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SPS-TBT Measures including Regulatory Standards and Labelling & Packaging requirements of Indonesia updated March 17, 2017
MFN/preferential tariff of Indonesia updated March 09, 2017
Flour, Meal and Powder of Guar seeds under ITC (HS) 11061000 are ineligible for MEIS benefit as per public notice issued by the DGFT March 07, 2017
SPS Focus - March 2017 issue released March 02, 2017
TBT Focus - March 2017 issue released March 02, 2017
SPS-TBT Measures including Regulatory Standards and Labelling & Packaging requirements of Sri Lanka updated March 02, 2017
Paragraph 4.34 (i) of FTP 2015-20 related to replenishment of precious metals is amended. According to the latest amendment, exporters of gold/silver/platinum jewellery and their related inputs who have availed CENVAT credit facility, and have exported the finished goods availing duty free rebate, can further restock precious metals from authorised centres as per notification issued by the DGFT February 23, 2017
MFN/Preferential Tariff of Vietnam updated February 23, 2017
The facility for export and re-import of cut and polished diamonds at zero duty for the purpose of certification and grading has been extended to the authorised offices / agencies in India of laboratories mentioned under paragraph 4.74 of Handbook of Procedures 2015-20 as per notification issued by the DGFT February 22, 2017
Amendment in procedure for seeking modification in IEC is notified as per public notice issued by the DGFT February 21, 2017
It seeks to amend Category MS 007 in the Export Licensing Note of Table A of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classification of Export and Import items thereby excluding ’’Soft Skinned Vehicles’’ from the purview of the list of Military Stores requiring NOC from Department of Defence Production for export purposes as per notification issued by the DGFT February 17, 2017
ITC (HS) 2017 Schedule-1 Import Policy updated February 16, 2017
Jurisdictional RAs for exporters with multiple categories of units have been spelt out in two tables at paras 3.06 (b) and (c) as per public notice issued by the DGFT February 13, 2017
Four Pre-Shipment Agencies have been approved under the heading "New PSIAs recognised in terms of FTP 2015-20" in Appendix 2G as per public notice issued by the DGFT February 10, 2017
MFN and Preferential tariff of Sri Lanka updated February 10, 2017
A new sub para further specifying the provision for amendment of import/export items under EPCG Scheme is being added. Documents to be submitted in case of third party exports are further clarified as per public notice issued by the DGFT February 06, 2017
SPS Focus - February 2017 issue released February 03, 2017
TBT Focus - February 2017 issue released February 03, 2017
MFN tariff of South Africa updated February 02, 2017
Product description of the items have been corrected in the MEIS schedule inline with ITC - HS (12119022, 48045100, 64039990) Table 2 of Appendix 3B as per public notice issued by the DGFT January 30, 2017
Export policy of sandalwood against Sl. No. 182 & 187, chapter 44 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) classification of Export & Import item has been amended to bring clarity for export of specified categories as per notification issued by the DGFT January 27, 2017
Seeks to further amend Notification No. 96/2008-Customs dated 13.08.2008 so as to prescribe a Margin of Preference of 60% for all goods falling under sub-heading [0802 80] under the Duty Free Tariff Preference (DFTP) scheme as per notification issued by the Customs January 27, 2017
SPS-TBT measures of Venezuela updated January 27, 2017
Minimum price for import of Areca nuts is enhanced from existing Rs. 162/- to Rs. 251/- per kilogram as per notification issued by the DGFT January 17, 2017
The schedule -1 of Import policy (ITC HS 2017) has been published as per notification issued by the DGFT January 17, 2017
The regulatory requirements of import of point of sale (PoS) terminal devices, its cells & batteries and labelling requirements as per circular issued by the Customs January 16, 2017
Export Policy of some of the products of Animal Origin have been amended as per notification issued by the DGFT January 13, 2017
Amending all industry rates of Duty Drawback updated as per notification issued by the Customs January 12, 2017
India-ASEAN FTA, India-Malaysia CECA, India-South Korea CEPA and India-Japan CEPA updated January 12, 2017
Chapter 2 of Handbook of Procedure (2015-20) is amended as per public notice issued by the DGFT January 11, 2017
The Engineering Table references has been corrected in SION C172, C244, C248, C270, C271, C272, C472, C473, C1834, C1835, C1836, C1855, C1856, C1939, C1983, C1984, C2034, C2035, C2036 and C2037 and amendment in foot notes has been notified as per Para 2 in this public notice as per public notice issued by the DGFT January 09, 2017
Basic Customs Duty (BCD) of Iran updated January 05, 2017
Import policy of a few items under Chapter 41 and 43 of ITC (HS) 2012 is revised as per notification issued by the DGFT January 03, 2017
SPS Focus - January 2017 issue released January 03, 2017
TBT Focus - January 2017 issue released January 03, 2017
Registered Exporters System (REX) as of 1st January 2017 for the EU Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) is notified as per public notice issued by the DGFT January 01, 2017
Amended India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AIFTA), India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IJCEPA), India-Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA), India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) as per notification issued by the Customs December 31, 2016
Amendments have been carried out in eighteen different Notifications of customs dealing in separate matters basically to give effect to Harmonised System Nomenclature (HSN) 2017 changes along with other changes such as insertion of new entries etc as per notification issued by the Customs December 31, 2016
One pre-shipment agency has been approved under the heading “New PSI’s recognized in terms of FTP-2015-20” in Appendix 2G as per public notice issued by the DGFT December 30, 2016
