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Unprecedented Coronavirus Outbreak – Bleeding Exporters – Jointly Let’s Fight COVID-19

Trade across the world is crippled and stranded – hit severely due to coronavirus outbreak becoming a pandemic – global supply is nearly collapsed – cargo movements are erratic. The international shipping lines are affected. Entire Trade Transactions are almost Paralysed. Even though major countries have not put trade re...

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Extension of dates under FTP / FTA

Referring to our News Update in relation to measures under discussion with Commerce Ministry on account of COVID-19 pandemic, Director General of Foreign Trade has issued various Notifications, Trade Notices and Public Notices to address relief / extension of validity of various schemes and applicability of Foreign Trade Policy beyond 31 ...

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An Insight on ‘Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products’ (RoDTEP) Scheme

RoDTEP is a new scheme to replace the existing MEIS scheme for exports of goods from India,  which aims to reimburse the taxes and duties incurred by exporters such as local taxes, coal cess, mandi tax, electricity duties and fuel used for transportation, which are not getting exempted or refunded under any other existing scheme. The reb...

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Decoding India’s Trade Agreements – Part –2

In my last article ‘‘Decoding India’s Trade Agreements – Part –1‘ , I had discussed about the various types of International Trade Agreements and their importance and as to why the exporters and importers should be aware of the various benefits available to them for the exports from India and imports into India. In...

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Export Performance by India

The Honble Minister of Commerce and Industry Mr. Piyush Goyal in his Lok Sabha Speech on Tuesday has given a written reply on the Export performance by India. In his statement he has mentioned that India’s merchandise exports has increased from 303.53 US $ billion in 2017-18 to 330.07 US $ billion in 2018-19, registering […]...

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DGFT Helpdesk for COVID-19 related Export or Import issue

For any COVID-19 related Export or Import issue, a Helpdesk has been operationalized by Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Exporters/importers may directly flag their issues through any of the following channels -...

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DGFT portal to enable States/ UTs to develop all districts as Export Hub

DGFT portal to enable States/ UTs to develop all districts as Export Hub ​​​​​Eleven States/ UTs have notified constitution of SLEPC Budget 2020-21 announcement to fulfil vision of PM to convert each District into an Export Hub In order to implement the vision of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to convert each distric...

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Mention specific HS codes at 8 digit level on Bill of Entry

Vide Trade Notice No.-37/2019 dated 22.10.2019 members of the Trade and Industry were advised to be careful while filing their bill of entry at the time of import and were advised to mention specific HS codes at 8 digit level, where they exist instead of using the ‘other’ category which is a residual category....

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Validity of Increased Rate of MEIS till 31 Dec​ember​ 2019 only?

Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has recently issued a Public Notice ​​(PN) No. 47/2015-2020 dated 07 December 2019 in relation to change in MEIS rate. It has been notified that, except products listed in Annexure to this Public Notice, ​​​​Additional 2% MEIS (as provided in PN No. 44 dated 05 Dec 2017, PN No. [&hellip...

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Upload all Adjudication/Appellate Orders on website of respective Zones: DGFT to RA’s:

DGFT Authorities have instructed all RA’s to upload all the Adjudication/Appellate Orders passed by them on the website of the respective Zones. Instances have come to the notice of DGFT where such Orders are not being regularly uploaded by the concerned Zonal offices. A need has been felt to have a system to have all such […]...

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MEIS benefit cannot be denied for mere inadvertent error

Davinci Leather Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Customs (Madras High Court) - The petitioner, engaged in the export of leather shoes, had filed a shipping bill claiming duty drawback. The export transaction, the petitioner states, was also entitled for benefit under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) notified under the Foreign Trade Policy....

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EOU & SEZs not eligible for ‘Vishesh Krishi Upaj Yojna’ benefit: SC

Nola Ram Dulichand Dal Mills Vs Union of India & Ors. (Supreme Court of India) - Nola Ram Dulichand Dal Mills Vs Union of India & Ors. (Supreme Court of India) The appellant challenged the change in the Policy ‘Vishesh Krishi Upaj Yojna‘ wherein 100% export units were denied the benefit of exemption on the ground that the policy binds the respondents for a period...

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No fundamental right to import and quantitative restrictions can be imposed

Chailbihari Trading Pvt Ltd. Vs Union of India (Bombay High Court) - Chailbihari Trading Pvt Ltd. Vs Union of India (Bombay High Court) The Bombay High Court has held that there is no fundamental right to import poppy seeds and quantitative restrictions can be imposed as per the National Policy on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, controlled by the Narcotic...

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Proof of exports for fulfilment of EO – Absence of Bill of Export not fatal

Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd. Vs Union of India (Bombay High Court) - Bombay High Court has directed the DGFT to issue export obligation discharge certificate in a case where the Additional DGFT was satisfied that the petitioner had fulfilled the export obligation but denied the benefit of fulfilment of export obligation only on the ground of non- furnishing of bill o...

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Clubbing of Advance authorisations when not possible: HC explains

Jindal Poly Film Ltd Vs Designated Authority & Anr. (Delhi High Court) - Jindal Poly Film Ltd Vs Designated Authority & Anr. (Delhi High Court) In a case involving clubbing of Advance Authorisations issued in 2004 and 2010, Delhi High Court has held that clubbing can be provided only if export obligation period of authorization issued at a prior point of time allowed...

