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Export Promotion: DGFT & CBEC- Why bureaucracy rejoices in failure of clean administration

The DGFT started with the computerization of the DGFT network in 1995 but even after a lapse of 20 years till date they have not been able to achieve the same. The reason is simple because no bureaucrat ever wants the power to slip from their hands or the opportunity to harass the exporters....

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Summary of Foreign Trade Policy Statement 2017- Mid-Term Review

The Foreign Trade Policy Statement explains the vision, goals and objectives underpinning the Foreign Trade Policy for the period 2015-2020, as updated through the mid-term review completed in December 2017. Keeping in the backdrop the global trade developments, it describes the market and product strategy, and the other measures required...

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Import Export code (IEC) application under GST regime

Introduction: This article discusses in detail about application for Import Export code(IEC) application under GST regime. Query: We applied for IEC in the month of July 2017 & paid the fee but we didn’t submitted documents. Before submitting document, a notification came saying that now PAN will be IEC. So do we still need to [...

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Import-Export Code: An Initial Step for every –Importer & Exporter in India

Every Person who is going to start a business of Import or Export in India is required to get his PAN based Import-Export Code (IEC) from Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), whether a person is willing to export his goods and services outside India or he is willing to import his goods or service from outside India....

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DGFT: Can manipulation be termed as Export Promotion

DGFT exists as on date & the DGFT is the policymaker & Customs simply an implementer. However, under the new GST regime, there seems that the authority of the DGFT is totally undermined as if that authority does not exist anymore. However, it appears that the DGFT in itself has brought upon them this situation....

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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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Seaports located at Dhamra & Dighi Port included under Para 4.37 of HBPs 2015-20

Public Notice No. 61/2015-2020 - (16/02/2018) - Seaports located at Dhamra Port and Dighi Port are included in paragraph 4.37(a) of Handbook of Procedures (2015-20) for availing export promotion benefits under Chapter 4 of Foreign Trade....

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Process MEIS claim transparently with simplified procedure to cut down delay

Public Notice No. 62/2015-2020-DGFT - (16/02/2018) - Directives are issued to all Regional Authorities for processing the application for MEIS claim with the objective of improving ease of doing business, simplifying the procedures, increasing transparency and to cutting down delays....

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Amendment in Table 2 of Appendix 3B FTP 2015-20 to align with ITC(HS) codes 2017

Public Notice No. 60/2015-2020 - (15/02/2018) - Certain amendments/corrections have been made to Table 2 of Appendix 3B of FTP 2015-20 to align them with the ITC(HS) codes 2017 for exports made w.e.f. 01.01.2017....

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Modification of description of export item “Ladies Blouse” Textile Product SION J-290

Public Notice No. 59/2015-2020 - (09/02/2018) - In exercise of the powers conferred under Paragraph 1.03 read with Paragraph 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby notifies the amendment in description of export item Ladies Blouse of the SION J-290, in the Handbook of Procedures Vol.II as under...

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Check Shipping Bill transmission status on ICEGATE / DGFT websites

Trade Notice No. 23/2018 - (06/02/2018) - It has come to notice of this Directorate that when exporters login into DGFT System for MEIS application, sometimes Shipping Bill data is not found available in DGFT System. It takes considerable time to get the SB data available in DGFT System and, therefore, availing of FTP benefits, like MEIS, b...

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Export Promotion: DGFT & CBEC- Why bureaucracy rejoices in failure of clean administration

The DGFT started with the computerization of the DGFT network in 1995 but even after a lapse of 20 years till date they have not been able to achieve the same. The reason is simple because no bureaucrat ever wants the power to slip from their hands or the opportunity to harass the exporters....

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Seaports located at Dhamra & Dighi Port included under Para 4.37 of HBPs 2015-20

Public Notice No. 61/2015-2020 (16/02/2018)

Seaports located at Dhamra Port and Dighi Port are included in paragraph 4.37(a) of Handbook of Procedures (2015-20) for availing export promotion benefits under Chapter 4 of Foreign Trade....

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Process MEIS claim transparently with simplified procedure to cut down delay

Public Notice No. 62/2015-2020-DGFT (16/02/2018)

Directives are issued to all Regional Authorities for processing the application for MEIS claim with the objective of improving ease of doing business, simplifying the procedures, increasing transparency and to cutting down delays....

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Amendment in Table 2 of Appendix 3B FTP 2015-20 to align with ITC(HS) codes 2017

Public Notice No. 60/2015-2020 (15/02/2018)

Certain amendments/corrections have been made to Table 2 of Appendix 3B of FTP 2015-20 to align them with the ITC(HS) codes 2017 for exports made w.e.f. 01.01.2017....

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Modification of description of export item “Ladies Blouse” Textile Product SION J-290

Public Notice No. 59/2015-2020 (09/02/2018)

In exercise of the powers conferred under Paragraph 1.03 read with Paragraph 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby notifies the amendment in description of export item Ladies Blouse of the SION J-290, in the Handbook of Procedures Vol.II as under...

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Check Shipping Bill transmission status on ICEGATE / DGFT websites

Trade Notice No. 23/2018 (06/02/2018)

It has come to notice of this Directorate that when exporters login into DGFT System for MEIS application, sometimes Shipping Bill data is not found available in DGFT System. It takes considerable time to get the SB data available in DGFT System and, therefore, availing of FTP benefits, like MEIS, by exporter is delayed....

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Updation in Para 4 (A) of General Notes Regarding Import Policy of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule – I (Import Policy)

Notification No. 49/2015-2020 (05/02/2018)

Consequent to modification in Section 3(2) of the Food Safety & Standards (Import) Regulation, 2017, Para 4 (A) of General N tes Regarding Import Policy of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule — I (Import Policy) stands update...

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Amendment in import policy condition of pepper

Notification No. 50/2015-2020-DGFT (05/02/2018)

Import policy of Light black pepper classified under EXIM Code 0904 11 20 under Advance Authorization Scheme is laid down, in partial modification of the Notification No. 42 /2015-20 dated 6th December, 2017....

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DGFT notifies amended procedure for modification in IEC

Public Notice No. 58/(2015-2020)-DGFT (05/02/2018)

When an IEC holder seeks modification/ change of Head Office/ Registered Office address in its IEC and which involves a shift in its jurisdictional RA, a request to that effect will have to be made to the new RA, to whose jurisdiction the applicant is shifting its office. ...

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Export Policy of Onions- Removal of Minimum Export Price (MEP)

Notification No. 48/2015-2020 (02/02/2018)

Requirement of Minimum Export Price (MEP) on export of onions as described above stands removed till further orders and all varieties of onions can now be exported without any MEP....

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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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