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GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

Chapter 2 - Procedure - Foreign Trade Procedure - Foreign Trade Procedure 2015-2020 (From 5-12-2017 to 31-3-2020) Revised - 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 / E .....

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). (b) 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 specif .....

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fund of 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 F .....

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s from/to Nepal; Bhutan and Myanmar (through IndoMyanmar 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, Organi .....

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E All Departments of any State Government and agencies wholly or partially owned by them. 3 DCUNO0137E Diplomatic personnel, Counsellor officers in India and officials of UNO and its specialised agencies. 4 IABBR0145E Indians returning from / going abroad and claiming benefit under Baggage Rules. 5 IIHIE0153E Persons /Institutions /Hospitals importing or exporting goods for personal use, not connected with trade or manufacture or agriculture. 6 IIEGN0161E Persons importing/exporting goods from / .....

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ed NGOs importing goods, which have been exempted from Customs duty under Notification issued by Ministry of Finance for bonafide use by victims affected by natural calamity. 12 IIEGC1134E Persons importing/exporting permissible goods as notified from time to time, from /to China through Gunji, Namgaya Shipkila and Nathula ports, subject to value ceilings of single consignment as given in Paragraph 2.07 (iv) above. 13 NCIEE1169E Non-commercial imports and exports by entities who have been author .....

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ired to submit online application with the following details /documents (scanned copies to be submitted/ uploaded) along with the IEC application: (i) Cancelled cheque bearing entity's pre-printed name or Bank certificate in prescribed format ANF-2A(1) ; (ii) Address proof of the applicant entity as detailed in the application. (d) RAs would conduct post-verification of online IECs as per the guidelines.] 2.09 IEC Format An IEC will be issued in prescribed format (ANF 2(A) (II)). A copy of s .....

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procedure to be followed in case a firm/unit is de-bonded and converted to DTA is as under: (a) An unit which is an EOU or in SEZ/EHTP/STP/BTP after de-bonding will not surrender the IEC obtained from its jurisdictional DC, SEZ. (b) The jurisdictional DC, SEZ will send the original IEC file to concerned RA of DGFT after de-bonding. (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 fro .....

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s / e-IEC's can be done online only. Applicants seeking modification in their IECs / e-IEC's may log on to dgft.nic.in and click on Importer Exporter Code (IEC) under Quick Links and select "Modify your IEC" to amend their e-lECs and IECs in physical format with applicable fees and requisite documents. Applicant shall upload relevant document/s to substantiate the changes sought to be made, besides uploading the signed copy of the modification application. The modification appl .....

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al server, such applicant can seek further modifications online, if any so desired. (c) RAs shall consider applications seeking modification in IEC (all numeric), involving change in PAN, by ensuring that liabilities of the previous applicant/applicant firm are transferred to the new applicant/applicant firm whose PAN will be reflecting in the modified IEC. (d) Deleted] 2.14 (A) Modifications / Change in Branch Office / Head Office / Registered Office Address in IEC involving a shift in jurisdic .....

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the concerned IEC. Thereafter, the new RA shall allow the applicant to carry out necessary functions and also apply for eligible benefits as per FTP through its office.] 2.15 Profile of Importer / Exporter (a) ANF-1 contains the profile of the importer/exporter. IEC Holder shall be responsible for 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 b .....

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lows, unless specified otherwise: Sr.No Type of Authorisation Validity Period (i) Export Authorisation for restricted (Non SCOMET) goods 12 months (ii) Export Authorisation for SCOMET items 24 months (iii) Import Authorisations for restricted items and CCP 18 months (iv) EPCG Authorisation 18 months (v) Advance Authorisations (AA) for Deemed Export Coterminous with contracted duration of project execution or 12 months, whichever is more. (vi) AA {except (v) above}, DFIA, Replenishment Authorisat .....

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ue specific authorisation/ class of authorisations for a longer/shorter validity period. Any extension /revalidation in such cases to be allowed only by DGFT. 2.17 Date of reckoning of Import / Export (a) Date of reckoning of import is decided with reference to date of shipment / dispatch of goods from supplying country as given in Paragraph 9.11 of Handbook of Procedures and not the date of arrival of goods at an Indian port. (b) Date of reckoning of export is decided with reference to date of .....

