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Public Notice No. 69/2004-09, Dated: 07.04.2005

Appendix 17D contained as Annexure ‘A’ to this Public Notice prescribing the application format for the Duty Free Credit Entitlement Scheme for status holders for the year 2003-04 replaces the earlier Appendix 17D.

TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY

(PART-I, SECTION-1)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

PUBLIC NOTICE No. 69 /2004-09

NEW DELHI: April 7, 2005

In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.4 of the Export and Import Policy, 2002-07, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendments in the Handbook of Procedures (Vol.1):

1. The first three lines of Para 3.2.6 A (Reproduced below for clarity) are amended to read as follows:

Existing provision

The scheme will be applicable to status holders who were also status holders as on 31.3.2003 and who had achieved minimum export turnover of Rs. 25 crores in the year 2003-04.

Amended provision

The scheme will be applicable to status holders/ star export houses who had achieved minimum export turnover of Rs. 25 crores in the year 2003-04.

2. Appendix 17D contained as Annexure ‘A’ to this Public Notice prescribing the application format for the Duty Free Credit Entitlement Scheme for status holders for the year 2003-04 replaces the earlier Appendix 17D.

This issues in Public interest.

Sd/-

(K. T. Chacko)

Director General of Foreign Trade

(Issued from F.No. 1/94/180/Public Notice/AM04/PC.IV)

Appendix 17D

APPLICATION FORMAT FOR DFCE SCHEME FOR STATUS HOLDERS 2003-04

Incorporating Notification No.28 dated 28.01.2004, Public Notice no.40 dated 28.01.2004 and
Notification No.38 dated 21.04.2004

File No.:__________________________________ Date: _________________

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1. Name and address : ………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………

2. I E Code Number : ………………………………………………………………………………
3. Details of Status Certificate
For the year 2003-‘04

a) Status

b) Status Certificate Number

c) Date of Issuance

d) Valid from

e) Valid upto

: Export House [ ]

Trading House [ ]

Star Trading House [ ]

Super Star Trading House [ ]

: …………………………………………………………………………..

: ………………………………………………………………………….

: ……………………………………………………………………………..

: ………………………………………………………………………….

4. RCMC No.and date : ………………………………………………………………………….

5A. Details of Group Companies

SN Names of the Group Company Eligible Export turnover

(Rupees in Crores)

2003-04 2004-05
1
2
3
Total Group turnover

If the applicant is part of a Group company as defined in Chapter 9 of Foreign
Trade Policy, Entitlement will be adjusted in terms of Para 3.7.4 of Foreign
Trade Policy.

5B. Details of Exports:

S.No. Categories FOB Value of Exports In US $ (Free Foreign

Exchange other than US$ should be converted

into US$ as notified by Customs)

2002-‘03 2003-‘04
01. Annual exports turnover
02. Exports made in categories (i to vii)

mentioned at Sr. No.6 of the

declaration appended hereto

03. Exports made in categories mentioned

at Sr. No.7 of the declaration

appended hereto

04. Third Party Exports not covered by

Sr no 8(i) of the declaration

05. Eligible Exports =

1 – (2 + 3 + 4)

  1. Details of Eligible Exports mentioned in row 5 of Sr. No.5B above:
Category of

Exports

Broad Product

category

of Items

exported

2002-’03 2003-‘04 Names & Address

of the Associate

Mfr/supporting

Mfr/job worker

or Factory

Address of

The applicant

Value in Free

Foreign

Exchange

in US$

Value in Free

Foreign

Exchange

in US$

Factory addresses
Exports

made

FOB re-

alized

Export

Made

FOB re-

alized

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
A) Direct Exports

As manufacturer

Exporter or

As merchant

Exporter tied to

Manufacturer

(with Documentary

Evidence)

1. Engineering
2. Chemicals
3. Plastics
4. Leather and

Leather Products

5. Sports Goods
6. Fish and Fish

Products

7. Food Products
8. Handicrafts
9. Electronics
10. Textiles
11. Miscellaneous
Total
B) Eligible Third

Party exports as

Declared in 8(i)

