FTP Notifications

AA/EPCG/DFIA to be Migrated to New DGFT Online Environment from 1 Dec 2020

·   Amendments of any Advance Authorisation, EPCG or DFIA Licences will be temporarily suspended from 12:00 PM on 20 to 30 Nov 2020

35-TN/12.11.2020

DGFT Invites Suggestions and Inputs for New Five Year Foreign Trade Policy thru Google Form

No more long representations, views only on online mode

34-TN/12.11.2020

Export of Milk and Milk Products (Quality Control, Inspection and Monitoring) Rules, 2020

The Current Rules 2020 supersedes Export of Milk Products (Quality Control, Inspection and Monitoring) Rules, 2000.

Min of Commerce Notification S.O. 4032(E) dated 9 November 2020

Potatoes Import from Bhutan Allowed without License till 31 Jan 2021, Others Restricted

·    Phytosanitary Barriers will Remain?

44-Ntfn/30.10.2020

DGFT Bans Export of Onion Seeds

43-Ntfn/29.10.2020

Email Ids to be Registered in DGFT, IEC to be Updated in Revamped DGFT Online Environment

33-TN/28.10.2020

RoDTEP Committee Asks for Data in Ch 86, 88 and 89

32-TN/28.10.2020

Export of Nitrile/NBR Gloves Quota Fixed at One crore pairs for the month of Oct and Nov 2020

31-TN/27.10.2020

Nitrile/NBR Gloves Exports Shifted Downwards to Restricted from Prohibited List

42-Ntfn/22.10.2020

Air Conditioners Import with Refrigerants are Prohibited

41-Ntfn/15.10.2020

Hand Sanitizers in Container with Dispenser Pumps Freely Exportable

·   Relief to Covid-19 Industry with Free Exportability

40-Ntfn/15.10.2020

Four More FTAs Added under Electronic Platform for Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO)

30-TN/13.10.2020

Procedure and Criteria for Submission and Approval of Applications for Export of Diagnostic Kits

29-TN/13.10.2020

Krishnapuram and Bangalore Rose Onions 10,000 MT each Quota Opened for Export for Shipment till 31 March 2021

·   Shipment Allowed through Chennai Port only

·   Ban Continues on Regular Onions

39-Ntfn/09.10.2020

Duty Free Tyres Import under DFIA Scheme Withdrawn

38-Ntfn/06.10.2020

RoSL Incentive will be on Scrip Mode on the Lines of MEIS

37-Ntfn/06.10.2020

Face Mask Export Bans Lifted

·    N95/FFP2 Masks are Freely Exportable Now

36-Ntfn/06.10.2010

Steel Supplied through Market Chain Eligible for DBK, Invoicing Must be Advance Authorisation Holder

35-Ntfn/01.10.2020

Existing LCs for Banned Onion Exports will not give right to Onion Exports, DGFT Yet to decide on Export

·    Para 1.05 for Transitional Arrangements Protect Prior Commitments before Policy Change Facing New Interpretation

28-TN/30.09.2020

SOP for Endorsement of KP Certificates

34-Ntfn/28.09.2020

Import of All Steel Items (Ch 72, 73) and some Railway (Ch 86) must Register in SIMS from 16 Oct 2020

33-Ntfn/28.09.2020
19-PN/28.09.2020

LED Imports subject to Random Customs Inspection for Adherence to BIS Standards

·   New Check in Addition to BIS CRO Certificate under 2017 Standards, Double Restriction on Imports?