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l debit of duty is made. 2.20 Revalidation of Import/Export Licence Certificate/Authorisation/Permissions for Non-SCOMET and SCOMET items (a) RA concerned may revalidate import authorisation on merits for six months from date of expiry of validity. (b) Export Authorisation including for SCOMET items may be revalidated, on merits for a period of six months at a time and maximum upto 12 months by the RA concerned, except for cases in para 2.16(b) of HBP. (c) However, revalidation of freely transfe .....

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ation/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 submitted within the validity of the Authorisation. In such cases, revalidation shall be allowed from the date of endorsemen .....

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ubmit 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, these provisions of revalidation shall not apply wherever, the authorisation/scrip holder had clear 6 months period in .....

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self-attested copy of same shall be submitted to DGFT. 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 issue of a duplicate may be made along with Self declaration, as given in Appendix 2M, to concerned RA where the original license was issued. 2.24 Documents required for duplicate copy of freely transferable Authorisation Duplicate copy of .....

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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 authority at port of registration before issuing duplicate, for balance unutilized. 2.27 Validity of duplicate Authorisation Validity of duplicate Authorisation shall be co-terminus with original period. No request shall be entertained if validi .....

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, 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/LUT for the full value of the licence/ certificate/ authorisation/ permission (covering the items indigenously procured) to the Customs and furnishes proof of the same to Regional Authority (RA), no BG/LUT shall be required to be executed .....

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ar 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 is made, unless otherwise specified. 2.32 Import under Lease Financing Import under lease financing shall be available under EOU/ SEZ scheme. Domestic supply of capital goods to eligible categories of deemed exports shall be eligible for be .....

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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 exporter about loss of document and an undertaking to surrender it immediately to concerned RA, if found subsequently (iv) Self-declaration by exporter to effect that he would indemnify Government for financial loss if any on account of duty credit issued against lost Shipping Bills. Customs Authority, before all .....

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ivision of same RA, applicant can furnish photocopy of documents duly certified by him in lieu of original. Warehousing Facility: 2.36 Warehousing Facility (a) Public / Private Customs Bonded Warehouses may be set up in DTA as per Chapter-IX of Customs Act, 1962, to import items in terms of Paragraph 2.36 of FTP. On receipt of goods, such warehouses shall keep these goods for one year without payment of applicable customs duties. Goods can be cleared against Bill of Entry for home consumption, o .....

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been made by competent customs authorities. Certificates: 2.37 Free Sale and Commerce Certificate (a) (i) RAs may issue, on application, Free Sale and Commerce certificate for export of items not covered under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940, which have usage in hospitals, nursing homes and clinics, for medical and surgical purposes and are not prohibited for export. Validity of such certificate shall be two years from date of issue unless otherwise specified. (ii) An application for grant of F .....

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or 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 Aayat Niryat Forms along with Annexure A therein. RA shall issue Free Sale and Commerce Certificate as per Annexure B of ANF 2H. 2.38 End User Certificate In case of import of any freely importable item in India, if a foreign Government insists on certification of end user of the item, before permitting export of the same from their country, RA may issue such certi .....

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. The following are designated Import Certificate Issuing Authorities (ICIA): (i) Department of Electronics (DoE), for computer and computer based systems (ii) Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Technical Support Wing (TSW), for organised sector units registered under it, except for computers and computer based systems; (iii) Ministry of Defence (MoD), for defence related items; (iv) DGFT for small scale industries and entities not covered above as well as on behalf of any of .....

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(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 export control items [Crime Control (CC) Items as listed in Appendix 2P(iia) and Regional Security (RS) items as listed in Appendix 2P(iib)] will be governed by the following regulations: Items listed at both Appendix 2P (iia) and Appendix 2P(iib) will be allowed by DGFT for import from USA provided the importer submits the following documents in ANF 2K(i) : (i .....

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ts 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 application for grant of CCP for import as gifts of items appearing as restricted for imports in ITC (HS) shall be made to the DGFT as in ANF 2M along with documents prescribed therein. (b) Where recipient of a gift is a charitable, religious or an educational institution registered under any law in force, and gift sought to be imported has been exempted from pa .....

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d/ Second Hand Aircraft Spares Import Authorisation for reconditioned / second hand aircraft spares is not needed on recommendation of Director General of Civil Aviation, Government of India (DGCA). 2.43 Import of Replacement Goods Goods or parts thereof on being imported and found defective or otherwise unfit for use or which have been damaged after import, may be exported without an Authorisation, and goods in replacement thereof may be supplied free of charge by foreign suppliers or imported .....

