Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification No 2/2015-20

New Delhi, Dated : 11 April, 2016

Subject : Introduction of definition of e-commerce in foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020)

S.O. 1385 (E) – In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of FT (D&R) Act 1992 read with paragraph 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 as amended from time to time the Central Government hereby introduces the definition of e-commerce in Chapter 9 of the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020) as under

9.17A : “e-commerce means buying and selling of goods and services including digital products, conducted over digital and electronic network. For the purposes of merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) e-commerce shall mean the export of goods hosted on a website accessible through the internet to a purchaser. While the dispatch of goods shall be made though courier or postal mode as specified under the MEIS the payment for goods purchased on e-commerce platform shall be done through international credit/debit cards and as per the Reserve Bank of India Circular (RBI/2015-16/185) [AP (DIR Series) Circular No. 16 dated September 24 2015] as amended from time to time”

2. Effect of this Notification Definition of e-commerce for the purpose of MEIS under FTP 2015-2020 is introduced in Chapter 9 of the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020)

(Anup Wadhwan)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail : dgft[at]nic[dot]in

[Issued from F. No. 01/93/180/16/AM-16/PC-2(B)]

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One Comment

  1. Mohammed says:

    i’m working in an shoe export company, now we are doing e-com biz selling products online for international customers, while return of goods due to size or any other issues, what will be procedure to avoid import duty and during return of goods to the customer with correct size, what will be the procedure to avoid payment of duty again by the customer.

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