Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110 011

Dated the 4th February, 2021

Trade Notice No.40/2020-21-DGFT


All RAs of DGFT

All members of Trade & industry

Subject: Introduction of online e-Tariff Rate Quota System for Imports – reg.

On the basis of Customs Notifications as applicable, DGFT allocates quota for import of items under the Tariff Rare Quota (TRQ) as per para 2.61 and para 2.107 of the Handbook of Procedure (2015-20). Applications for the TRQ scheme are currently being submitted through the Restricted Item Import Licencing eCom module.

2. As part of IT Revamp, this Directorate has prepared a new online module – e-TRQ System for processing such e-TRQ applications. With effect from 08.02.2021 onwards, all applicants seeking Tariff Rate Quota(TRQ) for imports are required to submit their application online under “e-Tariff Rate Quota” in the Import Management System, through importer’s dashboard on the DGFT Website ( a Import Management System a Tariff Rate Quota ). For TRQ applications which have already been submitted for FY 2021-22 and are yet to be processed, these applications will be migrated to the new system, for which no action is required by the applicant.

3. Any request for amendment of the TRQ licenses, issued on or after 08.02.2021, is required to be submitted electronically only through the e-TRQ system.

4. Further, licenses for all TRQs would be issued electronically and TRQ License data would be transmitted electronically to the Customs Authorities. No paper copies of the TRQ Import license will be issued by DGFT with effect from 08.02.2021.

5. For any help and guidance on this new process, the Help manual & FAQs may be accessed on Learn a Application Help & FAQs. For any further assistance any of the following channels may be assessed —

i. Raise a service request ticket through the DGFT Helpdesk service under Services a’Complaints & Suggestions’

ii. Call the toll-free Helpline number

iii. Send an email to the Helpdesk on [email protected]

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

(S.K. Mohapatra)
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade
Email: mohapatra. [email protected] in

(Issued from File No.01/93/180/47/AM-20/PC-II (B)/E-24879)

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