Category Archives: DGFT

Appendices & Aayat Niryaat Forms Amendment due to GST implementation

By | September 6, 2018

Amendments have been made in Apendices & Aayat Niryaat Forms (ANFs) pertaining to Chapter 7 of Handbook of Procedures 2015­2020 in light of implementation of GST and updation in FTP/ BP consequent upon Mid-Term Review on 5.12.2017 vide Public Notice No. 37/2015.2020 dated 4thSeptember, 2018. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF… Read More »

Procedure for export of SCOMET items for repair/replacement purposes

By | September 6, 2018

Paragraph 2.79 C has been included in the Handbook of Procedures of FTP 2015- 20 to lay down the procedure for export of SCOMET items for repair/replacement purposes vide Public Notice No. 33/2015-20, Dated 4 September, 2018. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan… Read More »

Procedure for export of SCOMET items for display/exhibition/tenders/RFP/ RFQ/NIT purposes.

By | September 6, 2018

Paragraph 2.79 D has been included in the Handbook of Procedures of FTP 2015- 20 to lay down the procedure for export of SCOMET items for display/exhibition/tenders/RFP/ RFQ/NIT purposes vide Public Notice No. 34/2015-20 dated 4th September, 2018. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan Public Notice No.… Read More »

Revised Para 2.05 of Freign Trade policy (2015-20) on Importer-Exporter Code (IEC)

By | August 9, 2018

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Notification No. 24/2015-2020  New Delhi, Dated:08 August, 2018 Subject: Amendment in Para 2.05 of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020. S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the… Read More »

Revised process of online IEC (Import Export Code) application

By | August 9, 2018

Guidelines On The Online Application Form For Issue/Modification In Importer Exporter Code (IEC) Number- Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi -110 011 Trade Notice No. 23/2018-19 New Delhi, Dated the  8th August, 2018 Subject: Amendment in Policy and Procedure for online IEC applications… Read More »

Apply Importer Exporter Code (IEC) online without Digital Signatures

By | August 9, 2018

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Public Notice No. 27/2015-2020 New Delhi, Dated: 08 August, 2018 Subject: Amendment in Para 2.08 of the Handbook of Procedure 2015-2020. S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020), the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby amends the… Read More »

Second Hand Goods Import Policy for repair

By | March 30, 2018

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan Notification No. 58/2015-2020 New Delhi, Dated:  28 March, 2018 Subject: Amendment in Para 2.31 of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020. S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01… Read More »

MEIS applications for SEZs Exports simplified by DGFT

By | March 26, 2018

To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-I, Section (I) Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Public Notice 67/2015-2020  Dated the 22nd March , 2018 Subject: Processing of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) applications for SEZs Exports. In pursuance of the objective of improving ease of… Read More »

Advance Authorization & EPCG Scheme : Extension of IGST & Compensation Cess exemption

By | March 26, 2018

Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan ***** Notification No. 54/2015-20 New Delhi, Dated 22nd March 2018 Subject:- Amendments to Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 – Extension of Integrated and Goods and Service Tax (IGST) and Compensation Cess exemption under Advance Authorisation and EPCG scheme… Read More »

EOU scheme : Exemption Extended to IGST and compensation Cess

By | March 26, 2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NOTIFICATION No. 55 /2015-2020 NEW DELHI, DATED THE 23 March, 2018 Subject: Amendments to Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 – Extension to Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) and compensation Cess exemption under EOU scheme till 01.10.2018 – regd. S.O(E): In exercise of powers conferred… Read More »

Self Ratification Scheme : DGFT specified format of certificate

By | March 26, 2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PUBLIC NOTICE No. 68/2015-2020  NEW DELHI, DATED THE 22 March, 2018 Subject: Amendments in Handbook of Procedures 2015-20- reg. In exercise of powers conferred under Paragraph 1.03 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Director General of Foreign Trade makes the… Read More »

PAN to be used as IEC code – Importer Exporter Code : DGFT

By | June 14, 2017

No.01/93/180/04/AM-18/PC-2(B) Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Dated 12.06.2017 Trade Notice No.  09 To 1.  All IEC holders/applicants 2.  All EPCs / All Chambers of Trade and Industries 3.  FIEO/ASSOCHAM/CII 4.  All RA’s of DGFT 5.  All field formations of Customs Sub: Changes in… Read More »