The quantity of raw sugar i.e. 8424 MTs to be exported to USA under Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) upto 30.09.2017 has been notified. as per public notice issued by the DGFT December 30, 2016
The MEIS benefit at 5% FOB for ‘Onions Fresh or Chilled’ under ITC (HS) code 07031010 is extended for further 3 months i.e., exports till 31st March, 2017 as per public notice issued by the DGFT December 30, 2016
MFN tariff of Oman updated  December 29, 2016
The procedure for claiming Chapter 3 benefits of FTP 2009-14 for exports wherethe date of Let Export Order (LEO) is upto 31.03.2015 but date of export is on or after 01.04.2015 has been notified as per public notice issued by the DGFT December 29, 2016
Export of potatoes, fresh or chilled, is permitted for exports without any Minimum Export Price (MEP) as per notification issued by the DGFT December 27, 2016
Seven Pre-Shipment Agencies have been approved under the heading "New PSIAs recognized in terms of FTP 2015-20" in Appendix 2G as per public notice issued by the DGFT December 15, 2016
MFN and Preferential Tariff of Brazil updated December 15, 2016
Kuth Root having ITC-HS Code 12119046 appearing at SI.No. 506 of Appendix 3B of MEIS schedule is deleted as per public notice issued by the DGFT December 13, 2016
SPS-TBT measures of South Korea updated December 08, 2016
SPS Focus - December 2016 issue released December 06, 2016
TBT Focus - December 2016 issue released December 06, 2016
Minimum Import Price (MIP) for 19 Iron and Steel products under Chapter 72 of ITC (HS), 2012 - Schedule - 1 (Import Policy) as detailed in the Annex is extended till 4th February, 2017 as per notification issued by the DGFT December 03, 2016
Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India has extended the Export Entitlement (Quota) Policy for Readymade garments & knitwear, Yarn and fabrics & made-ups December 01, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of Turkey updated December 01, 2016
Product description in the MEIS Schedule updated as per public notice issued by the DGFT November 23, 2016
The new Regional Office of DGFT at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh is included in the Appendix-1A of FTP, 2015-20. Consequently the territorial jurisdiction of Regional Authority, Vishakhapatnam is re-allocated as whole of Andhra Pradesh excluding the districts which are under the jurisdiction of Regional Authority, Vijayawada as per public notice issued by the DGFT November 23, 2016
Revised duty drawback rates updated as per new circular issued by the Customs November 18, 2016
MFN tariff of South Africa updated November 10, 2016
Import of Boric Acid is subjected to ’’Actual User’’ condition. Therefore Boric Acid is made ineligible for imports under Duty Free Import Authorisation (DFIA) Scheme as per public notice issued by the DGFT  November 08, 2016
SPS-TBT Measures including Regulatory Standards and Labelling & Packaging requirements of China  updated November 03, 2016
Various amendments have been carried out in the Standard Input Output Norms (SION) of Product group: Food products as per public notice issued by the DGFT  November 02, 2016
SPS Focus - November 2016 issue released November 02, 2016
TBT Focus - November 2016 issue released November 02, 2016
Duty drawback rates have been revised with effect from 15th November, 2016 as per notification issued by the Customs October 31, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of China updated October 27, 2016
The wording HMS- I & HMS- II as appearing in DGFT’s  Public Notice 38/2015-2020 dated 6th October, 2016 (Click Here) are replaced by un-shredded Metallic Waste and Scrap as per public notice issued by the DGFT October 25, 2016
Inland Container Depots (ICDs) located at Kalinganagar and Tumb Village (Taluka Umbergaon, District Valsad) are included as a Port of Registration under Para 4.37 of Hand Book of Procedures for availing export promotion benefits of Foreign Trade Policy as per public notice issued by the DGFT October 20, 2016
SPS-TBT Measures including Regulatory Standards and Labelling & Packaging requirements of ASEAN countries updated October 20, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of South Korea updated October 14, 2016
MFN tariff of Venezuela updated October 07, 2016
Procedure for designating ports for imports of un-shredded metallic scrap and handling of un-shredded scrap by ICDs is prescribed. The designated 14 ports allowed to import scrap need to upgrade as per the procedure within the deadline of April 1, 2017  as per public notice issued by the DGFT October 06, 2016
Minimum Import Price (MIP) on 66 products of Iron and Steel under ITC (HS) 72 extended to 4th December, 2016 as per notification issued by the DGFT October 04, 2016
The export performance of Gems and Jewellery items from SEZ/EOU units shall not be clubbed with export performance from DTA units of any IEC holder for grant of Nominated Agency Certificate and accordingly changes in Para 4.94(a) (i), 4.94(a) (ii) and ANF-4I are also carried out as per public notice issued by the DGFT October 04, 2016
SPS Focus - October 2016 issue released October 04, 2016
TBT Focus - October 2016 issue released October 04, 2016
The basic customs duty on ghee, butter and butter oil retained at 40% beyond 30th September, 2016 for a further period up to 31st March, 2017 as per notification issued by the Customs September 29, 2016
The quantity of sugar to be exported to EU under CXL Quota upto 30.09.2017 has been notified as per public notice issued by the DGFT September 28, 2016
Inclusion of new Regional Office of DGFT at Belagavi, Karnataka in Appendix-1 A of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20 as per public notice issued by the DGFT September 28, 2016
Application for issue of EPCG Authorisation has been amended to include guidelines/certifying a Common Service Provider by DGFT, Department of Commerce or State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation in a Town of Export Excellence under Para 5.02 (b) FTP 2015-20 as public notice issued by the DGFT September 23, 2016
MEIS rates updated as per public notice issued by the DGFT September 22, 2016
