Exporters can Now Take Trade Samples in Baggage

[Ref: DGFT Notification No. 45 dated 3rd May 2011]

Subject: Amendment in Paragraph 2.31 of FTP, 2009-14 to allow export of samples as part of passenger baggage.

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 read with Section 3(2) of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992) as amended in 2010, and also read with Para 1.3 and Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, (as amended from time to time), the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment in the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014:

2.  The following sub-para is added to the existing Para 2.31 of Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014:

“Samples of such items that are otherwise freely exportable under FTP may also be exported as part of passenger baggage without an Authorisation.”

3.  The effect of this Notification:-

Exporters can now take bonafide trade samples as part of their passenger baggage.