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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi

Public Notice No. 08/2015-2020-DGFT

Dated the 1st June, 2020

Subject: Increase in duration of validity of MEIS/SEIS scrips and relaxation in last dates for filling applications under MEIS/SEIS

F. No. 01/75/171/00001/AM20/FTP Cell (Pt.IV).— In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 1.03 of the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020), the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendments in the HBP 2015-20:

2. The following sentence is inserted at the end of Para 3.13 of HBP:

“However, Duty Credit Scrips issued between 01.03.2018 and 30.06.2018 shall be valid till 30.09.2020.”

3. The following is inserted at the end of Para 9.02 of HBP:

I. In MEIS applications which attracted a late cut as on 01.03.2020, the period between 01.03.2020 and 30.06.2020 shall not be counted and the last date for submission of various categories of applications attracting that late cut and the applicable cuts will he accordingly suitable re­

II. For SEIS applications

a. For the services rendered in FY 2016-17, the last date of application with 10% late cut
would be 30.06.2020 and after that date it would become time barred.

b. For the services rendered in the FY 2017-18, 5% late cut as was applicable on 31.03.2020, shall continue to be applicable for applications submitted till 30.06.2020, and thereafter 10% late cut would be applicable for applications submitted till 31.03.2021.

Effect of this Public Notice: Relaxation has been provided from applicable late cuts for SEIS/MEIS applications and the validity of scrips issued under Chapter 3 of FTP which are expiring between 01.03.2020 to 30.06.2020 has been extended upto 30.09.2020.

(Amit Yadav)
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India

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