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GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

Chapter 2 - Old_Provisions - Hand Book of Procedure - Foreign Trade Procedure 2015-2020 (From 1-4-2015 to 4-12-17) - Chapter 2 - CHAPTER 2 2.00 Policy Policy relating to is given in Chapter-2 of FTP. 2.01 Coverage This chapter covers procedure for various applications including their complete documentation. Procedure for applications for authorisations/ license/ permissions/ certificates for import/export and applications for benefits under FTP are spelt out. 2.02 Countries of Imports / Exports .....

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Applicants may ensure while submitting documents that documents are either in English or Hindi. Documents in regional languages may be got translated into English or Hindi and the translated copy may be self-certified and submitted along with the Original copy. 2.04 Territorial Jurisdiction of RA Territorial jurisdiction of RAs is given in Appendix 1A of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms. The address of applicant determines the jurisdiction of RA. Each application, unless otherwise specified, sh .....

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fee and categories of persons exempted from payment of fee are provided for in Appendix-2K. Importer Exporter Code (IEC): 2.07 IEC Number Exempted Categories (a) IEC is compulsory for import and /or exports. However, the following categories of importers or exporters are exempted from obtaining IEC. Sl. No. Categories Exempted from obtaining IEC (i) Importers covered by clause 3(1) [except sub- clauses (e) and (l)] and exporters covered by clause 3(2) [except sub-clauses (i) and (k)] of Foreign .....

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Nepal; and Myanmar (through Indo-Myanmar border areas) does not exceed Indian ₹ 25,000/-; and in the case of China, (a) for import/export of goods through Gunji and Namgaya Shipkila, CIF value of single consignment does not exceed Indian ₹ 1,00,000/-;and (b) for import/export of goods through Nathula, CIF value of single consignment does not exceed ₹ 2,00,000/-. ] Further, exemption from obtaining IEC shall not be applicable for export of Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials .....

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ies / Departments of any State Government and agencies wholly or partially owned by them. 3 0100000037 Diplomatic personnel, Counsellor officers in India and officials of UNO and its specialised 4 0100000045 Indians returning from / going abroad and claiming benefit under Baggage Rules. 5 0100000053 Persons /Institutions /Hospitals importing or exporting goods for personal use, not connected with trade or manufacture or 6 0100000061 Persons importing/exporting goods from /to Nepal 7 0100000070 P .....

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h have been exempted from Customs duty under Notification issued by Ministry of Finance for bonafide use by victims affected 12 0100000134 Persons importing/exporting permissible goods as notified from time to time, from /to China through 13 0100000169 Non-commercial imports and exports by entities who have been authorised by Reserve Bank of India. 2.08 Application for IEC (a) Exporters / Importers shall file an application in ANF 2A format for grant of e-IEC. Those who have digital signatures c .....

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to Online IEC application on DGFT website and filling the form again by paying the requisite application processing charges. 2.09 IEC Format An IEC will be issued in prescribed format (ANF 2(A) (II)). A copy of such IEC shall be endorsed to concerned banker (as per details given in ANF 2A). Such endorsement should ordinarily be done using emails. 2.10 Validity of IEC An IEC allotted to an applicant shall have permanent validity unless cancelled by the competent authority. The IEC will cover all .....

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file to concerned RA of DGFT after de-boding. (c) RA becomes the custodian of such file and will allow de-bonded unit to make necessary modification in IEC. (d) The de-bonded unit to be eligible for benefits from the RA as per FTP. 2.12 One PAN-One IEC Only one IEC shall be issued against a single PAN. Multiple IECs against a single PAN stands deactivated suo-motu after 31.03.2015. 2.13 Surrender of IEC If an IEC holder does not wish to operate allotted IEC, he may surrender the same to the issu .....

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ship etc. Change in constitution however, does not include change in Directors of Public Limited Company. 14[2.14 (A) Modification/Change in Branch Office/Head Office/Registered Office Address in IEC involving a shift in jurisdictional RA: 29[When an IEC holder seeks modification/change of Branch Office/Head Office/Registered Office address in its IEC and which involves a shift in its jurisdictional RA, a request to that effect will have to be made to RA concerned under whose jurisdiction the ap .....

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updating the same as and when a change takes place immediately or in any case at least once in a year. (b) Documents which are uploaded in the Importer-Exporter Profile are not required to be filed each time the importer/exporter applies for authorisations/scrips under different schemes of this FTP. Issue of Authorisation: 2.16 Validity period of Authorisation/ Licence / Certificate / Authorisation / Permissions / CCPs Validity period of Import / Export Authorisations from the date of issue shal .....

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Deemed Export Coterminous with contracted duration of project execution or 12 months, whichever is more. (vi) AA {except (v) above}, DFIA, Replenishment Authorisation for Gems & Jewellery as per Chapter 4 of FTP. 12 months from issue date. However, DGFT may decide to issue specific authorisation/ class of authorisations for a longer/shorter validity period. 2.17 Date of reckoning of Import / Export (a) Date of reckoning of import is decided with reference to date of shipment / dispatch of g .....

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date of import. (b) Similarly, export obligation period of an Authorization must be valid on the date of export. 2.19 Validity of Scrips Scrips under Chapter 3 and 5 must be valid on the date on which actual debit of duty is made. 2.20 Revalidation of Import / Export Licence Certificate/ Authorisation / Permissions for Non-SCOMET items (a) RA concerned may revalidate import authorisation on merits for six months from date of expiry of validity. (b) Export authorisation may be revalidated by RA c .....

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lder was unable to utilise the same) or six months, whichever is less, due to the following reasons: (i) If Authorisation/Scrip or any amendment thereof could not be transmitted to Customs Server within fifteen working days from the date of issue/amendment; (ii) If Authorisation/Scrip rejected by Customs server with error Code; (iii) If request for issue of waiver of Bond/EODC was not considered within the period specified under Para 9.10 of HBP, 2015-2020 where complete application was submitte .....

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tion for a period of 6 months (validity of 5 months is subsumed) from the date of endorsement. The applicant shall submit request for endorsement of Authorisation/Scrip along with screen shot of DGFT server as well as Customs Server in support of his claim. RA shall verify the same before revalidation is allowed. However, request must be made to RA concerned within a month from the date of final acceptance of Authorisation/Scrip in the Customs Server. Notwithstanding anything contained above, th .....

