DGFT issues steps on issue of late cut being imposed by the system while applying MEIS on reactivated shipping bills

Oct 10, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has issued steps on issue of late cut being imposed by the system while applying Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) on reactivated shipping bills on October 9, 2019.

Upon receiving multiple representations from the members of the trade and the Export Promotional Council (EPCs) regarding the difficulties being faced by exporters and the issue of Late Cut being imposed by the system while applying MEIS on reactivated shipping bills by the directorate, DGFT issues the following steps that are to be taken by members of the trade and the Regional Authority (RAs):

1.New Ecom application number for the re-activated shipping bills is created and the exporters have to note that at the time of generation of the new Ecom number, the online system may show the applicable late cut as on the date of generation of new number.

2.To remove late cut for the shipping bills, register a request at contact @DGFT (under a newly created dropdown” MEIS for reactivated shipping bills”).

3.On receipt of such request, the NIC technical team at DGFT HQs will edit the late cut fields and convert the application to ‘Manual’ mode and thereafter inform the firm to submit the file to the concerned RA online without making any other change in the application.

4.The applicant may then submit the MEIS application online for the relevant Ecom after submission of fees online and submit a manual/paper request to the concerned RA quoting the new File number.

5.RA would then examine and process the application received manually and imposes appropriate cut percentage in the E-com module’s relevant field for each shipping bill. This late cut imposed by the RA will be based on the date of submission of each shipping bills in its first submission file (earlier file). RAs must not allow MEIS benefits under this mechanism for shipping bills, in which MEIS was earlier rejected/ dis-allowed on account of “mis-classification” or where –Declaration of Intent” was missing in the shipping bills.

[Trade Notice: 36/2015-2020]

 


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