32-Ntfn/17.09.2020

Onion Exports Banned without Protection to Past Contracts, Essential Commodities Act Promise of Free Movement Violated

31-Ntfn/14.09.2020

Advance Authorisation and EPCG Licence with Unit Quantity Code Not Compatible with Customs Code to be Revised, Only Standard UQC to be used after 1 Nov 2020

26-TN/14.09.2020

RoSCTL for Garment and Made-ups for 2020-21 Exports Functional

DGFT website

MEIS Cut to only with Ceiling of Rs. 2 crs per IEC

·   Further Cuts may be in Store Since Budget for All MEIS Set at Rs. 5,000 crs

·   IEC with Zero Export in Last One year not Eligible

·   MEIS Final Sunset on year end 31 Dec 2020

30-Ntfn/01.09.2020

No Revalidation of SCOMET Tech Transfer Cases in Future

26-TN/31.08.2020

Three Day Window for Export of 1 Crore Masks Opened for Aug-Sept Period

25-TN/31.08.2020

DGFT Removes Curbs on Export of Surgical Masks, Medical Coveralls

·    Restricted exports of N-95/FFP2 masks to be allowed; monthly export quota fixed at 50 lakh units

29-Ntfn/25.08.2020

All Woven Fabrics including 25-70 GSM Freely Exportable Now, Only Melt Blow Fabrics under Prohibition

28-Ntfn/18.08.2020

Seven Essential Food Items Including Rice, Wheat Flour, Eggs and Potatoes Freely Allowed for Exports to Maldives for 2020-21

·   River Sand and Stone Aggregates Exports Quota under Bilateral Trade Agreement through CAPEXIL Notified

·   Quota Restrictions to Apply

27-Ntfn/11.08.2020

CFC Import Policy Amended

·   HCFC-141B Prohibited, Reporting to MoEF thru Bill of Entry Condition Inserted

·   Importers of chemicals specified at S.Nos. 1 to 15 needs to submit a copy of the Bill of Entry within 30 days to the Ozone Cell. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi.

·   For S.No. 4, Import of HCFC-141b is prohibited except for feedstock application.

·   For S.Nos. 16 to 18, Import of pre-blended polyol containing Group VI substances, including HCFC-141B, is not permitted as per Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation and Control) Amendment Rules, 2014.

26-Ntfn/10.08.2020

No Advance Authorisation for ‘Gold Medallions and Coins’ or ‘Gold Jewellery/Articles Manufactured by Mechanical Process’

25-Ntfn/10.08.2020

More Time for Rice (Basmati and Non-Basmati) Exports to EU under Compulsory Certification from EIA

·   EIC/EIA Requires to EU Member States such as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland with immediate effect

·   EIC/EIA Mandatory to Other European Countries from 1st Jan 2021

24-Ntfn/10.08.2020

Last Date for Filing Online Applications for PPE Medical Coverall Exports Extended to 8 Aug 2020

·    DGFT Server Breaks down so 5 Aug Missed

24-TN/06.08.2020

Export Ban Lifted on All Ventilators as Supply Far Exceeds Demand

23-Ntfn/04.08.2020

New Tea Marketing Registration Form Introduced

MoC&I Notification dated 31.07.2020

e-CoO Platform Live from 1 Aug for COO (Country of Origin) Applications for Export to Thailand under ASEAN-India FTA

23-TN/31.07.2020

2/3 Ply Surgical Masks Exports – Online submission in Three Day Window Opening from 5 Aug to 8 Aug for Export Authorisation

22-TN/30.07.2020

Medical Goggles Export – Procedure for Export authorisation for 20 lakh Units per month

·   Three Day Window will Open from 5 Aug to 8 Aug only

21-TN/30.07.2020

Application Procedure for Diagnostic Kits Exports

·   Only Manufacturer Exporters Allowed to Apply Online for Export Authorisation through DGFT’s ECOM System

·   Already Filed Online application Need not Apply again

·   Three Day window will Open from 5 Aug to 8 Aug only

20-TN/30.07.2020

Indira Gandhi Resurrects. TV Sets Import Licensing Returns

·   Move to give Boost to 'Make in India'

·   Govt Puts Import Restrictions on Colour Television

·   High Customs Duty of 20 percent and 18/28 percent IGST

·   Big Demand for Negative List Licences for Stock and Sale Expected

22-Ntfn/30.07.2020

Surgical Masks, Medical Goggles Shifted to Restricted from Prohibited List with Monthly Export Quota