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n of authorization (other than SCOMET Authorization), may be made to RA concerned. RA would consider such application as per FTP/ HBP. Where DGFT (HQ) is concerned authority, original application shall be submitted to RA concerned and self-attested copy of same shall be submitted to DGFT (HQ).] Procedure for issuing Duplicate copies: 2.23 Duplicate copies of Export / Import Authorisation Where an Authorisation/ Permissions/ CCPs / Licence / Certificate / is lost or misplaced, an application for .....

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aration to indemnify revenue loss, which may be caused on account of issue of such duplicate. 2.25 Exception When an Authorisation is lost by a Government agency and a proof to this effect is submitted, documents at serial nos. (i) to (iii) of Paragraph 2.24 above shall not be required. In such cases, revalidation shall be for six months from date of endorsement. 2.26 Mechanism for issuing duplicates RA concerned shall obtain a report regarding utilization of such Authorisation from Custom autho .....

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isation (a) Before clearance of goods through Customs, Authorisation holder shall execute a BG/LUT with Customs Authorities. In such cases, RA shall endorse the following condition on the licence/ Authorisation: "BG / LUT as applicable, to be executed with concerned Customs Authorities. (b) In case of indigenous sourcing, Authorisation holder shall furnish BG/ LUT to RA as per Customs Circular No.58/2004 dated 31.10.04, as amended from time to time. In case, the firm has already executed BG .....

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uthority at the Port of registration for their information and record. 2.30 Corporate Guarantee A status holder or a PSU may also submit Corporate Guarantee in lieu of Bank Guarantee/LUT in terms of the provisions of relevant Customs Circular in this regard. 2.31 Advance Payment In case, payment is received in advance and export / deemed export takes place subsequently, application for an Authorisation shall be filed within specific period following the month during which exports/ deemed export .....

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P copy of Shipping Bill / original BRC is lost, claim for Scrips under Chapter 3 and Chapter 5 can be considered subject to submission of following documents: (i) A duplicate /certified copy of relevant document issued by Customs Authority / Bank in lieu of original; (ii) An application fee equivalent to 2% of relevant entitlement. However, no fee shall be charged when such document is lost by Government agencies and a documentary proof to this effect is submitted (iii) Self-declaration by expor .....

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/ BRC shall be preferred within a period of six months from date of release of duplicate copy of Shipping Bill / date of realization of export proceeds. Any application received thereafter shall be rejected. 2.35 Submission of Certified Copies of Documents Wherever original documents have been submitted to a different RA / nominated agencies or to a different division of same RA, applicant can furnish photocopy of documents duly certified by him in lieu of original. Warehousing Facility: 2.36 W .....

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mption is issued by competent customs authorities. In case of clearance against duty free categories /concessional duty categories, exemption / concession from duty shall be allowed. (b) Goods can be re-exported without payment of customs duty provided shipping bill or a bill of export is presented in respect of such goods; and order for export of such goods has been made by competent customs authorities. Certificates: 2.37 Free Sale and Commerce Certificate (a) (i) RAs may issue, on application .....

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e A therein. RA shall issue Free Sale and Commerce Certificate as per Annexure B of ANF2H. (b) (i) RAs may also issue, on application, Free Sale and Commerce Certificate for export of any other item which is not restricted or prohibited for export. Validity of such certificate shall be two year from date of issue unless otherwise specified. (ii) An application for grant of Free Sale and Commerce Certificate for these items may be made to RA concerned as per format in ANF 2H of Appendices and Aay .....

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along with documents prescribed therein. 2.39 Imports under Indo-US Memorandum of Understanding (a) Import of specified capital goods, raw materials and components, from United States of America (USA) is subject to US Export Control Regulations. US suppliers of such items are required to obtain an export authorisation based on import certificate issued in India. The following are designated Import Certificate Issuing Authorities (ICIA): (i) Department of Electronics (DoE), for computer and comp .....

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in ANF 2K(i). Import certificate in Appendix-2P(Ia) may be issued by ICIA directly to importer with a copy to (i) Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) (AMS Section), New Delhi, (ii) DoE, New Delhi; and (iii) DGFT. (c) However, this import certificate will not be regarded as a substitute for an import authorisation in respect of items mentioned as restricted in ITC (HS) and an import authorisation will have to be obtained for such items. (d) India s import and export with regard to USA s unilateral .....

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ii) Import is with Actual User condition. (e) In case the importer wants to subsequently export the imported items from USA,, or any part thereof, such export will require an authorisation from DGFT as per ANF 2K(ii) and Export certificate will be issued in the format Appendix-2P(ib). (f) Import /export of such items shall be allowed only through EDI enabled ports of India. Imports: 2.40 Import of Consumer or Other goods as Gifts (a) In terms of provisions contained in Paragraph 2.25 of FTP, an .....

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Indian branches of foreign banks, insurance companies and travel agencies may import chequebooks, bank draft forms and travellers cheque forms without a CCP. Similarly, airlines / shipping companies operating in India, including persons authorised by such airlines / shipping companies, may import passenger ticket forms without a CCP. 2.42 Import of Reconditioned/ Second Hand Aircraft Spares Import Authorisation for reconditioned / second hand aircraft spares is not needed on recommendation of D .....

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by the customs authorities without an import Authorisation provided that: (a) Shipment of replacement goods is made within 24 months from date of clearance of previously imported goods through Customs or within guarantee period in case of machines or parts thereof where such period is more than 24 months; and (b) No remittance shall be allowed except for payment of insurance and freight charges where replacement of goods by foreign suppliers is subject to payment of insurance and / or freight b .....

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ot covered by above provisions will be considered on merits by DGFT for grant of Authorisation for replacement of goods for which an application may be made as per paragraph 2.50 of HBP. 2.45 Import of Overseas Office Equipment On winding up of overseas offices, set up with approval of RBI, used office equipments and other items may be imported without Authorisation. 2.46 Import of Ammunition by Licensed /Authorised Arms Dealers (a) Import of following types of ammunition are allowed against an .....

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50 Mag.,400/350, .369 Purdey, .450/400, .470, .32 Win,.458 Win, .380 Rook, .220 Swift and .44 Win. bores. (b) An import Authorisation shall be issued at 5% of value of annual average sales turnover of ammunition (whether indigenous or imported) during preceding three licensing years subject to a minimum of ₹ 2000. (c) An application for grant of an Authorisation for items listed above may be made to RA in ANF 2M along with documents prescribed therein. 2.47 Duty Free Imports for specific S .....

