Policy Circular No. 46 (RE 2010) 2009-14 Dated
8th November, 2011.
Subject:- Authorizations issued by DGFT not transmitted by message exchange to Customs to be registered / operated on production of physical copy of authorization only.
DGFT receives requests from exporters / importers about non appearance of details of authorizations issued by DGFT on Custom’s server leading to delays in registration / export and import clearances.
2. Message exchange between DGFT and Customs is operational only in respect of Advance Authorization (on and after 01.04.2009), Export Promotion Capital Goods (on and after 01.04.2009), Duty Free Import Authorization (on and after 13.10.2011) and DEPB (which is on EDI mode for almost 6 years). Only these authorizations are therefore available for ‘on-line’ verification.
3. Other authorizations i.e. Annual Advance Authorization, Annual EPCG, SHIS, restricted / SCOMET import / export authorization, Chapter 3 Reward Scheme are yet to be covered under message exchange with customs. Therefore, these authorizations need to be registered / operated by custom on production of physical copy of authorization only with no ‘on-line’ verification.
4. The above procedure is being reiterated for information to all stake holders.
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade