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Advance Authorisation /Duty Exemption Scheme: Why cheating with exporters?

This is a story about the elite IAS, ITS & IRS housed in the Udyog Bhawan & the North Block. I always thought that these officials would be able to think through the problem & formulate policy & procedures, which would be easy, transparent & easy to understand for the beneficiaries & easy to implement but alas that is not to be. ...

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Relevance of Certain Provisions in FTP (2015-20) with regard to EOU

Condition of Manufacturing for 100% EOU Units- The business has started to look at the market in a global sense for some years now and cross-border trade has become a routine business today. In such a scenario exporters of goods whether manufactured or traded, play a huge role in improving the economic status of this country owing to Fore...

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Why export promotion policy favour defaulters & punish efficient exporters- Part 2

In this second part, we deal with the legalities & the policy provisions regarding the clubbing & redemption. The latest policy provision made Vide Public Notice No. 32/2015-2020 dtd. 18.10.2017 reads as under:...

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Why export promotion policy favour defaulters & punish efficient exporters- Part I

The law is not a rational code. The law is an ass & the bureaucracy is responsible for it. These are all well known but then even a beneficial Export Promotion Policy will be afflicted by it is very difficult to digest but then always trust the miraculous Indian bureaucracy for cracking a poor joke....

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Stepping into international market? Know requirements here!

The business once expanded in the Indian Market needs to step into international market to churn out more financial benefits from the business. Today, thousands of businesses in every country wholly or partially depend on the export of goods to cater their financial needs and rewards. ...

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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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Cabinet allows export of all varieties of pulses

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for removal of prohibition on export of all types of pulses to ensure that farmers have greater choice in marketing their produce and in getting better remuneration for their produce. The CCEA also empowered the Committee chai...

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Govt to implement SC Judgment on Target Plus Scheme under FTP 2004-09

It held that the Notification No. 48/2005 dated February 20, 2006 (certain products were made ineligible) and Notification No. 8/2006 dated June 12, 2006 (rates were reduced to 5% from the earlier 5, 10 and 15%) related to the Target Plus Scheme (TPS) could not be applied retrospectively and they would be effective only from the date of t...

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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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Amendment in import policy conditions of radiation generating components

Notification No. 3/2015-20 - (16/04/2018) - Import of radiation generating components under Exim codes 9022 12 00, 9022 14 10, 9022 14 20, 9022 30 00, 9022 90 10, 9022 90 20 and 9022 90 30 of Chapter 90 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule - I (Import Policy), hereinafter, will be subject to prior regulatory clearance from AERB...

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DGFT notifies New Exim code for Kabuli Chana, Bengal Gram & others

Notification No. 2/2015-20 - (16/04/2018) - Incorporation of new HS codes for laying down import policy for Kabuli Chana, Bengal gram and Others under Exim Code 0713 of Chapter 07 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule - I (Import Policy)....

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Launch of facility to check status of IEC application made to DGFT

Trade Notice No. 02/2018-19-DGFT - (11/04/2018) - A facility has been created to check the current status of IEC application and status of IEC transmission to ICEGATE. The status query is based on PAN used in IEC application made to DGFT. ...

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Removal of prohibition on export of all varieties of Edible Oils

Notification No. 01/2015-2020-DGFT - (06/04/2018) - All varieties of edible oils, except mustard oil, have been made 'free' for export without any quantitative ceilings, pack size etc., till further orders....

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Online EODC Monitoring System for Advance/EPCG Authorisations

Trade Notice No-1/2018-19-DGFT - (04/04/2018) - Attention of all RAs, Export Promotion Councils and Advance/EPCG authorisation holders is invited to EODC monitoring system (web site) developed by DGFT, which can be accessed at http://eodc.online. ...

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Amendment in import policy conditions of radiation generating components

Notification No. 3/2015-20 (16/04/2018)

Import of radiation generating components under Exim codes 9022 12 00, 9022 14 10, 9022 14 20, 9022 30 00, 9022 90 10, 9022 90 20 and 9022 90 30 of Chapter 90 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule - I (Import Policy), hereinafter, will be subject to prior regulatory clearance from AERB...

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DGFT notifies New Exim code for Kabuli Chana, Bengal Gram & others

Notification No. 2/2015-20 (16/04/2018)

Incorporation of new HS codes for laying down import policy for Kabuli Chana, Bengal gram and Others under Exim Code 0713 of Chapter 07 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule - I (Import Policy)....

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Launch of facility to check status of IEC application made to DGFT

Trade Notice No. 02/2018-19-DGFT (11/04/2018)

A facility has been created to check the current status of IEC application and status of IEC transmission to ICEGATE. The status query is based on PAN used in IEC application made to DGFT. ...

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Removal of prohibition on export of all varieties of Edible Oils

Notification No. 01/2015-2020-DGFT (06/04/2018)

All varieties of edible oils, except mustard oil, have been made 'free' for export without any quantitative ceilings, pack size etc., till further orders....

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Online EODC Monitoring System for Advance/EPCG Authorisations

Trade Notice No-1/2018-19-DGFT (04/04/2018)

Attention of all RAs, Export Promotion Councils and Advance/EPCG authorisation holders is invited to EODC monitoring system (web site) developed by DGFT, which can be accessed at http://eodc.online. ...

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DGFT removes packaging restriction on export of Roasted Gram

Policy Circular No. 05/2015-20-DGFT (04/04/2018)

As the export of all varieties of pulses, including organic pulseare free for export, vide DGFT Notification No. 38 dated 22.11.2017, the packaging restriction imposed vide DGFT Notification No. 40 dated 15.02.2016, on export of roasted gram would no longer be applicable....

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Advance Authorisation /Duty Exemption Scheme: Why cheating with exporters?

This is a story about the elite IAS, ITS & IRS housed in the Udyog Bhawan & the North Block. I always thought that these officials would be able to think through the problem & formulate policy & procedures, which would be easy, transparent & easy to understand for the beneficiaries & easy to implement but alas that is not to be. ...

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Mandatory implementation of e-SANCHIT w.e.f. 01.04.2018- reg

Public Notice No. 54 /2018-JNCH (31/03/2018)

Attention of all the Importers, Customs Brokers, other stake holders and members of the trade is invited to Public Notice No. 31/2018 dated 29.12.2017, issued by JNCH, wherein it was made obligatory to upload the supporting documents through e-SANCHIT facility for all the bills of entry filed in JNCH w.e.f. 15.03.2018....

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Procedure for obtaining unique DPD code to DPD importers -Reg.

Public Notice No. 53/2018-JNCH (30/03/2018)

As per the prevailing provisions, the importer who intends to avail DPD facility shall have to submit duly filled in registration form along with certain prescribed documents to get themselves registered with the Port Terminals. ...

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Procedure for one time default intimation to Shipping Lines by DPD importers at JNCH

Public Notices No. 49/2018-JNCH (26/03/2018)

It is being reiterated that DPD importers are required to send one time default intimation to csla@bombaychamber.com endorsing a copy to DPD Cell at dpd.amijnch@gmail.com....

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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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