Target Plus Scheme for exports effected during 01.04.2005 to 31.03.2006 – Notification

By | May 10, 2017

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (Department of Commerce) (DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 8th May, 2017 No. 06/2015-2020 S.O. 1448(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992, as amended, read with Para 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020 and in… Read More »

Simple notice to License holder if does not submit EODC / Redemption letter

By | May 4, 2017

Circular No. 16/2017-Customs  F. No. 605/85/2016-DBK Government of India Ministry of Finance: Department of Revenue Central Board of Excise & Customs Drawback Division ***** New Delhi, the 2nd May, 2017. To Principal Chief Commissioners/ Principal Directors General Chief Commissioners / Directors General Principal Commissioners & Commissioners all under CBEC Madam/ Sir, Subject: Monitoring of export… Read More »

Grant of Licences/ Authorisations for import of Gold Dore

By | April 25, 2017

F.No. 01/53/162/Misc/AM17/PMO/M-4/IC Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 Dated 21.04.2017 Trade Notice No. 04 To All RAs of DGFT Members of Trade/EPCs Sub: Consideration of applications for grant of Licences/ Authorisations for import of “Gold Dore” It is brought to the… Read More »

SEIS Schedule under App. 3D-Eligible period extended up to 31.3.2017

By | April 24, 2017

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY PART-I, SECTION (I)] GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE NEW DELHI PUBLIC NOTICE NO 3/2015-2020, Dated: April 21, 2017 Subject: Services Exports from India Schema (SEIS) – Schedule under Appendix 3D as annexure to the Public… Read More »

Duty Credit Scrip can be utilised for Custom Duty payment

By | April 24, 2017

(TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY PART-II, SECTION-3, SUB-SECTION (II)) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE NEW DELHI NOTIFICATION NO. 04/2015-2020, Dated: April 21, 2017 Subject: Amendment in Para 3.18(a) of FTP 2015-20. In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5… Read More »

TRQ for Raw Sugar : Amendment in import policy

By | April 7, 2017

To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section – 3, Sub-Section (ii)) Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Notification No.01/2015-2020 New Delhi, Dated: 5th April, 2017 Subject: TRQ for Raw Sugar: Amendment in import policy of raw sugar classified under Exim Code 170114… Read More »

Amendments to chapter 4 of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20

By | March 22, 2017

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (Department of Commerce) (DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 21st March, 2017 No. 42/2015-2020 Subject: Amendments in Chapter 4 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 S.O. 905(E).— In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 of the Foreign… Read More »

Export Policy of Sandalwood & ITC (HS) Classification Amended -Notification

By | February 1, 2017

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (Department of Commerce) (DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 27th January, 2017 No. 37 /2015-2020 Subject: Export Policy of Sandalwood. S.O. 268(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read… Read More »

ITC (HS) 2017 – Schedule-1 (Import Policy) notified by DGFT

By | January 19, 2017

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan Notification No. 36/2015-2020 New Delhi, Dated: 17 January, 2017 Subject: Notification of ITC (HS), 2017 – Schedule-1 (Import Policy) S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act,… Read More »

Comments Invited on Consolidated FDI Policy we.f 07.june.2016

By | January 18, 2017

Consolidated Foreign Direct Investment Policy Circular of 2017 – inviting comments from stakeholders Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion issued a ‘Consolidated FDI Policy Circular (Circular 1 of 2010)‘ on 31/03/2010, compiling all the information on FDI policy at one place. The Circular subsumed all the earlier Press Notes/ Press Releases/ Clarifications regarding Government’s policy… Read More »

Export Policy of Animal By-Products revised

By | January 16, 2017

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (Department of Commerce) Notification New Delhi, the 13th January, 2017 No. 34 /2015-2020 Subject : Export Policy of Animal By-Products. S.O. 131(E).—In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read with Para 1.02 of the… Read More »

Procedure for claiming Duty Credit Scrips for shipments where LEO date is upto 31.03.2015 but export is on or after 01.04.2015

By | December 30, 2016

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (Department of Commerce) PUBLIC NOTICE New Delhi, the 29th December, 2016 No. 48/2015-2020 Subject: Procedure for claiming Duty Credit Scrips under Chapter 3 of FTP 2009 -14 for shipments where LEO date is upto 31.03.2015 but date of export is on or after 01.04.2015. F. No. 01/61/180/88/AM16/PC-3.—In exercise of powers… Read More »

Boric Acid ineligible for imports under Duty Free Import Authorisation (DFIA) Scheme.

