DGFT modifies the Para 4.12(vi) of HBP to exclude items falling under Appendix 4P

Aug 19, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on August 14, 2019, has modifies the Para 4.12 (vi) of Hand Book of Procedures (HBP) 2015-20 and add Appendix 4P to HBP 2015-20.

Current Para 4.12(vi) of HBP 2015-20:

Norms ratified by any Norms Committee (NC) in the O/o DGFT on or after April 01, 2015 in respect of any Advance authorization obtained under paragraph 4.07, shall be valid for the entire period of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) that is up to March 31, 2020 or for a period of three years from the date of ratification, whichever is later. Since all decisions of the Norms Committees are available in the form of minutes on the DGFT website, all other applicants of Advance Authorization are also eligible to apply and get their authorizations based on such ratified norms on repeat basis during validity of these norms.

Amended Para 4.12(vi) of HBP 2015-20:

Norms ratified by any Norms Committee (NC) in the O/o DGFT on or after April 01, 2015 in respect of any Advance authorization obtained under paragraph 4.07, shall be valid for the entire period of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) that is up to March 31, 2020 or for a period of three years from the date of ratification, whichever is later. Since all decisions of the Norms Committees are available in the form of minutes on the DGFT website, all other applicants of Advance Authorization are also eligible to apply and get their authorizations based on such ratified norms on repeat basis during validity of these norms. This para is not applicable for authorizations applied for items listed under Appendix 4P.

A new appendix 4P (Items to be excluded from the purview of Public Notice No. 64 dated December 27, 2018:

Sl. No.

Import Item Name

ITC HS at four digits

1.

Cashew in any form

0801

2.

All Restricted/ Prohibited Items under the FTP

As applicable

3.

Items covered under Para 4.11 of FTP 2015-20

As applicable

4.

Items covered under pre-import conditions under Appendix 4J

As applicable

[Public Notice No. 25/2015-2020]


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