Of the declaration

Appended

ELIGIBLE EXPORTS UNDER THIS CATEGORY
1. Engineering
2. Chemicals
3. Plastics
4. Leather and

Leather Products

5. Sports Goods
6. Fish and Fish

Products

7. Food Products
8. Handicrafts
9. Electronics
10. Textiles
11. Miscellaneous
Total
C) Grand Total

Equals (Total of A

+ Total of B) above

7(a). Calculation of Duty Free Credit Entitlement:

Eligible Exports made Export Growth

rate (in %)

(3)= 100 x

{[(2)-(1)]/(1)

}**

in US $

(3)

Incremental value of exports Duty free

Credit

Entitlement

(7)= 10% of

(5-1)x ex-

change rate***

(7)

In 2002-03

(as at row

5 of Table

5B above)

In 2003-04

(as at row C

of Table 6

above)

Incremental exports in value terms

4=(2)-(1)

(4)

FOB realized for exports made during 2003-04
In US $

(5)

In Rs.

(6)

US$

(1) (1)

US$

(2) US$

Rs. * (2)

Notes: * The exports during 2003-04 should be minimum Rs.25 crore in order to be

eligible for DFCE. In order to calculate the value in Rupees, FOB value

of eligible exports should be as per shipping bill.

** The growth in % terms should be minimum 25% in US $ terms in order to be

eligible for DFCE.

*** To arrive at the Rupee Value, the exchange rate on the date of issuance

of DFCE will be taken into account.

7 (c). Total value of DFEC applied for issuance: Rs………………………………………………..

7 (d). Breakup for the Split–up Duty Free Credit Entitlement, if any, requested for:

Sr.

No.

Entitlement Break-up of the Entitlement for

split-up

8. Details of the Application Fee:

a) Number, date and Value of DD/TR:

b) Name of the issuing bank:

9.Port of Registration (for import purpose): ………………………………………………………………………….

Ineligible Export Category Exports (crores)

2003-04

1 Rough, uncut and semi polished diamonds
2 Gold, silver in any form including plain jewellery thereof
3 Food grains sourced from central pool maintained by FCI
4 Items exported under free shipping bills
5 Re-export of imported goods or exports made through transshipment;
6 Export turnover of units operating under SEZ/EOU/EHTP/STPI Schemes or products manufactured by them and exported through DTA units;
7 Deemed exports (even when payments are received in Free Foreign Exchange) and payment from EEFC account
8 Service exports
9 Supplies made by one status holder to another status holder;
10 Export performance made by one status holder on behalf of other status holder will not be eligible for entitlement under the scheme.
11 Supplies made or export performance effected by a non-status holder (Merchant exporter/ Manufacturer with any export performance in 2003-04) to a status holder if the applicant as well as the non status holder have less than 25 per cent incremental growth over their respective previous years direct export turnover.
12 Third party exports not covered by the declaration at sr no. 8(i)
Total exports may contain overlapping categories also

Direct exporter and Supporting manufacturer Entitlement details

(Separate sheet to be submitted for direct exporter and each of the supporting manufacturers)

Goods allowed to be imported under this scheme shall have a broad nexus with the products exported and a declaration in this regard shall be made by the applicant in Appendix 17D.

Name–

Address—
PAN Number

Phone No.—

SN Products exported during 2003-04 (Eligible category products only) Value of eligible exports Product wise Duty credit** Probable related import items***
1 2 3
US $ Rupees*

X

Rupees

Y

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Total SX

* For Rupee Value use the FOB Value as per shipping bill.

** Product wise Duty credit to be computed by the following formula:

Yi= (Xi* Value of the total DFCE Entitlement) / SX

*** For more than 3 items, add columns or list.

DECLARATION

(Undertaking to be given by the applicant)

1. I/We hereby declare that this application is based on exports earning in free foreign exchange during the licensing year 2002-03 and 2003-04 and the benefit is being claimed in respect of export proceeds realized directly from the buyer only in our name and not in joint names.

