F.No. 01/92/180/ 724/AM00/PC-II/

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE

DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE

Policy Circular No. 45 (RE-99)/98-99

Dated: 25th November, 1999

To,

(1)All Licensing Authorities

(2)All Commissioners of Customs and Excise

(3)The Designated Authorities, Pass Book Scheme

(4)The Federation of Indian Export Organisations, New Delhi

(5)The Export Promotion Councils/Commodity Boards

(6)All Chambers of Commerce and Industries/Associations on the mailing list.

Subject: Clarification on clubbing of two duty free licences – one issued by DGFT Headquarters and other by Regional Licensing Authority.

Attention is invited to Paragraph 7.20 of the Handbook of Procedures, Vol. 1, 1997-2002 (RE-99), which lays down the parameters for clubbing of duty free licences.

2. A clarification has been sought as to whether a Regional Licensing Authority can consider request for clubbing Advance licence/licences issued by it with another licence/licences issued by DGFT, Headquarters subject to satisfying conditions laid down in Paragraph 7.20 of the Handbook of Procedures, Vol. 1, 1997-2002 (RE-99).

3. The matter has been examined and it has been decided that since the monitoring of duty free licences, which were issued from the Headquarters Office, is being done at the level of Regional Licensing Authorities, clubbing of such duty free licences with another licence/ licences issued by Regional Licensing Authority itself could be considered at the level of Regional Licensing Authority itself, subject to satisfying conditions laid down in Paragraph 7.20 of the Handbook of Procedures, Vol. 1, 1997-2002 (RE-99).

4. This issues with the approval of Director General of Foreign Trade.

Yours faithfully,

( L.B. Singhal )

Joint Director General of Foreign Trade

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