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registered with Central excise shall be allowed to give Installation Certificate issued by an independent Chartered Engineer. 6[(B) Agro-Chemicals Sector (i) Duty free imports of goods as specified in list 28A of Customs notification No. 21/2012 dated 17.3.2012, upto 1% of FOB value of exports made during preceding licensing year, shall be allowed to agro chemicals sector unit having export turnover of ₹ 20 crore or above during preceding licensing year.] (ii) The eligible unit shall apply .....

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horities. 2.49 Transfer of Imported Goods (a) Cases where prior permission is required: Transfer of imported goods which are subject to Actual User condition and have become surplus to needs of Actual User, shall be made only with prior permission of RA concerned. Following information alongwith supporting documents shall be furnished with request for grant of permission for transfer, to RA concerned: (i) Reasons for transfer of imported material; (ii) Name, address, IEC number and industrial Au .....

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ly importable without Actual User condition on date of transfer (iii) for goods with AU Condition after a period of two years from the date of import. (iv) for transfer of Imported Firearms (a) after 10 years of import or (b) on attaining the age of 60 years by such importer. (v) for transfer of weapon/s (firearm/s) imported by a Renowned Shooter (as defined in Policy Condition 3 of Chapter 93 of ITC (HS) 2012) for the purpose of his/her pursuing shooting as a sport to any upcoming shooter as ce .....

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lice. NRAI/Department of Sports will maintain the required records. Import of Restricted Items: 2.50 Import of Restricted Items An application for grant of an Authorisation for import or export of items mentioned as Restricted in ITC (HS) may be made to RA, with a copy to DGFT Hqrs in ANF 2M along with documents prescribed therein. Original application along with Treasury Receipt (TR) / Demand Draft shall be submitted to RA concerned and self-attested copy of same shall be submitted to DGFT in d .....

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ts / Ministries concerned. (b) Import authorisations for a restricted item, if so directed by the competent authority, shall be issued for import through one of the sea ports or air ports or ICDs or LCS, as per the option indicated, in writing, by the applicant. However, for import of rough marble, port of registration is mandatory and the applicant must indicate the same in the application itself. Authorisation holder shall register the import authorisation at the port specified in the Authoris .....

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thorisation, based on recommendation of Director General, Tourism, Government of India. (a) Hotels, including tourist hotels, recognised by Director General of Tourism, Government of India or a State Government shall be entitled to import Authorisation upto a value of 25% of foreign exchange earned by them from foreign tourists during preceding licensing year, for import of essential goods related to hotel and tourism industry. (b) Travel agents, tour operators, restaurants, and tourist transpor .....

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phs 2.52 (a) and 2.52 (b) of any one licensing year can be carried forward, either in full or in part, and added to import entitlement of two succeeding licensing years. (d) Such imported goods may be transferred after 2 years with permission of DGFT. No permission for transfer will be required in case the imported goods are re-exported. However, re-export shall be subject to all conditionality, or requirement of licence, or permission, as may be required under Schedule II of ITC (HS). (e) An ap .....

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evelopment units. 2.54 Import of Metallic Waste and Scrap Import of any form of metallic waste, scrap will be subject to the condition that it will not contain hazardous, toxic waste, radioactive contaminated waste / scrap containing radioactive material, any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, live or used cartridge or any other explosive material in any form either used or otherwise. (a) Import of following types of metallic waste and scrap will be free subject to conditions detailed belo .....

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nc scrap 14. 80020010 Tin scrap 15. 81042010 Magnesium scrap (b) Freely Importable metallic waste and scraps (shredded) as listed above shall be permitted through all ports of India subject to following conditions: (i) At the time of the clearance of goods, importer shall furnish to the Customs pre-shipment inspection certificate as per the format to Appendix 2H from any of the Inspection & Certification agencies given in Appendix-2G, to the effect that the consignment was checked for radiat .....

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(d) Import of un-shredded compressed and loose form of metallic waste, scrap listed in paragraph 2.54(a) above in shall be subject to the following conditions:- (i) At the time of the clearance of goods, importer shall furnish to the Customs pre-shipment inspection certificate as per the format in Appendix 2H from any of the Inspection& Certification agencies given in Appendix-2G to the effect that the consignment does not contain any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, cartridges, or a .....

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on. (iii) Copy of the contract between the importer and the exporter stipulating that the consignment does not contain any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, cartridges, radioactive contaminated, or any other explosive material in any form either used or otherwise. (iv) Import of scrap would take place only through following designated ports and no exceptions would be allowed even in case of EOUs, SEZs:- 1. Chennai, 2. Cochin, 3. Ennore, 4. JNPT, 5. Kandla, 6. Mormugao, 7. Mumbai, 8. New M .....

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the procedure stated in paragraph 2.54(b) above, Import of processed metallic scrap, as described in paragraph (f) below, may be allowed at designated ports (with Scanner/RDE facility), as listed in Appendix 2G-1 of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-20, without PSIC ( as per paragraph 2.55 of HBP 2015-20), subject to fulfillment of following conditions:- (a) The importer shall have to submit a self declaration cum legal undertaking, as given in Appendix 2 N-2 of Appendices and Aayat .....

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ry at his own risk and cost. (b) Importer shall furnish bank guarantee of ₹ 10,00,000/- (Rupees ten lakh) to the Customs as security amount. (c) Importer shall also have to submit a copy of contract with the exporter stipulating that the consignment does not contain any type of arms, ammunition, mines, shells, cartridges, radioactive contaminated material, or any other explosive material, in any form, either used or otherwise. It shall also contain exporter s willingness to accept the cons .....

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laration given by the importer is found to be false / incorrect, the importer shall be responsible for exporting back the contaminated consignment back to the exporting country at his risk and cost and shall also be liable for enforcement of bond/forfeiture of security amount, in addition to any other action under FT (D&R) Act 1992, Customs Act, 1962 or any other law in force. (f) The processed metallic scrap for consideration under this paragraph shall include the following categories of sc .....

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ition to sending the same by post. (b) For applicants based in India application fee will be ₹ 7500/- and for applicants based abroad the application fee will be US $200. The fees may be amended from time to time by DGFT. (c) The applications will be considered by an Inter- Ministerial Committee. (d) The recognized PSIAs will be notified under Appendix 2G for a period of three years. At the end of 3 years PSIA has to make a fresh application for further recognition. (e) PSIA shall issue Pr .....

