FTP Notifications

SEIS Applications on Online Mode only from 8 Oct 2018 in New Format ANF 3B

DGFT Trade Notice No. 34/2018 dated 4 October 2018

Indian Potash Limited (IPL), Chennai Delisted as State Trading Enterprises for Urea Import

Free Import of Urea for “Industrial/Non-Agricultural/Technical Grade” Subject to AU Condition Continues

41-Ntfn/05.10.2018

More Time for Red Sanders Export Quota

40-Ntfn/03.10.2018

No Objection Certificate (NOC) Required from Narcotic Commissioner, Gwalior for 34 Chemicals

39-Ntfn/03.10.2018

Petcoke Free Import Allowed for Graphic Electrode Industry

38-Ntfn/28.09.2018

Restricted Policy on Peas Import Extended by Three More Months till 31 Dec.’ 2018

37-Ntfn/28.09.2018

Low Value Limit for Export to Post, only Courier Exports Limit is at Rs. 5 Lakhs

36-Ntfn/27.09.2019

Supporting Companies in Anti-dumping Applications to Provide Data

DGTR Trade Notice No. 13/2018 dated 27 September 2018

IGST Exemption to Advance Authorisation and EPCG Scheme Extended Till 31 March 2019 – FTP Amended

35-Ntfn/26.09.2018

Remnant of Chemicals Export Allowed under SCOMET Items Category 1A in Appendix 3

34-Ntfn/25.09.2018

Online Mode for SEIS Applications only After 3 Oct 2018 in New Format ANF 3B

DGFT Trade Notice No. 33/2018 dated 18/20 September 2018

DGTR Issues Proforma for Change of Name of Producers/Exporters in Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigation

DGTR Trade Notice No. 12/2018 dated 17 September 2018

Long Pepper Import below Rs. 500 per kg Shifted to Free from Prohibited List

33-Ntfn/17.09.2018

Registered Exporters System (REX) Registration under EU GSP Scheme is Free – Approved Agencies not to Charge Fee from Exporters

·    Exporters under “DEL” too should be Registered

DGFT Trade Notice No. 32/2018-19 dated 14 September 2018

DGFT Creates Google Spread Sheet for “To do List for SCOMET Policy’ for Feedback from Industry

DGFT Trade Notice No. 31/2018 dated 13 September 2018

E-com module for MEIS

·    Other MEIS Applications are on Non-Auto Mode, Only Project Exports in Auto Mode As of Now

DGFT Trade Notice No. 30/2018-19 dated 11 September, 2018

DGTR Streamlines Registration of Interested Parties in Investigation Process

DGTR Trade Notice No. 11/2018 dated 10 September 2018

Anti-dumping Investigation – Disclosure of Information in Confidential Version of Responses Filed by Domestic Industry

DGTR Trade Notice No. 10/2018 dated 7 September 2018

Notifications to Amend FTP Issued by DGFT are Approved by the Central Government and have Full Legal Backing, Clarifies DGFT

·    Public Notices to Amend Handbook Issued by DGFT Only and do not Require Central Government (Dept of Commerce) Approval

DGFT Trade Notice 29/2015-2020 dated 30 August 2018

Peas Shifted to Restricted List again till 30 Sept to Overcome Effect of Chennai High Court Judgement

·      Central Government Issues Notification to Overcome Infirmity of DGFT Lack of Powers

32-Ntfn/30.08.2018

Peas Restriction Till 30 Sept 2018 Withdrawn Following Court Stay

Restriction Returns w.e.f. 30 August

31-Ntfn/29.08.2018

Petroleum Bitumen (2713 20 00) and Other Residues of Petroleum Bituminous Minerals (2713 90 00) Shifted to Free List

30-Ntfn/28.08.2018

Bio-Fuel Export Shifted to Restricted List; Only Export for Non-Fuel Allowed Against Licence

29-Ntfn/28.08.2018

Status Holders Allowed to Export without Realisation upto 2% of Export in Previous Years Average

28-Ntfn/27.08.2018

SEIS Applications on Online Mode only After 20 Sept 2018 in New Format ANF 3B

28-TN/29.08.2018

Photo Not Required in IE Code Online Application, PAN Card Photo is Sufficient

·      IE Code is not an ID, Clarifies DGFT

27-TN/28.08.2018

Application Status of Applications for Restricted Items Licences can be Reviewed on DGFT Website

26-TN/27.08.2018

Biofuels Import Shifted to Restricted List; Only Non Fuel Import Allowed

27-Ntfn/21.08.2018

Beach Sand Exports Canalized through Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL)

26-Ntfn/21.08.2018

Pet Coke Import for Fuel Prohibited

·    Free Import Allowed only for Cement, Lime, Calcium Carbide and Gassification on AU Condition

·    Domestic Lobby Prevails

·    WTO Free Importability Violated

25-Ntfn/17.08.2018

DGFT Allows 125 MT of Peas Import per Contract Irrespective of Advance Payment Made Before 25 April 2018

25-TN/17.08.2018

Self Declaration Cases Application Status in AA Available Online

24-TN/16.08.2018

Digital Signature not Required for IEC, PAN Copy Sufficient

·    Address Proof and Cancelled Cheque Enough for Application

23-TN/08.08.2018

IEC Must for Services Exports Involving Chapter 3 Rewards

24-Ntfn/08.08.2018

SEIS Applications Only on Online Mode from 1 Sept 2018 in New Format ANF 3B

Trade Notice No. 22/2018 dated 30 July 2018

Free Import of Urea Allowed for “Industrial/Non-Agricultural/Technical Grade” Subject to AU Condition

·    Wordings Ambiguous, Restriction Applies to User or Product? [Ed.]

