Relief in Average Export Obligation in terms of Para 5.19 of Hand Book of Procedures of FTP 2015-20

Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110011
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Policy Circular No. 18/2015-20

Date: 31.01.2019

To,

All Regional Authorities of DGFT/All Customs Authorities/FIEO/EPCs/All Concerned

Subject: Relief in average export obligation in terms of Para 5.19 of Hand Book of Procedures of FTP 2015-20-reg.

Attention is drawn to Para 5.19 of the Hand Book of Procedures of FTP 2015-20 which envisages that to provide relief to exporters of those sectors where total exports in that sector/product group has declined by more than 5% as compared to the previous year, the average export obligation for the year may be reduced proportionate to reduction in exports of that particular sector/product group during the relevant year as against the preceding year.  This implies that the sector/product group that witnessed such decline in 2017-18 as compared to 2016-17 would be entitled for such relief.

2. A list of such sectors/product groups showing the percentage decline in exports during 2017-18 as compared to 2016-17 is enclosed herewith.

3. All Regional Authorities of this Directorate are requested to re-fix the annual average export obligation for the EPCG Authorizations for the year 2017-18 accordingly. The reduction, if any, in the Export Obligation should be appropriately endorsed in the file pertaining to the concerned EPCG Authorisation, as also in the Amendment Sheet to be issued along with the concerned EPCG Authorisation by the Regional Authority.

4. The Regional Authorities, while considering requests of discharge of Export Obligation, will ensure that in case of shortfall in Export Obligation fulfillment, the Policy Circulars earlier issued in terms of Para 5 .11.2 of HBP 2009-14 and Para 5 .19  of Hand Book of Procedure of FTP 2015-20 are also considered before issuance of the demand notice etc. This stipulation should also form part of the Check- Sheet for the purpose of EODC.

5. This issues with the approval of DGFT.

Enclosure: List of sectors/product groups which experienced a decline of more than 5% in exports in 201 7-18 as compared to 2016-17 (11 pages)

(Rajbir Sharma)
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
Tel. No. +911123061562/ Ext. 236
E-mail: [email protected]

(Issued from File No.18/56/AM-18/P-5)

India’s export of those sectors/ product group which showed a decline of 5% or more in 2017-18 as compared to 2016-17