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DGFT notifies MEIS rate for Onion

Public Notice No 26/2015-2020 (26/08/2016)

MEIS rate for Onion is notified. It would be effective for exports made upto 31.12.2016. MEIS Rate on Onions Fresh or Chilled vide HS Code 07031010 is 5%....

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FTP: Constitution of Grievance Redressal Committee

Trade Notice 14/2015-2020 (24/08/2016)

Para 9.08 of HBP, 2015-2020 provides for a grievance committee at the level of DGFT, HQ and at the Zonal RAs for speedy redressal of grievances of trade and industry pertaining to the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) and the related procedure. ...

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Discrepancy in Service Exports from India Scheme?

New SEIS scheme is also not free from defects. There are certain discrepancy which have not been taken care of at the time of introducing such scheme nor there has been any clarification issued by Director General of Foreign Trade (‘DGFT’) in this regard, till date....

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Amendment in Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011

Public Notice No. 112/2016-JNCH (22/08/2016)

Attention of all the Importers/Exporters, Customs Brokers and the member of the Trade is invited to the Notification dated 14th May’2015 issued by the Food and Public Distributions Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, New Delhi....

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Reg. mandatory warehousing requirements for EOUs, STPIs, EHTPs

Public Notice No. 25/2015-2020 (13/08/2016)

Removal of mandatory warehousing requirements for EOUs, STPIs, EHTPs etc. - Amendment in (i) paras 6.06, 6.20 and 6.40 of Hand Book of Procedures(HBP) 2015-2020; and (ii) Appendix 6E, 6G,6H, 6M,5C and ANF 6A, ANF 6B of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-2020 reg....

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Removal of mandatory warehousing requirements for EOUs, STPIs, EHTPs

Notification No. 23/2015-2020 (13/08/2016)

An EOU engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry, aquaculture, floriculture, horticulture, pisciculture, viticulture, poultry or sericulture may be permitted to remove specified goods in connection with its activities for use outside the premises of the unit....

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Value enhanced of Import of consumer electronic items for personal use

Notification No. 22/2015-2020 (12/08/2016)

C.I.F. value of import of consumer electronic items at any one time by any person through post or otherwise for personal use is enhanced to ₹ 50,000....

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Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for export of Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories

Notification No. 21/2015-2020 (11/08/2016)

A new scheme called Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for export of Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories of Chapter 61 & 62 of ITC(HS) Classification is introduced with effect from 1st September 2016 wherein exporters are entitled for an authorisation for fabrics including inter lining on pre-import basis, and All Industry Rate...

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Salient features of Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS)

The Government of India has introduced Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) through the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 w.e.f. April 1, 2015. It seeks to promote export of notified goods manufactured/ produced in India....

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Clubbing of Advance Authorizations for Annual Requirement

Public Notice No. 24/2015-2020 (07/08/2016)

Facility of clubbing is being allowed for Advance Authorisations for Annual Requirement issued during Foreign Trade Policy period 2009-14 and 2015-20 wherever exports and imports have taken place as per Standard Input output Norms (SION) notified (available in Handbook of Procedures)....

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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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