·    Actual User Condition Returns after Last Liberalisation by 26/09.09.2016

23-Ntfn/27.07.2018

E-Commerce Exports Liberalised, Value Limit Raised to Rs. 5 Lakhs per consignment for MEIS (Previous: Rs. 25,000)

DGFT Notification No. 22/2015-2020 dated 26 July 2018

Pepper Policy Liberalised for Export Production of Oleoresin

21-Ntfn/25.07.2018

Import of Areca Nuts below CIF Value Rs. 251 per kg Prohibited

·    Import thru Licence or Fine/Penalty is not Possible

·    Over Invoicing and Payment thru Hawala to Get a Boost

20-Ntfn/25.07.2018

Oxytocin Import Prohibited

19-Ntfn/12.07.2018

Vishakhapatnam (AP) Seaport Notified for Import of New Vehicles

18-Ntfn/12.07.2018

Trimmings and Embellishments Duty Free Entitlement for Leather Footwear Raised to 5% from 3%

Corrigendum dated 9th July 2018

All Peas other than Yellow Peas imported before Clarification of 16 May are Freely Importable

·    The Restriction to Apply only after 15 May

21-TN/06.07.2018

Export Authorisations for SCOMET Items to be issued by SCOMET Cell, DGFT (Hqrs) under Signature of FTDO (SCOMETL DDG (Export)

20-TN/06.07.2018

Peas Import Restriction – DGFT Allows Part Advance Payment under Past Commitments

19-TN/05.07.2018

SCOMET Items List Amended

17-Ntfn/03.07.2018

Ginger Import from Nepal Shifted to Free List

16-Ntfn/02.07.2018

Restricted Policy on Peas Import Extended by Three More Months till 30 Sept. 2018

15-Ntfn/02.07.2018

India Extends Ban on Milk and Milk Products from China for Six Months Till 23 Dec 2018

14-Ntfn/22.06.2018

No Physical Copy of Negative List Licences to Head Quarters Required, Applications only thru Email

18-TN/20.06.2018

Only Single DFIA Application for All EDI Ports

·    Non-EDI Ports, however, Require Separate Application for Each Port

13-Ntfn/20.06.2018

Maldives Quota for Food in 2018-19 without Export Restrictions for Whole Year Released

12-Ntfn/20.06.2018

Port Restrictions Lifted for Natural Rubber Imports under Advance Authorization

11-Ntfn/12.06.2018

Sale into DTA for Job Work as well as Waste Recovery in Movements to DTA from EOU not covered under 50% quota, Full movement allowed, Only GST to be Paid under para 6.08(a) of FTP

10-Ntfn/07.06.2018

DGFT Loses Case on MEIS under Heading 8481, MEIS to be Paid in all Goods in Heading, Whole Heading and not only Parts of Bicycles

16-TN/07.06.2018

DGFT to Hold Export Obligation Discharge Fortnight in EPCG and AA cases, Special Camp in Nine Locations to Give on the Spot Clearance

17-TN/07.06.2018

Sugar Price Control Order Released

·    No Sale of Sugar below Rs. 29/kg at Factory Gate Allowed

·    Stock Level to be Determined by Government

·    Search and Seizure powers under Criminal Procedure Code to Government Officers

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Press Release dated 07.06.2018

Online Payment thru e-MPS, No Need for Digital Signature

Login in e-MPS using with PAN

DGFT Trade Notice No. 15/2018 dated 04.06.2018

DGFT Releases Procedure for Grand of MEIS in Project Exports under Chapter 98 of ITC(HS)

14-TN/30.05.2018

Samples, Trimmings and Embellishments Duty Free Quota Raised for Handlooms and Handicrafts, Leather and Marine Sectors

·    EPCH Allowed to Import for Members

·    Features of 2009-14, 1B of FTP Revived

DGFT Notification No 9 /2015-2020 dated 28 May 2018

Individual and Proprietors Eligibility for SEIS Broadened to Set US$10,000 Earnings in any Order

DGFT Notification No 8/2015-2020 dated 24 May 2018

Non Utilisation of Quota in Indo-Sri Lanka FTA will Result in Black Listing for 3 Years

13-TN/22.05.2018

Peas Import Restrictions – DGFT Clarification on Advance Payment in Transitional Arrangement means Full Payment – Part Payment Cases of Advance is not Covered under Past Commitments

Trade Notice No. 12/2018 dated 18 May 2018

Mandatory Digital Payment through e-MPS Extended to 1 June 2018 to where Digital Signature not Available

DGFT Trade Notice No. 11/2018 dated 18 May 2018

Peas (Pisum Sativum) Import Restrictions is Effective from 25 April 2018 Only

·    No registration with DGFT is required for shipments with Bill of Lading prior to 25th April, 2018

10-TN/16.05.2018

Import of 150K MT Pigeon Peas (Chana) from Mozambique under MoU Allowed in 2018-19