Import Policy of Worked monumental or building stone (except slate) and articles thereof, other than goods of heading 6801 specified in this notification related to marble slabs is permitted freely provided CIF value is US$ 40 or above per square meter (for max. thickness of slab of 20 mm) w.e.f 1st October, 2016 as per notification issued by the DGFT September 17, 2016
Import Policy of Worked monumental or building stone (except slate) and articles thereof, other than goods of heading 6801 specified in this notification related to granite slab is permitted freely provided CIF value is US$ 50 or above per square meter (for max. thickness of slab of 20 mm) w.e.f 1st October, 2016 as per notification issued by the DGFT September 17, 2016
Import of rough marble and travertine blocks is permitted freely w.e.f 1st October, 2016 provided CIF value is US$ 200 or above per MT as per notification issued by the DGFT  September 17, 2016
Increases the effective rate of Basic Customs Duty of 20% for Marble and Travertine blocks, Marble slabs and Granite slabs with effect from 1st October, 2016 as per notification issued by the Customs September 16, 2016
MFN/Pref tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT measures of Paraguay added September 15, 2016
Guidelines prescribed for Issuance of Duty Credit Scrips under Incremental Export Incentivisation Scheme (IEIS) for Quarterly period (01.01.2013 to 31.03.2013) in pursuance of Trade Notice 04 dated 05.05.2016 as per trade notice issued by the DGFT September 14, 2016
The Actual User (AU) condition on import of Industrial Urea/Technical Grade Urea (TGU) is being removed as per notification issued by the DGFT September 09, 2016
M/s. Melt Enterprises Ltd., UK is recognised as a Pre-Shipment inspection Agency and the details of authorised instruments for inspection in respect of M/s. Asia Inspection Agency Co. Ltd., Thailand is re-notified as per public notice issued by the DGFT September 09, 2016
SPS Focus - September 2016 issue released September 09, 2016
TBT Focus - September 2016 issue released September 09, 2016
RBI Circulars from 22.07.2013 to 14.02.2014 had not provided provisions to claim replenishment of gold in respect of export of Gems and jewellery products manufactured from gold by participation in the exhibitions abroad or claiming gold in cases where gold was booked by payment of minimum 20% with Nominated Agency, subject to adjustment at time of actual sale. All such exporters have been provided one-time facility to claim replenishment of gold within 120 days from the date of issuance of this Public Notice subject to fulfilment of all other conditions of the FTP and HBP 2009-14 as per public notice issued by the DGFT September 08, 2016
The exporters who have incorrectly availed simultaneous benefits of zero percent EPCG and SHIS have been provided an option to surrender one of the benefits subject to certain conditions as per public notice issued by the DGFT September 08, 2016
Prohibition on export of Red Sanders wood in log form has been relaxed for export of Red Sanders wood, in log form through State Governments of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu as per notification issued by the DGFT September 02, 2016
Lists  minimum value addition for export of Silver/ Platinum jewellery and articles thereof, which were inadvertently left out earlier. These amendments will be applicable with effect from 01.04.2015 as per public notice issued by the DGFT September 02, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of Sri Lanka updated September 01, 2016
Amendment in procedures and conditions to Special Advance Authorization scheme for export of articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories under Chapter 61 and 62 of ITC(HS) has been laid down in as per public notice and trade notice issued by the DGFT
August 31, 2016
Revision of quantity allocation and extension of time to export of Red Sanders Wood by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has been amended as per notification issued by the DGFT August 29, 2016
MEIS rate for export of onions fresh or chilled falling under HS Code 07031010 is notified (5%). It would be effective for exports made upto 31.12.2016 as per public notice issued by the DGFT August 26, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of Uruguay updated August 26, 2016
’Republic of Guinea-Bissau’ in the list of countries eligible for preferential tariff as per notification issued by the Customs August 23, 2016
Interest Equalisation Scheme on Pre & Post Shipment Rupee Export Credit added August 18, 2016
Removal of mandatory warehousing requirements for EOUs, STPIs, EHTPs etc. - amendment in paras 6.01, 6.13, 6.19 and 6.28 of FTP 2015-2020 has been laid down as per notification issued by the DGFT August 13, 2016
C.I.F. (Cost, insurance and freight) value of Import of consumer electronic items at any one time by any person through post or otherwise for personal use is enhanced to Rs. 50,000 from the existing provision of Rupees Two Thousand as per notification issued by the DGFT August 12, 2016
A new scheme called Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for export of Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories of Chapters 61 & 62 of ITC(HS) Classification is being introduced with effect from 1st September, 2016. Under the scheme exporters are entitled for an authorisation for fabrics including inter lining on pre-import basis, and All industry Rate of Duty Drawback for non-fabric inputs on the exports as per notification issued by the DGFT August 11, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of USA updated  August 11, 2016
SPS Focus - August 2016 issue released August 05, 2016
TBT Focus - August 2016 issue released August 05, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of Japan updated  August 05, 2016
Policy conditions for import /export of human biological samples for commercial purposes has been laid down as per notification issued by the DGFT August 04, 2016
Minimum Import Price (MIP) for 66 products on Iron and Steel under Chapter 72 of ITC (HS), 2012 as detailed in the Annex is extended till 4th October, 2016 as per notification issued by the DGFT August 04, 2016
