DGFT

Self write offs of unrealized export bills

An exporter who has not been able to realize the outstanding export dues despite best efforts, may either self-write-off or approach the AD, who had handled the relevant shipping documents, with appropriate supporting documentary evidence. The limits prescribed for write-offs of unrealized export bills are as under: Self-write-off by an e...

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DGFT & CBIC: The ugly face of corrupt practices–5th Story

In respect of the exports, the Parliament has laid down that the task of the DGFT is to facilitate exports. The same applies to the CBIC because the local taxes cannot be exported therefore there is no responsibility of the collection of the taxes associated with the exports, but the responsibility is to administer the […]...

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DGFT & CBIC: The ugly face of corrupt practices –4th story

The Udyog Bhawan & the North Block houses the elite policymakers & probably the best of the IAS & the IRS (because in any efficient system, the merit should rise to the top & be entrusted with policy making task) but then when you find the best in the country indulging into a con game […]...

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DGFT & CBIC: The ugly face of corrupt practice- 3rd Story

When you are in the position of power, it is very easy to abuse the authority. On the other hand, it is very difficult for an authority to find courage to accept a mistake & say sorry. This is truer of the Indian bureaucracy than anywhere else in the world because there is no responsibility […]...

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Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) An Incentive Scheme for Service Exports

Objective As per Foreign Trade Policy of India 2015-2020, Service Providers of Notified Services, located in India, shall be rewarded under SEIS, subject to conditions as may be notified. Objective of Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) is to encourage and maximize export of notified Services from India. Eligibility: Para 3.08 of FTP...

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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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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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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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Export license for Export of red sanders in log form and roots- Reg.

Public Notice No. 74/2015-20-DGFT - (18/02/2019) - Procedure to obtain export license from DGFT for export of Red Sanders wood in log form, roots and value added products exclusively sourced from cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland) under Chapter 44 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items 2018 has been pre...

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Export of Red Sanders wood in log form and roots- Reg.

Notification No. 56/2015-2020-DGFT - (18/02/2019) - Export Policy of Red Sanders wood exclusively sourced from cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland) has been notified to allow exports Red Sanders wood in log form, roots and value added products to facilitate exports....

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Import of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide – NOC condition removed

Notification No. 55/2015-2020 - (15/02/2019) - Till now, import of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide (Niacinamide/ niacin) was 'Free' subject to No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Narcotics Commissioner, Gwalior, before import of the item. For import of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide (Niacinamide/ niacin, this Policy Condition is being removed with...

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DGFT allows import of Groundnut in Shell /Kernels

Public Notice No. 73/2015-2020 - (14/02/2019) - If item of export is HPS Groundnut Kernels (roasted and blanched), the import item at S.No. 3(a), i.e, Groundnut in Shell may be allowed as 1.25 Kg/Kg content in the export product or the import item at S.No.3(b), i.e., Upgraded Groundnut Kernels may be allowed as 1.10 Kg/Kg content in the export pr...

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DGFT Withdraws Trade Circular No. 47T of 2017 dt. 17th Nov 2017

Trade Circular No. 07T of 2019 - (14/02/2019) - You may recall that the Trade Circular No. 47T of 2017 dated 17th November 2017 was issued to clarify the inter-State purchases against the declaration under the Central Sales Tax Act. The said Trade Circular stands withdrawn ....

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Export license for Export of red sanders in log form and roots- Reg.

Public Notice No. 74/2015-20-DGFT (18/02/2019)

Procedure to obtain export license from DGFT for export of Red Sanders wood in log form, roots and value added products exclusively sourced from cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland) under Chapter 44 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items 2018 has been prescribed....

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Export of Red Sanders wood in log form and roots- Reg.

Notification No. 56/2015-2020-DGFT (18/02/2019)

Export Policy of Red Sanders wood exclusively sourced from cultivation origin obtained from private land (including Pattaland) has been notified to allow exports Red Sanders wood in log form, roots and value added products to facilitate exports....

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Import of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide – NOC condition removed

Notification No. 55/2015-2020 (15/02/2019)

Till now, import of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide (Niacinamide/ niacin) was 'Free' subject to No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Narcotics Commissioner, Gwalior, before import of the item. For import of Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide (Niacinamide/ niacin, this Policy Condition is being removed with immediate effect....

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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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DGFT allows import of Groundnut in Shell /Kernels

Public Notice No. 73/2015-2020 (14/02/2019)

If item of export is HPS Groundnut Kernels (roasted and blanched), the import item at S.No. 3(a), i.e, Groundnut in Shell may be allowed as 1.25 Kg/Kg content in the export product or the import item at S.No.3(b), i.e., Upgraded Groundnut Kernels may be allowed as 1.10 Kg/Kg content in the export product....

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DGFT Withdraws Trade Circular No. 47T of 2017 dt. 17th Nov 2017

Trade Circular No. 07T of 2019 (14/02/2019)

You may recall that the Trade Circular No. 47T of 2017 dated 17th November 2017 was issued to clarify the inter-State purchases against the declaration under the Central Sales Tax Act. The said Trade Circular stands withdrawn ....

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Discontinuation of physical copy of Advance /EPCG Authorisations

Policy Circular No. 19/2015-2020-DGFT (14/02/2019)

In order to improve ease of doing business and improving online transactions, it has been decided to discontinue issue of physical copy of Advance/EPCG Authorisations issued on or after 01.03.2019 by Regional Authorities, in respect of EDI ports...

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Online Module for Filing & Tracking Quality Complaints/Trade Disputes relating to International Trade

Trade Notice No. 47/2015-2020 (11/02/2019)

a) Complaints received from foreign buyers in respect of poor quality of the products supplied by exporters from India; b) Complaints of importers against foreign suppliers in respect of quality of the products supplied; ...

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Self write offs of unrealized export bills

An exporter who has not been able to realize the outstanding export dues despite best efforts, may either self-write-off or approach the AD, who had handled the relevant shipping documents, with appropriate supporting documentary evidence. The limits prescribed for write-offs of unrealized export bills are as under: Self-write-off by an e...

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Procedure for clearance of Export LCL Cargo categorized as Hazardous Goods

Public Notice No. 10/2019-JNCH (01/02/2019)

A doubt has been raised that whether the said procedure is applicable to LCL cargo or not. The issue has been examined. It is clarified that the procedure outlined in Public Notice No. 46/2017, dated 31.03.2017 is applicable to containerized cargo as well as LCL cargo....

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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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