Public Notice No. 53 (RE-2010)/2009-14

New Delhi, the 03rd June, 2011

Subject: Amendment of para3.11.8 of HBP Vol I( 2009-14)

In exercise of the powers conferred under Paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-14, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby amends Para 3.11.8 of the Handbook of Procedures Vol I (2009-14) with immediate effect.

2.   The amended para 3.11.8 will now read as :

“Export shipments filed under the Free Shipping Bill category, would need the following declaration on the Shipping Bills in order to be eligible for claiming chapter 3 benefits of FTP :

‘We intend to claim chapter 3 benefits.’

This declaration shall not be required for export shipments under any of the schemes of Chapter 4 (including drawback), Chapter 5 or Chapter 6 of FTP.

If there is a decision during the year to include any new product or new market to avail such benefit, then:

(i)                 For exports of such products/ export to such markets, a grace period of one month from the date of decision/ notification/public notice will be allowed for making this declaration of intent on free shipping bills.

(ii)               After the grace period of one month, all exports (of such products or to such markets) would have to include the declaration of intent on the free shipping bills.

(iii)             For exports made prior to date of decision/notification/public notice of products/markets, such a declaration will not be required since such exports would have already taken place.”

Effect of this Public Notice:

Till now Shipping Bills filed under Chapter 4 (including drawback), Chapter 5 or Chapter 6 schemes needed a “Declaration of Intent” for claiming chapter 3 benefits.  Now this “Declaration of Intent” is  required  only on Free Shipping Bills for claiming Chapter 3 benefits.

 Sd/-

(Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

dgft@nic.in

(F. No. 01/91/180/160/AM12/ PC-3)

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