Facility of clubbing is being allowed for Advance Authorisations for Annual Requirement issued during Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14 and 2015-20 wherever export and import have taken place as per Standard Input output Norms (SION) notified as per public notice issued by the DGFT August 04, 2016
It is  clarified that grapes packed in importing packing material do not fall under ineligible category mentioned under para 3.17.2(ii) of FTP and exporter is entitled for VKGUY benefit on FOB value i.e. without deducting the cost of imported packing material as per trade notice issued by the DGFT August 04, 2016
The export policy conditions of Basmati Rice under HS code 10063020 has been amended as per notification issued by the DGFT August 01, 2016
The Department of Revenue has been delegated power to frame detailed guidelines regarding registration of contracts with Narcotics Commissioner, Gwalior for import of poppy seeds as per notification issued by the DGFT July 29, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of Pakistan updated  July 29, 2016
Import of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs)/drones is 'Restricted'; it would require prior clearance of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and import licence from DGFT as per notification issued by the DGFT July 27, 2016
Export of Potatoes is permitted subject to Minimum Export Price (MEP) of US$ 360 per MT as per notification issued by the DGFT July 26, 2016
Exemption from export duty on Organic sugar up to 10,000 MT in a year beginning with October and ending with September subject to specified conditions. The exemption for the period ending with 30th September, 2016 shall be restricted to 2500 MT as per notification issued by the Customs July 26, 2016
M/s Trans Border Safety Control Inspection Services LLC, USA has been de-listed from the list of Inspection and Certificate Agencies (Appendix 2G) as per public notice issued by the DGFT July 22, 2016
Calculation of entitlement under SFIS/SEIS Schemeswill be only on the basis of foreign exchange earned by exporters and will not include taxes collected from the customers as per trade notice issued by the DGFT July 21, 2016
MFN tariff of Canada updated July 21, 2016
Closure / redemption / EODC be allowed in cases where EPCG authorisation holder has made supplies to SEZ units and has not realised the proceeds from the Foreign Currency Account (FCA), in case of supplies which have been made prior to 1/4/2015 as per trade notice issued by the DGFT July 20, 2016
Preferential tariff of goods imported from Malaysia under the India-Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (IMCECA) updated July 15, 2016
Imports of Hazardous Waste (including substances containing or contaminated with such hazardous waste) as specified in Schedule VI of Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 shall be ’’Prohibited’’ for imports, notwithstanding anything contained in this ITC (HS) as per notification issued by the DGFT July 14, 2016
The date for filing applications by STEs for TRQ on Maize for FY 2016-17 is extended till 8th August, 2016 as per public notice issued by the DGFT July 11, 2016
Amends notification No. 12/2012-Customs, dated 17.03.2012 [S. No. 284A] so as to provide that the manufacturer or merchant-exporter, referred to therein, may also be registered with the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council, in addition to Apparel Export Promotion Council or the Synthetic and Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council and may seek certification from any of the aforesaid bodies for the purposes of availing duty free import entitlement under the said entry as per notification issued by the Customs July 11, 2016
SPS Focus - July 2016 issue released July 08, 2016
TBT Focus - July 2016 issue released July 08, 2016
The Standard Input Output Norms (SION) for export of Upgraded Beneficiated (Synthetic Rutile) containing Titanium Dioxide under S No. A 1875 has been reviewed. There is change in the description of the Export and Import items as per public notice issued by the DGFT July 06, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of Cambodia updated  July 06, 2016
lCDs located at Hosur (Tamil Nadu) and Nattakkam Village (KottayamTaluk and District) are included under para 4.37 (a) Hand Book of Procedures (2015-2020) for availing export promotion benefits.lCDs located at Hosur (Tamil Nadu) and Nattakkam Village (KottayamTaluk and District) are included under para 4.37 (a) Hand Book of Procedures (2015-2020) for availing export promotion benefits. July 01, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of Nepal updated  June 30, 2016
Procedure has been laid down to process applications for authorization for export to Iran of specified items in SCOMET list as per public notice issued by the DGFT June 29, 2016
Prohibition on direct or indirect export to Iran or import from Iran of specific items is lifted. Direct or indirect export to Iran or import from Iran is now permitted subject to UN Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015) and IAEA specified documents as per notification issued by the DGFT June 29, 2016
Prohibition on import of milk and milk products (including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionary/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient) from China is extended for one more year, i.e., till 23.6.2017 or until further orders, whichever is earlier as per notification issued by the DGFT June 24, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of New Zealand updated  June 24, 2016
Additional quantity of 1,146 MTs (One Thousand One Hundred and Forty Six metric tones) of raw cane sugar to be exported to USA under TRQ upto 30.09.2016 as per public notice issued by the DGFT June 22, 2016
Additional quota of 25% (of the quota released last year) of Rough Marble and Travertine Blocks have been allowed to authorisation holders as an interim measure to be imported by 30th September, 2016 as per notification issued by the DGFT June 21, 2016
Policy condition 1(e) of Chapter 88 of ITC (HS), 2012 is being revised to indicate exemption from DGFT licence for persons who have been granted permission to operate air transport service by Ministry of Civil Aviation and thereon DGCA has granted permission to import aircraft on that basis as per notification issued by the DGFT June 21, 2016
