Government of India
Ministry of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi – 110 011.
Policy Circular No. 30 (RE-05)/2004-2009
All Licensing Authorities;
All Commissioners of Customs;
Trade and Industry
Subject: Importability of Alternative inputs allowed as per SION under DFRC Scheme
Representations have been received from the trade and industry that a doubt has arisen in the field formations of customs on the issue of allowing alternative inputs as per SION under DFRC scheme even if exactly the same input, in the product value added chain, has not been utilized in the manufacture of the exported product.
2. The matter was examined in detail and it has been decided to inform all concerned that since the objective of SION is to allow duty free import of the inputs which are actually used or are capable of being used in the export product, the exporter has the flexibility to import the alternative input/product mentioned in the SION as long as the same can be used in the manufacture of the exported product under the DFRC scheme.
3. Any difficulty being faced in the matter should be brought to the notice of DGFT immediately.
4. This issues with the approval of DGFT.
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
(Issued from File No. 01/94/180/DFRC/ AM 06/ PC I)