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Import of Natural Rubber allowed only through sea ports of Chennai and Nhava Sheva

Noticification No. 32/2015-20 (20/01/2016)

Import allowed only through sea ports of Chennai and Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)....

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DGFT permits Export of Roasted Gram(whole/split) in consumer packs of 1 Kg

Notification No 31/2015-20 (20/01/2016)

Notification No 31/2015-20 The prohibition on export of pulses till further orders as notified vide Notification No 78(RE-2013)/2009-14 dated 31.03.2014 read with Sl. No. 54 in Chapter 7 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export & Import Items, as amended from time to time, will not apply to export of Roasted Gram (whole/split) in...

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DGFT moveing towards IT enabled paperless & personal contact free environment

Trade Notice No. 14/2015 (19/01/2016)

Trade Notice No. 14/2015 In continuation of Trade Notice No. 12/2015 dated 13.01.2016, stressing the need to maintain absolute integrity and transparency in the functioning of all DGFT offices, attention is drawn to the fact that DGFT is moving towards an IT enabled paperless and personal contact free environment to achieve these objecti...

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DGFT requests Exporters of services to voluntarily obtain IEC

Trade Notice No.13/2015-20 (15/01/2016)

Trade Notice No.13/2015-20 all those exporters of services who do not possess IEC are urged to voluntarily obtain IEC from Regional Authorities of (RAs) of DGFT. All trade and industry chambers are requested to impress upon their members (exporters of services) to voluntarily obtain IEC and use it while effecting export /import of servic...

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DGFT: Zero tolerance to corruption

Trade Notice No. 12/2015 (13/01/2016)

Trade Notice No. 12/2015 By way of this Trade Notice, this information is shared with the entire Exporter/Importer community to elicit their cooperation in fulfilling the above objective. The entire Exporter/Importer community is requested to act in unison and not cooperate with any such improper activity and immediately bring it to the k...

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Amendment in import policy conditions of apples

Notification No. 30/2015-20 (12/01/2016)

(i) Import through both sea ports and airports in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai & Cochin; and land port & airport in Delhi. (ii) Import of apples is also allowed through India’s land borders....

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Permission for export of Finished Leather, Wet Blue and EI Tanned Leather through ICDs

Public Notice No. 55(RE-2015)/2015-2020 (06/01/2016)

Now, in addition to ports/ICDs notified by DGFT from time to time, export of finished leather, Wet Blue and EI Tanned Leather would also be permitted through ICD at Kheda by utilising the facilities regarding drawal of samples and its testing and certification available at the Regional Centre of CLRI at Ahmedabad on call basis....

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DGFT- Enlistment under Appendix 2E – Agencies Authorized to issue Certificate of Origin

Public Notice No. 54/2015-2020 (05/01/2016)

Public Notice No. 54/2015-2020 The branch office of M/s Indian Industries Association at New Delhi is enlisted under Appendix 2E of FTP, 2015-2020 for issuing Certificate of Origin (Non-Preferential)....

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FTP- Procedure for modification/change in Branch Office/Head Office/Registered Office Address in IEC

Public Notice No. 53/2015-2020 (05/01/2016)

Public Notice No. 53/2015-2020 When an IEC holder seeks modification/change of Branch Office/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. A copy of this request wi...

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Implementation of Track and Trace system for export of Pharmaceuticals and drug consignments

Public Notice No. 52/2015-2020 (05/01/2016)

In suppression of the earlier Public Notice no. 13/2015-2020 dated 22.05.2015, the dates for implementation of Track and Trace system for export of drug formulations alongwith maintaining the Parent-Child relationship in packaging have been extended to 01.04.2016 for non SSI manufactured drugs and to 01.04.2017 for SSI manufactured drugs....

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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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