Amended tariff concessions in respect of specified goods imported from Malaysia under the India-Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (IMCECA) w.e.f. 30.06.2016 as per notification issued by the Customs  June 21, 2016
‘Republic of Togo’ and ‘Republic of Chad’ in the list of countries eligible for preferential tariff under the said notification by Customs June 21, 2016
In terms of Notification No. 11 dated 21st June, 2016, revalidation of import authorisations issued under Trade Notice No 12 dated 8th January, 2015 has been allowed with 25% increase in import quantity of Rough Marble and Travertine Blocks. The list 472 import authorisation holder and the quality to be increased in respect of each of authorisation holder are attached as Annexure to this Trade Notice. June 20, 2016
SPS-TBT measures of Senegal added June 16, 2016
Advisory for Exporters of Groundnuts to Vietnam “In order to ensure compliance of fumigations requirements on the Groundnut consignments to be exported to Vietnam, the exporters are required to enter the date of Fumigation in the application for Certificate of Export (CoE) as per order issued by APEDA June 09, 2016
The entry at SI. No. 279 of Appendix 37 D with ITC (HS) Code 7325 does not have any condition that the products are to be malleable or non- malleable. Therefore, it is clarified that all Other Cast Articles of Iron or Steel falling under the four digit ITC(HS) Code- 7325 whether malleable or non- malleable are eligible for FPS under the entry at serial no. 279 of Appendix 37 D as revised vide Public Notice no. 52 dated 25.02.2014 as per trade notice issued by the DGFT June 09, 2016
SPS Focus - June 2016 issue released June 09, 2016
TBT Focus - June 2016 issue released June 09, 2016
MFN and Preferential tariff of Bangladesh updated June 09, 2016
Revalidation under Para 4.47 (a) (ii) shall not be available if revalidation has been obtained under Para 4.41 (a) of HBP 2015-20 as per public notice issued by the DGFT June 08, 2016
Actual users holding registration certificate from RNI can import item covered under Exim Code heading 4801 by filing bill of entry for home consumption or warehousing, at the time of import of goods as per notification issued by the DGFT June 03, 2016
M/s The All India Plastic Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA), Export Inspection Council – (Chennai Head Office) S.O. Nellore and EEPC India, Kolkata are enlisted under Appendix 2E of FTP, 2015-2020 for issuing Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin as per public notice issued by the DGFT June 03, 2016
MFN, preferential tariff under Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) of Australia updated June 02, 2016
Ten additional Pre-Shipment inspection Agencies are notified as PSIAs in terms of Para 2.55 (d) of HBP 2015-20 in Appendix 2G as per public notice issued by the DGFT May 31, 2016
The Amendment in Appendix -6H {Procedure to be followed for reimbursement of Central Sales Tax (CST) on supplies made to Export Oriented Units (EOUs) and units in electronics Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) and Software Technology Park (STP) and ANF 7A {Application for claim of TED Refund / Duty Drawback/Brand Rate Fixation} as contained in the Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-20 -reg as per public notice issued by the DGFT May 30, 2016
The procedure for filing of application under MEIS Scheme for EDI Shipping Bills is simplified. Shipments from different EDI ports will not require separate applications. Accordingly the ANF 3A has been modified as per Annexure to this Public Notice as per public notice issued by the DGFT May 27, 2016
Allocation of quantity of Black Pepper, Vanaspati Bakery, Shortening & Margarine and Coconut for import under the Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement for the financial year 2016-17. The allocation of 2,500 MTs of Black Pepper for import under the Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement for the financial year 2016-17, is attached as Annexure to this Trade Notice. Since, no application has been received within the stipulated time i.e. 28-Feb-2016 for import of other products could not be made as per trade notice issued by the DGFT May 27, 2016
Serial number 24BA and the entries relating thereto shall be omitted from 27/2011-Customs, dated the 1st March, 2011 regarding Exemptions of Customs duty on goods falling within the second schedule of Customs Tariff Act, 1975 May 26, 2016
The SPS/TBT Measures and Labelling & Packaging requirements of Canada added May 26, 2016
The office of the Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, Rajkot and Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade , Raipur are included in Para 8.01 under the Western Zone where Committee on Quality Complaint & Trade Dispute (CQCTD) has been constituted as per public notice issued by the DGFT May 24, 2016
lndore Special Economic Zone is included at Appendix - 1A & Appendix - 6J of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP-2015-20 as per public notice issued by the DGFT May 24, 2016
Provision for modification in IEC is laid down in para 2.14(b) of HBP (2015-20) has been clarified as per trade notice issued by the DGFT May 23, 2016
Duty free tariff preference for Least Developed Countries (DFTP) amend notification No. 96/2008-Customs dated 13.08.2008, As per notification  ’’Samoa’’ and ’’Maldives’’ are omitted from the list of countries eligible for preferential tariff and amend the name of ’’Republic of East Timor’’ as ’’Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste May 19, 2016
Labelling & Packaging requirements of Indonesia & Philippines added May 19, 2016
Australia, Canada, Japan and South Korea have been added in theAppendix-2X under Foreign Trade Policy, 2015 - 20. In addition to countries already included herein, import of Textiles and Textile Articles from these countries is also exempted from testing of samples for presence of Azo Dyes as per public notice issued by the DGFT May 18, 2016
Export of Rice Bran oil in bulk (irrespective of any pack size) has been exempted from the prohibition on export of edible oils as per notification issued by the DGFT May 18, 2016