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t of insurance and freight charges where replacement of goods by foreign suppliers is subject to payment of insurance and / or freight by importer and documentary evidence to this effect is produced while making remittance. 2.44 Other Conditions for Import of Replacement Goods (a) In case of short-shipment, short-landing or loss in transit, import of replacement goods will be permitted based on certificate issued by customs authorities without an import Authorisation. (b) This procedure shall al .....

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tion. 2.46 Import of Ammunition by Licensed /Authorised Arms Dealers (a) Import of following types of ammunition are allowed against an Authorisation by licensed arms dealers subject to conditions as may be specified: (i) Shotgun Cartridges 28 bore; (ii) Revolver Cartridges of .450, .455 and .45 bores; (iii) Pistol Cartridges of .25, .30 Mauser, .450 and .45 bores; (iv) Rifle Cartridges of 6.5 mm, .22 savage, .22 Hornet,300 Sherwood, 32/40, .256, .275, .280, 7m/m Mauser, 7 m/m Man Schoener, 9m/m .....

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sation for items listed above may be made to RA in ANF 2M along with documents prescribed therein. 2.47 Duty Free Imports for specific Sectors: (A) R&D Equipment for Pharmaceuticals and Bio- technology Sector: (i) Duty free import of goods (as specified in list 28 of Customs notification No.21/2012 dated 17.3.2012, as amended from time to time) upto 25% of FOB value of exports during preceding licensing year, shall be allowed. (ii) The eligible unit may furnish an application given in Append .....

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d to agro chemicals sector unit having export turnover of ₹ 20 crore or above during preceding licensing year. (ii) The eligible unit shall apply in form given in Appendix-8B to RA concerned duly countersigned by Chartered Accountant. (iii) In respect of duty free import of R&D equipment, units not registered with jurisdictional Customs authority shall be allowed to give Installation Certificate issued by an independent Chartered Engineer. 2.48 Import under Govt. to Govt. Agreements Im .....

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ished 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 Authorisation registration, if any, of transferee; (iii) Description, quantity and value of goods imported and those sought to be transferred; (iv) Copies of import Authorisation and bills of entry relating to imports made; (v) Terms and conditions of transfer as agreed upon between buyer and seller. (b) Cases where prior permissio .....

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s as in Arms Act and Rules thereunder. (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 certified either by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) or the Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports after two years from the date of import. The transferee can subsequently transfer/resell to any buyer as .....

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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 duplicate along with proof of submission of application to concerned RA. 2.51 EXIM Facilitation Committee (a) Restricted item Authorisation may be granted by DGFT or any other RA authorised by him in this behalf. DGFT / RA may take assista .....

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iting, by the applicant. Authorisation holder shall register the import authorisation at the port specified in the Authorisation and thereafter all imports against said authorisation shall be made only through that port, unless the authorisation holder obtains permission from customs authority concerned to import through any other specified port. (c) EXIM Facilitation Committee (EFC) shall normally meet once every month. Where a case has been deferred in EFC for want of comments from the Technic .....

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n ITC (HS) required by hotels, restaurants, travel agents and tour operators may be allowed against an Authorisation, 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 re .....

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office and other equipment required for their own professional use. (c) Import entitlement under paragraphs 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 conditionali .....

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ired for R&D purpose may be imported without an Authorisation by Government recognized Research and Development 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. ( .....

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scrap 10. 74040022 Brass scrap 11. 75030010 Nickel scrap 12. 76020010 Aluminium scrap 13. 79020010 Zinc 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 & C .....

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l in any form. (c) Import from Hodaideh, Yemen and Bandar Abbas, Iran will be in shredded form only. (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 effec .....

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ste/ scrap /seconds /defective as per the internationally accepted parameters for such a classification. (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. 6[Import of scrap would take place only through following designated ports and no exceptions would be allowed even in case of E .....

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with adequate security. The sea port having completed the above shall approach jurisdictional Customs for inspection and certification. Customs may give necessary clearance on receipt of certification from AERB. On getting clearance from Customs, DGFT will notify such a port as designated port for import of un-shredded scrap. (ii) 3[The existing designated sea ports namely Chennai, Cochin, Ennore, JNPT, Kandla, Mormugao, Mumbai, New Mangalore, Paragraphdip, Tuticorin, Vishakhapatnam, Pipava, Mun .....