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details of visit / inspection done by the Inspector in PSIC. Para 2.56 Responsibility and Liability of PSIA, Importer and Exporter (a) In case of any mis-declaration in PSIC or mis-declaration in application form for recognition as PSIA, PSIA would be liable for penal action under Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992, as amended, in addition to suspension/ cancellation of recognition. (b) The importer and exporter would be jointly and severally responsible for ensuring that the .....

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inspection carried out, duly capturing the following activities/details: (i) Photograph(s) or video clipping of the place of inspection with PSIA inspector (mandatory) and representatives of exporter / importer, if available (optional); with time, date of the inspection (at least 1 photograph or video clipping); (ii) Photograph(s) or video clipping of the testing instrument(s) used for inspection; (iii) Photograph(s) or video clipping of the process of stuffing of containers showing the contain .....

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the DGFT (at psic-dgft@gov.in).] 2.57 Import of other kinds of metallic waste and scraps Import of other kinds of metallic waste and scrap will be allowed in terms of conditions of ITC (HS). 2.58 Imports of seconds and defectives Import policy for second and defective, rags, PET bottles /waste, and ships is given in ITC (HS). 7[2.59. Services of Inspection and Certification Agencies Customs or any other Central or State Government authority may avail of services of Inspection and Certification A .....

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lk powder, milk food for babies etc. (0402.10 or 0402.21) and White Butter, Butter oil, Anhydrous Milk Fat (0405) (2) Maize (corn): other (1005.90) (3) Crude sunflower seed or safflower oil or fractions thereof (1512.11) and (4) Refined rape, colza or mustard oil, other (1514.19 or 1514.99) is allowed in a financial year, up to quantities as well as such concessional rates of customs duty as indicated below: Description HS No. In/out of quota rate (%) as per WTO In/out of quota rate (%) As per I .....

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10 n.a. 0/30 12/12-Cus Sl. No. 9 15,000MT 04059010 0/30 12/12-Cus Sl. No. 9 04059020 0/30 12/12-Cus Sl. No. 9 Butter and other fats 040520 n.a. 0/40 12/12-Cus Sl. No. 9 15,000MT 04059090 0/40 12/12-Cus Sl. No. 9 2.61 Eligible entities for allocation of quota (a) Milk Powder (Tariff Code No. 0402.10 or 0402.21) and White Butter, Butter oil, Anhydrous Milk Fat (0405): National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), State Trading Corporation (STC), National Cooperative Dairy Federation (NCDF), National Ag .....

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rporation Limited (STCL) and State Cooperative Marketing Federations (c) Crude sunflower seed or safflower oil or fractions thereof (Tariff Code No. 1512.11) and Refined rape, colza, canola or mustard oil, other (Tariff Code No. 1514.19 or 1514.99): National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), State Trading Corporation (STC), National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd.(NAFED),Spices Trading Corporation Limited (STCL) and Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC), State Cooperati .....

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to the year of quota (ii) Imports have to be completed before 31st March of financial year i.e. consignments must be cleared by customs authorities before this date. (iii) Since import of maize (corn) is through STEs, the allottees of quota i.e. designated agencies in paragraph 2.61 (b) above for this item shall also be granted an import Authorisation for allotted quantities as indicated at Sl. No. 21 (b) of Customs Notification No. 21/2002 dated 1.3.2002 in terms of paragraph 2.20 of FTP, 2015 .....

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decorative materials required for the temporary stands of foreign / Indian exhibitors at exhibitions, fair or similar show or display for a period of six months on re-export / re-import basis, shall be allowed without an Authorisation on submission of a bond/ security to Customs or ATA Carnet. ] (b) Extension beyond six months for re-export / re-import will be considered by Customs authorities on merits. Consumables such as paints, printed material, pamphlets, literature etc. pertaining to exhib .....

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shall be allowed within bond period allowed for re-export on payment of applicable customs duties. (c) If goods brought for exhibition are not re-exported or sold within bond period due to circumstances beyond control of importer, Customs Authorities may allow extension of bond period on merits. 2.65 Import of Samples (a) No Authorisation shall be required for Import of bonafide technical and trade samples of items restricted in ITC (HS) except vegetable seeds, bees and new drugs. Samples of te .....

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d for export, may be made to DGFT as per ANF-2Q. Exports : 2.67 Export Policy Policy relating to Exports is given in Chapter-2 of FTP. Further, Schedule 2, Appendix-1 of ITC (HS) specifies list of items, which may be exported without an Authorisation but subject to terms and conditions specified. 2.68 Gifts / Spares / Replacement Goods For export of gifts, indigenous / imported warranty spares and replacement goods in excess of ceiling / period prescribed for exports of Gifts; export of Spares a .....

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egard. DGFT / RA concerned shall monitor export obligation. 2.70 Export by post In case of export by post, exporter shall submit following documents in lieu of documents prescribed for export by sea/air: (a) Bank Certificate of Export and Realisation as in e-BRC in Appendix2U (b) Relevant postal receipt (c) Invoice duly attested by Customs Authorities. 2.71 Direct negotiation of export documents In cases where exporter directly negotiates document (not through authorised dealer) with permission .....

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on for non-SCOMET Items (a) An application for grant of Export Authorisation in respect of restricted items [other than Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technologies (SCOMET)] mentioned in Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items may be made in ANF 2N to DGFT (Headquarters) along with documents prescribed therein. EFC shall consider applications on merits for issue of export Authorisation. 25[(b) If the exporter has been notified in writing by DGFT .....

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D or 6 or for the use, development, or production of military items listed in these categories. ]] 2.73 Application for SCOMET Authorisation (a) An application for grant of Export Authorisation in respect of SCOMET items mentioned in Appendix 3 to Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items may be made in ANF 2 O to DGFT (Hqrs) along with documents prescribed therein. (b) However, such applications are mandatorily to be filed through online system under the Icon E-COM on th .....

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t from the foreign buyer & end user), which is/are to be submitted in hard copy to SCOMET Section of DGFT (HQ), besides electronic submission. 19[(c) Maintenance of Records: Every SCOMET authorisation holder shall maintain the following records in manual or electronic form for a period of 5 years from the date of export or import, as applicable: a) All documents submitted while making an application for SCOMET Authorization. b) Correspondence with buyer/consignee/end-user or DGFT or relevant .....

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s specified in Appendix-3 to Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items based on following guidelines: I. Applications for Authorisation to export items or technology on SCOMET List are considered on the basis of following general criteria: (a) Credential of end-user, credibility of declaration of end-use of the item or technology, integrity of chain of transmission of item from supplier to end-user, and on potential of the item or technology, including timing of its expor .....

