DGFT took measures for online filing and processing of applications for export of Restricted items

Mar 19, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on March 18, 2019, has taken certain measures for online filing and processing of applications for export of Restricted items to simplify the filing of application and expediting the processing and issuance of export authorization.

The measures are as under:

A.Online filing and processing of applications for export authorization of Restricted items (Non - SCOMET)

1.Presently, the applications for export of Restricted items are filed in hard copy and thereafter, the consultation with concerned agencies is also done manually.

2.Therefore, it has been decided that with effect from March 19, 2019 the application by the exporters will be filed online on E- COM module for Export Authorizations (Non – SCOMET Restricted items). Further, the consultation process with administrative departments will also be online.

3.DGFT has also mentioned the process for filing online Application.

4.The documents that are required to be uploaded on the portal are as under: 

i.Copy of Purchase Order (s) of firms(s) involved in the export of the item/product;

ii.Aayat Niryat Form (ANF) – 1 (Applicants Profile).

iii.Relevant documents as per the Trade Notice No. 35 dated October 25, 2018. 

5.As a transition arrangement, applications shall be accepted off – line also till March 31, 2019. From April 01, 2019, it is mandatory to apply online only.

B.Issue of exporter authorisation  / license by DGFT (Headquarters) for export of Non - Special Chemicals, Organism, Materials, Equipment and Technologies (Non – SCOMET) Restricted items

1.To avoid any delay in grant of export authorizations, DGFT has decided that with effect from April 01, 2019, export authorizations for Restricted items (Non – SCOMET) shall be issued by the Export Cell, DGFT (Headquarters). 

2.However, issues relating to revalidation and penal action in terms of Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 (FTDR Act), if any related to the export authorization, will continue to be handled by the concerned Jurisdictional Regional Authority, in terms of the existing provision in Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) / Hand Book of Procedures (HBP). 

3.Further, jurisdictional Regional Authority will continue to issue export authorizations in those Restricted items (Non – SCOMET) cases, against which permissions have been issued by DGFT (Headquarters) before March 31, 2019.

[Trade Notice No. 50 / 2018-19]

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