Online DFIA Authorisation Transmission by DGFT to Customs

[DGFT Policy Circular No. 41 dated 13th October 2011]

Sub: ‘On-line’ message exchange of Duty Free Import Authorization (DFIA) between DGFT and Customs.

DFIA authorizations issued on or after 13.10.2011 will be transmitted by DGFT ‘on-line’ to Customs. This will not involve any change on the part of exporters/ importers. Accordingly, the existing system of ‘on-line’ filing of application for issue of Duty Free Import Authorization (DFIA) would continue without any procedural change. The physical copy of DFIA will continue to be issued, for some more time, so as not to inconvenience any one till a smooth transition is completed.

2.  As in other schemes, the status of DFIAs issued by DGFT on or after 13.10.2011, and transmitted to Customs, would be available on DGFT website (http://dgft.gov.in). In case of any clarification or error in transmission or for any other technical fault, the Help Desk at DGFT (Hqrs) and 4 Zonal Offices may be contacted. The contact details of the concerned officials of Hqrs. and the Zonal Offices are already available on DGFT website ((http://dgft.gov.in) under the icon ‘Help Desk’.

3.  This issues with the approval of the DGFT.