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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

PUBLIC NOTICE No. 109 (RE-2008)/2004-09

NEW DELHI the 17th November, 2008

In exercise of powers conferred under Para 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2004-09, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendments in the Handbook of Procedures (Vol.1) (RE-2008):

2. The application form for EPCG Authorization (ANF-5A) in Handbook of Procedures (Vol.I) (RE 2008) is amended as under:-

(a) “Column No. 6 regarding details of Drug Manufacturing Licence is deleted.

(b) Condition No. 4(2) in the ‘Guidelines for Applicants’ would read as under:

“Self certified copy of IEM/SSI registration number in case of products and a self-certified copy of Service Tax Registration in case of Service Providers.”

(In case of Service Providers, who are not registered with Service Tax Authorities and a declaration in this regard has been submitted as a part of the application (Declaration No.10), Service Tax Registration is not required to be submitted. In such cases, RCMC from EPC concerned will suffice).

(c) The following declaration/undertaking is added as S.No. 13(a) after S.No. 13 of ‘DECLARATION/UNDERTAKING’:

“I/We undertake to submit a self certified copy of ‘Drug Manufacturing Licence’ in case of export of Pharmaceutical Product(s) within a period of three years from the date of issue of EPCG Authorization failing which the Bank Guarantee /Legal Undertaking executed/furnished at the time of clearance of Capital Goods with Customs authorities/Regional Authorities of DGFT, as the case may be, is liable to be forfeited/invoked and I/We would be liable to pay Customs Duty saved amount together with applicable interest thereon from the date of first import till the date of final payment”.

3. This issues in public interest.

(R.S. Gujral)

Director General of Foreign Trade

and ex-officio Additional Secretary to the Govt. of India

(F.No. 01/36/218/61/AM09/Pol.V/EPCG.I)

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