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Govt amends Export Policy of Hydroxychloroquine

Notification No. 01/2015-2020-DGFT - (04/04/2020) - The export of Hydroxychloroquine and formulations made from Hydroxychloroquine falling under any ITCHS Code, including the ITCHS Codes mentioned in the Notification No. 54 dated 25.3.2020 is no longer allowed from SEZA/E0Us or against Advance Authorisation or under the Para 1.05(b) of Foreign Trade ...

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DGFT Amends Export Policy of Diagnostic Kits

Notification No. 59/2015-2020-DGFT - (04/04/2020) - The export of Diagnostic Kits [Diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, preparation diagnostic or laboratory reagents whether or not on a backing, other than those of heading 3002 or 3006; certified reference materials] falling under any ITCHS Code, including the ITCHS Code mentioned above, i...

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Facilitation to AEO-T1 importers due to COVID-19 pandemic

Public Notice No. 40/2020-JNCH - (02/04/2020) - OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (NS-III) JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE, DPD CELL, NHAVA SHEVA, TALUKA-URAN, DIST-RAIGAD, MAHARASTRA, PIN-400707 F. No. S/22-Gen-42812017-18/DPD Cell Date: 02.04.2020 PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 40/2020 DIN- 20200478NV00006C8087 SUB:- Scanning of containers selected for sc...

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Registration & self certification of goods under EUGSP- Reg.

Trade Notice No. 61/2019-20-DGFT - (02/04/2020) - Acceptance of scanned copies of pre-registration application and other documents by Local Users for REG under the European Union's Generalised System of Preferences (EUGSP)...

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Extension of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 till 31.03.2021

Notification No. 57/2015-2020-DGFT - (31/03/2020) - Government Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 till 31.03.2021 vide Notification No. 57/2015-2020-DGFT Dated: 31st March, 2020. The existing Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 which is valid upto 31.3.2020 is extended upto 31.03.2021. Various other changes are also made extending the date of exemptions by on...

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Govt amends Export Policy of Hydroxychloroquine

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

The export of Hydroxychloroquine and formulations made from Hydroxychloroquine falling under any ITCHS Code, including the ITCHS Codes mentioned in the Notification No. 54 dated 25.3.2020 is no longer allowed from SEZA/E0Us or against Advance Authorisation or under the Para 1.05(b) of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 or against full advance p...

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DGFT Amends Export Policy of Diagnostic Kits

Notification No. 59/2015-2020-DGFT (04/04/2020)

The export of Diagnostic Kits [Diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, preparation diagnostic or laboratory reagents whether or not on a backing, other than those of heading 3002 or 3006; certified reference materials] falling under any ITCHS Code, including the ITCHS Code mentioned above, is restricted, with immediate effect. Gov...

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Unprecedented Coronavirus Outbreak – Bleeding Exporters – Jointly Let’s Fight COVID-19

Trade across the world is crippled and stranded – hit severely due to coronavirus outbreak becoming a pandemic – global supply is nearly collapsed – cargo movements are erratic. The international shipping lines are affected. Entire Trade Transactions are almost Paralysed. Even though major countries have not put trade re...

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Facilitation to AEO-T1 importers due to COVID-19 pandemic

Public Notice No. 40/2020-JNCH (02/04/2020)

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (NS-III) JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE, DPD CELL, NHAVA SHEVA, TALUKA-URAN, DIST-RAIGAD, MAHARASTRA, PIN-400707 F. No. S/22-Gen-42812017-18/DPD Cell Date: 02.04.2020 PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 40/2020 DIN- 20200478NV00006C8087 SUB:- Scanning of containers selected for scanning – facilitation provided to ...

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Registration & self certification of goods under EUGSP- Reg.

Trade Notice No. 61/2019-20-DGFT (02/04/2020)

Acceptance of scanned copies of pre-registration application and other documents by Local Users for REG under the European Union's Generalised System of Preferences (EUGSP)...

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Extension of dates under FTP / FTA

Referring to our News Update in relation to measures under discussion with Commerce Ministry on account of COVID-19 pandemic, Director General of Foreign Trade has issued various Notifications, Trade Notices and Public Notices to address relief / extension of validity of various schemes and applicability of Foreign Trade Policy beyond 31 ...

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Extension of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 till 31.03.2021

Notification No. 57/2015-2020-DGFT (31/03/2020)

Government Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 till 31.03.2021 vide Notification No. 57/2015-2020-DGFT Dated: 31st March, 2020. The existing Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 which is valid upto 31.3.2020 is extended upto 31.03.2021. Various other changes are also made extending the date of exemptions by one year and extending validity of DFIA an...

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Govt extends FTP 2015-2020 for one year with other relief measures

Release ID: 1609704 (31/03/2020)

Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 extended for one year; Other immediate relief measures also announced The Union Commerce and Industry Ministry today announced changes in the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) of Government of India. The present Policy which came into force on 1st April, 2015, is for 5 years and has validity upto 31st March, 2020. ...

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Extension of Hand Book of Procedures 2015-2020 till 31.03.2021

Public Notice No. 67/2015-2020-DGFT (31/03/2020)

Validity of the existing Hand Book of Procedures, 2015-20 is extended upto 31st March, 2021. Various other amendments are also made providing extension in the export obligation period in case of Advance and EPCG Authorisations, extension in validity period of status certificates, extension in the dates of filing various applications and r...

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DGFT extends validity of RCMC till 30th September 2020

Trade Notice No. 60/2019-2020 (31/03/2020)

Regional Authorities (RAs) of DGFT will not insist on valid Registration cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) (in cases where the same has expired on or before 31 March, 2020) from the applicants for any incentive/authorizations till 30 September, 2020. Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Directorate ...

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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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