DGFT discontinue issue of physical copy of Advance / EPCG Authorisations issued from March 01, 2019 onwards, for EDI ports

Feb 15, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Directorate of General Authority of India (DGFT) on February 14, 2019, has discontinue issues of physical copy of Advance / Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Authorisations issued on or after March 01, 2019 by Regional Authorities (RA), in respect of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) ports to improve ease of doing business and improving online transactions.

Applicant will continue to apply for Advance / EPCG Authorisations as per current practice on DGFT website (www.dgft.gov.in). In case of approval by the RA, the applicant will get the following message on the Mobile and email address (as filled in the eCommunication for eAthorisation window).

In order to take printout of the authorization, the applicant needs to log on DGFT website (www.dgft.gov.in) choosing respective Scheme. After login, in the first window, details of all applications submitted during the last one will appear. For getting the status in respect of any particular file, applicant needs to double click on that file. In case authorization has been issued by the RA, the applicant can print / save the Authorisation. On the basis of PDF copy of Authorisation, the exporter can approach the Customs Authority concerned at registered EDI port for execution of Bank Guarantee (BG)/ Legal Undertaking (LUT), as the case may be. In such cases the Custom Authority shall not insist for Authorisation on security paper as was the practice so far.

The applicant intending to procure goods from domestic sources shall make request for issue of Invalidation/ ARO to the RA concerned.

No TRA facility under such Advance / EPCG Authorisations issued from March 03, 2019 onwards will be available from EDI ports to non-EDI ports.

In case an applicant chooses a non EDI port as Port of Registration while filing application for Authorisation / EPCG Authorisation, existing system of printing of Authorisation on security paper will continue.

[Policy Circular   No. 19/2015-2020]

URL: http://dgft.gov.in/sites/default/files/Policy%20Circular%2019%20of%202015-20.pdf  


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