Amended the principal notification No.39/96-Customs dated the 23rd July, 1996 regarding exemption of specified goods imported by Defence and internal security forces May 17, 2016
The procedure for declaration of intent in Paragraph 3.14(a) of the Handbook of Procedures 2015-20 for EDI is simplified. The marking of tick in pursuance of the earlier Public Notice No.47, dated 8th December 2015 shall be treated as declaration of intent in case of EDI shipping bills. The marking of tick in the appropriatetick boxes are mandatory in EDI shipping bills as per public notice issued by the DGFT May 16, 2016
MFN/Preferential Tariff & SPS-TBT measures of Uruguay added  May 12, 2016
It has been clarified that “Silico Manganese” and “Ferro-Silico-Manganese” having ITC(HS) code – 72023000 are one and the same item as per trade notice issued by the DGFT May 10, 2016
Import of Radio remote control apparatus is ’’Free’’ subject to licence issued by the WPC wing of Department ofTelecommunications, Ministry of Communications and lnformation Technology as per notification issued by the DGFT May 09, 2016
SPS Focus - May 2016 issue released May 09, 2016
TBT Focus - May 2016 issue released May 09, 2016
Revised ANF 5A, ANF 5B, ANF 5C and Appendix 5C of Appendices & Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-20 are notified as detailed in the Annexure to Public Notice issued by the DGFT May 06, 2016
Clarification regarding benefit under Incremental Export Incentivisation Scheme(IEIS) notified vide Notification No. 27 dated 28th December, 2012 has been provided as per Trade Notice issued by the DGFT May 05, 2016
MFN/Preferential Tariff of Vietnam updated  May 05, 2016
List of services where payment has been received in Indian Rupees which can be treated as receipt in Deemed Foreign Exchange as per guidelines of Reserve Bank of India in terms of Para 3.08(c) of FTP 2015-20 is notified Public Notice issued by the DGFT May 04, 2016
Amendments in Table 2 [containing ITC (HS) code wise list of products with reward rates] of Appendix 3B under the Merchandise Exports India Scheme (MEIS) are notified. MEIS Scheme covers 5012 lines. 2787 lines required submission of proof of landing as reward was not available for all markers. Henceforth, Landing Certificate shall not be required under MEIS as per public notice issued by the DGFT May 04, 2016
List of services, payments for which are received in Rupee terms and which can be counted towards discharge of Export obligation under the EPCG Scheme, is notified. Appendix 3E shall not be applicable for EPCG scheme as per public notice issued by the DGFT May 03, 2016
The amended ANF 3C- Application for online filing of Grant of Status Certificate is notified to include the current and previous three year to give effect to the amendment made in Para 3.20(b) of FTP as per public notice issued by the DGFT May 03, 2016
A new Appendix 5D is being notified containing list of services, payments for which are received in Rupee terms and which are to be counted for fulfilment of Export Obligation under EPCG scheme as per notification issued by the DGFT May 03, 2016
The criteria for recognition as status holder have changed w.e.f 01.04.2016 to the exports in the current and previous three financial years from the existing criteria of current and previous two financial years. For the Gems and Jewellery Sectors the existing criteria of export performance in the current and previous two years shall continue as per notification issued by the DGFT April 29, 2016
Amendments/additions to Categories 0, 3 & 4 of SCOMET list [Appendix 3 to Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export & Import Items] have been notified as per notification issued by the DGFT April 29, 2016
MFN/Preferential tariff of Indonesia updated April 28, 2016
The Central Government has introduced policy conditions on import of dogs under Chapter 01 of ITC (HS), 2012 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy) as per notification issued by the DGFT April 25, 2016
The Track and Trace system for export of pharmaceutical and drug consignments has been amended as per public notice issued by the DGFT April 21, 2016
SPS-TBT measures of East African Community (Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) added April 13, 2016
Definition of e-commerce for the purpose of MEIS under FTP 2015-2020 is introduced in Chapter 9 of the Foreign Trade Policy as per notification issued by the DGFT April 13, 2016
Export of Betel Leaves to European Union is subject to registration with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) as per notification issued by the DGFT April 13, 2016
Nine Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies have been approved under the heading “New PSIAs recognised in terms of FTP 2015-20” in Appendix 2G as per public notice issued by the DGFT April 13, 2016
In case of blended fabric, +/-3% variation in Count shall be allowed and to that extant, amendments in norms (SION/ Ad-hoc) against Advance Authorisation/ Duty Free Import Authorisation will not be required as per public notice issued by the DGFT April 13, 2016
SPS-TBT measures of Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Belarus & Kazakhstan) added April 08, 2016
The export item Liquid Glucose is "Sugar" and therefore not eligible for Focus Market Scheme (FMS) benefits as Trade Notice issued by the DGFT April 08, 2016
Amendment in notification No. 12/2012-Customs, dated the 17th March, 2012 so as to (i) continue BCD @ 25% on import of wheat beyond 31.03.2016 upto 30.06. 2016, (ii) retain BCD @ 40% on import of Ghee Butter and Butter oil, beyond 31.03.2016 for a period upto 30.09.2016 as per notification issued by the Customs April 08, 2016
Sl.no. 4 HRD Diamond Institute Private Limited, Mumbai, Maharashtra added into list of exemption from customs duty on cut/polished diamonds imported for testing/certification as per notification issued by the Customs April 08, 2016
Where the value of any one article exceeds the duty free allowance admissible to such passenger or member under the Baggage Rules, 2016, the amount of duty shall be calculated only on the value in excess of the duty free allowance so admissible to the extent not availed of by such passenger or member for clearing any other article of baggage, if any as per notification issued by the Customs April 08, 2016
