on Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20)- Part II

EXPORT PROMOTION SCHEME EXEMPTION SCHEMES Duty exemption scheme Advance Authorisation Scheme Duty free import authorisation scheme (DFIA) Duty Remission Scheme Duty Drawback Scheme (DBK) Sec. 75 customs Duty Remission Scheme under Central Excise law not applicable REWARD SCHEMES 1. Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) 2. Service Ex...

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New Foreign Trade Policy 2021 – 26

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry has issued a press release dated 12 Jan 2021 to give a brief on Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting of Commerce and Industry on which was held to discuss “New Foreign Trade Policy 2021-26”. Please find below excerpts form press release for your perusal: The meeting was chair...

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Brief understanding on Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20)- Part I

LEGISLATION ♣ Foreign Trade is regulated by ministry of commerce and industry. ♣ Director General of Foreign Trade handles full administration (DGFT). ♣ FTP is 5 years policy prepared under Foreign Trade Development & Regulation (D &R) Act 1992. ♣ Ministry and DGFT administered the FTP in formulation, control and superviso...

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UNDP and Invest India launch the SDG Investor Map for India

UNDP and Invest India have launched the SDG Investor Map for India, laying out 18 Investment Opportunities Areas (IOAs) in six critical SDG enabling sectors, that can help India push the needle forward on Sustainable Development....

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DGFT Update | MEIS for 2019-20 & 2020-21 | New DGFT Policy & Portal

Please find below synopsis of recent important updates issued by DGFT for your quick reference: ​​Office Memorandum: F. No. 605/58/2015-DBK (Pt. II) dated 12 Nov 2020: The MEIS, introduced in April 2015, will be wound up by 31 December 2020. The government has already announced the Remission of Duty or Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP...

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Clarification on Iron Ore Exports

Export policy restriction put in 1998 only for KIOCL: On 21.01.1998, vide Notification, a specific entry was added in the export policy regarding “Iron Ore pellets manufactured by Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL) out of concentrates produced by it”. Thus, the export policy was regard to only Iron Ore pellets manufactured b...

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Summary of Performance Audit on MEIS and SEIS

This report contains significant results of the performance audit on Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) and Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS), which was conducted to seek an assurance on the success of facilitation measures introduced for simplifying the process of issuance of scrips and to examine effective linkage of ru...

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List of Export Promotion Councils Affiliated to Department of Commerce

Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) are organizations of exporters, set up under the Societies Registration Act/ Companies Act, with the objective of promoting Indian exports....

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SC stays HC order on Drawback Limitation for SCN under Drawback Rules

Union of India Vs Famina Knit Fabs (Supreme Court) - Union of India Vs Famina Knit Fabs (Supreme Court) Drawback Limitation for SCN under Drawback Rules, 1995 and saving of SCNs, for earlier period, issued after Drawback Rules, 2017 The Supreme Court has stayed the operation of the Punjab & Haryana High Court’s 2019 decision wherein the High Cou...

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HC imposes cost on DGFT officer for passing order without any application of mind

Nautilus Metal Crafts Pvt. Ltd. Vs Joint Director General of Foreign Trade (Delhi High Court) - Nautilus Metal Crafts Pvt. Ltd. Vs Joint Director General of Foreign Trade (Delhi High Court) The Show Cause Notice was for ‘availing Special MEIS benefits fraudulently by mis-declaration and forgery of documents’. The petitioner in its reply had categorically submitted that it had not c...

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Joint DGFT cannot review his own orders: HC

Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. Vs. Union of India (Madras High Court) - Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. Vs. Union of India (Madras High Court) Joint DGFT has no powers to review his own orders in view of Section 16 of the FTDR Act. There can be no review of an earlier refund except in accordance with the provision of Section 16 of the FTDR Act, which only permits the [&hel...

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SC Sustains Imposition of Restrictions on Import of Peas & Pulses

Union of India Vs Agricas LLP and Others etc. (Supreme Court of India) - Union of India Vs Agricas LLP and Others etc. (Supreme Court) In the instant case, the Writ Petition is filed by challenging the imposition of restrictions on import of Peas and pulses. As per petitioner, the notifications issued by the DGFT had the effect of modifying or amending the EXIM policy as...

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DGFT cannot Restriction Advance Authorisation through Public Notice

M. D. Overseas Limited Vs Union of India And Ors. (Delhi High Court) - The issue under consideration is whether the Public notice issued by DGFT for restricting the issuance of Advance Authorisation is justified in law?...

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Reg. export of Diagnostic Kits & their components/laboratory reagents

Trade Notice No: 39/2020-21-DGFT - (19/01/2021) - Procedure and Criteria for submission and approval of applications for export of Diagnostic Kits and their components/laboratory reagents. Reference is invited to DGFT Notification No. 09 dated 10.06.2020 restricting the export of Diagnostic Kits/Laboratory Reagents/Diagnostic Apparatus....

