FTP Notifications

DGFT Discontinues Issue of Physical Copy of MEIS/SEIS Scrips from 10 April 2019


One Lakh MT of Maize (Feed Grade) under TRQ Allowed at 15% Duty for Actual Users


Import Quota for Pulses from 1 April 2019 Released

·         Moong (Split and Non Split) 1.5 lakh MT

·         Peas (Split and Non Split) 1.5 lakh MT, New Restriction Imposed

·         Urad (Split and Non Split) 1.5 lakh MT

·         Pigeon Peas (Tur/Arhar) 2 lakh MT

·         Consumer Price to Rise, Applicants Quantity for 10 times Quota Available, Allocation only to Processors

Trade Notice No. 52/2018-19 dated 1 April 2019

Online Filing Based Approval of MEIS Applications of SEZ Shipping Bills

51-Trade Notice/2018-19 dated 29.03.2019

DGFT Notifies New Provision for RoSCTL

Notification No. 59/2015-2019 dated 29.03.2019

DGFT Notifies New Chapter 7A for Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) for Specified Agriculture Productions

Notification 58/2015-2020 dated 29.03.2019

On-line Applications Compulsory for Export of Restricted Non-SCOMET Items from 19 March 2019


AA/EPCG/EOU Schemes IGST Exemptions Extended upto 31 March 2020


On-line Applications Compulsory for Restricted Items Import from 18 March 2019

·         Only One Port of Registration for Licence Allowed for Import of Restricted Items

·         Revised Application Format ANF-2M Notified

·         Mandatory Requirements Listed


Gold Dore Import upto One tonne Allowed to Obtain BIS Licence


Red Sanders Wood Obtained from Private Land Allowed against Licence in Raw Form

·   Value Added Products Export List Expanded to Allow from Stocks Derived from Private Land

DGFT Notification No. 56/2015-2020 dated 18 February 2018

Trade Disputes Complaints to be Filed Online from 11 Feb 2019


E-com Module for Applying for MEIS for Courier or Postal Shipments

ANF 3D Application Format Revised


Interest Equalisation Scheme

·      Merchant Exporters to Get Interest Equalisation of Three Percent

·      MSMEs Continue to Get 5% Subvention

·     Manufacturing Exporters Get 3% Subvention


Bio-Diesel Exports from Imported Feedstock Allowed to SEZ and EOU Units

·    Public Notice No.29 dated 28.08.2018 Restriction not Applicable


Applicants Advised to Fill-up Case Summary Column 15 in ANF-2D in Policy Relaxation Committee Cases


NoC from Narcotics Commissioner not Required before Import of Nicotinic Acid & Nocitinamide

DGFT Notification No. 55 dated 15th January 2019

207 Technical Textiles Items Notified

DGFT Notification No. 54 dated 15th January 2019

IGST and Compensation Cess Exemption Allowed in DFIA Cases under AA – DGFT Notification

·    AAL and Deemed Exports Covered

·    Alternatively Utilization in Factory with CA Certificate Must

·    IGST and CC to be Paid if Goods Sold in Market

·    Facility Expires on 31 March 2019

DGFT Notification No. 53/2015-20 dated 10 January 2019

Transfer of MEIS Allowed only through DGFT Computer, Manual Transfer not Allowed

·    Scrips issued from 14 Jan 2019 Covered

·    Physical Issue of Scrips too will Go in Future


Aviation Gasoline under 27101219 on Free with AU Import through IOC (Policy Condition 5) – Flying Clubs Exempted


CRO must be satisfied for IT Goods like Mobiles

·    No CRO to Result in Destruction of Goods at Import Point


All Restricted Fertilisers Freed Subject to Universal Condition of NoC from Dept of Fert must for Export of Fertilisers


Export Obligation Discharge under ANF 5B to Declare No of Non EDI Shipping Bills, Regional Authority to Audit 5% of EDI Shipping Bills, Full Audit only of Non EDI Shipping Bills if Present in Shipment


Red Sanders Wood Export Quota – Karnataka Govt to Finalise Modalities and Allocation of Balance Quantity by 30 April 2019

DGFT Notification No. 48 /2015-2020 dated 3 January 2018

Krishnapatnam Port Notified for Export of Sawn Timber made Exclusively Out of Imported Wood Logs

DGFT Notification No. 47 dated 31st December 2018

Peas (Mattar Daal) Import Restriction Extended by Three Months, 1 Jan to 31 Mar 2019

DGFT Trade Notice No. 40 dated 31st December 2018

Ban on Milk and Milk Products from China Extended for Four Months Till 23 April 2019


IEC is to be Issued Only in the Name of Firm and Not in the Name of the Partner or Proprietor

·    Details will be Verified against the ID of the Partner/Proprietor


Speed Post Despatch Details Included in MEIS Module


Gold Dore Imports Curbed, Imports Restricted

·    Refining Units will need DGFT Licence

·    Gold Prices may Rise along with Informal Trade

DGFT Notification No. 45/2015-2020 dated 30 November 2018

Gold Idols included in Jewellery Export List

·    Facility Allowed only to Manufacturers

·    No Weight Restrictions, Pure Gold upto 24 Carats Allowed

DGFT Notification No. 44/2015-2020 dated 30 November 2018

Gold Findings Export Recognised in Jewellery Export Policy

DGFT Notification No. 43/2015-2020 dated 5 November 2018

EPCs should Shift Online Mode for RCMC Issue by 31 Dec without exceptions

·    Must Upload All RCMCs on DGFT Server


DGFT Issues Caution Notice against MSRL Group, Floria USA/Milestone Resourcing (Vaneet Singh Kalsi)