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y new ports to be notified/designated from time to time, where Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanner are in operation and the consignment is subjected to risk based scanning/ monitoring as per the protocol laid down by Customs. (iv) 5[Import consignments of metallic waste and scrap shall be subject to pre-inspection certificate (PSIC) from the country of origin. However, metallic waste and scrap (both shredded and unshredded) imported from safe countries/region i.e. the USA, the UK, Ca .....

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orts. Transshipments through these countries /regions will not be allowed this facility. Import through all other ports including nine (9) ports (for unshredded scrap/waste), irrespective of country of origin, will be subject to PSIC.] 2.55 Recognition as Pre-shipment Inspection Agency (PSIA) and issuance of Pre- shipment Certificate (PSIC) (a) Applications for recognition in respect of PSIAs have to be made in proforma prescribed in ANF 2L. The scanned copy of application in ANF 2L, along with .....

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3 years PSIA has to make a fresh application for further recognition. (e) PSIA shall issue Pre-Shipment Inspection Certificate (PSIC) in the format given in Appendix 2H. PSIC would also carry uniquely numbered hologram of the PSIA. (f) A PSIA can also carry out inspections in countries, where it does not have a full time equipped branch office but which falls within its area of operation, by deputing its Inspectors. However, for such inspections in other countries, the PSIA will be required to .....

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PSIA, by the competent authority, as per FTP/HBP 2015-20. 2.56 Responsibility and Liability of PSIA and Importer (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 material importe .....

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ed 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 container number (at lea .....

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ft@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). 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 Agencies in Appendix 2I o .....

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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 Indian Tariff Notification .....

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No.9 15,000 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 15,000 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 Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED), Mi .....

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(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 Cooperative Marketing Federation & State Cooperative Civil Supplies Corpor .....

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arch 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, 2015-2020. (iv) Application fee for these applications shall be paid acco .....

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an 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 exhibits need not be re-exported/re-imported. 2.64 Sale of Exhibits (a) Restric .....

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licable 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 tea not exceeding ₹ 2000 (CIF) in one consignment shall be allowed witho .....

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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 and export of replacement goods in FTP, an application may be made to DGFT in .....

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st 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 of RBI, he is required to submit following documents for availing of benefits .....

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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. (b) If the exporter has been notified in writing by DGFT or he knows or has reason to believe that an item not covered in the SCOMET list h .....

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tegories. 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 2O 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 the website of DGFT. The Uniform Resource Locator [URL] for online application is http://dgf .....

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MET Section of DGFT (HQ), besides electronic submission. (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 Government agency; c) Relevant Contracts; d) Relevant Books of account; e) Relevant Financia .....

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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 export, to contribute to end-uses that are not in conformity with India s national security or fore .....

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); 7[(f) Applicability of provisions of relevant bilateral or multilateral Agreements and Arrangements, to which India is a party, or adherent. This is including but not limited to the control lists of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group (and its Warning List or Awareness Raising Guidelines) and Wassenaar Arrangement (and its Sensitive List and Very Sensitive List) as amended from time to time] II. Application shall be accompanied by an end user certif .....

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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 nonretransfer, from the State of the recipient. V. (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 Atomic Energy. Applicable guidelines are notified by the .....

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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 stipulated in Authorisations for export of items or technology .....

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agencies as deemed necessary. 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& .....

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e arrived at in IMWG shall be placed before Director General of Foreign Trade for appropriate decision on grant of authorization. 2.75 Applicability of WMD Act Export of items not on SCOMET List may also be regulated under provisions of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, 2005. Note 1: Export or attempt to export in violation of any of conditions of Authorisation shall invite civil and/or criminal prosecution. Note 2: Authorisation .....

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time-to time. Note 4: Exporters are entitled to request that only such conditions need be imposed as are subject of government-to-government instruments of accord over export of items on SCOMET List. Note 5: Technology (see also entry Technology in glossary in Appendix-3 to Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items): Approval of export of an item on the SCOMET List also authorizes the export to same end-user of minimum technology required for installation, operation, mai .....

