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Introduction: The Government of India, through the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Foreign Trade, has introduced Notification No.82/2023-DGFT on 27.03.2024. This notification pertains to the General Authorization for the export of Telecommunication-related items and Information Security items covered under category 8A5 of SCOMET (Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment, and Technologies).

Detailed Analysis: Under the powers conferred by the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992, and in accordance with the Foreign Trade Policy 2023, the Central Government has amended Para 10.08 of chapter 10 of FTP 2023. These amendments include:

1. General Authorization for Export of Telecommunication-related items under SCOMET Category 8A5 Part 1 (GAET), excluding Software & Technology and items referenced in Para 10.15(1).

2. General Authorization for Export of Information Security items (GAEIS) under SCOMET Category 8A5 Part 2, excluding Technology.

The effect of this notification is the introduction of a policy allowing one-time bulk licenses for the export of Telecommunication-related items and Information Security items under SCOMET Category 8A5 Part 1 and Part 2 respectively. However, the detailed procedures for these General Authorizations will be notified separately via Public Notice.

Conclusion: Notification No.82/2023-DGFT signifies a significant policy shift in enabling the export of Telecommunication-related items and Information Security items under SCOMET Category 8A5. This move aims to streamline export processes while ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks. As the detailed procedures are awaited through subsequent Public Notices, stakeholders are advised to stay updated with further developments in this regard. This amendment holds implications for the trade landscape, potentially facilitating smoother export transactions in the specified categories.

Also Read: Procedure for GAET under SCOMET Category 8A5 Part I

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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Vanijya Bhawan

Notification No. 82/2023-DGFT | Dated: 27.03.2024

Subject:- General Authorisation for export of Telecommunication-related items and Information Security items covered under category 8A5 of SCOMET.

S.O. 1567(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 and Section 14A of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992, as amended, read with Para 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2023, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in Para 10.08 of chapter 10 of FTP 2023 as mentioned below:

Para 10.08(xi) – General Authorization for Export of Telecommunication-related items under SCOMET Category 8A5 Part 1 (GAET) (Excluding Software & Technology and items referenced in Para 10.15(1)) as per the procedure specified in para 10.15(I) of HBP 2023.

Para 10.08(xii) – General Authorization for Export of Information Security items (GAEIS) under SCOMET Category 8A5 Part 2 (Excluding Technology) as per the procedure specified in Para 10.15(11) of HBP 2023.

Effect of this Notification: The policy for General Authorization for Export of Telecommunication-related items under SCOMET Category 8A5 Part 1 (GAET) & Export of Information Security items under SCOMET Category 8A5 Part 2 (GAEIS) to grant one-time bulk licenses for these items has been notified. The detailed procedure for these General Authorisations will be notified separately via Public Notice.

(Santosh Kumar Sarangi)
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex-officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India
E-mail: dgft@nic.in

Issued from file no. 01/77/171/030/AM24/EC(S)

Computer no. 36771

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