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recipient State relating to weapons and their delivery; (e) Assessment of end-use(s) of item(s); (f) 20[Applicability of provisions of relevant bilateral or multilateral Agreements and Arrangements, to which India is a party, or adherent, including but not limited to the guidelines and control lists of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group and Wassenaar Arrangement (and its Sensitive List and Very Sensitive List) as updated from time to time.] II. Applic .....

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ndicate the name of the item to be exported, the name of the importer, the specific end-use of the subject goods and details of Purchase Order/Contract. IV. Government of India may also require additional formal assurances, as deemed appropriate, including those on end-use and non-retransfer, from the State of the recipient. V. 21[(a) Licensing authority for items in Category 0 and Note 2 of the 'Commodity Identification Note' in Appendix 3 to Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) is Department of Atom .....

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ontrols on transferred items. (b) Licensing authority for items in Category 6 in Appendix 3 to Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) is Department of Defence Production. Export of items in Category 6 is governed by the extant Standard Operating Procedure issued by the Department of Defence Production in the Ministry of Defence. Export of items covered in Note 3 of the 'Commodity Identification Note' in Appendix 3 to Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) is prohibited.] VI. Additional end-use conditions may be stipula .....

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any category 17[ VIII. Authorization for export of items in Categories 0, 3 (other than 3D), 4, 5 and 7 of the SCOMET list to Iran would be subject to the relevant provisions contained in Annex B to the UN Security Council resolution 2231 (2015). The licensing authority, i.e. DGFT or Department of Atomic Energy, as the case may be, on completion of the IMWG process or the applicable internal process, shall seek the concurrence of Disarmament and International Security Affairs (D&ISA) Divisi .....

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ubject to a condition of re-import within a period not exceeding six months. Exporters are entitled to apply for an export authorisation for such items exhibited abroad. If exhibitor intends to offer that item for sale during exhibition abroad, such sale shall not take place without a valid Authorisation. Note 3: Export of items in Category 2 of SCOMET list may also be controlled by other applicable guidelines issued from time-to time. Note 4: Exporters are entitled to request that only such con .....

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Z No export authorisation is required for supply of SCOMET items from DTA to SEZ. However, all supplies of SCOMET items from DTA to SEZ will be reported to the Development Commissioner of the respective SEZ by the supplier in the prescribed proforma [Annexure 1 to Appendix-3 to Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items] within one week of the supplies getting effected. An annual report of such supplies from DTA to SEZ shall be sent to SCOMET Section, DGFT (Hqrs), Departme .....

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nother country (Refer Rule 26 of the SEZ Rules, 2006). 2.77 Outreach Programmes on SCOMET Export Control System DGFT in association with Administrative Ministries/ Departments and Trade Associations will organize Industry Outreach Programme on regular basis for an effective awareness among the exporters/ importers dealing with trade, in particular, in SCOMET items. 2.78 Procedure/ Guidelines for filing / Evaluation of Applications for Entering into an Arrangement or Understanding for Site Visits .....

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plications shall be considered by an Inter-Ministerial Working Group (IMWG) in DGFT (Hqrs.) based on following guidelines/general criteria: I. Following factors, among others, will be taken into account in the evaluation of applications for entering into an arrangement or understanding for site visits, on-site verification and access to records/ documentation: (a) Purpose for which arrangement / understanding is proposed under which site visit or on-site verification or access to records/documen .....

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proliferation, or its obligations under treaties to which it is a State party. (d) The assessed risk that the arrangement / understanding could lead to dual-use items and technology falling into the hands of terrorists, terrorist groups and non-State actors. (e) In case site visit, on-site verification or access to records/ documentation is to be carried out by a foreign government or its representative(s), the following shall be taken into consideration :- (i) Export control measures instituted .....

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ons and non-state actors within their own country or in any other country. II. Permission for arrangement or understanding involving site visit, on-site verification or access to records / documentation will be subject to the following conditions: (a) Site visit, on-site verification or access to records /documentation will be confined to the purpose, sites and activity for which permission given/which have been mentioned in the authorisation. (b) Site visit, on-site verification or access to re .....

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No exchange of goods, services and technologies and any documentation including drawings, specification sheets etc. will take place during the visit. (f) Exporter/importer may be required to give any additional assurance that the Government of India may require. (g) Any other condition that may be stipulated in the permission. III. Provisions of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act, 2005 shall also apply to an arrangement or understanding that involves site visit, on-site verification or access to r .....

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user (f) the end use and (g) the country of destination; shall be same. (ii) The permitted quantity against repeat export authorisations shall not be more than 2 times of the quantity in original authorisation, subject to the annual manufacturing capacity of the end user in respect of the relevant product , as certified by the end user. (iii) Only the applications submitted within two years from the date of approval by IMWG of the original SCOMET authorisation will be eligible for repeat author .....

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ject to the following conditions: i Export shall be permitted only from the principal company/the wholly owned subsidiary in India to their subsidiaries/principal company/warehouse abroad on the basis of an EUC from the latter for stock & sale' purposes, when considered appropriate from the point of view of security and other critical consideration. ii (a) For any further transfer of these items by the 'stock & sale' entity (to whom the items are originally exported by Indian .....

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he stockist entity to entity (ies) outside its country the stockist entity shall forward to the Indian applicant/licensee the EUCs from all links in chain of supply for the purpose of submission to licensing authority i.e. DGFT for seeking prior permission for such transfer.] 15[2.79B Export permission for Spare Parts for SCOMET At the request of the applicant, export permission for spare parts covered under SCOMET may be considered by IMWG along with the application for the main item/ equipment .....

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ms Notwithstanding anything contained in paras 2.73 to 2.80, Export of SCOMET Category 6 items will be permitted against an authorisation issued by Department of Defence Production. The grant of authorisation will be governed by the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued for the purpose by Department of Defence Production.] 23[2.82 Time-line for comments/NOC The members of IMWG will endeavour to furnish their written comments/views/No Objection to DGFT within 30 days from the date of forwardi .....

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Free of Cost Exports for Status holders Status holders shall be entitled to export freely exportable items (excluding Gems and Jewellery, Articles of Gold and precious metals) on free of cost basis for export promotion subject to an annual limit of Rupees One Crore or 2% of average annual export realization during preceding three licensing years, whichever is lower. For export of pharma products by pharmaceutical companies, the annual limit would be 2% of the average annual export realisation du .....