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lies from DTA to SEZ shall be sent to SCOMET Section, DGFT (Hqrs), Department of Commerce, Udyog Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi110011, by the Development Commissioner (DC), SEZ in the prescribed proforma [Annexure 2 to Appendix-3 to Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items]. Report by the DC, SEZ is to be filed by 15th May of every financial year for the supplies effected during the preceding financial year. Export Authorisation is, however, required if the SCOMET .....

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ications for Entering into an Arrangement or Understanding for Site Visits, On-site Verification and Access to Records / Documentation An application for entering into an arrangement or understanding involving site visit, on-site verification or access to records/documentation by a foreign government or a foreign third party either acting directly or through an Indian party as mentioned in Appendix 3 of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items shall be made in ANF 2 P to .....

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nder which site visit or on-site verification or access to records/documentation is to be undertaken. (b) Credentials and details of the parties involved. (c) Credentials of end-user, credibility of declarations of end-use of the items or technology, the integrity of chain of transmission of the item from the supplier to the end-user, and on the potential of the item or technology, including the timing of its export, to contribute to end-uses that are not in conformity with India s national secu .....

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hall be taken into consideration :- (i) Export control measures instituted by the foreign government; (ii) Capabilities and objectives of programs of the foreign government relating to weapons and their delivery. (f) Applicability of relevant bilateral and multilateral agreements to which India is a party. (g) Assessment of any threat that such site visit, on-site verification or access to records/ documentation may pose to India s national security, and relations with any other country. (h) Ass .....

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n the authorisation. (b) Site visit, on-site verification or access to records/ documentation will be allowed only to individuals mentioned in the authorisation. (c) Site visit, on-site verification or access to records/ documentation shall be concluded during the period mentioned in the authorisation. (d) Exporter/Importer will keep a record of site visit, on site verification or access to records/documentation alongwith detail of individuals who visited the premises during this visit and produ .....

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derstanding that involves site visit, on-site verification or access to records/ documentation. IV. Any violation of any condition of the license shall invite civil/ criminal prosecution as per law. 9[2.79 Issue of authorization for repeat orders Applications for grant of authorization for repeat orders to the applicant exporter for export of same SCOMET items to the same country/entities shall be approved by Chairman IMWG, without any consultation with IMWG members. However, in cases of repeat .....

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(ii) Same country/entities would imply that (a) the foreign buyer (b) the consignee or the intermediaries, if any (c) the end user and (d) the end use are exactly the same for which export authorization has been issued to the applicant exporter earlier after due consultation/verification; (iii) Only the applications submitted within three years from the date of issue of original SCOMET authorization, after due verification/consultation process, will be eligible for repeat authorization; (iv) Th .....

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for consideration under the repeat order route; (vi) The authorizations(s) for repeat orders shall be liable for recall/termination by the DGFT on receipt of an adverse report in respect of any of the export consignments; (vii) All authorizations for repeat orders shall be brought before IMWG in its subsequent meeting for confirmation of approval, on ex-post facto basis, and the IMWG would reserve its right to refuse further repeat authorizations based on its assessment of proliferation concern .....

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a) Application for Authorization for Export of SCOMET items for Stock & Sale purpose to the Stockist i. Export shall be permitted only from the principal company/the wholly owned subsidiary in India to their subsidiaries/principal company abroad on the basis of an End Use cum End User certificate (EUC) from the latter for 'stock & sale' purposes (as per Appendix 2S(iii)), when considered appropriate from the point of view of security and other critical considerations. The exhaus .....

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e following year. A consolidated statement would be required to be submitted within a period of 3 months from the expiry of the Stock & Sale Authorization. iii. The items exported to the stockist entity under this authorization should be transferred to the final end-user within the validity period of the authorization. The authorization may be revalidated as per the procedure mentioned in Paragraph 2.80 of HBP. 8[iv. No application for authorisation for export of SCOMET items for 'stock .....

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s required documents):- a) End-use/End-user certificate from each link in the supply chain as per Appendix- 2S (i)/2S(ii), as applicable b) Purchase Order(s)/Invoice(s) c) Technical specifications of the product to be transferred (only if there is any value addition in the product by the stockist) (ii) Re-transfer within the same country by the stockist:- a) For any further transfer of these items by the stockist entity (to whom the items are originally exported by Indian principal/wholly owned .....

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here IMWG has agreed to relax the requirement of prior permission, the required documents shall be submitted by the Indian applicant/licensee within 3 months of any such transfer. In such case, no link in the supply chain should be an entity outside the country and items should remain within the country. c) Country would denote an independent sovereign entity which is a distinct national entity in political geography. Hence, transfers within an economic union or a customs union would not qualify .....

