GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE
Policy Circular No. 19 (RE-2005)/2004-2009
Date: August 5, 2005
Subject: DFCE certificate under Served From India scheme to Customs House Agents.
Attention is invited to Para 220.127.116.11 of Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09 updated as on 31.3.2005 regarding eligibility condition to avail benefit under Served From India Scheme.
2. Representations have been received from Trade & Industry regarding eligibility of Customs House Agents to avail benefit under Served From India Scheme.
3. The merits of these representations were considered in this office and it is clarified that Service Providers like Customs House Agents, etc. shall be entitled for benefits under Served From India Scheme for the services exclusively rendered by them and for which the foreign exchange earnings are received and retained by them on this account.
4. However, such Service Providers cannot claim benefits to the extent of free foreign exchange simply routed through them for making payment for service charges with regard to services rendered by other service providers like Port Trust, Cargo Handlers, etc, who are also eligible for the Served From India Scheme benefits. Such remittances received in free foreign exchange by Service Providers like Customs House Agents, etc. cannot be treated as their service charges because the services are rendered by other Service Providers like Port Trust, Cargo Handlers, etc.
5. This issues with the approval of the Director General of Foreign Trade.
( M.K. Parimoo )
Dy. Director General of Foreign Trade
(F.No : 01/94/180/Policy Circular/AM06/ PC-I)
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