Tariff Concession for goods imported under India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IJCEPA), w.e.f. 1st of April, 2016 as per notification issued by the Customs April 08, 2016
Amendment in Notification No. 26/2016 dated 31-03-2016 Para.2, Sl. no. (iv), (v), (vi), (vii) replaced by new entry Sl. No. (iv) Goods imported through a courier service as per notification corrigendum issued by the Customs April 08, 2016
SPS Focus - April 2016 issue released April 07, 2016
TBT Focus - April 2016 issue released April 07, 2016
MFN Tariff and SPS-TBT measures of Algeria added March 31, 2016
Authorization of Textiles Committee to issue Certificate of Origin under various Free Trade Agreements/Preferential Trade Agreements as per new public notice issued by the DGFT March 30, 2016
Allocation of additional quantity for export of sugar to USA under Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) as per new public notice issued by the DGFT March 21, 2016
Error correction in Focus Product Scheme (FPS) for export of "Other -Brakes and Servo Brakes and Part thereof "mentioned at SI. No. 608 of Appendix 37D as notified vide Public Notice 3 dated 05.06.2012 of Foreign Trade Policy 2009-2014 as per new public notice issued by the DGFT March 18, 2016
Standard Input Output Norms (SIONs) of export products falling under the Chemicals and Allied Products Group bearing numbers A-3645 to A-3677 as per new public notice issued by the DGFT March 18, 2016
MFN tariff & SPS-TBT measures of Mozambique added March 18, 2016
Tobacco Board, Guntur is empowered to issue GSP Certificate for tobacco and tobacco products as per new public notice issued by the DGFT March 10, 2016
SPS-TBT measures of Jordan added March 10, 2016
SPS Focus - March 2016 issue released March 09, 2016
TBT Focus - March 2016 issue released March 09, 2016
Notifications on Budgetary changes issued by the Department of Customs dated 01.03.2016 March 01, 2016
SPS-TBT measures of Sri Lanka added February 26, 2016
Online filing and processing of application for export of SCOMET items uploading of documents relating thereto February 26, 2016
Standard Input Output Norms (SION) in Food Products Group as per new public notice issued by the DGFT  February 26, 2016
SPS-TBT measures of Oman added February 19, 2016
Amendment in export policy of Pulses as per new notification issued by the DGFT  February 16, 2016
The Procedure/conditions for export of sesame seeds to European Union updated February 12, 2016
MFN tariff & SPS-TBT measures of Chile added February 12, 2016
Import of Capital Goods is not permitted under EPCG Scheme for generation/transmission of power (including Captive plants and Power Generator Sets of any kind) updated February 09, 2016
Minimum Import Price (MIP) on Iron and Steel against  173 HS Codes has been introduced under Chapter 72 of ITC (HS), 2012 - Schedule - 1 (Import Policy) updated February 09, 2016
SPS Focus - February 2016 issue released February 09, 2016
TBT Focus - February 2016 issue released February 09, 2016
Two new paras 2.79A Export permission for “Stock and Sale” and 2.79B -  Export permission for Spare Parts for SCOMET have been incorporated in Handbook of Procedure 2015-2020 as per new public notice issued by the DGFT  February 04, 2016
Two Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIA) have been added in Appendix 2G at Sl. No.36 & 37 upto 31st May 2016 as per new public notice issued by the DGFT February 04, 2016
Import policy condition of Motorcycle updated February 04, 2016
MFN tariff & SPS-TBT measures of Argentina added February 04, 2016
Amendment in para 2.05 (c) of Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20) February 01, 2016
MFN tariff & SPS-TBT Measures of Saudi Arabia updated February 01, 2016
Amendment in Paragraph 4.18 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 January 22, 2016
Amendment in import policy conditions of Natural Rubber under Exim code 400110 of Chapter 40 of ITC (HS), 2012-Schedule-1 (Import Policy). January 21, 2016
Amendment in export policy of Pulses January 21, 2016
SPS-TBT Measures of Colombia added January 21, 2016
Basic Customs tariff & SPS-TBT Measures of Ethiopia added January 14, 2016
Amendment in import policy conditions of apples under Exim code 08081000 of Chapter 08 of ITC (HS), 2012 - Schedule - 1 (Import Policy) January 13, 2016
SPS Focus - January 2016 issue released January 13, 2016
TBT Focus - January 2016 issue released January 13, 2016
MFN/Preferential Tariff & SPS-TBT measures of India updated January 08, 2016
Export of Finished/Wet Blue/EI Tanned Leather has been permitted through the ICD at Kheda also January 07, 2016
Basic Customs tariff & SPS-TBT Measures of Lebanon added January 07, 2016
Enlistment under Appendix 2E-Agencies Authorized to issue Certificate of Origin-(Non-Preferential) January 06, 2016
Introduction of Para 2.14(A) in the Handbook of Procedure (2015-20) January 06, 2016
Implementation of the Track and Trace system for export of Pharmaceuticals and drug consignments January 06, 2016
MFN Tariff & SPS-TBT of Mexico added December 31, 2015
As per the Public Notice Deletion of Panama from Country Group-C under MEIS Scheme updated December 30, 2015
Minimum Export Price (MEP) of Onions removed and updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT December 30, 2015
MFN tariff of Senegal added December 23, 2015
Amendments in Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 vide notices issued on December 16, 2015 December 18, 2015
Fixation of SION norms of Rubber products and rescinding of all public notices related to Indo-Myanmar border trade December 18, 2015
Export Policy – MEP of Onions updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT December 11, 2015
MFN tariff of Canada added December 10, 2015
Declaration of intent under Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) amended as per new notification issued by the DGFT December 09, 2015
SPS Focus - December 2015 issue released December 07, 2015
TBT Focus - December 2015 issue released December 07, 2015
India’s Preferential Import tariff under India-Singapore CECA updated  December 04, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin of Japan updated November 26, 2015