09-TN/16.05.2018

Validity Period of Duty Credit Scrips Issued under Chapter 3 Raised to 24 Months Applies to All Scrips under Ch.3 of FTP Irrespective of the FTP Period

08-TN/15.05.2018

Fixation of Ad-hoc Norms for Chemical under Advance Authorisation Application on Self-Declaration Basis

·    Technical Details and Data Sheet for Advance Authorisation Application on Self Declaration under paras 4.04& 4.07 of HBP Must

DGFT Trade Notice No. 07/2018019 dated 14.05.2018

DGFT Invites Applications from Dal Millers for Quota Allocation of Toor, Arhar, Urad and Moong

·    Last Date for Application 25 May, Quota to be Released on 1 June, Imports to be Completed by 31 August

06-TN/11.05.2018

DGFT Asks for Data on Pending Contracts to Determine Peas Quota Available in 1LT Limit

05-TN/09.05.2018

Used Oil and Mining Equipment on Wheels Allowed Free Import Subject to Re-export or Scrapping

07-Ntfn/08.05.2018

Urad and Moong Dal Import Restricted subject to Annual Quota of 3 Lakh MT

·    HS Codes Covering 0713 31 00, 0713 90 10 and 0713 90 90

06-Ntfn/04.05.2018

Only Services Categories Notified in Appendix 3D Allowed for SEIS Claim

·    IT Enabled Services are not Eligible for SEIS

04-TN/25.04.2018

Revalidation of AA Issued under 2009 Policy Allowed with Old Conditions

03-TN/25.04.2018

Transitional Arrangements Liberalised, Shipping Bills and Bills of Lading Issued before the Policy Change will be Honoured

·    LC Commitments regardless of Date of Export or Import will also be Honoured

05-Ntfn/25.04.2018

Peas Import Restricted for Three Months

04-Ntfn/25.04.2018

AERB Clearance Must for Import of X-Ray Machines, Tubes and Valves, Radiation Generation and Beam Units

03-Ntfn/16.04.2018

Kabuli Chana, Bengal Gram and Other Pulses in 0713 20 in Free List after Amending for Code Changes in Customs Notification

02-Ntfn/16.04.2018

Edible Oils except Mustard Oil Freed from Export Licensing

·    MEP of $900/MT on Consumer Pack Mustard Oil

01-Ntfn/06.04.2018

IEC Status is OK only if ICEGATE at Customs too Accepts it!

·    IEC data though transmitted by DGFT to ICEGATE (Customs) is not accepted by ICEGATE (Customs) due to some transmission errors

·    Facility has been created to check the current status of IEC application and status of IEC transmission to ICEGATE. The status query is based on PAN used in IEC application made to DGFT.

·    IEC successfully registered at DGFT and accepted by ICEGATE - IEC ready for use

·    If status at Sl no 4 is not indicated, the applicant is requested to check the status of IEC at ICEGATE 3 days after the transmission to ICEGATE at the following link https://www.icegate.gov.in/EnqMod/ and report the problem to Contact@DGFT, if required.

02-TN/11.04.2018

Export Obligation Discharge Certificate (EODC) Monitoring System for Advance Authorisation and EPCG Goes Online

Trade Notice No- 1/2018-19 dated 4.4.2018

Seal Skin Import Prohibited

59-Ntfn /28.03.2018

Repairs of Defectives on Re-export Must Follow Hazardous Wastes Rules

·    Import for Re-export Follows the Hazardous Waste Rules. This is for duty exemption cases of temporary import

58-Ntfn /28.03.2018

While Sugar Export Opened under DFIA Route by SION E52 Till 30 Sept. 2018

57-Ntfn/28.03.2018

Directives for Processing of Application for MEIS Claims under FTP 2015-20

26-TN/23.03.2018

Port Restrictions for Import of Apples Removed

56-Ntfn/27.03.2018

IGST and Compensation Cess Exemptions under EOU Scheme Extended Till 1 Oct 2018

55-Ntfn/22.03.2018

IGST and Compensation Cess Exemptions under AA Scheme and EPCG Extended Till 1 Oct 2018

54-Ntfn/22.03.2018

Minimum Import Price (MIP) of Below Rs. 500 per kg for Pepper Imports Prohibited – CIF of Above Rs. 500 per kg for Pepper Imports Free

·    No MIP in Re-export Cases of Pepper Imports under Advance Authorisation Scheme (AAS)

53-Ntfn/21.03.2018

Transaction wise Import Data will be Supplied by DGCIS in Anti-dumping and Safeguard Cases

·    Format for Declaration for Procurement of Transaction wise Import Data

Trade Notice: 07/2018 dated 15 March 2018 - No. 4/08/2018-DGAD

DGFT Launches Online Payment Facility for Miscellaneous Applications

25-TN/14.03.2018

Imports and Exports from Democratic People’s Rep Korea Tightened

52-Ntfn/07.03.2018

All Varieties of Onions Export Permitted without any MEP of LC w.e.f 2 Feb 2018 – DGFT Clarifies

Policy Circular No. 04/ 2015-20 dated 26 February 2018

MEIS Amendments in Shipping Bills for Mistakes in Reward Column with Correct Intend in Description – Cases with LEO from 01.10.2015 to 31.03.2016 – Request for Information

