Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi

Dated the 10th February, 2016

Trade Notice No. 16/2015


All RAs of DGFT

Members of Trade

Subject:   Closure of Advance Authorisation licences as per para 4.16(a) of FTP 2009-14, pending for want of payment to be received from Foreign currency account of  SEZ unit.

A number of representations have been received in this Directorate from Trade, Industry and Export Promotion Council for EOU and SEZ on the pending requests for allowing closure/ redemption/EODC in cases where the Advance Authorisation holder had made supplies to SEZ units and realised the proceeds in Indian Rupees as per the extant provisions laid down in Para 4.1.6(a) of FTP 2009-14.

2.  The matter has been examined and it is clarified that Para 4.1.6 (a) of FTP 2009-14 had not stipulated that DTA supplying goods under Advance Authorisation to an SEZ unit has to realise payment from Foreign Currency Account of SEZ unit. Moreover, Rule 30(8) of SEZ Rules 2006 also do not mention that it is mandatory for SEZ unit to make payment to Advance Authorisation holder from Foreign Currency Account (FCA). The above condition was made applicable for Advance Authorisation in the FTP (2015-2020), as per para 4.21 (iii) w.e.f. 1st April, 2015 only.

3. In the interest of trade facilitation it has been decided, in consultation with SEZ Division of Department of Commerce, that closure/redemption/EODC may be allowed where the Advance Authorization holder or DFIA holder has made supplies to SEZ units and realised the proceeds in Indian Rupees as per the extant provisions laid in para 4.1.6(a) of FTP 2009-14 by realising the proceeds in Indian Rupees. All the Regional Authorities may take necessary action as per clarification.

4. It is further clarified that in the new FTP 2015-20 it has been stipulated in the para 4.21 (iii) that “Export to SEZ Units shall be taken into account for discharge of export obligation provided payment is realised from Foreign Currency Account of the SEZ unit.” Hence conditions of para 4.21(iii) of FTP will have to be complied in respect of the Advance Authorisations issued during FTP 2015-20.

5. This issues with the approval of DGFT.

(S. Latha)

Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade

[Issued from F.No. 01/94/180/12/AM16/PC-4]

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One response to “Reg. Closure of Advance Authorisation licences by SEZ”

  1. Manish Sharma says:

    Our License Date is 17.12.2014 but dispatch done during 2015-16 and payment also received during the same year. Will 4.21 (iii) will applicable on our license?

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