RA can Endorse Revalidation of Import Authorisation for Restricted Items for Six Months
[DGFT Policy Circular No. 36 dated 5th July 2010]
Subject: Revalidation of Import Authorisation for Restricted Items (except SCOMET items).
Attention is invited to Para 2.13 of Handbook of Procedures (Vol.I) 2009-2014 which provides that RA concerned may revalidate Import Authorisation on merits for six months from date of expiry of validity. Para 2.13.3 further provides that an application for revalidation (including for restricted items), may be made to Regional Authority (RA) concerned. RA would consider such application as per Government rules/notifications and where DGFT is concerned authority, original application shall be submitted to RA concerned and self-attested copy of same shall be submitted to DGFT.
2. It is clarified that the first revalidation of six months of Import Authorization for restricted items (except SCOMET items) from the date of expiry of initial validity period, will be endorsed by the Regional Authorities at their level without making reference to DGFT(Hqrs). But, the applications for revalidation of import authorizations beyond six months from the date of its expiry shall be forwarded to DGFT (HQ) for consideration.
3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.