24-TN/21.02.2018

FTDR Rules Apply to DGSD, Security Exempted, Entry Added to Defence

51-Ntfn/20.02.2018

DGFT Suggestions for Shipping Bill Upload on DGFT Server from ICEGATE for MEIS Release

Trade Notice No. 23 dated 06 February 2018

No MIP in Re-export Cases of Pepper Imports under Advance Authorisation

Notification No. 50/2015-2020 dated 05.02.2018

Self Life of Food Products Import under FSSAI 2017 will be earlier of 60% of Remaining Life or Three Months

Notification No. 49/2015-2020 dated 5 February 2018

MEP ($700) Removed on Onion Exports

Notification No. 48/2015-2020 dated 02.02.2018

Another Two Months to NFL for Urea Import Till 26 Feb 2018

Notification No. 46/2015-2020 dated 24 January 2018

MEP on Onions Cut to $700/MT FOB from $850/MT

·    Measure Extended for One More Month Till 20 Feb 2018

45-Ntfn/19.01.2018

Seconds/Defectives Import of Steel Items thru Nhava Sheva (JNPT) and ICD-Tughlakabad Allowed

44-Ntfn/18.01.2018

Onion Export Extended by Three Weeks to 20 January 2018

43-Ntfn/29.12.2017

Payment of Application Must for Restricted Item Licence

22-TN/11.12.2017

Minimum Import Price (MIP) of Rs.500/Kg for Pepper Imports

42-Ntfn-06.12.2017

Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 Mid Term Review Announced on 5 December

Key Highlights

Ø Highlights of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 Mid Term Review (Dec 2017)

Ø Foreign Trade Policy Statement Mid Term Review (Dec 2017)

Ø Foreign Trade Policy [1st April, 2015 – 31st March, 2020] Mid Term Review (Updated as on 5 Dec 2017)

Ø Handbook of Procedures [1st April, 2015 – 31st March, 2020] Mid Term Review (Updated as on 5 Dec 2017)

41-Ntfn(RE)/05.12.2017

43-PN(RE)/05.12.2017

DGFT Releases Red Sanders Wood Export Quota of 186.588 MTs for Karnataka

Notification No. 40/2015-2020 dated 27 November 2017

Onion Export Restriction Return, Export Allowed only on LC subject to MEP of $850 per MT Introduced till 31 Dec 2017

39-Ntfn/23.11.2017

All Pulses Freed from Export Licensing

·    Pre-registration with DGFT Must for Export thru Land Customs

Notification No. 38 /2015-2020 dated 22 November 2017

Import of 85K MT Pigeon Peas (Chana) from Mozambique under MoU Allowed in 2017-18

DGFT Trade Notice No. 21/2915-2020 dated 17 November 2017

Raw Sugar Import under TRQ at 25% Duty

Trade Notice No. 20/2015-2020 dated 15 November 2017

Lanolin Export to EU subject to Health Certificate from CAPEXIL and Dept. of Animal Husbandary

37-Ntfn/25.10.2017

Contract Registration Date for Moong/Urad Dal Import in Prior Payment Cases Extended to 31 Oct 2017

19-TN/25.10.2017

Mandatory Requirement of Sanitary Permits to be followed by the Exporters and Importers Countries Strictly Adhered

Trade Notice No. 18/2018 Dated 23 October, 2017

Krishnapatnam (AP) Seaport Notified for Import of New Vehicles

Notification No. 36/2015-2020 dated 20 October 2017

Imports and Exports from Democratic People’s Rep Korea Tightened

Notification 35/2015-2020 dated 18 October 2017

Gold Import for Trading by 4, 5 Star Export Houses Banned thru Nominated Agencies Window

34-Ntfn/18.10.2017

IGST Exemptions in Export Production

·    Advance Authorisation

·    EPCG

·    EOU/EHTP/STP/BTP

33-Ntfn/13.10.2017

Health Certificate from Spices Board Must for Spices Export to EU

·    Spices Board to Issue Certificate within 48 to 72 Hours

32-Ntfn/04.10.2017

Guar Gum Exports to EU – Export Inspection Agency (EIA) Lab, Chennai Allowed Testing of Penta Chlorophenol (PCP) in Addition to Vimta Labs

31-Ntfn/29.09.2017

RCF and NFL Allowed Urea Import for Three Months

30-Ntfn/26.09.2017

Moong, Toor Dal and Urad Export Ban Lifted

28-Ntfn/15.09.2017

Renuka Sugar, EID Parry Get Bulk of Raw Sugar Concessional Duty Quota from South India

DGFT Minutes of the Meeting dated 13.09.2017

Import of Three lakh MT of Raw Sugar through Southern Ports of India at 25% Duty Allowed

27-Ntfn/07.09.2017

DGFT Activates Single Point Contact Service at Contact@DGFT for Resolving All Foreign Trade Issues

17-TN/06.09.2017

Algeria Suspends Direct Debit for Food, Industrial Equipments, Marble, Plastics and Carpets