2. I/We further certify that I/We am/are authorized to verify and sign the statement on behalf of the applicant.

3. I/We fully understand that any information furnished in the above statement, if proved incorrect or false, will render me/us liable to face any penal action or other consequences as may be prescribed in law or otherwise warranted.

4. I/We further declare that I/We has/have not applied or obtained another Duty Entitlement Certificate issued under paragraph 3.7.2.1(vi) of the Policy based on the exports in free foreign exchange during 2002-03 and 2003-04 from any other office of the DGFT.

5. I/We further declare that I/We shall comply with the provisions of the Exim Policy/Handbook of Procedure (Vol.1) and the relevant Customs notifications while importing the goods under the scheme and subsequent use of the same under actual user condition.

6. I/We further declare that for calculating the value of exports for the year 2002-03 exports under Sr. No.(i to iv) mentioned below and for 2003-04, the exports under Sr. No.(i to viii) below have not been taken into account.

(i) Re-export of imported goods or exports made through transshipment;

(ii) Export turnover of units operating under SEZ/EOU/EHTP/STPI Schemes or products manufactured by them and exported through DTA units;

(iii) Deemed exports (even when payments are received in Free Foreign Exchange) and payment from EEFC account;

(iv) Service exports;

(v) Supplies made by one status holder to another status holder;

(vi) Export performance made by one status holder on behalf of other status holder will not be eligible for entitlement under the scheme;

(vii) Supplies made or export performance effected by a non-status holder (Merchant exporter/Manufacturer with any export performance in 2003-04) to a status holder if the applicant as well as the non status holder have less than 25 per cent incremental growth over their respective previous years direct export turnover;

(viii) The exports made by an applicant within a group and the group to which it belongs has individually less than 25 per cent incremental growth of export;

(ix) The incremental growth of exports achieved by us has not been directly or indirectly, obtained by transferring exports of other exporters.

7. I/We declare that the following items have not been taken into account for computation of entitlement and export performance under Duty Free Credit Entitlement Scheme for Status Holders:

a. Rough, uncut and semi polished diamonds

b. Gold, silver in any form including plain jewellery thereof

c. Food grains sourced from central pool maintained by FCI

d. Items exported under free shipping bills

8. (i) I/We further declare that in case of third party exports, Export Order,Invoice, GR form, Bank Realization Certificate do not contain 2 names and

are in name the of the applicant only;

(ii) Where goods are procured from a manufacturer, the shipping bill should contain the name of the exporter as well as the supporting manufacturer and no other party.

9. I/We further undertake that the goods imported under the DFCE to be issued shall have a Quantity andproduct nexus with the products exported.

10. I/We further undertake that in respect of capital goods and/or office equipments, a certificate from jurisdictional Deputy Commissioner Central Excise/Assistant Commissioner of Central

Excise or an independent Chartered Accountant, as the case may be, shall be produced

confirming installation and use of capital goods and/or office equipments in the importer’s

factory or premises, within six months from the date of imports or within such extended

period as the said Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs

may allow.”

11. All discounts, commission have been excluded for the purpose of calculation of net FOB value

of exports.

SS Signature:…………………
:.Name in Block Letters:……………………….
:. Designation:……………………….
:. Place:……………………….
Full Official Address:………………………………………………..
:.Residential Address:………………………
:. E-Mail address:………………………

Official

Stamp/Seal

NOTE

If an applicant is not satisfied with the calculation of entitlement under the DFCE scheme, he may approach the Grievance Redressal Committee at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. The details are available at http://commerce.nic.in/grc.htm

CERTIFICATE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT/COST AND WORKS ACCOUNTANT/

COMPANY SECRETARY

I/We hereby confirm that I/We have examined the prescribed registers and also the

relevant records of M/s…………….. for the licensing period(s) ….. and

hereby certify that:

i) M/s…………………………. (Name and address of the applicant) who is

a Export House/Trading House/Star Trading House/Super Star Trading House have

earned foreign exchange in their own name during the licensing years, 2002-03

and 2003-04 as per the details supplied in the details of exports at Sr.No.5, 6.