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epeat orders shall be considered by IMWG on automatic basis, subject to the condition that the product along with the technical specifications; the foreign buyer; the consignee or the intermediaries, if any; the end user; the end use and the country of destination, shall be the same as the earlier permission. 2.79B Issue of export authorisation for spare parts of SCOMET items under stock and sale At the request of the applicant, export permission for spare parts covered under SCOMET may be consi .....

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ion for export of imported SCOMET items to the entity from which it has been imported or to its OEM (including agency authorized by OEM), for the purpose of repair or replacement of damaged/defective items, shall be considered by Chairman IMWG, on the following conditions: (a) The export should only be to the entity from which the item(s) has/have been imported or to the OEM (including agency authorized by OEM); (b) No details on 'End Use' and 'End Use Certificate' would be requi .....

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/OEM(including agency authorized by OEM); or b. Purchase order containing terms of import; or c. Warranty policy/conditions on replacement/repair of defective/damaged items . iii. An Undertaking from the applicant firm; An Undertaking on the letter head of the firm duly signed and stamped by the authorized signatory stating: a. Details of imported items to be exported after replacement or repair alongwith their SCOMET Category /Sub-category number(s); b. That item (s) are being exported to the e .....

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cy authorized by OEM) shall be approved by Chairman IMWG, without any consultation with IMWG members. However, in cases of export to an entity other than the OEM (including agency authorized by OEM), approval will be granted by Chairman, IMWG after verification of the credentials of the foreign entity to which the item(s) are to be exported. (e) All such authorizations shall be brought before IMWG in its subsequent meeting for confirmation of approval, on ex-post facto basis. B. Authorization fo .....

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xporter; (b) No details on 'End Use' and 'End Use Certificate' would be required; (c) The application is accompanied with the following additional documents (depending on whichever is applicable): i. Proof of the original export of the item(s): a. Copy of the SCOMET License issued for the export of the items to be replaced/repaired; b. Shipping bills containing the details of the initial export of these items; c. Bill of Entry containing details of the items imported for replacem .....

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y/conditions on replacement/repair of defective/damaged items; iii. An Undertaking from the applicant firm; An Undertaking on the letter head of the firm duly signed and stamped by the authorized signatory stating: a. Details of items to be exported as replacement or after repair along with their SCOMET Category /Sub-category number(s); b. That there has been no change in the specifications of the item(s) after repair (if imported and repaired) or is of the same specifications as of the item(s) .....

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aged item(s) cannot be imported due to any reason, evidence of destruction in the importing country shall be submitted to DGFT within 90 days of export of replacement. (d) Applications for grant of authorizations to export the replaced/repaired item(s) to/through the same entity (ies), as specified in the original SCOMET license, shall be approved by Chairman IMWG, without any consultation with IMWG members. However, in cases of export through a new entity (consignee), approval will be granted b .....

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'Software' in any category) solely for purposes of (a) Display (b) Exhibition (c) Tenders/RFP/RFQ/NIT shall be considered by Chairman IMWG, on the following conditions: (a) Such cases would be considered purely on temporary export basis for a specified time period; (b) No end user certificate would be insisted upon in such cases; (c) There shall not be any commercial transaction in the form of selling/buying/renting/leasing; (d) The number of item(s) should be commensurate with the natur .....

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s/RFP/RFQ/NIT) Invitation letter/Advertisement/Notice for RFP/RFQ/NIT or any other document to authenticate (i) the event or purpose of participation (ii) schedule (in case dates not decided, probable time period) (iii) specific location of event [venue, city, country etc.]; (ii) Proof of participation: Documents confirming participation of applicant in the event (exhibition/display/tender/RFP/RFQ/NIT); (iii) An undertaking from the applicant firm: An Undertaking on the letter head of the firm d .....

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WG after verifying the credentials of the event/organizer; (i) All such authorizations shall be brought before IMWG in its subsequent meeting for confirmation of approval, on ex-post facto basis." Note:- RFP refers to Request for Proposal RFQ refers to Request for Quotation NIT refers to Notice Inviting Tender] 2.80 Revalidation of SCOMET authorisation Export license for SCOMET items may be revalidated by RA concerned as per para 2.20 (b) of HBP. 2.81 Export of SCOMET Category 6 items Notwi .....

