Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 16th May 2019
Members of Trade and Industry
All Regional Authorities (RAs) of DGFT
Vide Public Notice 8/2015-20 dated 14.05.2019 a revised procedure for making online MEIS applications/claims has been notified for situations where exports have been made to countries listed in the OFAC list such as Iran or export realizations have been received through the Vostro mechanism.
2. Under the revised procedure –
2A. In case a shipment has been made to countries which are in the OFAC list and e-BRC has not been generated by the concerned bank for that specific shipment, then the exporter while making the MEIS application/claim has to submit to the RA
i A declaration to that effect, along with
ii A self attested copy of the proof of payment such as Foreign Inward Remittance Certificate/Statement
2B. Also, if e-BRC has been generated in INR and payment is under the Vostro mechanism, a letter from the concerned bank is required to be submitted to the RA confirming that the payment for the particular shipment has been received through Vostro Mechanism in freely convertible currency.
3. In the MEIS Online E- Corn module
3A. For OFAC Shipments:
3B. For Vostro Payments, the E corn module will identify and segregate the e BRCs which are in INR for processing in manual mode. The RAs will scrutinize the documents as prescribed in the Public Notice 08 dated 13.05.2019 , which are a self declaration and the certificate of the bank, before issue of the scrip.
4. Any difficulties, faced by the exporters while applying under the new procedure, as above, may please be brought to the notice of this Directorate.
5. This is issued with the approval of the competent authority.
Dr Praveen Kumar
(Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade)
[Issued from File No. 01/61/180/84/AM19/PC-3]