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ayment through insurance cover (I) Payment through ECGC cover would count for benefits under FTP. (II) Payment through General/ Private Insurance companies: Amount of Insurance Cover for transit loss by General Insurance and Private Approved Insurance Companies in India would be treated as payment realized for exports under various export promotion schemes. (a) An applicant realizing export proceeds through Insurance Agency will approach the concerned RA with the proof of payment issued by the c .....

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valent US$ using the exchange rate (published by CBEC) applicable on the date of settlement of insurance claim . 2.86 Irrevocable Letter of Credit In case where applicant applies for duty credit scrip / discharge of EO against confirmed irrevocable letter of credit (or bill of exchange which is unconditionally Avalised / Co-Accepted / Guaranteed by a bank) and this is confirmed and certified by exporter s bank in relevant Bank Certificate of Export and Realization, payment of export proceeds sha .....

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on-recovery of export proceeds from the buyer. However, this would not be applicable in self - write off cases. 2.88 Conversion of E.P. copy of shipping bill from one Scheme to another If Customs Authorities, after recording reasons in writing, permit conversion of an E.P. copy of any scheme-shipping bill on which benefit of that scheme has not been availed, exporter would be entitled to benefit under scheme in which shipment is subsequently converted. 2.89 Offsetting of Export Proceeds Subject .....

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rug formulations i. The manufacturer or the exporter of drug formulations will print the barcode as per GS1 Global Standard at different packaging levels to facilitate tracking and tracing of their products. The details are as follows: a) Primary Level: Incorporation of two dimensional (2D) barcode encoding unique and universal global product identification code in the format of 14 digits Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) along with batch number, expiry date and a unique serial number of the prima .....

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y pack. However, incase of monocartons manufacturer or exporter shall affix bar code on mono carton containing one primary pack on optional basis till further notification. c) Tertiary Level: Incorporation of one dimensional (1D) barcode encoding unique and universal global product identification code in the format of 14 digits Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) along with batch number, expiry date and a unique serial number of the tertiary pack i.e. Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC). ii) Paren .....

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n) till 31.03.2016. However, the requirements of printing of barcoding on the different levels or packaging will be applicable as prescribed. b) Extended Date of Exemption to SSI Manufacturers: All SSI drug manufacturers are exempted from requirement of maintaining Parent-Child relationship in packaging levels for a further period up to 31.03.2017. However, they are required to upload Tertiary level data on the central portal mandatorily as prescribed in public notice no. 13/2015-2020 dated 22.0 .....

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s the option of adhering to the same and in such a case, it would not be necessary to comply with the stipulation under sub para (i) to (iv) of Para 2 of this Public Notice and if an exporter is seeking to avail such exemption from bar coding prescribed by the Government of India as above, the exporter is given the option to move an application to the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) for this purpose, clearly specifying the nature of such an exemption in the interes .....

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te prior to 31.03.2017 are exempted from requirement of data uploading on Central Portal. vii. All drugs manufactured by non SSI units with manufacturing date on or after 01.04.2016 and all drug manufactured by SSI units with manufacturing date on or after 01.04.2017 can be exported only if both tertiary and secondary packaging carry barcoding as applicable and the relevant data as prescribed by DGFT is uploaded on the Central Portal. Explanation: (a) For the purpose of this rule, (i) Drug formu .....

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r containing one or more secondary packs. (b) All relevant guidelines regarding grant of specific exemption (s) if any, procedure of data requirement / maintenance / upload on central portal and clarifications issued under this notification etc. will be available on the central portal i.e. http://dava.gov.in (c) It will be the responsibility of the drug manufactures/exporters as the case may be, to satisfy the customs authorities that the export consignment satisfies the conditions of the notifi .....

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Council of India shall be deemed to be authorised under this Policy. List of such accredited agencies is available on the web site www.qcin.org and also provided under Appendix 2I (c) The agencies for ISO (9000) Series & ISO 14000 Series have been accredited on further classification of: (i) Quality Management System(QMS)-http://www.qcin.org/nabcb/accreditation/reg.bod qms.php for Quality Management Systems (ii) Environmental Management System(EMS) -http://www.qcin.org/nabcb/accreditation/r .....

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s is at Appendix-2 T. (c) EPCs acting as the Registering Authorities for RCMC at present will continue to act as Registering Authorities and issue RCMC to their members till 31st March, 2016. EPCs wishing to continue as Registering Authority for their product group thereafter shall have to comply and fulfil the conditions as specified in Paragraph 2.92 below before 31st March, 2016. 2.92 Criteria for EPCs as Registering Authorities In order to make the EPCs truly democratic and participative in .....

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President route. However, any member having held the post of Chairman/President and/or Vice Chairman/Vice President may come back as Vice Chairman/Vice President in the same council after a gap of not less than 4 years. (c) Directions of the Central Government: EPCs acting as the Registering Authorities shall abide by all directions of the Central Government in respect of promotion and development of international trade. 2.93 Registration- cum- Membership Certificate (RCMC) (a) An exporter may, .....

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ile applying for RCMC, an exporter has to declare his main line of business in the application. The exporter is required to obtain RCMC from the Council which is concerned with the product of his main line of business. (b) In case an export product is not covered by any Export Promotion Council/Commodity Board etc., RCMC in respect thereof is to be obtained from FIEO. Further, in case of multi product exporters, not registered with any EPC, where main line of business is yet to be settled, the e .....

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ment of Jammu & Kashmir is authorised to issue Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC). 2.95 Validity Period of RCMC RCMC shall be deemed to be valid from 1st April of licensing year in which it was issued and shall be valid for five years ending 31st March of the licensing year, unless otherwise specified. 2.96 Intimation Regarding Change in Constitution of Business of RCMC holder (a) In case of change in ownership, constitution, name or address of an exporter, it shall be obligatory .....

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fied period for violation of conditions of registration. Before such de-registration, RCMC holder shall be given a show cause notice by registering authority, and an adequate and reasonable opportunity to make a representation against the proposed de-registration. Upon de-registration, concerned EPC shall intimate the same to all RAs. 2.98 Appeal Against De-registration A person aggrieved by a decision of registering authority in respect of any matter connected with issue of RCMC may prefer an a .....

