Government of India
Ministry of Commerce 86 Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan
New Delhi

Dated:13th October, 2020

Trade Notice No. 29/2020-21


1. All Members of the Trade
2. All DGFT RAs
3. All Custom Authorities

Subject: Procedure and Criteria for submission and approval of applications for export of Diagnostic Kits.

Reference is invited to the DGFT Notification No.09 dated 10.06.2020 restricting the export of Diagnostic Kits /Laboratory Reagents /Diagnostic Apparatus.

2. Export quota has been fixed for the following diagnostic kits for the period from September, 2020 to November, 2020:

S.No. Diagnostic Kit Export Quota (Units/Nos)
1 VTM Kits 150 Lakh
2 RNA Extraction Kits 400 Lakh
3 RT-PCR Kits 100 Lakh

3. The application procedure and criteria for export of above Diagnostic kits is outlined below:

I. Export of Diagnostic kits as per the export quota fixed above will be allowed for the period from September, 2020 to November, 2020.

II. Exporters (Only Manufacturers) may apply online through DGFT’s ECOM system for Export authorizations (Non-SCOMET Restricted items) – Please refer Trade Notice No. 50 dated 18.03.2019. There is no need to send any hard copy of the application via mail or post.

III. Exporters who have already filed an online application for export of these diagnostic kits need not apply again. However, they need to write a mail with the application file number and also submit the documents as described in this trade notice through email at mentioning the specific file number in the subject of the mail.

IV. Online applications for export of “Diagnostic   Kits (VTM/RNA Extraction kits/RT-PCR Kits)” filed from 19th to 21st October, 2020 will only be considered.

V. All the applications will be examined as per the Para 2.72 of Handbook of procedures.

VI. Validity of the export license will be for 3 months only.

VII. The following eligibility criteria will be applicable for issuance of Export licenses:

i. Documentary proof of manufacturing “VTM/RNA Extraction kits/RT-PCR Kits”.

ii. Only 1 application per IEC may be considered during this period.

iii. The documents to be submitted may include the following:

a. Copy of Purchase order/ Invoice

b. Copy of IEC

c. Undertaking duly signed by the authorised signatory in the company letter head to be submitted by the manufacturer certifying that as on date, all domestic commitments/orders have been fulfilled.

iv. All the documents must be duly self-attested by the authorized person of the firm.

4. All the relevant documents as specified above must be submitted along with the application to verify the eligibility criteria. Incomplete applications will not be considered for any allocation. Any application received through email or submitted outside the timeline specified will not be considered.

5. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority

(Nftish Sufi)
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade
E-mail: nitish.s’[email protected]


(Issued from File No. 01/91/180/21/AM20/EC/E-21933)

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