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PRC/DGFT: Is contempt of Supreme Court simply a joke?

A speaking order is an order that speaks for itself & should stand the test of legality, fairness and reason at all the higher appellate forums. Effectively this means that, the order should contain all the details of the issue, clear findings and a reasoned order. However, when the system is corrupt & rotten to […]...

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Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Scheme -A Brief Study

EPCG, an export promotion scheme launched by DGFT in its Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 promotes import of capital goods to enhance India's manufacturing competitiveness. This article is an effort to a give a brief insight into the scheme....

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Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)- A Study

SEIS is one of the Exports from India Scheme launched by DGFT in Chapter 3 of Free Trade Policy 2015-20. This article describes the same in detail....

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Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)

This article contains description of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS), one of the export scheme launched by DGFT in its Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20....

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Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) In DGFT

INTRODUCTION  RCMC (Registration Cum Membership Certificate) in DGFT is a membership certificate issued for 5 years by Export Promotional Councils (EPCs) or Commodity Boards of India. This certificate is issued as a proof that any particular exporter is registered with the council/Board. FOR WHOM RCMC IS MANDATORY Any person applying for...

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Merchandise & Major Commodities Exports in August 2018 exhibited positive growth

Major commodity group of exports showing positive growth in August 2018 include Engineering Goods (21.23%), Petro Products (31.76%), Gems & Jewellery (23.95%), Organic & Inorganic Chemicals (39.9%) and Drugs & Pharma (18.21%). Fourth consecutive double-digit growth in India’s exports in 2018, reflective of our export pro...

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DGFT has to Evolve from a Regulator to Facilitator – Suresh Prabhu

A two-day meeting of port officers organized by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), of the Department of Commerce, ended today in New Delhi. The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu, addressed the regional officers from different parts of the country and urged them to reorient their th...

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Govt increases MEIS Rate by 2% for labour intensive MSME sectors

While restoring the benefits under the export promotion schemes of duty free imports under Advanced Authorization, Export Promotion Capital Goods and 100% Export Oriented Units and thus resolving the problem of blocked working capital for exporters following the roll out of GST, the FTP review has focused on increasing the incentives for ...

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Highlights of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020- Mid Term Review (December 2017)

GST RELATED REFORMS- GST has been launched w.e.f. 1.07.2017. It incorporates zero rating of exports. Taxes will not be exported. On the export of finished goods, there is an option of either obtaining refund of GST paid or getting exemption from payment of GST on submission of Letter of Undertaking/Bond....

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Foreign Trade Procedures 2015-20 (w.e.f. 05.12.2017)

DGFT notifies Foreign Trade Procedures 2015-20 (w.e.f. 05.12.2017) which contains the following :- CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION & TRADE FACILITATION 1.01 Notification of Procedure In pursuance of the provisions of paragraph 1.03 of Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) hereby notifies the procedure to be f...

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Indian subsidiaries of foreign companies can claim SFIS benefit

Yum Restaurants (I) Pvt. Ltd Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court) - Recently, in case of YUM RESTAURANTS (I) PVT.LTD AND Anr. v. Union of India & Ors, Hon'ble Delhi High Court pronounced that there is no provision in the Foreign Trade Policy which debars an Indian subsidiary of a foreign holding company from availing the benefit of Serve From India Scheme(SFIS)....

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As per Import and Export Policy for the period 2009-2014 mport of second hand goods except capital goods is restricted and special import license is required

Eastron Enterprises Inc. Vs Commissioner of Customs (Delhi High Court) - Eastron Overseas Inc., Mataji Enterprises & M/s. Celestial Enterprises by bill of entries dated 12.12.2011, 14.12.2011 and 7.12.2011 had asked the Commissioner of Customs at ICD, Tughlakabad, New Delhi to permit and allow import into India of the Data Graphic Display Tubes, which have been imported ...

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DEPB – Whether aluminium grills can be termed as Extruded aluminium products, and if so, Whether assessee can take benefit of Item 7 of Code 61 – No, rules SC

Commissioner of Customs Vs. M/s. Caryaire Equipment India Pvt. Ltd. (Supreme Court of India) - The core issue that falls for our consideration and decision in this appeal is: whether aluminium grills can be termed as Extruded aluminium products? If the answer is in positive, the assessee would be covered by Item Serial No.7 of the Product Code 61 of the Duty Entitlement Passbook Scheme (for s...

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Licensing authorities have the power to amend the licence with retrospective effect- Bombay HC

M/s. Bhilwara Spinners Ltd. V/s. Union of India, Customs and Anr. (Bombay High Court) - The Bombay HC last week quashed the decision of the Customs, Excise, Service Tax Appellate Tribunal which held the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), the licensing authority under the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, did not have the powers to amend licences with retrospective ef...

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Bombay HC quashed DGFT policy circular which was contrary to the provisions of Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act

Eurotex Industries & Exports vs Union Of India (Bombay High Court) - The Bombay high court last week quashed the office memorandum / press release dated November 11 and policy circular dated December 22 last year as they were not issued under the provisions of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, and, therefore, the restrictions contained in them were ...