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a) To facilitate collection of Authorisation and other documents from DGFT Head Quarters and RA, identity cards (as in Appendix 2W valid for 3 years) may be issued to proprietor/ partners / directors and authorised employees (not more than three), of importers and exporters, upon application in ANF 2B (b) In addition, Identity Card may also be issued by the applicant firms on their letterhead to the concerned employees. These Identity Cards may be countersigned by the concerned RA. However, appl .....

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icers may grant interview at their discretion to authorised representative of importer / exporter. Interviews /clarifications may also be sought through E-mails. 2.102 Authorised signatory Any communication from the Exporter/Importer to DGFT s office including the RA s must have the name, signature, email id of the person duly authorised by the firm/company to send such communications. Preferential Trade Agreements: 2.103 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) / Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) (a) In .....

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- Sri Lanka FTA (ii) Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) (iii) Revised Agreement of Cooperation between Government of India and Nepal to control unauthorised trade (iv) India - Bhutan Agreement on Trade Commerce and Transit (v) India - Thailand FTA - Early Harvest Scheme (EHS) (vi) India - Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) (vii) India - ASEAN CECA (Goods, Services and Investment) (viii) India - South Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreemen .....

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references Under these schemes, both developed and developing countries grant unilateral tariff preferences to exports from developing countries including Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Some of these schemes are: (A) Generalised System of Preferences (GSP): (a) GSP is a non-contractual instrument by which industrialized (developed) countries unilaterally and based on non-reciprocity extend tariff concessions to developing countries. Following countries extend tariff preferences under their GS .....

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d for GSP Rules Of Origin) duly filled by exporters of beneficiary countries and certified by authorised agencies. List of agencies authorised to issue GSP CoO is given in Appendix-2 C. (B) Duty Free Tariff Preference (DFTP) Scheme for LDCs: (a) The mandate for Duty Free Quota Free (DFQF) access to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) came from Paragraph 47 of the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration of December 2005. India became the first developing country to extend this facility to LDCs through its .....

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simplification of the Rules of Origin procedures. Under the new expanded DFTP Scheme, India is granting duty free access on 96.4% of the total tariff lines, thereby retaining only about 3.6% of lines in the Exclusion and Positive Lists.For details Department of Commerce s website: http://commerce.gov.in/ trade/ international _tpp _DFTP.pdf. and Customs Notification No.8/2014 dated 1st April, 2014 may also be referred to in this regard. 2.105 Certificates of Origin (CoO) (a) Certificate of Origi .....

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red to. Rules of origin also facilitate in computation of trade statistics and for determination and imposition of trade remedial measures. (b) Some of the key criteria used in the determination of the rules of origin are: (i) Wholly obtained (ii) Change in tariff classification (iii) Value addition (iv) Non minimal operations (c) For exports under India s FTAs, PTAs and GSP, specified agencies are authorised to issue the certificates of origin, They shall also provide services relating to issue .....

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A/CECA Government, from time to time, undertakes commitments for import under Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) in various FTA/CECA. Accordingly, DGFT notifies the procedure for administration of TRQ from time to time. The Tariff Rate Quotas as existing is as under: Description HS No. In/out of quota rate (%) as per WTO In/out of quota rate (%) As per Indian Tariff Notification TRQ Vanaspati, bakery shortening and margarine from Sri Lanka 1516, 1517 or 1518 (other than 15161000, 15171010, 15179030 and 151 .....

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etable fats (Vanaspati) from Nepal 22/2007-Cus 5th June 2007 1 Lakh MT Acrylic Yarn from Nepal -do- 10,000 MT Copper products from Nepal Chapter 74 of ITC(HS) and 8544 -do- 10,000 MT Zinc Oxide from Nepal -do- 2500MT * Imports will be permitted subject to the arrangements / Procedure as laid down in Annexure-I of Appendix-2A. 2.108 Rules of Origin (Non-Preferential) (a) Rules of Origin (Non-Preferential) criteria are as under: (I) Goods are to be manufactured by the exporting entity as per the d .....

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, cutting; (ii) changes of packing and breaking up and assembly of consignments; (iii) simple cutting, slicing and repacking or placing in bottles, flasks, bags, boxes, fixing on cards or boards, and all other simple packing operations; (iv) operations to ensure the preservation of products in good condition during transport and storage (such as drying, freezing, keeping in brine, ventilation, spreading out, chilling, placing in salt, sulphur dioxide or other aqueous solutions, removal of damage .....

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Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO). These CoOs evidence origin of goods and do not bestow any right to preferential tariffs. List of notified agencies is provided in Appendix-2 E. In addition, agencies authorised to issue Preferential CoO are also authorised to issue Non-Preferential CoO. (c) All exporters who are required to submit CoO (Non Preferential) would have to apply to any of agencies enlisted in Appendix-2 E with following documents: (i) Details of quantum / origin of inputs / co .....

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e. Any agency desirous of enlistment in Appendix-2 E may submit their application as per Annexure-I to Appendix 2 E to DGFT. ] (e) Non-preferential -Self Certification: Manufacturer exporters who are also Status Holders shall be eligible to self-certify their goods as originating from India, if goods qualify the criteria, as laid down in (a) above, as per Annexure -III to Appendix 2 E. 2.109 Approved Exporter Scheme (AES) for self -certification Details of the Scheme are provided in Appendix 2F .....

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1, 00,000/-. " 3. Substituted vide Public Notice No. 12/2015-20 Dated 18-5-2015, before it was read as, "2.55 Recognition as Pre-shipment Inspection Agency (PSIA) and issuance of Pre- shipment Certificate (PSIC) (a) Application for recognition in respect of PSIAs have to be made in proforma prescribed in ANF 2L. (b) For applicants based in India application fee will be ₹ 7500/- and for applicants based abroad the application fee will be US $200. The fees may be amended from time .....

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tries within its area of operation, where it does not have a full time equipped branch office, by deputing its Inspectors. However, for such inspections, the PSIA will be required to give prior intimation to DGFT by sending an email (at address psia-dgft@nic.in) and furnishing details of visit / inspection done by the Inspector in PSIC. 2.56 Responsibility and Liability of PSIA and Importer (a) In case of any mis-declaration in PSIC, PSIA would be liable to pay a penalty upto ₹ 10 Lakh (if .....

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Procedures and would be liable to pay penalty up to ₹ 10 Lakh. (c) The scanned copy of the PSIC (in pdf format) shall be uploaded by the PSIA on DGFT website. The certificate shall be issued in prescribed form Appendix 2H. (d) The PSIA will make a video clip of 3-5 minutes of the inspection carried out in mp3/mp4/flv/wav format, duly capturing the following activities/details: (i) the time, date, place of the inspection (ii) photographs of the exporter and representative of the importer (i .....

