DGFT amends the Para 3.01(b) of the Handbook of Procedures

May 15, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on May 14, 2019, has made amendment in Para 3.01(b) of the Handbook of Procedures, which specifies the Policy for Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS).

Current Para 3.01 (b)

Amended Para 3.01 (b)

An application for claiming rewards under MEIS on exports(other than Export of goods through courier or foreign post offices using e-Commerce), shall be filed online, using digital signature, on DGFT website at http://dgft.gov.in with RA concerned in ANF 3A. The relevant shipping bills and e BRC shall be linked with the on line application.

An application for claiming rewards under MEIS on exports(other than Export of goods through courier or foreign post offices using e-Commerce), shall be filed online, using digital signature, on DGFT website at http://dgft.gov.in with Regional Authority (RA) concerned in ANF 3A. The relevant shipping bills and e BRC shall be linked with the on line application.

However if,

i.                    Bank Realisation Certificate (E-BRC) has been generated in INR and payment is under Para 2.52 (b)of the FTP, a letter from the concerned bank is required to be submitted to the concerned RA confirming that the payment has been received through Vostro Mechanism,

Or

ii.                   The shipment has been made to countries which are in OFAC list and e BRC could not be generated by the exporter along with a self attested copy of the proof of payment such as Foreign Inward Remittance Certificates / Statements etc is required to be submitted to the RA,

The RAs would process the application under (i) and (ii) above, after the required documents are submitted in hard copy to the RAs. 

 Effect of the Public Notice: Procedure for claiming MEIS benefits for exports realized under Para 2.52 (b) of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) and for exports in which e BRC is not generated by banks has been notified.

[Public Notice No. 08/2015-20]


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