By | November 9, 2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE Public Notice No. 42/2015-2020 New Delhi, the 8th November, 2016 Subject:- Amendments in Standard Input Output Norms (SION) – reg In exercise of the powers conferred under Paragraph 1.03 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Director General of… Read More »

Reimbursement of Duty in lieu of drawback for supply of goods to SEZ

By | November 4, 2016

Amendment to Instruction No. 9 regarding Procedure for Reimbursement of Duty (ROD) in lieu of drawback for supply of goods to SEZ Developers against Indian Rupees. Instruction No. 86 Fl. No. D.6/35/2011-SEZ Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce (SEZ Division) Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi   Dated the 31st October, 2016… Read More »

Amendments in Standard Input Output Norms (SION) of Food product

By | November 3, 2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE Public Notice No. 41/2015-2020 New Delhi, the 02nd November,2016 Subject:- Amendments in Standard Input Output Norms (SION) of Product group: Food products -reg. In exercise of the powers conferred under Paragraph 1.03 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015- 2020,… Read More »

Indian Govt liberalized FDI policy on Other Financial Services and NBFC

By | October 26, 2016

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion Press Note No. 6 (2016 Series) Subject: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy on Other Financial Services The Government has liberalized its FDI policy on Other Financial Services and Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs). Accordingly, amended policy provisions are mentioned below. 2.0 Para… Read More »

Nominated Agency Certificate :-Export performance of Gems and Jewellery

By | October 6, 2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PUBLIC NOTICE No. 37/2015-2020 NEW DELHI, DATED THE 4thOCTOBER, 2016 Sub: Amendment in Para 4.94(a)(i), 4.94(a)(ii) and ANF-4I of Hand Book of Procedures 2015-20-reg In exercise of powers conferred under Paragraph 1.03 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the… Read More »

Attention Exporters/ Customs brokers : Rebate of State Levies on textile garments

By | September 25, 2016

Attention of all Exporters/ Customs brokers / members of Trade is invited to the scheme for implementation of Rebate of State Levies on textile garments (ROSL) notifed vide Notification Nos. 12020/03/2016-IT dated 12.8.2016 and 31.8.2016 by the Ministry of Textiles. Further, the Central Government (Ministry of Textiles) has issued Notification No. 12020/03/2016-IT dated 13.8.2016 notifying the rates of rebate in Schedule… Read More »

DGFT Clarified Common Service Providers under EPCG

By | September 24, 2016

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Trade Notice No. 18/2016 Dated 23rd September 2016 To All RAs of DGFT Department of Revenue Members of Trade Export Promotion Councils Subject: Clarification in respect of definition of service provider under Common Service Providers (CSP)… Read More »

Guidelines for designating/certifying of Common Service Provider (CSP) under Para 5.02 (b) of FTP 2015-20

By | September 24, 2016

Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Public Notice No. 33/2015-2020 New Delhi: The 23rd September, 2016 Subject: Amendment in ANF-5A [Application for issue of EPCG Authorisation] incorporating the guidelines for designating/certifying a Common Service Provider (CSP) under Para 5.02 (b) of FTP 2015-20 – reg.… Read More »

MEIS -Increase in reward Rate of 575 Items & addition of 2901 new items

By | September 23, 2016

In the backdrop of the continued challenging global environment being faced by Indian exporters, Department of Commerce has extended support to certain new products and enhanced the rate of incentives for certain other specified products under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS).  This has been implemented through DGFT public Notice No 32 dated 22.09.2016.… Read More »

Govt announces enhanced support under Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) of the Foreign Trade Policy