·    Pre Authorised Direct Debit Instructions Required

16-TN/01.09.2017

All Items of Gold and Silver Import from South Korea Restricted

·    New Trend of Country wise Import Restrictions going beyond MFN Rules of WTO

25-Ntfn/25.08.2017

Gold or Silver Importation and Exportation Removed from WTO Rules under Para 2.07 of FTP – Import and Export now under Currency Category which is Outside WTO Frame

24-Ntfn/25.08.2017

GST Related to Foreign Trade Policy Help Desk in DGFT Headquarters

10-TN/14.06.2017

Poultry and Poultry Products Import under Livestock Importation Act, 1898

09-Ntfn/08.06.2017

DGFT Substitutes 10 Digit Numeric IEC with PAN Based IEC in GST Regime

09-TN/12.06.2017

Three Member GST Facilitation Cell in DGFT

08-TN/08.06.2017

More Time for Red Sanders Export Quota

08-Ntfn/23.05.2017

Manufactures of SSP, DAP, NP/NPK List Revised

07-Ntfn/16.05.2017

DGFT Amends Policy Retrospectively with 11 Years Back Effect

·    Honours SC Judgement which Holds Retrospective Amendment Bad in Law

·    Rs. 2700 crs Revenue Loss Estimated with Back dated Target Plus Scheme Licences to be Issued

·    Arun Jetley Honours Commitments in Last Months of NDA Rule in 2004 in Second Innings

·    Reliance Petro Exports Major Beneficiary

·    Similar Action on DFCE Scheme of NDA Thwarted by Alert Actions of DGFT Officials

06-Ntfn/08.05.2017

06-TN/08.05.2017

07-TN/08.05.2017

Raw Sugar TRQ – DGFT Issues Details of TRQ Applications and Quota Allocations

DGFT Website

Raw Sugar TRQ Clarifications Issued, Import thru SEZs not Allowed

05-TN/27.04.2017

SCOMET Policy Rationalised

·    DGFT to Issue Authorisation to Distinguish between Non-SCOMET and SCOMET Items

·    Revised Policy Running into 230 Pages Released

·    Decision within 30 Days of Application

·    SCOMET Records to be Maintained for Five Years

04-PN and 05-Ntfn/ 24.04.2017

Utilisation of Duty Credit Scrips for Payment of Customs Duties in Case of EO Default – Policy Corrected

04-Ntfn/21.04.2017

Ceiling on Export of Organic Pulses & Lentils Enhanced to 50k MTs from 10k MTs per Annum

·    Export Allowed only from Customs EDI Ports Subject to APEDA Registration

03-Ntfn/19.04.2017

Gold Dore Import – Licence to be Granted only to a Valid BIS Licence Holders of Refinery

04-TN/21.04.2017

Clarification on Registered Exporter System Certification of Origin of Goods under EU Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

·    List of Important URLs to REX Issued

03-TN/17.04.2017

Zone Wise Sugar Import Quota Prescribed

·    Three More Ports, i.e., Karaikal, Vizag and Gangavaram (AP) Included

02-Ntfn/13.04.2017

US Sugar Quota Open, DGFT Exhorts Exporters to Avail Opportunity

02-TN/13.04.2017

DGFT Asks EPCs to Issue RCMC Online

·    RCMC Helpdesk to Discipline Errant EPCs Required

01-TN/07.04.2017

Raw Sugar TRQ of Five Lakh MTs at Nil Duty Notified, Measure Expires on 13 June 2017

·    DGFT Notifies Release of TRQ of Raw Sugar to Actual Users

·    Last Date for Application 24 April 2017

·    Only Nine Ports Permitted

Ntfn 12/05.04.2017
04-Ntfn/05.04.2017

ICD can Handle Clearance of Un-shredded Metal Scrap Provided the Scrap Passes thru any Designated Sea Ports

·    DGFT Backtracks on Metal Scrap from ICDs

19-TN/30.03.2017

Groundnut Oil, Sesame Oil, Soyabean Oil and Maize Oil Export Allowed

43-Ntfn/27.03.2017

Corrections in Ch.4 of FTP Provisions

42-Ntfn/21.03.2017

Imports and Exports from Democratic Peoples Rep Korea Tightened

41-Ntfn/21.03.2017

Actual User Condition Imposed on Duty Free Import of Gold where CENVAT in Availed

