Clarification on acceptance of any copy of Shipping Bill in lieu of EP copy of Shipping Bill for grant of EODC of Advance Authorisation.

Jul 10, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) Vide Policy Circular dated  July,09,2018  has clarified  n acceptance of any copy of Shipping Bill in lieu of EP copy of Shipping Bill for grant of EODC of Advance Authorisation

·         Representations have been received from Trade and Industry to allow acceptance of Exchange Control Copy of Shipping Bill in lieu of EP copy of Shipping Bill! Exporter Copy of Shipping Bill which is prescribed under ANF-4F published vide Public Notice No 9/2015- 2020 dated 14 May, 2018.

·         A viewing facility has been made available for RAs to view shipping bill details available in DGFT servers. However, many shipping bills are associated with an Advanced Authorisation and it is difficult at present for RAs to verify from the details available online. The facility is being improved to make it more user-friendly so that physical copy may not be required in future

·         However, in the interim, in order to reduce transaction cost and for ease of doing business, it has been decided that exporter shall have option to furnish self-certified copy of any copy of shipping bill i.e. Exporter copy/EP Copy/CHA copy/ Exchange Control Copy of shipping bill along with application for EODC in ANF-4F where exports were made on or after 23.11.2016

 

[Policy Circular No.09]

 

URL- http://dgft.gov.in/Exim/2000/CIR/CIR18/POLICY%20CIRCULAR%209.pdf


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