DGFT

Recent amendments by DGFT in IEC registration process?

Export-import entities have been encountering numerous difficulties in the entire process of IEC registration and IEC modification due to, inter alia, technical glitches such as internet browser errors and disrupted browser settings of DSCs (digital signs). In order to cope with the abovementioned hitches, the Directorate General of Forei...

Read More

All New Process of Applying Import And Export Code

 Q 1. What is the technical requirement for filing an Import And Export Code (IEC)? Ans: (i) A valid PAN (ii) Valid Mobile Number and Email (iii) Scanned copy of the documents to be Q 2. How to apply for new IEC application? Ans: On the DGFT website under Quick links select Apply for New […]...

Read More

DGFT & CBIC: Real doomsayers of Indian Economy? 1st Story

As far as I understand, the export promotion policy is put in place to promote the exports from India. However, I doubt it very much, the way; the Indian bureaucracy formulates & implements the same. The transaction costs of export administration are so high within the system that even the incentives have no meaning because the exporters ...

Read More

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. ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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....

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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)....

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

Condonation of delay in submission of installation certificate to RAs under EPCG Scheme

Public Notice No. 30/2015-20-DGFT - (14/08/2018) - One time relaxation and condonation of delay in submission of installation certificate to RAs under EPCG Scheme for authorizations issued upto 31.03.2015, without payment of any penalty....

Read More

Provision for HS Code 63029100 under MEIS incentives

Public Notice No.29/2015-2020 - (09/08/2018) - The HS Code 63029100 has been made eligible for MEIS for the period 01.04.2015 to 30.09.2015 with the same eligibility conditions, without late cut, as was applicable for HS Code 63029190 (MEIS sl no. 2762 in the Public Notice 02/2015-20 dated 01.04.2015) in the said period....

Read More

Enhancement of MEIS rates for certain HS codes for exports made on or after 01.11.2017

Public Notice No. 28/2015-2020 - (08/08/2018) - The MEIS rates for certain items has been enhanced for exports made on or after 01.11.2017 and the rate for one HS Code 62142010 which was at 5% before Public Notice 42/2015-20 dated 24.11.2017 and was incorrectly notified as being increased from 2 to 4%, has been re-notified to 5%....

Read More

Now you can Apply IEC online without DSC & Take Print of IEC

Public Notices No. 27/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3940(E)] - (08/08/2018) - Procedure for filling online application for IEC/ modification in IEC/e-IEC is laid down. IEC will henceforth be system generated & an applicant will have the facility of taking a print out of IEC. Further, a requirement of Digital Signature for submitting IEC appl. is done away...

Read More

Govt amends Para 2.05 of HBPs related to Importer-Exporter Code

Notification No. 24/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3941(E)] - (08/08/2018) - Central Government hereby amends and revises the provision in Para 2.05 of the Foreign Trade policy (2015-20) on Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) and procedure is shifted to para 2.08 of Handbook of Procedures vide Notification No. 24/2015-2020 dated: 08 August, 2018....

Read More

Browse All Categories

CA, CS, CMA (3,778)
Company Law (3,945)
Custom Duty (6,989)
DGFT (3,704)
Excise Duty (4,144)
Fema / RBI (3,494)
Finance (3,684)
Income Tax (27,614)
SEBI (2,916)
Service Tax (3,371)

Recent Posts in "DGFT"

Recent amendments by DGFT in IEC registration process?

Export-import entities have been encountering numerous difficulties in the entire process of IEC registration and IEC modification due to, inter alia, technical glitches such as internet browser errors and disrupted browser settings of DSCs (digital signs). In order to cope with the abovementioned hitches, the Directorate General of Forei...

Read More
Posted Under: DGFT |

Condonation of delay in submission of installation certificate to RAs under EPCG Scheme

Public Notice No. 30/2015-20-DGFT (14/08/2018)

One time relaxation and condonation of delay in submission of installation certificate to RAs under EPCG Scheme for authorizations issued upto 31.03.2015, without payment of any penalty....

Read More

All New Process of Applying Import And Export Code

 Q 1. What is the technical requirement for filing an Import And Export Code (IEC)? Ans: (i) A valid PAN (ii) Valid Mobile Number and Email (iii) Scanned copy of the documents to be Q 2. How to apply for new IEC application? Ans: On the DGFT website under Quick links select Apply for New […]...

Read More
Posted Under: DGFT |

Provision for HS Code 63029100 under MEIS incentives

Public Notice No.29/2015-2020 (09/08/2018)

The HS Code 63029100 has been made eligible for MEIS for the period 01.04.2015 to 30.09.2015 with the same eligibility conditions, without late cut, as was applicable for HS Code 63029190 (MEIS sl no. 2762 in the Public Notice 02/2015-20 dated 01.04.2015) in the said period....

Read More

Enhancement of MEIS rates for certain HS codes for exports made on or after 01.11.2017

Public Notice No. 28/2015-2020 (08/08/2018)

The MEIS rates for certain items has been enhanced for exports made on or after 01.11.2017 and the rate for one HS Code 62142010 which was at 5% before Public Notice 42/2015-20 dated 24.11.2017 and was incorrectly notified as being increased from 2 to 4%, has been re-notified to 5%....

Read More

Now you can Apply IEC online without DSC & Take Print of IEC

Public Notices No. 27/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3940(E)] (08/08/2018)

Procedure for filling online application for IEC/ modification in IEC/e-IEC is laid down. IEC will henceforth be system generated & an applicant will have the facility of taking a print out of IEC. Further, a requirement of Digital Signature for submitting IEC appl. is done away...

Read More

Govt amends Para 2.05 of HBPs related to Importer-Exporter Code

Notification No. 24/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3941(E)] (08/08/2018)

Central Government hereby amends and revises the provision in Para 2.05 of the Foreign Trade policy (2015-20) on Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) and procedure is shifted to para 2.08 of Handbook of Procedures vide Notification No. 24/2015-2020 dated: 08 August, 2018....

Read More

Online IEC applications – Revised Guideline

Trade Notice No. 23/2018-19-DGFT (08/08/2018)

Following the integration of PAN web service of CBDT with DGFT's web server and automatic system based verification of PAN details with PAN database of CBDT, requirement of Digital Signature for submitting IEC applications is being done away with and Para 2.08 and 2.14 on IEC have been accordingly revised....

Read More

List of services falling under Services Export Promotion Council jurisdiction

Public Notices No. 26/2015-2020-DGFT (01/08/2018)

DGFT hereby inserts the list of services falling under the jurisdiction of Services Export Promotion Council which is listed at sl no 22 in Appendix 2T of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015­20 in terms of Para 2.91 (b) of HBP 2015-20 with immediate effect...

Read More

SOP for movement of Domestic Containers from ICD’s to JNPT Terminals

PUBLIC NOTICE No. 114/2018-JNCH (01/08/2018)

Standard operating procedure is hereby prescribed in relation to movement of Domestic Containers by Rail/Road by CONCOR from its various ICD’s to JNPT port terminals and vice versa....

Read More
Page 1 of 37112345...102030...Last »

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.

At Taxguru, we bring you all the latest news on DGFT and DGFT notifications. Find out all the recent DGFT news here. We publish regular DGFT articles for our viewers at regular intervals. We keep updating our site regularly with all the latest and relevant DGFT news so that our viewers can stay informed with all the import-export related information at all times. Stay with us for more on latest DGFT news here at Taxguru.