40-Ntfn/23.02.2017

Authorised Labs Allowed to Export Diamonds for Testing

39-Ntfn/22.02.2017

Corrigendum to Notification No. 40/2015-2020 dated 23.02.2017

DGFT Corrigendum dated 2nd March 2016

NOC Not Required from Defence Production for “Soft Skinned Vehicles” Exports

38-Ntfn/17.02.2017

Sandalwood Handicraft Export Policy Liberalised

·    CITIES Condition Removed

37-Ntfn/27.01.2017

DGFT Notifies ITC (HS) 2017

36-Ntfn/17.01.2017

MEP on Areca Nuts Enhanced to Rs. 251/kg from Rs. 162/kg

35-Ntfn/17.01.2017

Dec Exports Up 5.72%

·    Gold Imports Crash by 55% over Nov, Smuggling Continues

·    Iron Ore, Engg Goods Export Rise as Steel Price Lookup

ABS News Service/16.01.2017

Furskins of Reptiles, Mink, Fox Shifted to Prohibited

·    Fur of Chinchilla also Prohibited

33-Ntfn/03.01.2017

MEP on Potatoes Withdrawn

DGFT Notification No. 32 dated 27th December 2016

MIP Extended by Two Months till 4 Feb 2017

·    19 Flat Rolled Products of Steel Items Covered

·    List Cut to 19 from 66

31-Ntfn/03.12.2016

Two Month Extension of MIP on 66 Iron and Steel Items till 4 Dec 2016

30-Ntfn/04.10.2016

DGFT Notice on Handling Double Benefit Cases

18-TN/23.09.2016

No Refund of Terminal Excise Duty under Deemed Exports in Exemption Cases

17-TN/22.09.2016

Marble and Granite Import Shifted to Free List from License Control

·    MIP of $200 for Rough Marble and Travertine

·    Granite Slab MIP Cut to $50 from $80 per sqm

·    Finished Marble Slabs MIP Cut to $40 from $60 per sqm

·    Import Licence to Marble Units Dispensed with

·    Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal to Gain Duty Preferential of 20% on Finished Goods under FTA

DGFT Ntfn 27 to 29 dated 17.09.2016

Guidelines for Issuance of Duty Credit Scrips under IEIS for Quarterly Period (1 Jan to 31 March 2013)

16-TN/14.09.2016

Industrial Urea and Technical Grade Urea Free from Licensing Restriction, Actual User Condition Dropped

26-Ntfn/09.09.2016

DGFT Releases Red Sanders Wood Export Quota of 383.132 MTs (83.40 MTs for Maharashtra and 299.732 MTs for Tamil Nadu)

25-Ntfn/02.09.2016

DGFT Says only Prior Import of Relevant Fabric for Export under SAA 4.04A Para

15-TN/31.08.2016

DGFT Finally Releases Red Sanders Wood Export Quota of 9698.095 MTs (8498 for AP + 1200 for DRI)

·    More Time to AP Govt to use Export Quota upto 30 April 2017

·    DGFT Violates its Own Undertaking to Madras High Court in 2007 No Further Export will be Allowed in Log form, Only Value Add Handicrafts Allowed

·    Conservation of Bio Resources Abandoned for China Exports

·    20 Wood Cutters Killed in Forest Dept Encounter Last Year, Smuggling Alleged

·    Annual World Demand in China and Japan only 2000 tonnes

24-Ntfn/29.08.2016

DGFT Constitutes Grievance Redressal Committee with EPCs

14-TN/24.08.2016

In-bond Procedure for Movement of Goods EOUs Substituted with Procurement Certificate Based Movement

23-Ntfn/13.08.2016

Import of Consumer Electronic Items for Personal Use thru Post Enhanced to Rs. 50,000 from 20,000 – DGFT Amends FT(D&R) Act, 1992

22-Ntfn/12.08.2016

Duty Free Import of Fabrics under Special Advance Authorisation for Apparel and Clothing Accessories Exports Notified

21-Ntfn/11.08.2016

Imported Container Value Included Export Value for VKGUY Benefit

13-TN/04.08.2016

DGFT Extends Minimum Import Price on 66 Steel Products for Two Months

·    List Cut to 66 from 173

·    Sheets, Plates and Coils Omitted, to be Covered Anti-dumping and Safeguards Notifications under Issue

20-Ntfn/04.08.2016

Human Bio Samples for Research Purposes Allowed Subject to WHO/MoEF Norms

19-Ntfn/04.08.2016

Basmati Rice Exports Permitted thru Non-EDI LCS on Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Nepal Border Subject to DGFT Quota Registration

·    DA (Documents against Acceptance) Export not Allowed from 1 Oct 2016, Guarantee from ECGC or Bank must

18-Ntfn/01.08.2016

Laghu Udyog Bharti Included in BOT

12-TN/01.08.2016

Poppy Seeds Import – DGFT Delegates Power to DoR to Frame Detailed Guidelines for Registration of Contracts with Narcotics Commissioner, Gwalior

17-Ntfn/29.07.2016

Unmanned Aircraft, Aerial Vehicles and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Drones Imports Restricted

·    DGCA Clearance Required

16-Ntfn/27.07.2016

MEP of $360/MT on Potatoes Re-introduced

·   85-Ntfn(RE)/26.06.2014 – Inserted

·   112-Ntfn(RE)/20.02.2015 - Deleted

15-Ntfn/26.07.2016

Hotels Not to Include Tax in Forex Earnings for Claiming SEIS/SFIS Reward

11-TN/21.07.2016

Supplies to SEZ to Paid in Forex from 01.04.2016, Rupee Payment Ok before Date

10-TN/20.07.2016

New Hazardous and Other Wastes Rules 2016 Recognized by DGFT

14-Ntfn/14.07.2016

DGFT Lifts Partial Ban on Iran Trade

·   UN Resolutions to Apply

13-Ntfn/29.06.2016

India Extends Ban on Milk and Milk Products from China for One More Year

12-Ntfn/24.06.2016

Additional Quota of 25% of Rough Marble Allowed to Authorisation Holders but Import before 30 Sept 2016 Must

11-Ntfn/21.06.2016

DGFT Releases Additional 2 Lakh MT of Marble Quota

·    Classic Marble and RK Marble get 10000 MT Plus Quota

09-TN/21.06.2016

Civil Aviation Min to Give Air Transport Services Permission and Not DGCA

10-Ntfn/20.06.2016

Both Malleable or Non Malleable of ‘Other Cast Articles of Iron or Steel’ under ITC(HS) Code 7325 Eligible for FTP Benefits