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& verify the same. Till such time the DGFT website link is operationalised, the PSIC and video clip will be e-mailed (psia-dgft@nic.in) to the DGFT and the concerned customs authorities by the Authorised Signatory of PSIA." 4. Substituted vide Public Notice No. 13/2015-2020 Dated 22-5-2015, before it was read as, "1[2.89 A Procedure for Implementation of the Track and Trace system for export of Pharmaceuticals and drug consignments (i) The manufacturer of drug for formulations wil .....

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tification, however the above mentioned details are required to be printed in human readable form. (b) Secondary Level: Incorporation of one or two dimensional (1D or 2D) barcode encoding unique and universal global product identification code in the format of 14 digits Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) along with batch number, expiry date and a unique serial number of the secondary pack. (c) Tertiary Level: Incorporation of one dimensional (1D) barcode encoding unique and universal global product .....

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a by the manufacturer or its designated agency before release of the drugs for sale or distribution. (iv) The responsibility of the correctness, completeness and ensuring timely upload of data on the central portal shall be with the manufacturer. The above rules will not be applicable to those drug formulation manufactured for export purposes, where the government of the importing country has mandated a specific requirement and the exporter intends to avail the option of printing the barcodes in .....

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on tertiary and secondary packages as per the Notification No. 68 dated 06.08.2014. However the requirement of data uploading on central portal will be exempted till 30.06.2015. (vii) With effect from 01.07.2015, all drugs with manufacturing date on or after 01.04.2015 can be exported only if both the tertiary and secondary packaging carry barcoding as applicable and the relevant data as prescribed by DGFT is uploaded on the central portal. Explanation: (a) For the purpose of this rule, primary .....

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ls and Bio- technology Sector (i) Duty free import of goods (as specified in list 28 of Customs notification No.21/2002 dated 1.3.2002, as amended from time to time) upto 25% of FOB value of exports during preceding licensing year, shall be allowed." 6. Substituted vide PUBLIC NOTICE NO 16/2015-2020 dt. 04th June, 2015 before it was read as, "(B) Agro-Chemicals Sector : (i) Duty free imports of goods as specified in list 28A of Customs notification No. 21/2002 dated 1.3.2002, upto 1% o .....

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endices and Aayat Niryat Forms, for certifying residual life as well as valuation / purchase price of capital goods." 8. Substituted vide PUBLIC NOTICE NO 16/2015-2020 dt. 04th June, 2015 before it was read as, " (d) The agency would ensure that goods are of Indian origin as per criteria defined in (d) below before granting CoO (non preferential). Certificate would be issued as per format given in Annexure-II to Appendix 2 E. It should be ensured that no correction/re-type is made on c .....

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preceding three licensing years whichever is higher." 10. Inserted vide Public Notice No. 23/2015-20 New Delhi: Dated 30th June 2015 11. Substituted vide PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 37/2015-20 Dated the 21 September, 2015, before it was read as, " Import / export of exhibits, which are freely importable/exportable, including construction and decorative materials required for the temporary stands of foreign / Indian exhibitors at exhibitions, fair or similar show or display for a period of six mo .....

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;4[2.89 A Procedure for Implementation of the Track and Trace system for export of drug formulations (i) The manufacturer or the exporter of drug formulations will print the barcode as per GS1 Global Standard at different packaging levels to facilitate tracking and tracing of their products. The details are as follows: (a) Primary Level: Incorporation of two dimensional (2D) barcode encoding unique and universal global product identification code in the format of 14 digits Global Trade Item Numb .....

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er (GTIN) along with batch number, expiry date and a unique serial number of the secondary pack. However, manufacturer or exporter shall affix bar code on mono carton containing one primary pack on optional basis till further notification. (c) Tertiary Level: Incorporation of one dimensional (1D) barcode encoding unique and universal global product identification code in the format of 14 digits Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) along with batch number, expiry date and a unique serial number of the .....

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a by the manufacturer or exporter or its designated agency before release of the drug formulations for sale or distribution. (iv) The responsibility of the correctness, completeness and ensuring timely upload of data on the central portal shall be with the manufacturer or exporter. (v) The above rules (i) to (iv) will not be applicable to those drug formulations manufactured for export purposes, where the government of the importing country has mandated or formally notified its intention to mand .....

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01.10.2015, all drugs with manufacturing date on or after 01.10.2015 can be exported only if both the tertiary and secondary packaging carry barcoding as applicable and the relevant data as prescribed by DGFT is uploaded on the central portal. Explanation: (a) For the purpose of this rule, (i) Drug formulation means a formulation manufactured with a license from Drug Control Authority under the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Act and Rules made there under. (ii) Primary packaging means the .....

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d vide Public Notice No. 60/2015-20 dt. 3rd February 2016 16 Corrected vide Public Notice No. 3 /2015-2020, Dated the 21 April, 2016, before it was read as, "v. The above rules (i) to (iv) will not be applicable to those drug formulations manufactured for export purposes, where the government of the importing country has mandated or formally notified its intention to mandate a specific requirement and the exporter intends to avail the option of printing the barcodes in their format after du .....

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application for grant of Export Authorisation in respect of restricted items [other than Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technologies (SCOMET)] mentioned in Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items may be made in ANF 2 N to DGFT (Headquarters) along with documents prescribed therein. EFC shall consider applications on merits for issue of export Authorisation. 19. Inserted vide Public Notice no. 4/2015-2020 dated 24-4-2017 20. Substituted vide Publi .....

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For certain items in Category 0, formal assurances from the recipient State will include non-use in any nuclear explosive device. Authorisations for export of certain items in Category 0 will not be granted unless transfer is additionally under adequate physical protection and is covered by appropriate International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards, or any other mutually agreed controls on transferred items. 22. Substituted vide Public Notice no. 4/2015-2020 dated 24-4-2017 w.e.f. 1.5.2017 .....

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FT within 45 days from the date of forwarding of applications by DGFT (Hqrs.). If no comments/views/No Objection is received within the stipulated period, the cases will be placed before IMWG for taking a decision, as deemed appropriate. 24. Substituted vide Public notice no. 18/2015-2020 dated 23-8-2017, before it was read as, "9[2.84 Free of Cost Exports for Status holders "Status holders shall be entitled to export freely exportable items on free of cost basis for export promotion s .....

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