TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE
PUBLIC NOTICE NO.57 (RE-2005) /2004-2009
NEW DELHI, DATED THE 6th October, 2005
In exercise of powers conferred under Paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2004-2009, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendments in Handbook of Procedures (Vol. I):
1. In Paragraphs 4.19 and 4.40, the following provision stands deleted:
“The following ports would be treated as a single port for the purposes of imports and exports:
i. Mumbai seaport, Nhava Sheva & Mumbai Airport
ii. Delhi airport and ICDs in Delhi
iii. Kolkata seaport, Kolkata airport
iv. Chennai airport and Chennai seaport
v. Bangalore airport and Bangalore ICD
vi. Hyderabad Airport and Hyderabad ICD”.
2. Nhava Sheva shall be added in the list of Seaports mentioned in paragraphs 4.19 and 4.40.
3. Paragraph 4.49 stands amended as follows:
“In case of EDI shipping bills before 01.10.2005 and non-EDI shipping bills, the licensing authority shall ensure that while issuing the DEPB, the Shipping Bill no(s) and date(s), FOB value in Indian rupees as per Shipping Bill(s) and description of export product are endorsed on the DEPB. Before allowing the imports against such DEPBs, the Customs shall verify that the details of the exports, as given on the DEPB, are as per their records. However, in case of EDI shipping bills issued on or after 01.10.2005 from EDI ports which are being transmitted electronically by Customs to DGFT, theDEPBs issued shall be sent to Customs at the Port of Registration thro’ an electronic message exchange
system and the DEPBs shall be registered at the Port of Registration electronically and no verification of Shipping Bills against which such DEPBs have been issued will be required before allowing imports against such DEPBs.
This issues in Public interest.
( K.T. CHACKO )
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE &
EX-OFFICIO ADDITIONAL SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA
(Issued from F.No. 01/94/180/EDI Customs/AM06/PC.I)