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DGFT Introduces online e-PRC System

Trade Notice No. 38/2020-21  - (15/01/2021) - As a part of IT Revamp of the organisation, this Directorate has decided to introduce a new module (online e-PRC System) for seeking policy/procedure relaxation in terms of Para 2.58 of FTP. Therefore, from 25.01.2021 onwards, all applications seeking policy/procedure relaxation are mandatorily requ...

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UK added as a country of Export on e-COO Platform under GSP

Trade Notice No. 37/2020-2021 - (11/01/2020) - In continuation to the earlier Trade Notice(s) 30/2020-21 dated 13.10.2020, it is informed that the United Kingdom (UK) is being added as a country of Export on the e-COO Platform under Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)....

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DGFT enlist ‘All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association’

Public Notice No. 37/2015-2020-DGFT - (08/01/2021) - M/s The All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (North Zone), Gurugram, Haryana is enlisted under Appendix 2E of FTP, 2015-2020 for issuing Certificate of Origin (Non-Preferential)....

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DGFT amends import policy of items under Chapter 41 & 43

Notification No. 55/2015-2020-DGFT - (07/01/2021) - Import policy of some items classified under Chapter 41 and 43 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule – I (Import Policy) is amended from 'prohibited' to 'free' and new policy conditions added to Chapter 41 and 43....

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Overview of RoDTEP scheme

Press release (31/.0/1.20)

Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) is a new scheme launched by the government to replace the existing MEIS scheme for exports of goods from India. RoDTEP Scheme, to benefit the exporters in place of MEIS was announced vide press release dated 31-Dec-2020,...

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Reg. export of Diagnostic Kits & their components/laboratory reagents

Trade Notice No: 39/2020-21-DGFT (19/01/2021)

Procedure and Criteria for submission and approval of applications for export of Diagnostic Kits and their components/laboratory reagents. Reference is invited to DGFT Notification No. 09 dated 10.06.2020 restricting the export of Diagnostic Kits/Laboratory Reagents/Diagnostic Apparatus....

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Brief Understanding on Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20)- Part III

EOU, EHTP, STP & SCHEME 1. EOU, EHTP, STP & SCHEME units are setup for their export of entire production of goods and services (except permissible sale in DTA) 2. They can import input & capital goods without payment of customs duty. 3. STP, EHTP, BTP scheme are similar to EOU schemes and provisions are […]...

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Brief Understanding on Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20)- Part II

EXPORT PROMOTION SCHEME EXEMPTION SCHEMES Duty exemption scheme Advance Authorisation Scheme Duty free import authorisation scheme (DFIA) Duty Remission Scheme Duty Drawback Scheme (DBK) Sec. 75 customs Duty Remission Scheme under Central Excise law not applicable REWARD SCHEMES 1. Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) 2. Service Ex...

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New Foreign Trade Policy 2021 – 26

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry has issued a press release dated 12 Jan 2021 to give a brief on Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting of Commerce and Industry on which was held to discuss “New Foreign Trade Policy 2021-26”. Please find below excerpts form press release for your perusal: The meeting was chair...

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DGFT Introduces online e-PRC System

Trade Notice No. 38/2020-21  (15/01/2021)

As a part of IT Revamp of the organisation, this Directorate has decided to introduce a new module (online e-PRC System) for seeking policy/procedure relaxation in terms of Para 2.58 of FTP. Therefore, from 25.01.2021 onwards, all applications seeking policy/procedure relaxation are mandatorily required to be submitted online through the ...

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Brief understanding on Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20)- Part I

LEGISLATION ♣ Foreign Trade is regulated by ministry of commerce and industry. ♣ Director General of Foreign Trade handles full administration (DGFT). ♣ FTP is 5 years policy prepared under Foreign Trade Development & Regulation (D &R) Act 1992. ♣ Ministry and DGFT administered the FTP in formulation, control and superviso...

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Basics of Import

 Introduction: Export and Import trade is regulated by Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), it is a body functioning under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India. DGFT is the regulator, promotor and facilitator of Import and Export. DGFT implements the policies and procedure from time t...

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Modify/Apply or Linking of existing IEC Digitally with New DGFT Website

Importer Exporter Code (IEC), is 10-digit code, however, after implementation of GST it is the PAN of the entity, with a lifetime validity issued by the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) to the importer/exporter in terms of Para 2.12 of Foreign Trade Policy(FTP 2015-20) read with Para 2.08 of Handbook of Procedure....

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UK added as a country of Export on e-COO Platform under GSP

Trade Notice No. 37/2020-2021 (11/01/2020)

In continuation to the earlier Trade Notice(s) 30/2020-21 dated 13.10.2020, it is informed that the United Kingdom (UK) is being added as a country of Export on the e-COO Platform under Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)....

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Latest DGFT / FTP News

Checkout all the latest news on DGFT and DGFT notifications at Taxguru.in. Read DGFT articles and DGFT news on our website which is updated regularly. 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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