08-TN/09.06.2016

Newsprint Policy – RNI Registration Holders can Import Newsprint by Filing BE for Home Consumption or Warehousing

09-Ntfn/03.06.2016

Twelve Parties Allocated Pepper Quota for Duty Free Import from Sri Lanka under FTA

07-TN/27.05.2016

DGFT Clarifies Applications Digitally Signed by Power of Attorney Holders to be Entertained

·  PAN Change will be Allowed with Transfer of Liability to New Entity

06-TN/23.05.2016

DGFT Clarifies Rice Bran Oil Export is Open for Export without Pack Size Limitation

08-Ntfn/18.05.2016

Ferro-Silico Manganese and Silico Manganese is One Item under HS Code 7202 30 00

·  FPS Benefits Eligible under SNo. 249 and SNo. 282

05-TN/10.05.2016

Incremental Export Incentive Scheme Revived

·  25% Cap on 2013 Incentive Removed Following Court Judgement

·  Exporters Gets Windfall Gain of Incentive on Sudden Rupee Devaluation

04-TN/05.05.2016

Radio Remote Control Apparatus Import Shifted to Free List Subject to WPC Licence

07-Ntfn/09.05.2016

Rupee Terms Counted towards Discharge of EO under EPCG Scheme – New Appendix 5D Notified

06-Ntfn/03.05.2016

SCOMET List Updated

05-Ntfn/29.04.2016

Export House Recognition Criteria Diluted – Another Year Export Added for Calculation of Performance Requirement

04-Ntfn/29.04.2016

DGFT Allows 70 More Days Time to Importers to File LCs to Protect Past Contracts Hit by Steel MIP Crackdown of 5 Feb 2016

03-TN/21.04.2016

Commercial Dogs Import for Breeding is not Permitted

03-Ntfn/25.04.2016

No MEIS Benefits on Tamarind Kernel Powder as Item is Classifiable under HS Code 1302 32 90

02-TN/19.04.2016

DGFT Introduces E-commerce Definition for the Purpose of MEIS

02-Ntfn/11.04.2016

Export of Betel Leaves to EU Allowed Subject to APEDA Registration

01-Ntfn/08.04.2016

No FMS Benefits for “Liquid Glucose” Classified as “Sugar”

01-TN/07.04.2016

DGFT Relents on Paperless Office Circular of 12/2015

   Open House Every Wed for One Hour (2.30 to 3.30 PM)

   Officers below Jt DGFT are Open to Meeting if Senior not on Seat

22-TN/31.03.2016

Board of Trade (BoT) Reconstituted under Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020

21-TN/23.03.2016

DGFT Moves Forward to Online Processing System from Online Filing on SCOMET Exports

20-TN/19.02.2016

Omeprazole and Lansoprazole are Two Separate Bulk Drugs – FPS Benefits Allowed to Each of the Two under Sl No. 503 of Table I

19-TN/17.02.2016

DGFT Instruction on IEC Application Online Format

·  Pending Manual Applications will be Accepted under the Old Norms

18-TN/12.02.2016

DGFT Clarifications on MIP on Steel

·     Import CIF Price must be above Minimum Remittance should be as per Invoice

·     Goods Shipped on DA Payment before Crucial Date of 5 Feb not Hit by Ntfn 38/2016

·     LC before Crucial Date Honored, Register with RLA

17-TN/10.02.2016

Rupee Payment for Supplies to SEZ OK under Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14

16-TN/10.02.2016

Sesame Seeds Export to EU Subject to IOPEPC Certification will Come into Effect from 10 March 2016

39-Ntfn/11.02.2016

DGFT Notifies Minimum Import Price (MIP) on 173 Iron and Steel Items under Chapter 72 for Six Months

·     Advance Authorisation and Steel for Oil and Gas Sector Exempted

·     Raw Material: $341 - $362 per tonne

·     Intermediate: $445

·     Advanced: $500 - $752

38-Ntfn/05.02.2016

Sesame Seeds Allowed for Export to EU Subject to IOPEPC Certification

37-Ntfn/03.02.2016

Euro-III Compliant Motorcycles Allowed for Another Year only Till 31 March 2017, Euro-IV Must Thereafter

36-Ntfn/02.02.2016

DGFT Clarifies EPCG Restriction on Power Plants for Captive Consumption

35-Ntfn/29.01.2016

Only Online Applications thru Digital Photo and Digital Signature for IEC from 1 April 2016

·     Three Documents are Required for IEC Applications

34-Ntfn/29.01.2016

DGFT Instructs All Departments Strictly Follow the Three Mandatory Documents for Import and Export

·  Deviations to be Reported to the Officer through Trade Associations

15-TN/21.01.2016

Natural Rubber Imports Squeezed to Protect Domestic Industry

·     No Imports of Rubber Allowed under Advance Authorization for 70 Days in 21 Jan-31 March Period against Licenses Issued in this Period