The following documents/records have been furnished by the applicant for

verification of the export details and have been examined and verified by

me/us namely:

a) Export Order, Invoice

b) Bank Certificate of foreign exchange earning/FIRCs and GR declaration

c) Shipping Bills

d) Any other document (please specify).

ii) (a). The financial information given in the above statement is in agreement with the

relevant register and records; the same has been incorporated in the books of

accounts maintained by M/s………………. and their subsidiaries; and is

also true and correct.

(b). I/We have verified that in case of third party exports, Export Order,
Invoice, GR form, Bank Realization Certificate do not contain 2 names and are
in the name of the applicant only . Where goods are procured from a manufacturer,
the shipping bill contains the name of the exporter as well as the supporting
manufacturer and no other party.

iii) It has been ensured that the information furnished is true and correct in all

respect; no part of it is false or misleading and no relevant information has

been concealed or withheld;

iv) Neither I, nor any of my partners is a partner, director, or an employee of the

above-named entity or its associated concerns;

v) I/we fully understand that any statement made in this certificate, if proved

incorrect or false, will render me/us liable to face any penal action or other

consequences as may be prescribed in law or otherwise warranted.

vi) I have verified the direct export turnover figures of supporting manufacturers/

job worker as well as companies/firms on whose behalf exports have been made by

applicant as third party as indicated in Annexure 1 and Annexure 2.

(* Strike out whichever are not applicable)

Signature………………………..

Place………. Tel.No. ……………………….

Official

Date……….. Stamp/ Seal

Regn. No. and Date of the

Corporate Membership……….

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Documents to be enclosed with the application form:

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1. Copy of the status holder certificate.

2. Copy of the balance sheet filed with Income Tax Authorities for the relevant year

and CA certificate.

3. Self certified copies of shipping bills for direct and third party exportsfor the year 2003-04 and a statement of exports in the following format.

Name of the

Direct /third

party exporter

SB number Let export

date

Item

description

FOB value Date of

realization

of Money

4. Any other Document that may be specified or called for.

APPENDIX – 17-E

STATEMENT OF UTILISATION OF DUTY FREE CREDIT ENTITLEMENT

FOR STATUS HOLDERS

Reference File Number under which

duty free credit entitlement was

issued:

………………………………………………………………….
Date of issue of entitlement: ………………………………..

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1. Name and Address : …………………………………………………………….

……………………………..

2. I E Code Number : ……………………………..
3. (i) Status

(ii) DFCE and its number and valid upto

: Export House :[]

Trading House :[]

Star Trading House :[]

Super Star Trading House:[]

_______________________

_______________________

4. Duty Free Credit Entitlement granted

(in rupees lakhs)

: Rs._______________________
5. Credit value utilised (in rupees lakhs) : Rs._______________________

6. Details of imports made under the duty free credit entitlement:

Sr. No. Description of import

item

Effective Customs

duty (in %age)

Value debited

(in rupees lakhs)

(1) (2) (3) (4)
1.

2.

3.

4.

DECLARATION

1. I/We further certify that I/We am/are authorized to verify and sign the statement

on behalf of the applicant.

2. I/We fully understand that any information furnished in the above statement,

if proved incorrect or false, will render me/us liable to face any penal action

or other consequences as may be prescribed in law or otherwise warranted.

3. I/We further declare that I/We has/have made imports against the duty entitlement

certificate issued under paragraph 3.7.2.1(vi) of the Policy based on the exports

in free foreign exchange during 2002-03 and 2003-04.

4. The imports made under the Duty Free Credit Entitlement number………..…………………….

Dated………………………… are those of capital goods/office equipment and inputs which are

freely importable and which are required in my/our line of business or the line

of business of the Associate Mfr./ Supporting Mfr./Job worker.

Signature:………. Signature ……
Name in block letters :_____________________________
Designation Designation :………………………..
Place Place :………………………..
Date : ________ Full Official Address :………………………..
Residential Address Residential Address :………………………..
E. Mail E.Mail address :………………………..

Official

Stamp/Seal

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