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Amendments in Chapter 4 of the Handbook of Procedures (Volume I)

TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY (PART-I, SECTION-1)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

PUBLIC NOTICE No. 02 (RE-2013)/ 2009-2014

NEW DELHI, DATED THE 18th April, 2013

In exercise of powers conferred under Paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014,the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby notifies the following amendments in Chapter 4 of the Handbook of Procedures (Volume I). This shall come into force from 18th April, 2013.

(1) In order to facilitate disposing   of pending requests of the exporters by RAs, it has been decided to amend Para 4.20.5 of HBP v1 which reads as under :-

No clubbing of authorisations issued on or before 31st March, 2004 shall be allowed. Further, no clubbing of authorisations covered under Appendix 30A of the HBPv1 or authorisations with less than 18 months EOP shall be allowed.

The amended Sub-para shall read as under [new portion in bold letters]:-

No clubbing of authorisations issued on or before 31st March, 2004 shall be allowed. Further, no clubbing of authorisations covered under Appendix 30A of the HBPv1 or authorisations with less than 18 months EOP shall be allowed. However, requests for clubbing of Advance Licences/Authorisations, issued between 1.4.2002 and 31.5.2012, and received by RAs on or before 4.6.2012 may be disposed of as per the provisions of HBP-v1 prior to issue of Revised Edition/Annual Supplement dated 5.6.2012, provided conditions stipulated in Public Notice No. 79 dated 13.10.2011 are adhered.

(2) To rectify the omission under Appendix 21 C relating to PROCEDURE OF ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER in NOTE 3, the word ˜DFIA™ is being inserted after the words Advance Authorisation™ in the 1st sentence of the NOTE.

Effect of this Public Notice: This would facilitate disposal of   pending requests the exporters for clubbing of advance authorisations where applications have been received upto 4.6.2012. The second para would facilitate issue of duplicate authorisation in lieu of cancelled authorisation after payment of only Rs. 200/- as additional application fee as in case of other authorisations.

(Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

e-mail: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from F. No. 01/ 94/180/395/AM13/PC-4)

Tags: Anup K. PujariApril 2013Coming into forceGazette of IndiaIndiaMinistry of Commerce and Industry (India)New Delhi

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