Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi

Trade Notice No. 14/2015-2020

Dated: 15th May, 2019


Members of Trade and industry
All Regional Authorities (RAs) of DGFT

Subject: Three months time window for applying for MEIS for Shipping bills with HS Codes which were harmonized and notified under MEIS Appendix 3B, Table 2 after a delay

There were certain shipping bills, which could not be applied for MEIS, because the codes under the shipping bills, were harmonized with the ITC HS and notified under MEIS after some delay by this Directorate. The Public Notice 17/ 22.08.2017, 22/ 31.08.2017 and 60/ 15.02.2018 may kindly be referred to for such codes.

2. It is informed that the Customs Server has now transmitted such shipping bills to the DGFT server and the necessary changes have been made thereby making these shipping bills available for application under MEIS. The HS Code list for which shipping bills have been received may be seen in the Annexure. For these shipping bills, the applicant can take the benefit of the para 3.15 (a) (ii) of the HBP 2015-20, which allows three months time for filing claims under MEIS from the date of upload of EDI shipping bills onto the DGFT Server by customs, before the late cut provisions are applicable . Therefore, all the applicants with shipping bills with the relevant codes are requested to apply for MEIS claim, well within the time window of three months, to avoid any late cut.

3. As soon as Customs transmits the remaining shipping bills to DGFT, the same will be made available for MEIS claims at the earliest.

4. This is issued with the approval of the competent authority.

Dr Praveen Kumar
(Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade)

[Issued from File no. 01/61/180/308/AM 18/PC-3]

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