·   Face Shields are Freely Exportable

21-Ntfn/28.07.2020

Single Window System to be Set Up soon for Industrial Clearances and Approvals

·     Government is working on Creating a Land Bank, for which Six States have already given their Consent

MoC&I Press Release/ 27.07.2020

Export of Samples of PPE Medical Coveralls for Covid-19 Allowed

·   Exporters to Apply Online for Export Licence

·   50 Units of PPE Medical Coveralls Samples Allowed per IEC per Country

19-TN/21.07.2020

Surgical Drapes, Isolation Aprons, Surgical Wraps and X-ray Gowns Export Open

·   All Surgical Masks, PPE and Other Covid Equipments under Prohibited List

20-Ntfn/21.07.2020

DGFT Invites Fresh Applications for Export of PPE Medical Coveralls for Covid-19

·   Applications Received from Exporters on 1 to 3 July, None Found Eligible for Allocation of Export Quota

·   Procedure Revised to Clear Improve Attraction

18-TN/20.07.2020

Power Tillers from China under Attack

·   Imports of Power Tillers and its Components, namely, Engine, Transmission, Chassis and Rotavator Virtually Prohibited

·   (Rs. 58 crs per year) Imports from will be Affected

·   Indian Farmers to Lose Access to Low Value Imports Market for Rs. 33K per piece

·   Licence to be issued for only 10% of Imports subject to Impossible Conditions (Importer must be both Manufacturer and Trader!)

19-Ntfn/15.07.2020

Light Weight Non-woven Fabrics (25-70 gms) and Melt Blown Non -woven Fabric (other than 25-70 gsm) Export Prohibited

·    End Use based Restrictions for Masks and Coveralls Removed

18-Ntfn/13.07.2020

BIS Standards for Retro Reflective Devices for Bicycles Notified

MoC&I Order dated 7 July 2020

Cut Flowers (Rose, Orchids, Carnations etc) Now Import Only through Chennai Airport

Notification No. 17/2015-2020 dated 9 July 2020

Plain Copier Paper under Compulsory BIS Standards

MoC&I ORDER dated 5 June 2020

Export of PPE Medical Coveralls for Covid-19 subject to a Monthly Quota of 50 lakh PPE Prohibited Policy replaced by “Restricted” Policy

·    No Relief for Parts of PPE Kits which Remain in Prohibited List

16-Ntfn/29.06.2020

Applications Procedure for Export of PPE Medical Coveralls for Covid-19

17-TN/29.06.2020

DGFT Go-Live on 13 July for IEC relates Services

·     IEC Operations to be Suspended from 10 July to 13 July for Changeover

16-TN/25.06.2020

All Surgical Masks, PPE and other Covid Equipment Banned, Non-Surgical Masks Open

14-Ntfn/22.06.2020

Only Online Application for COO for Exports to Asean from 22 June

15-TN/21.06.2020

HCQ is Freely Exportable Now, Ban Lifted

13-Ntfn/18.06.2020

Radial Tyres Shifted to Restricted from Free List

·    Motor Cars, Buses and Lorries, Motor Cycles even Bicycles Tyres Covered

·    DGFT Negative List Licence required

·    No More 5 percent FTA Free Import from ASEAN

·    BIS Standard Must also be Met by Import

·    Retreaded Tyres Import is Free subject to MIP

12-Ntfn/12.06.2020

Export of Human Embryos/ Gametes/ Gonad Tissues Free subjected to NOC from ICMR

11-Ntfn/12.06.2020

DGFT Notifies Updated SCOMET Items

10-Ntfn/11.06.2020

Fake Email IDs for GST Refund and Issue of IEC

14-TN/11.06.2020

DGFT Restricts 12 More Diagnostic and Lab Reagents Exports Related to Covid-19

09-Ntfn/10.06.2020

Import of Two Lakh MT Pigeon Peas and Other Pulses from Mozambique under MOU Allowed in 2020-21