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SION A-1486 amended to Lauryl Alcohol/ Lauryl Myristyl Alcohol

Public Notice No. 42/2015-2020 - (16/10/2018) - Description of import item 1 in SION A-1486 is amended from Lauryl Alcohol to Lauryl Alcohol/ Lauryl Myristyl Alcohol vide Public Notice No. 42/2015-2020 Dated 16th October, 2018....

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DGFT delists Indian Potash Limited for import of Urea

Notification No. 41/2015-2020 - (05/10/2018) - Indian Potash Limited (IPL), Chennai has been delisted as a State Trading Enterprises for import of Urea by Amending Policy Conditions of Urea under Chapter 31 of the ITC (HS) 2017, Schedule- I (Import Policy)....

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Educational services to NRI Students eligible for SEIS benefits

Policy Circular No. 13/2015-2020 - (05/10/2018) - The Directorate has received references from members of trade seeking clarification on eligibility of firms providing educational services to NRI students for benefits under the Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)....

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E-com module for applying SEIS to be active from 08.10.2018

Trade Notice No. 34/2018 - (04/10/2018) - All the RAs and the members of trade are being informed that due to unavoidable circumstances. the SEIS E com module which was earlier announced to be ready for accepting applications from 03.10.2018 would now be available from Monday 08.10.2018....

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Procedure for “Manual correction in EDI Bills of Entry JNCH -Reg.

No. S/12-Gen/Misc-216/DPD-RMS/16-17/JNCH - (01/10/2018) - OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS, NHAVA SHEVA-III MUMBAI CUSTOMS ZONE-II JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE, NHAVA SHEVA, TAL: – URAN, DIST: RAIGAD. PIN – 400 707. No. S/12-Gen/Misc-216/DPD-RMS/16-17/JNCH Dated 01.10.2018 PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 134/2018 Subject: – Procedure to be followed f...

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SION A-1486 amended to Lauryl Alcohol/ Lauryl Myristyl Alcohol

Public Notice No. 42/2015-2020 (16/10/2018)

Description of import item 1 in SION A-1486 is amended from Lauryl Alcohol to Lauryl Alcohol/ Lauryl Myristyl Alcohol vide Public Notice No. 42/2015-2020 Dated 16th October, 2018....

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PRC/DGFT: Is contempt of Supreme Court simply a joke?

A speaking order is an order that speaks for itself & should stand the test of legality, fairness and reason at all the higher appellate forums. Effectively this means that, the order should contain all the details of the issue, clear findings and a reasoned order. However, when the system is corrupt & rotten to […]...

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DGFT delists Indian Potash Limited for import of Urea

Notification No. 41/2015-2020 (05/10/2018)

Indian Potash Limited (IPL), Chennai has been delisted as a State Trading Enterprises for import of Urea by Amending Policy Conditions of Urea under Chapter 31 of the ITC (HS) 2017, Schedule- I (Import Policy)....

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Educational services to NRI Students eligible for SEIS benefits

Policy Circular No. 13/2015-2020 (05/10/2018)

The Directorate has received references from members of trade seeking clarification on eligibility of firms providing educational services to NRI students for benefits under the Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)....

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E-com module for applying SEIS to be active from 08.10.2018

Trade Notice No. 34/2018 (04/10/2018)

All the RAs and the members of trade are being informed that due to unavoidable circumstances. the SEIS E com module which was earlier announced to be ready for accepting applications from 03.10.2018 would now be available from Monday 08.10.2018....

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Procedure for “Manual correction in EDI Bills of Entry JNCH -Reg.

No. S/12-Gen/Misc-216/DPD-RMS/16-17/JNCH (01/10/2018)

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS, NHAVA SHEVA-III MUMBAI CUSTOMS ZONE-II JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE, NHAVA SHEVA, TAL: – URAN, DIST: RAIGAD. PIN – 400 707. No. S/12-Gen/Misc-216/DPD-RMS/16-17/JNCH Dated 01.10.2018 PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 134/2018 Subject: – Procedure to be followed for “Manual correction in EDI Bills of ...

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Extension of time till 30.04.2018 for Export of Red Sanders wood

Notification No. 40/2015-2020 (03/10/2018)

Time upto 30.04.2019 has been allowed to Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and the State Governments of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu to finalize the modalities and complete the process of export of respective allocated quantities of Red Sanders wood....

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DGFT revises Import policy of 34 items from ‘Restricted’ to ‘Free’

Notification No. 39/2015-2020-DGFT (03/10/2018)

The import policy of above mentioned 34 items has been revised from 'Restricted' to 'Free' subject to No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Narcotics Commissioner. Gwalior, before import of the item...

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Govt restrict Import of Peas classifiable under Exim Code 07131000

Notification No. 37/2015-2020 (28/09/2018)

Import of Peas classified under Exim Code 0713 10 00 (including Yellow peas, Green peas, Dun peas and Kaspa peas) is “Restricted” till 31.12.2018 vide Notification No,37/2015-2020 Dated 28th September, 2018. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce UdyogBhawan, New Delhi Notification No. 3...

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DGFT allows import of Petcoke for graphite electrode industry

Notification No. 38/2015-2020-DGFT (28/09/2018)

In addition to the existing four industries namely cement, lime kiln, calcium carbide and gasification industries, the fifth one i.e. graphite electrode industry is added for whom Petcoke is freely importable. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Notification No. 38/2015-20...

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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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