DGFT

RODTEP calculations – race against time for manufacturer-exporters

India lost the battle before the WTO panel (panel) when number of export incentive schemes that were (are) in vogue were called off as illegal per the SCM agreement. The mischief of MEIS, as pointed out by the panel, was that instead of providing countervailing rates for setting of the input taxes, the rates were […]...

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Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)- Filing Process

Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) is introduced in the Foreign Trade Policy of India 2015-20, as a part of the Exports from India Scheme. The Government of India has brought in the Merchandise Exports Incentive Scheme (MEIS), replacing five other similar incentive schemes present in the earlier Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14. The...

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Free Trade Agreements – Additional Obligations on Importers

Background 1. India has entered into several bilateral and multilateral treaties (referred to as Free Trade Agreements (FTA)) to promote cross-border trade. Examples include treaties with Singapore, Chile, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, SAARC members, etc. Article XX, containing general exceptions, under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trad...

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SC upholds power of CG to impose quota restrictions on imports without adjudication procedure

Supreme Court upholds power of CG to impose quota restrictions on imports without adjudication procedure The Apex Court in a recent decision involving importers of green and yellow peas, beans has upheld the power of the Central Government to impose quantitative restrictions on the import of goods without following the adjudication proced...

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Shift from MEIS to RoDTEP, Are we Ready Yet ?

The Union Cabinet in March approved the Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP), a scheme for exporters to reimburse taxes and duties paid by them such as value added tax, coal cess, mandi tax, electricity duties and fuel used for transportation, which are not getting exempted or refunded under any other existing [&hellip...

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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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Measures taken by Government to Boost Export Credit

As per the data available with the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS) exports in 2019-20 were $ 313.36bn as compared to $330.08bn in 2018-19. A statement showing the State-wise Exports during 2018-19 and 2019-20 is Annexed....

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Prohibition on export of medical items to fight COVID-19

The prohibition on export of medical items was imposed to ensure domestic availability of these items to fight COVID-19. These have been relaxed based on an assessment, from time to time, of the domestic requirement, production capacity and surplus available for export....

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Capping of Rs 2 Crore for MEIS will not affect 98% of exporters

On the issue of recent changes in the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS), the Minister said that the capping of Rs 2 Crore will not affect 98% of the exporters who claim benefit under the scheme....

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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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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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Submission of ICLCs for export of Onions

Trade Notice No.: 28/2020-21-DGFT - (30/09/2020) - Exporters are requested to submit copies of ICLCs opened before 14.09.2020 (ICLC dated 13.09.2020 or before that) for export of Onions to their Jurisdictional DGFT Regional Authority (RA) by 7th October, 2020....

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Extension of period for Radiation Portal Monitors & Container Scanner in sea ports

Public Notice No. 21/2015-2020-DGFT - (30/09/2020) - The period for installation and operationalisation of Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanner in the designated sea ports is extended upto 31.12.2020 vide Public Notice No. 21/2015-2020 dated 30th September, 2020. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce...

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Extension of validity of Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs)

Public Notice No. 20/2015-2021-DGFT - (29/09/2020) - Validity of all the Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs) as listed in the Appendix 2G of A&ANF, is extended up to 31.12.2020 or until the new list of PSIAs is notified, whichever is earlier. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of...

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Anti-dumping investigation on imports of Calcined Gypsum Powder

Case No. AD (OI)- 38/2020 - (29/09/2020) - Case No. AD (OI)- 38/2020 Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Calcined Gypsum Powder originating in or exported from Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia and UAE...

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Reg. Anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Hot Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel – 304 grade’

Case No.- (SSR) 07/2019 - (29/09/2020) - Case No.- (SSR) 07/2019 Final Findings in Sunset Review investigation concerning anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Hot Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel – 304 grade’ originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia and Korea RP....

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Submission of ICLCs for export of Onions

Trade Notice No.: 28/2020-21-DGFT (30/09/2020)

Exporters are requested to submit copies of ICLCs opened before 14.09.2020 (ICLC dated 13.09.2020 or before that) for export of Onions to their Jurisdictional DGFT Regional Authority (RA) by 7th October, 2020....

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Extension of period for Radiation Portal Monitors & Container Scanner in sea ports

Public Notice No. 21/2015-2020-DGFT (30/09/2020)

The period for installation and operationalisation of Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanner in the designated sea ports is extended upto 31.12.2020 vide Public Notice No. 21/2015-2020 dated 30th September, 2020. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Public Notice N...

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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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Extension of validity of Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs)

Public Notice No. 20/2015-2021-DGFT (29/09/2020)

Validity of all the Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs) as listed in the Appendix 2G of A&ANF, is extended up to 31.12.2020 or until the new list of PSIAs is notified, whichever is earlier. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade PUBLIC NOTICE No. 20/2015...

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Anti-dumping investigation on imports of Calcined Gypsum Powder

Case No. AD (OI)- 38/2020 (29/09/2020)

Case No. AD (OI)- 38/2020 Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Calcined Gypsum Powder originating in or exported from Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia and UAE...

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Reg. Anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Hot Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel – 304 grade’

Case No.- (SSR) 07/2019 (29/09/2020)

Case No.- (SSR) 07/2019 Final Findings in Sunset Review investigation concerning anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Hot Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel – 304 grade’ originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia and Korea RP....

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Import under HS codes of Chapters 72, 73 & 86 to register under SIMS

Notification No. 33/2015-2020 (28/09/2020)

Import under all HS codes of Chapters 72, 73 and 86 of ITC (HS), 2017 shall now require compulsory registration under the Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS). Notification No. 33/2015-2020 dated: 28th September, 2020. MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (Department of Commerce) (DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE) NOTIFICATION No. 33/20...

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Anti-Dumping Investigation on imports of Hydro fluoro carbons

Case No. AD (OI)–28/2020 (28/09/2020)

Case No. AD (OI)– 28/2020 Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of Hydro fluoro carbons (HFC) component R-32 originated in or exported from China PR....

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Anti-Dumping Investigation on imports of Silicone Sealants

Case No. AD-OI–26/2020 (28/09/2020)

Case No. AD-OI–26/2020 Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of "Silicone Sealants" originating in or exported China PR....

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Mandatory SIMS registration for Additional HS codes wef 16.10.2020

Public Notice No. 19/2015-2020 (28/09/2020)

Implementation date for additional HS codes covered under registration under Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS) vide Notification No. 33/2015-20 dated 28.09.2020 shall be 16th October 2020 i.e. Bill of Entry on or after 16.10.2020 shall require compulsory registration under SIMS. Public Notice No. 19/2015-2020 Dated 28th September, 202...

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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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