33-Ntfn/21.01.2016

Natural Rubber Imports Restricted only to Chennai and Nhava Sheva Ports

·     Rubber Prices Fall to Rs. 85 per kg in World Market

·     Stiff Duty of 25% on Natural Rubber and High Domestic Price of Rs. 95/kg Fails to Please Producers

·     Tyre Manufacturers Hurt, Demand Protection from Import

32-Ntfn/20.01.2016

Roasted Chana Exports in 1 kg Consumer Packs Allowed

31-Ntfn/20.01.2016

DGFT Moves Towards Paperless and Personal Contact Free Environment

·     Move Named as “Trade Facilitation” for “Absolute Integrity” and “Transparency”

·     No “Outside” Persons Allowed Inside

·     All Contact Only thru Email and Speed Post

·     Only Jt. DGFT and Above Officers Allowed to Meet Visitors

14-TN/19.01.2016

DGFT Requests Services Sector to Obtain Importer Exporter Code

·  More Paperwork and Control under FEMA in the Offing

·  Banks have All the Data Since Payment and Receipts are Accounted for, RBI Releases Data

·  Why should DGCIS be the Fifth Wheel in the Chariot

13-TN/15.01.2016

DGFT to Maintain “Watch List” of Officers with “Dubious” Reputation, Intolerance Campaign against Corruption

·  “Touts” and “Middlemen” to be Declared Persona Non Grata

12-TN/13.01.2016

Apple Import – Port List Opened with Addition of Major Sea Ports, Airports of Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Cochin

·  Sole Monopoly of Nhava Sheva Removed

·  Inland Port and Airport at Delhi Included

·  India’s Land Borders Allowed

·  No Change in 50% Duty with NTB of Phytosanitary Certificate

30-Ntfn/12.01.2016

MEP ($400/MT) Removed on Onions Export

29-Ntfn/24.12.2015

HRD Diamond Institute, Mumbai Notified for Certificate/Grading of Diamond of 0.25 Carats and above

28-Ntfn(RE)/16.12.2015

DGCA Recommendation Not Required for Import of Reconditioned or Second Hand Parts of Aircrafts

27-Ntfn(RE)/16.12.2015

MEP on Onions including Bangalore Rose Cut to $400/MT from $700/MT

26-Ntfn/11.12.2015

FPS Benefits Not Eligible for Industrial Valves Exports

Only Bicycle Parts under SNo. 269, the FPS Benefits Allowed

11-TN/14.12.2015

Indian Kabuli Chana (Chickpeas) Eligible for FPS Benefits – DGFT Clarification

10-TN/10.12.2015

Interest Equalisation Scheme on Pre and Post Shipment Rupee Export Credit w.e.f 1 April 2015

09-TN/08.12.2015

Manual Process for Past Claims of FPS in 01.03.2014 to 31.08.2014 Allowed

08-TN/03.11.2015

Human Embryo Imports Prohibited

25-Ntfn/26.10.2015

Aircraft and Helicopters Free Importability Policy Updated, Dead Organisations Deleted

24-Ntfn/09.10.2015

Seed Quality Rice Export under Licence, Dealer Registration under Seed Act Required

·   Paddy and Rough Rice Export under Restricted List

·   Free of Milled Basmati and Non Basmati Rice Continues

23-Ntfn/07.10.2015

ITC (HS) Code of 1-Phenyl-2-Propanone Corrected as 29143100 under Export Policy

22-Ntfn/06.10.2015

DGFT Online Certificate Program in Export Import Business

First Session Begins from First Week of Oct

Certified Exporter in 20 Days for Rs. 25k

05-TN/10.09.2015

Apple Imports only through Nhava Sheva Port

21-Ntfn/14.09.2015

Sugar Exports – Registration of Quantity with DGFT Not Required, APEDA Registration Continue

20-Ntfn/07.09.2015

Azo Dyes Testing Exempted for EU, China, Serbia, Poland and Denmark

19-Ntfn/04.09.2015
32-PN/04.09.2015

MEP on Onions Including Bangalore Rose Hiked by 66% to $700/MT or Rs. 42 per kg from $425/MT

18-Ntfn/24.08.2015

Rice Bran Oil Export in Bulk Permitted

Ceiling (10,000MT) on Export of Organic Edible Oil Removed – Contract Registration with APEDA Required

Notification No 17 /2015-20 Dated 6 August, 2015

DGFT Allows Exports of Sawn Timber Made from Imported Logs to Nepal through Raxaul Border

16-Ntfn(RE)/28.07.2015

Narcotics Commissioner Gwalior NOC Required for 22 Items

15-Ntfn(RE)/21.07.2015

Al Qaida Trade Prohibited under UNSC Resolution

14-Ntfn(RE)/30.06.2015

DGFT Launches Mobile App and Revamped Website

06-TN/29.06.2015

MEP on Onions Raised to $425/MTs from $250/MTs

13-Ntfn(RE)/26.06.2015

India Extends Ban on Milk and Milk Products from China for One More Year

12-Ntfn(RE)/24.06.2015

DGFT Releases Online ANF 3A, No Physical Docs Necessary for MEIS Claim

05-TN/16.06.2015

Addl DGFT Mumbai Constitutes Ten Member Committee for Disputes between Buyers and Sellers

01-TN/01.06.2015

DGFT Permits Diamond SNZ as per CBEC Procedure

11-Ntfn(RE)/15.06.2015