CA Sumit Grover

Vide Notification No. 114 (RE-2013)/2009-2014, dated 12th Mar’15, DGFT has prescribed following documents(only three in number) which shall be mandatory for the import/export of goods:

For export:

o   Bill of Lading/Airway Bill ;

o   Commercial Invoice cum Packing List (Separate Commercial Invoice and Packing List would also be accepted);

o   Shipping Bill/Bill of Export

For imports:

o   Bill of Lading/Airway Bill

o   Commercial Invoice cum Packing List (Separate Commercial Invoice and Packing List would also be accepted);

o   Bill of Entry

The aforesaid notification shall be applicable w.e.f. 1st Apr’15 & the same has been enclosed herewith for ease of reference.

It is a welcome move made by the govt. in order to attain the objective of ‘ease of business’

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To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part II
Section 3, Sub Section (II)

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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhavan

Notification No. 114 (RE-2013)/2009-2014
Dated- 12th March, 2015

Subject: Specifying documents required for Export and Import

S.O.(E) In exercise of the power conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 read with Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government hereby inserts a new Para 2.53 of Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-14:

2. Para2.53: The following mandatory documents are prescribed for exports and imports of goods from/into India:

(a) Mandatory documents required for export of goods from India:

1. Bill of Lading/Airway Bill

2. Commercial Invoice cum Packing List*

3. Shipping Bill/Bill of Export

(b) Mandatory documents required for import of goods into India

1. Bill of Lading/Airway Bill

2. Commercial Invoice cum Packing List*

3. Bill of Entry

[Note: *(i) As per CBEC Circular No. 01/15-Customs dated 12/01/2015.

(ii) Separate Commercial Invoice and Packing List would also be accepted.]

(c)    For export or import of specific goods or category of goods, which are subject to any restrictions/policy conditions or require NOC or product specific compliances under any statute, the regulatory authority concerned may notify additional documents for purposes of export or import.

(d)      In specific cases of export or import, the regulatory authority concerned may electronically or in writing seek additional documents or information, as deemed necessary to ensure legal compliance.

(e). This Notification shall come into effect from 1st April, 2015.

3. Effect of this Notification: Only three documents each {as in para 2.(a) & (b above} would be mandatory for exports and imports.

(Pravir Kumar)
Director General of Foreign Trade
E-mail: dgft@nic.in

[Issued from (01/93/180/23/AM-15/PC-2(B)]

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