13-TN/01.06.2020

Hand Sanitizers in Containers with Dispenser Pumps Exports Prohibited

·    Hand Sanitizers in any Form or Packaging Freely Exportable

08-Ntfn/01.06.2020

DGFT Withdraws Restriction on Paracetamol Exports – Now Freely Exportable

07-Ntfn/28.05.2020

No Digital CoO Now for Thai and Vietnam Exports, Manual Certs Must

12-TN/22.05.2020

Non-Surgical Masks Exports Opened

06-Ntfn/16.05.2020

Interest Equalisation Scheme for Pre and Post-shipment Rupee Export Credit Extended for One More Year to 31 Mar 2021

11-TN/14.05.2020

Silver Powder and Semi Manufacturing Import Allowed for Export under Advance Authorisation or Supply by Foreign Buyer Route

05-Ntfn/13.05.2020

Urad Additional Import Quota of 2.5 lakh MT Extended to 31 May 2020

10-TN/13.05.2020

Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers Export Prohibited

04-Ntfn/06.05.2020

DGFT Instructs Customs Authority to Accept Scanned Copies of the PSIC of Metal Scrap and Waste Imports for Customs Clearance

09-TN/06.05.2020

DGFT Clarifies Definition of Paper Stock Lot

08-TN/04.05.2020

Free Sale and Commerce Certificate for Drugs and Cosmetics and other Goods under Restriction to be issued on Email by Regional Officers of DGFT

07-TN/28.04.2020

Paracetamol Formulations Export Shifted to Free List, Paracetamol as such Remains Restricted

DGFT Notification No. 03 dated 17th April 2020

Urad Additional Import Quota of 2.5 lakh MT Extended by 15 Days to 15 May 2020

DGFT Trade Notice No. 04 dated 16th April 2020

DGFT Clarifies that MEIS will be Available for Another Nine Months, i.e., 31 Dec 2020

·    RoDTEP to Replace MEIS with Simultaneous Removal from MEIS

·    RoDTEP Scheme to be Notified Separately in Consultation with DoR

03-TN/15.04.2020

RPO Import Tightened, Pre Purchase Agreement Required

·   Licence Validity Cut to Six Months from 18 Months

·   No More New Licenses if Old Licence Expire

·   Strict Control on Diversion of Malaysia Oil through Nepal or Bangladesh

02-TN/13.04.2020

DGFT Lifts Ban on Export of 24 API and Formulations thereof

·   Paracetamol and its Formulations Continue under Restricted List

02-Ntfn/06.04.2020

Certificate of Origin for Exports to ASEAN, Nepal, SAPTA and SAFTA, Sri Lanka, Japan and China (APTA) only through DGFT Website from 7 April 2020 Today

·      Only Electronic Issue Now, Hard Copy after Lifting of COVID-19 Lockdown

·      Digital Signature must for Electronic Verification

01-TN/07.04.2020

Export of Hydroxychloroquine and Formulations made from Hydroxychloroquine (Medicine for Corona Virus Affected) from SEZ/EOUs also Prohibited

·    No Protection for SEZ, Advance Authorisation Exports

·    MEA Recco to Open Exports on 25 March Overruled

01-Ntfn/04.04.2020

Export of Diagnostic or Lab Reagents Restricted, Transitional Arrangement to Protect Past Contracts not to Apply

59-Ntfn/04.04.2020

Digitally Signed Copies of Certificate of Origin for Export Allowed

·    India Ready to Reciprocate for Imports as Well

62-TN/06.04.2020

Registered Exporters (REX) under EU GSP

DGFT Instructs Local Users would Accept Scanned Copies of the Pre-registration Application for REG issue by 17 Local Admins Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

61-TN/02.04.2020

Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS) – Automatic Registration Number Generated Till 31 March 2020 for 60 More Days Extended

