Grant of EDF Waiver for Export of Goods Free of Cost

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RBI/2015-16/332
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.53

March 03, 2016

To
All Category – I Authorised Dealer Banks

Madam / Sir,

Grant of EDF Waiver for Export of Goods Free of Cost

Attention of Authorised Dealers is invited to A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 94 dated April 26, 2003 in terms of which GR waiver to exporters for export of goods free of cost had been enabled. The facility had been extended to the Status Holders vide para 2.52.1 of Handbook of Procedures- Vol-I of Foreign Trade Policy 2004-2009, in terms of which Status Holders shall be entitled to export freely exportable items on free of cost basis for export promotion subject to an annual limit of Rs 10 lakh or 2% of average annual export realization during preceding three licensing years, whichever is higher.

2. Government of India vide amendment Notification No. 9/2015-2020 dated June 4, 2015, has notified that the Status Holders shall be entitled to export freely exportable items on free of cost basis for export promotion subject to an annual limit of Rs 10 lakh or 2% of average annual export realization during preceding three licensing years whichever is lower. AD Category – I banks may, therefore, consider requests from Status Holder exporters for grant of Export Declaration Form (EDF) waiver, for export of goods free of cost based on the revised norm.

3. Authorised Dealers may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents concerned.

4. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under Section 10(4) and Section 11(1) of the FEMA, 1999 (42 of 1999) and are without prejudice to permissions/ approvals, if any, required under any other law.

Yours faithfully,

(A. K. Pandey)
Chief General Manager

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