New Duty Drawback rates as per Circular No. 29/2015-Customs dated 16th November, 2015 issued by CBEC has been updated  November 24, 2015
Amendment in Para 9.06 of Handbook of Procedure (2015-20). November 10, 2015
Amendment in Para 2.90 (d) of HBP 2015-20 November 10, 2015
SPS Focus - November 2015 issue released November 09, 2015
TBT Focus - November 2015 issue released November 09, 2015
Customs/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin of ECU (Russia, Kazakhstan & Belarus) updated November 05, 2015
MEIS schedule updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT October 30, 2015
Export of finished leather, Wet Blue and EI Tanned leather has been permitted through the ICDs at Jalandhar and Nagpur also October 29, 2015
MFN tariff of Colombia updated October 29, 2015
Amendment in Import Policy of Human Embryo classified under HS Code 05119999 as per new notification issued by the DGFT October 27, 2015
Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) – Eligibility period extended upto 31.03.2016 October 27, 2015
SPS-TBT measures of Qatar updated October 21, 2015
SPS-TBT measures of Kuwait updated October 15, 2015
Allocation of quantity for export of Sugar to EU & USA updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT October 14, 2015
Amendment in policy condition 1 of Chapter 88 of ITC (HS), 2012 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy) updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT
October 12, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of 7 EU Countries updated October 08, 2015
Export Policy of Rice (seed quality) changed from 'Free' to 'Restricted' updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT October 07, 2015
SPS Focus - October 2015 issue released October 07, 2015
TBT Focus - October 2015 issue released October 07, 2015
Amendment in Appendix – 2T and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-20 October 05, 2015
SPS-TBT measures of Nigeria updated October 01, 2015
MFN Tariff & SPS-TBT of Bahrain updated September 24, 2015
Amendment in Para 2.63 of HBP, 2015-20 updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT September 22, 2015
BCD/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Afghanistan updated September 17, 2015
Import Policy of Apples updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT September 15, 2015
SPS-TBT of Nepal updated September 10, 2015
General note regarding Import Policy of Textile articles updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT September 08, 2015
Export Policy of Sugar updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT September 08, 2015
SPS Focus - September 2015 issue released September 04, 2015
TBT Focus - September 2015 issue released September 04, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Bangladesh updated September 03, 2015
BCD/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Pakistan updated August 27, 2015
Export Policy – MEP of Onions updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT August 26, 2015
MFN tariff of Qatar updated August 20, 2015
BCD increased on import of iron & steel products into India
August 17, 2015
SPS Focus - August 2015 issue released August 13, 2015
TBT Focus - August 2015 issue released August 13, 2015
MFN tariff of Kuwait updated August 13, 2015
Export policy of Rice Bran Oil & Organic edible oils updated as per new notification issued by the DGFT August 7, 2015
GSP & MFN Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of USA updated August 6, 2015
MFN tariff of Jordan updated July 30, 2015
Export policy of Sawn Timber updated July 29, 2015
MEIS/Export/Import policy updated July 23, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Turkey updated July 16, 2015
MFN Tariff of Nigeria updated July 9, 2015
SPS Focus - July 2015 issue released July 6, 2015
TBT Focus - July 2015 issue released July 6, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Myanmar updated July 2, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Malaysia updated June 25, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin of Kenya updated June 18, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin of New Zealand updated June 11, 2015
Export Market Reports, How to Export, FAQ's, FTP 2015-20 & Export promtional schemes updated June 10, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin of Australia updated June 4, 2015
SPS Focus - June 2015 issue released June 4, 2015
TBT Focus - June 2015 issue released June 4, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin of Lao PDR updated  May 28, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Brazil updated May 21, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Japan updated May 8, 2015
SPS Focus - May 2015 issue released May 5, 2015
TBT Focus - May 2015 issue released May 5, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of India updated April 30, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Indonesia updated April 23, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Cambodia updated April 15, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Brunei updated April 9, 2015
SPS Focus - April 2015 issue released April 6, 2015
TBT Focus - April 2015 issue released April 6, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT of Japan & South Korea updated March 31, 2015
MFN of Belarus, Kazakhstan & Russia updated March 25, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin & SPS-TBT measures of Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and USA updated March 13, 2015
SPS Focus - March issue released March 5, 2015
TBT Focus - March issue released March 5, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin of SAARC Countries and SPS-TBT of Afghanistan & Bhutan updated February 17, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin of 7 EU countries updated February 16, 2015
MFN/Preferential Tariff, Rules of Origin applicable of the Maldives have been updated on the portal. February 6, 2015
MFN tariff of Oman added into portal February 6, 2015
SPS Focus - February issue released February 5, 2015
TBT Focus - February issue released February 5, 2015
India’s MFN/Preferential. tariff, Rules of Origin n SPS/TBT updated   January 22, 2015

 


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