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plications 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. Export through State Trading Enterprises (STE): 2.83 Export of Items under (STE) An application under ANF 2N for export of items mentioned in ITC (HS), 2012 under STE regime may be made to DGFT as per paragraph 2.20 of FTP. Provisions for exporters/other provisions for doing trade and business: 2.84 Free of Cost .....

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mmes of international agencies such as UN and WHO-PAHO, the annual limit shall be upto 8% of the average annual export realisation during preceding three licensing years. Such free of cost supplies shall not be entitled to Duty Drawback or any other export incentive under any export promotion scheme. 2.85 Admissibility of benefits on payment through insurance cover (I) Payment through ECGC cover would count for benefits under FTP. (II) Payment through General/ Private Insurance companies: Amount .....

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in lieu of e BRC value) in EDI system of DGFT for processing of the case. (b) If the proof of payment issued by the Insurance Agency mentions claim value both in foreign exchange and INR, RA will use the foreign exchange value for processing. If the claim value is mentioned only in equivalent INR, RA will convert this INR value in equivalent US$ using the exchange rate (published by CBEC) applicable on the date of settlement of insurance claim . 2[***] 2.87 RBI write-off on export proceeds reali .....

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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 to specific approval of RBI, any payables, or equity investment made by an Authorisation holder under any export promotion scheme, can be used .....

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Certification: (a) List of such agencies authorised to grant quality certification is given in Appendix-2I (b) For ISO 9000 (Series) and for ISO 14000 (Series), the Agencies accredited with National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) under Quality 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 .....

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0 A Track and Trace system for export of drug formulations Procedure for Implementation of the Track and Trace system for export of drug formulations will be as under : 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 ide .....

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ification 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. 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 .....

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hall be uploaded on the central portal of the Government of India (http://dava.gov.in) 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. In case, the Government of the importing country has mandated a specific requirement, the exporter has the option of adhering to t .....

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ose of such applications on case to case basis with prior approval of Government. However, the tertiary level of packaging will have additional printing of barcode as per Para 2 (i) (c) in addition to importing country s requirement, if any. 4[vi. Export of drugs manufactured by SSI and non-SSI units and having manufacturing date on or before 15.11.2018 are exempted from maintenance of data in the Parent-Child relationship for three levels of packaging and its uploading on Central Portal(http:// .....

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under and registered as Drug with the FDA of importing country. (ii) Primary packaging means the package which is in direct physical contact with the active ingredient. (iii) Secondary packaging means a carton containing one or more primary packs and includes a mono carton containing one primary pack. (iv) Tertiary packaging means a shipper containing one or more secondary packs. (b) All relevant guidelines regarding grant of specific exemption(s) if any, procedure of data requirement / maintena .....

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gister importers/ exporters as its members by issuing RCMC. (b) The list of notified Registering Authorities 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 Cr .....

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t be for more than two years. The election of Chairman/President of the EPC shall be via Vice Chairman/Vice 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 dev .....

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ay also, on application, register and become an associate member of an EPC. 2.94 Applying for RCMC (a) While 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 mult .....

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of handicrafts and handloom products from the State of Jammu & Kashmir, Director, Handicrafts, Government 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 .....

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specified by FIEO. 2.97 De- Registration Registering authority may de-register an RCMC holder for a specified period for violation of conditions of registration. Before such deregistration, 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 .....

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re under, FTP or this Handbook. Other General Provisions: 2.100 Identity Cards for Importers /Exporters (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 .....

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ons in writing, in cases of Directors/Partners of companies. 2.101 Interview with authorised Officers Officers 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. Prefer .....

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negotiating around 18 other FTAs. (b) The list of the FTAs that have been signed by India are: (i) India - 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 .....

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icipating countries as well as their entry into force is given in Appendix 2A. 2.104 Unilateral Tariff Preferences 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 nonreciprocity extend t .....

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from time to time. Normally Customs of GSP offering countries require information in Form A (prescribed 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. (c) The European Union (EU) has introduced a self-certification scheme for certifying the rules of origin under GSP from 1.1.2017 onwards. Under the Registered Exporter System (REX) being introduced from 1.1.201 .....