58-Ntfn/31.03.2020

Foreign Trade Policy Amendments

57-Ntfn/31.03.2020

RCMC Expired before 31 March 2020 will be Honoured till 30 Sept 2020

60-TN/31.03.2020

Allocate Red Sanders Export Quota by Dec 2020 end

56-Ntfn/30.03.2020

Animal By-Products – No Production Process Certificate Required

·    Health Certificate by Export Inspection Council only

55-Ntfn/30.03.2020

India will Issue Late Certificate of Origin for FTA Exports, Retrospective Effect Due Covid 19 Lockdown

·   Foreign Government will Issue Corresponding Notice on Reciprocal Basis to Continue FTA Concessions on its Exports to India

59-TN/28.03.2020

Hydroxychloroquine and Formulations made from Hydroxychloroquine Export Shifted to Prohibited from Free List

·    SEZ, Advance Authorisation Protected

·    Transitional Arrangements under Para 1.05 for LC cases also Protected

·    MEA Recco to Open Export Accepted

54-Ntfn-25.03.2020

Ventilators, Sanitizers, Oxygen Therapy  and Apparatus also Shifted to Prohibited from Free List

·         No Protection of Prior Commitments under Para 1.05 of FTP

53-Ntfn/24.03.2020

Last Date for Online Applications for 4 Lakh MT Urad Quota Extended to 15 April 2020

58-TN/23.03.2020

Export of Surgical Masks Prohibited again in less than One month

·      Ventilators join the list along with Raw Materials for Masks and Coveralls

·      Transitional Arrangements under para 1.05 protecting past contract and goods in transit not applicable

·      Ex-out Code used by DGFT for the first time listing items partially covered by HS Codes

52-Ntfn/19.03.2020

Urad Quota of 4 Lakh Tonnes for May-March 2020-21 Released

·      Only Millers and Refiners Eligible

56-TN/19.03.2020

Online Applications to be Received in 14 Days Window

57-TN/19.03.2020

Light Naphtha, Heavy Naphtha, Full Range Naphtha and Flying Clubs Import Shifted to Free from STE List

·   Zinc Dross Import Shifted to Free subject to AU condition from Restricted List

51-Ntfn/18.03.2020

Steps Taken by Dept of Financial Services to Disruption on Account of Corona Virus

55-TN/12.03.2020

Additional Quota of 2.5 lakh tonnes of Urad Import released on 19 Dec 2019 to be Completed by 30 April 2020

54-TN/03.03.2020

26 Drug Formulations Export Shifted from Free to Restricted List

50-Ntfn/03.03.2020

DGFT Withdraws both Bangalore Rose and Krishnapuram Varieties Onion Export Ban w.e.f. from 15 March 2020

·    MEP of US$850 fob per MT also Goes

49-Ntfn/02.03.2020

Online Issue of CoO under Indo-Korea CEPA for Export to Korea from India w.e.f. 6 March 2020

53-TN/02.03.2020

DGFT Clarifies Exportability of Medical Equipments War on Coronavirus – Eight More items Inserted in Free List

48-Ntfn/25.02.2020

Physical Copies of TMA Application may be Submitted to Overcome Software Response Error; One Time Relaxation Allowed

51-TN/21.02.2020

MIP on Cashew Kernels not Apply to EOUs and SEZs

50-TN/14.02.2020

REX Exporters under EU-GSP Allowed Self Certification by Authorised Agencies Listed in Appendix 2C not Required

·   Fortnightly Statement in Format on Statement of Origin Must

·   DGFT Threatens Amendments of REX Number  if Statement not submitted or verification requested by EU not responded to within time limit

·  FAQ list of 20 Q&A Released

49-TN/11.02.2020

DGFT Lifts Ban on Export of Surgical/Disposable Masks and All Gloves

·   Ban Remains on N95 Masks, NBR Gloves, Surgical Clothing

47-Ntfn/08.02.2020

Krishnapuram Onions 10,000 MT Quota Opened for Export for Shipment Till 31 March, 2020

46-Ntfn/06.02.2020

Import of Stock Lot Coated Paper in Heading 4810 Prohibited

45-Ntfn/31.01.2020

TMA Assistance for Agro Products – Deficient Application Allowed to be Corrected by 20 Feb 2020