DGFT Trade Notice No. 36/2018 dated 30 October 2018

DGFT Notifies Online Procedure for Export of Restricted Items under ANF-2N with Contract Copy and Application Fee

·    30-45 Days Process and Stipulated

·    Offline Manual Mode Option also Available with Application at Headquarter

DGFT Trade Notice No. 35/2018 dated 25 October 2018

Free Import Allowed to Pet Coke for Aluminium Industries

·   Import of 0.5 MT per annum of Pet Coke for anode making by the Aluminium Industry and 1.4 MT per annum for producing calcined pet coke by the Calcined Pet Coke Manufacturing units is allowed with Actual User Condition

DGFT Notification No. 42/2015-2020 dated 23 October 2018

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


More Time for Red Sanders Export Quota


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


Petcoke Free Import Allowed for Graphic Electrode Industry


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


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


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


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


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


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


Peas Restriction Till 30 Sept 2018 Withdrawn Following Court Stay

Restriction Returns w.e.f. 30 August


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


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


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


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


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

·      IE Code is not an ID, Clarifies DGFT


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


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


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


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


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


Self Declaration Cases Application Status in AA Available Online


Digital Signature not Required for IEC, PAN Copy Sufficient

·    Address Proof and Cancelled Cheque Enough for Application


IEC Must for Services Exports Involving Chapter 3 Rewards


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


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


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


Oxytocin Import Prohibited


Vishakhapatnam (AP) Seaport Notified for Import of New Vehicles


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


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


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


SCOMET Items List Amended


Ginger Import from Nepal Shifted to Free List


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


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


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


Only Single DFIA Application for All EDI Ports

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


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


Port Restrictions Lifted for Natural Rubber Imports under Advance Authorization


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

·    IT Enabled Services are not Eligible for SEIS


Revalidation of AA Issued under 2009 Policy Allowed with Old Conditions


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


Peas Import Restricted for Three Months


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


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


Edible Oils except Mustard Oil Freed from Export Licensing

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


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.


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


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


Port Restrictions for Import of Apples Removed


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


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


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


Imports and Exports from Democratic People’s Rep Korea Tightened


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


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


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


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


Onion Export Extended by Three Weeks to 20 January 2018


Payment of Application Must for Restricted Item Licence


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


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)



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


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


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


IGST Exemptions in Export Production

·    Advance Authorisation

·    EPCG



Health Certificate from Spices Board Must for Spices Export to EU

·    Spices Board to Issue Certificate within 48 to 72 Hours


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


RCF and NFL Allowed Urea Import for Three Months


Moong, Toor Dal and Urad Export Ban Lifted


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


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


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

·    Pre Authorised Direct Debit Instructions Required


All Items of Gold and Silver Import from South Korea Restricted

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


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


GST Related to Foreign Trade Policy Help Desk in DGFT Headquarters


Poultry and Poultry Products Import under Livestock Importation Act, 1898


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


Three Member GST Facilitation Cell in DGFT


More Time for Red Sanders Export Quota


Manufactures of SSP, DAP, NP/NPK List Revised


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




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

DGFT Website

Raw Sugar TRQ Clarifications Issued, Import thru SEZs not Allowed


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


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


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


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

·    List of Important URLs to REX Issued


Zone Wise Sugar Import Quota Prescribed

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


US Sugar Quota Open, DGFT Exhorts Exporters to Avail Opportunity


DGFT Asks EPCs to Issue RCMC Online

·    RCMC Helpdesk to Discipline Errant EPCs Required


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

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


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


Corrections in Ch.4 of FTP Provisions


Imports and Exports from Democratic Peoples Rep Korea Tightened


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


Authorised Labs Allowed to Export Diamonds for Testing


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


Sandalwood Handicraft Export Policy Liberalised

·    CITIES Condition Removed


DGFT Notifies ITC (HS) 2017


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


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


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


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


DGFT Notice on Handling Double Benefit Cases


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


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)


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


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


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


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


DGFT Constitutes Grievance Redressal Committee with EPCs


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


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


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


Imported Container Value Included Export Value for VKGUY Benefit


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


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


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


Laghu Udyog Bharti Included in BOT


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


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

·    DGCA Clearance Required


MEP of $360/MT on Potatoes Re-introduced

·   85-Ntfn(RE)/26.06.2014 – Inserted

·   112-Ntfn(RE)/20.02.2015 - Deleted


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


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


New Hazardous and Other Wastes Rules 2016 Recognized by DGFT


DGFT Lifts Partial Ban on Iran Trade

·   UN Resolutions to Apply


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


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


DGFT Releases Additional 2 Lakh MT of Marble Quota

·    Classic Marble and RK Marble get 10000 MT Plus Quota


Civil Aviation Min to Give Air Transport Services P