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11.02.2022 : Due date to file DVAT for quarter ending 31.12.2021 extended

Considering the difficulties faced by the dealers due to technical glitches, date of filing of DVAT returns for the quarter ending 31.12.2021 in Form DVAT-16, DVAT-17 and DVAT-48 along with required annexures/ enclosures shall stand extended upto 28.02.2022.


09.12.2021 : Instruction regarding Testing of coumarin in imported Cinnamon-reg.

Reference is invited to letter F.No.1-1403/FSSAI/Imports/2015 (part1) dated 30th November 2021 issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, New Delhi on the above-mentioned subject (copy enclosed). It is requested that necessary action may be taken to sensitize officers under your jurisdiction hereby to ensure that the all imported consignments of cinnamon get tested for coumarin content (on dry basis), which should not be more than 0.3 percent by weight. The difficulties, if any , in the implementation of this instruction may please be brought to the notice of the Board. Read more.

01.12.2021 : Import of Sajji Khar / Pappad Khar – reg. Instruction no. 26/2021 – Customs

Reference is invited to F. No. 101765/FSSAI/ Imports /2018 dated 23.06.2021 issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, New Delhi on the above-mentioned subject. It is stated that imported consignments of Sajji Khar / Papad Khar does not require product approval under FSS (Approval of non-specified food and food ingredients) Regulations 2017 and these may be considered as “food not specified” till standards are notified by FSSAI. Read more.

25.10.2021 : Circulation of General Authorization for Export of Chemicals and related equipment (GAEC) of SCOMET items for public/Industry comments.

With the aim to simply the process for post reporting in case of export of certain chemicals under SCOMET list and to reduce the compliance burden on exporters, a draft policy on General Authorization for Export of Chemicals and related equipment (Excluding Software and Technology) is proposed. The same is being circulated for the public /Industry comments and feedback. The comments on the draft Policy are invited and may be sent to [email protected] by 05.11.2021. Read more

DGFT – Directorate General of Foreign Trade – Notification

Notification No.SubjectDownload
17.08.202119/2015-20Introducing a Scheme for Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (“RoDTEP”)Click here
16.08.202118/2015-20Amendment in Export Policy of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing kitsClick here
10.08.202117/2015-20Para 2.07 of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020 is amended so as to amend the provision regarding prohibition and restrictions for imports/ exports, in line with international agreements.Click here
09.08.202116/2015-20Extension in period of modification of IEC till 31.08.2021 and waiver of fees for IEC updation done during August, 2021-reg.
All IEC holder has to ensure that details in its IEC is updated electronically every year, during April – June period. However, for the current year only, this period is extended by another month till 31st August, 2021. In cases where there are no changes in IEC details same also needs to be confirmed online
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DGFT – Directorate General of Foreign Trade – Trade Notice

Trade Notice No.SubjectDownload
14.01.202231/2021-22De-Activation of IECs not updated at DGFTClick here
09.08.202115/2021-22Procedure and Criteria for submission and approval of applications for export of Diagnostic Kits and their components /laboratory reagentsClick here
04.08.202114/2021-22In continuation to Public Notice No. 34/2015-2020 dated December 24, 2020, it is stated that in case of amalgamation/de-merger/acquisition/insolvency the export obligation(s)/contingent liability(s) are required to be transferred from the earlier entity to the new entity as required under the related laws and rules on the amalgamation/de-merger/acquisition/insolvency process.
An online procedure is accordingly being notified to provide for online filing and transfer of Advance Authorization(s) and EPCG Authorisation(s) from the earlier entity to the new entity(s). 
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04.08.202113/2021-22Uploading of e-BRC by 15.09.2021 for shipping bills with LEO upto 31.03.2020 on which RoSCTL scrip has been claimed from DGFT RAsClick here
28.07..202112/2021-22Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 – Introduction of online Deemed Exports Application Module – regardingClick here
04.08.2021 : CBIC : launches Compliance Information Portal (CIP)

CIP provides free access to information on all Customs procedures and regulatory compliance for nearly 12,000 Customs Tariff Items.

The Central Board for Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) here today launched the Indian Customs Compliance Information Portal (CIP) at www.cip.icegate.gov.in/CIP for providing free access to information on all Customs procedures and regulatory compliance for nearly 12,000 Customs Tariff Items.

CIP is yet another facilitation tool developed by CBIC to empower our business as well as any interested person with up-to-date information on the legal and procedural requirements of Customs and Partner Government Agencies (FSSAI, AQIS, PQIS, Drug Controller etc.) for carrying out imports and exports.  The portal would provide at the click of a button complete knowledge of all import and export related requirements for all items covered under the Customs Tariff thereby improving the ease of doing cross border trade.

For using CIP, one can simply enter either the Customs Tariff Heading (CTH) or the description of the goods in question to get information to step-by-step procedures, regulatory compliances requirements like License, Certificates, etc., for imports as well as exports. This includes import and export through posts and courier, import of samples, reimport and reexport of goods, self-sealing facility for exporters and project imports.

Another important feature of CIP is a pan India map showing all the Customs seaports, airports, land customs stations etc. It also contains addresses of the regulatory agencies and their websites. Press Release

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