48-TN/04.02.2020

Export of Personal Protection Equipments including Clothing and Masks Prohibited

44-Ntfn/31.01.2020

DGFT Notifies Additional 2% Ad Hoc MEIS to Mobiles for Three Months (1 Jan to 31 Mar 2020)

·   Old Rate of 4% Restored in 2% + 2%

43-Ntfn/29.01.2020

DGFT Wants Breakup of “Others” in HS Codes for Classification Reform

47-TN/29.01.2020

DGFT Calls for Suggestion on Including Entries under ‘Others’ Category in HS

46-TN/17.01.2020

Rice (Basmati and Non-Basmati) Exports to EU

·    Certificate of Inspection from EIC/EIA Requires to EU Member States such as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland

·    Certificate of Inspection from EIC/EIA Mandatory to Other European Countries from 1st July, 2020

41-Ntfn/09.01.2020

Desiccated Coconut below Rs 150 per kg Prohibited. Free Policy for Others Continues

40-Ntfn/08.01.2020

RBD Palm Oil and Palmolein Import Shifted from Free to Restricted List

39-Ntfn/08.01.2020

Import Policy Changes in ITC (HS) Schedule-I to Align with Finance (No.2) Act, 2019 Implemented w.e.f. 1 Jan 2020

38-Ntfn/01.01.2020

Additional Quota of 2.5 Lakh tonnes for Urad Import Released

·    Corrigendum to Trade Notice 44/2019-2020 dated 26.12.2019 – The word "millers/ traders" is rectified as "millers/ refiners"

45-TN/27.12.2019

Additional Quota of 2.5 Lakh tonnes for Urad Import Released

·   Corrigendum to Trade Notice 42/2019-2020 dated 19.12.2019 – HS Code Corrected to 0713 31 10 from 0713 31 90

44-TN/26.12.2019

Additional Quota of 2.5 Lakh tonnes for Urad Import Released

·   Online Applications will be received between 20.12.2019 to 31.12.2019

·   Successful Applicants will have to Ensure that the Import Consignments of Urad Reaches the Indian Ports on or before 31.03.2020

43-TN/19.12.2019

Commerce Ministry Invites Online Applications from Millers and Refiners for Urad Import Quota Allocation

42-TN/19.12.2019

Minister Imposes Complete Ban on Peas Import

·   MIP of Rs. 200 per kg Slapped with Port Restriction to Only Kolkata

·   Trade says Landed Price will be in Range of Pistachios after 50% Duty

·   Goods in Transit Backed by LC will be protected through Transition Provision of Para 1.05 of FTP, Others cannot cleared even by Fine and Penalty

37-Ntfn/18.12.2019

Commerce Takes Over Gold Import Policy from RBI whose Monopoly Over Currency is Diluted

36-Ntfn/18.12.2019

DGFT Tightens Gifts Import Policy

35-Ntfn/12.12.2019

Issue of CoO for India­ Nepal FTAs under SAFTA and SAPTA to start from 18 Dec 2019

41-TN/12.12.2019

Import Policy Changes in ITC(HS) Schedule I to Align with Finance (No. 2) Act, 2019 – Effect of the Changes will be Notified Later

·   Implementation Date of Finance Act Fifth Schedule Amendments not yet Notified by the Dept of Revenue

34-Ntfn/06.12.2019

Toy Imports will be Cleared by Customs but Market Sales not Allowed till Successful Test at NABL Lab

33-Ntfn/02.12.2019

DGFT Asks Customs to Speedily Clear Imported Onions

40-TN/02.12.2019

DGFT Weeds Out 31,246 Incorrect Import Export Code and Multiple IEC with Same PAN

·    IEC Holders in Black List Asked to Make Written Submissions to Correct Mistakes

·    15 Dec 2019 Last Date for Correction

39-TN/19.11.2019

Implementation Date of SIMS Registration Extended by Three Weeks to 21.11.2019