By | September 23, 2016

Government announces enhanced support under Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) of the Foreign Trade Policy In the backdrop of the continued challenging global environment being faced by Indian exporters, Department of Commerce has extended support to certain new products and enhanced the rate of incentives for certain other specified products under the Merchandise Exports… Read More »

Govt Amended Import Policy in respect of Granite Slabs

By | September 18, 2016

Import Policy of Worked monumental or building stone (except slate) and articles thereof, other than goods of heading 6801; mosaic cubes and the like, of natural stone (including slate), whether or not on a backing; artificially coloured granules, chippings and powder, of natural stone (including slate) Dated 17.09.2016 Notification No 29/2015-2020

Govt Amended Import Policy of Marble Slabs

By | September 18, 2016

Import Policy of Worked monumental or building stone (except slate) and articles thereof, other than goods of heading 6801; mosaic cubes and the like, of natural stone (including slate), whether or not on a backing; artificially coloured granules, chippings and powder, of natural stone (including slate). Dated 17.09.2016  Notification No 28/2015-2020

DGFT Clarify on issuance of Free Sale & Commerce Certificate to Merchant Exporters

By | September 17, 2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE NEW DELHI POLICY CIRCULAR NO 02/2015-20  Dated: September 15, 2016 Subject: Issuance of Free Sale & Commerce Certificate to Merchant Exporters – reg. Para 2.37 of Hand Book of Procedure, 2015-2020 deals with the issue of Free Sale &… Read More »

Guidelines for Issuance of Duty Credit Scrips under Incremental Export Incentivisation Scheme (IEIS)

By | September 16, 2016

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Trade Notice No. 16/2016 Date: 14th September 2016 To 1. All RAs of DGFT 2. Customs Authorities Subject: Guidelines for Issuance of Duty Credit Scrips under Incremental Export Incentivisation Scheme (IEIS) for Quarterly period (01.01.2013… Read More »

Melt Enterprises Ltd UK recognized as Pre-Shipment inspection Agency

By | September 10, 2016

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Public Notice No. 31/2015-2020 New Delhi Dated: 9th September, 2016 In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade hereby includes the following agency in Appendix 2G of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of Foreign… Read More »

Exporters provided with one-time facility to claim replenishment of gold

By | September 10, 2016

TO BE PUBLICATION THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY (PART-I, SECTION-I) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 29/2015-2020 NEW DELHI ,DATED THE 8th SEPTEMBER 2016 Subject:- Amendment in paragraph 4A.21 of Hand Book of Procedures 2009-14 for export of Gems and Jewelry products manufactured from gold during the period 22.07.2013 to 14.02.2014… Read More »

Procedure for incorrectly issued simultaneous benefits of Zero Duty EPCG and SHIS

By | September 10, 2016

To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary (Part-I, Section -I) Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Public Notice No. 30/2015-2020 New Delhi dated the 8th September, 2016 Subject: Notification of procedure to be followed in cases of incorrectly issued simultaneous benefits of Zero Duty EPCG… Read More »

Relaxation in export policy for export of Red Sanders wood under Sl. No. 188

By | September 5, 2016

Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Notification No. 25/2015-2020 New Delhi Dated the 2nd September, 2016 Subject: Relaxation in export policy for export of Red Sanders wood under Sl. No. 188, Chapter 44 of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classification of Export and Import 2012.… Read More »

Minimum value addition for export of Silver/ Platinum jewellery and articles thereof

By | September 5, 2016

Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Public Notice No. 28/2015-2020 New Delhi, Dated the 02 September 2016 Sub : Amendment in paragraph 4.61 of Hand Book of Procedures 2015-20. In exercise of powers conferred under Paragraph 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the… Read More »

Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for export of Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories

By | September 1, 2016

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110011. Trade Notice No. 15/2016, dated 31.8.2016 To, All Regional Authorities of DOFT Members of Trade Sub: Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for export of Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories -reg. Attention is invited to Notification… Read More »

Export of Basmati Rice on basis of Bank Guarantee or ECGC Guarantee

By | August 2, 2016

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (ii)] GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NEW DELHI Notification No. 18/2015-20, Dated: August 1, 2016 Subject: Amendment in Sl. No. 57, Chapter 10 of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) regarding conditions for export of Basmati… Read More »