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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 Duty Free Tariff Preference (DFTP) Scheme for LDCs which came into effect in August, 2008 with tariff reductions spread over five years. The Scheme provided preferential market access on tariff lines that comprise 92.5% of global exports of all LDCs. (b) Subsequently in .....

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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 Origin (CoO) is an instrument to establish evidence on origin of goods imported into any country. (b) There are two categories of CoO viz. (i) Preferential and (ii) Non preferential 2.106 Rules of Origin (Preferential) (a) The rules of origin are the rules that determine the o .....

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ication (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 of CoO, including details regarding rules of origin, list of items covered by an agreement, extent of tariff preference, verification and certification of eligibility. The list of these agencies authorised under the various FTAs/ PTAs is given in Appendix 2B (d) Export I .....

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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 15180040 which are prohibited for import) - No.2/2007- Customs dated 5th January 2007 *2,50,000 MT Pepper from Sri Lanka 0904 - No.2/2007-Customs dated 5th January 2007 *2500 MT Desiccated Coconut from Sri Lanka 08011100 - No.2/2007- Customs dated 5th January 2007 *500 MT Ar .....

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nts / 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 definition of Manufacture in Paragraph 9.31 of FTP; and (II) If imported inputs (Duty Paid or Duty Free) have been used for the production of export product, the export product can be considered to be originating in India (Non Preferential) only if the imported inputs u .....

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eservation 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 damaged parts, and like operations); (v) affixing of marks, labels or other like distinguishing signs on products or their packaging; (vi) simple mixing of products ; (vii) simple assembly of parts of products to constitute a complete product; (viii) disassembly; (ix) slaugh .....

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sue 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 / consumables used in export product. (ii) Two copies of invoices. (iii) Packing list in duplicate for concerned invoice. (iv) Fee not exceeding ₹ 100 per certificate as may be prescribed by concerned agency. (d) The agency would ensure that goods are of Indian origin .....

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inating 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 of AANF. Policy Interpretation and Relaxations: 2.110 Application to PIC Application for seeking interpretation of any policy provision shall be made in ANF-2F to Policy Interpretation Committee (in the Hqrs.) under Para 2.57(b) of FTP. 2.111 Application to PRC (a) Applica .....

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DGFTs in charge of Policy Divisions in Hqrs as members. The Joint DGFT (PRC) shall act as Member Secretary; and the Committee can Co-opt member/s with specific expertise/experience as and when required. ******************** Notes:- 1. Substituted vide PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 58/(2015-2020) - Dated 05-02-2018, before it was read as, "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 .....

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E No. 65/2015-2020 - Dated 13-03-2018, before it was read as, "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 shall be deemed to have been realized. For Statu .....

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and Container Scanner. Such sea ports which fail to meet the deadline will be derecognised for the purpose of import of un-shredded metallic scrap w.e.f 1.4.2018." 4. Substituted vide Public Notice No. 05/2015-2020 - Dated 09-05-2018, before it was read as, "vi. Export of drugs manufactured by non-SSI units and having manufacturing date prior to 31.03.2016 and export of the drugs manufactured by SSI units and having manufacturing date prior to 31.03.2017 are exempted from requirement o .....

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nding the above, import consignments shall be subject to pre-inspection certificate from the country of origin. However, requirement of Pre-Shipment Inspection Certification (PSIC) will be reviewed with the operationalisation of the above mechanism governing the clearance of imports of un- shredded metal scrap, based on assessment of risk associated with un-shredded metal scrap imports." 6. Substituted vide Public Notice No. 03/2015-2020 - Dated 09-05-2018, before it was read as, (iv) Impor .....

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ts, 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." 8. Substituted vide Public Notice No.19/2015-20 dated 03-07-2018 before it was read as "iv. No applications for Authorization for Export of SCOMET items for Stock & Sale purpose would be cons .....

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owing criteria: (i) (a) the product along with the technical specification (b) the exporter (c) the foreign buyer (d) the consignee or the intermediaries, if any (e) the end 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 t .....

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Notice No. 27/2015-2020 dated 08-08-2018 before it was read as "2.08 Application for IEC (a) Exporters / Importers shall file an online application in ANF 2A format for grant of e-IEC with digital signatures along with requisite documents and paying the applicable fee. The facility of filing online application for IEC is also available through e-biz portal of DIPP. (b) Deficiency in the application form has to be removed by re-logging onto the Online IEC application on DGFT website and res .....

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