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I  impex

            This column is compiled by Consultant [EXIM Policy] of EPCH. It contains recent Public Notices, Notifications and Circulars
                         of DGFT, CBEC and Department of Revenue. If a handicraft exporter has question[s] to ask on
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             Impex # 1                                  Issuance of RCMC online

           DGFT issues Trade Notice      These are the days of 'Digital India'. DGFT has issued a Trade Notice No.1 dt. 07-04-
           allowing all EPCs to issue    2017 allowing all EPCs to issue RCMC online also. No prior permission of DGFT is
           RCMC online                   required in this matter. A copy of DGFT Trade Notice is reproduced below:
                                                 Copy of Trade Notice No. 1/2017-18
             1. All EPCs
             2. Federation of Export Organisations
                                                 Subject: Online issuance of RCMC

             This Office has received a request from Chemical and Allied Export Promotion Council of India (CAPEXIL) for
             permission to issue online RCMCs along with the online format of RCMC, slightly tweaked to adopt to the digital
             set up. The matter has been examined and it is observed that DGFT has not prescribed any specific mode i.e.
             manual or online, for issuance of RCMCs by the Export Promotion Councils (EPC). Accordingly, question of granting
             permission for issuance of online RCMCs does not arise.
             2. In this regard, it is clarified that for introducing online applications, its processing and subsequent issuance of
             certificate, EPCs need not seek any permission from DGFT. As a matter of keeping pace with the Govt's campaign for
             "Digital India", DGFT urges all EPCs to adopt the online mechanism for issuance of Certificates- to the extent that
             general format as prescribed in ANF - 2R of the Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP (2015-20), is followed.
             3. Accordingly, it has been desired that to be in sync with the current digital environment all EPCs may lay down a
             timeframe and a roadmap for changeover to online issuance of RCMCs and share the same with this Directorate.

             Impex # 2                Eleven ICDS and one CFS disallowed to clear metal scrap

           DGFT issues Public Notice               The issue of import of metal scrap free from radiation has become very
           (i) Disallowing eleven ICDS and one     important for quite some time now. To ensure the same, the ports, CFCs &
                                                   ICDs must have 'Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanners' at all
           CFC from clearance of metal scrap.
                                                   importing clearance stations.
           (ii) Allowing only fourteen
                                                   DGFT after assessing the position as above has issued a Public Notice No.
           designated ports to clear metal
                                                   63, dt. 27-03-2017, amending para 2.54(d)(IV) of the containing provisions
           scrap top 31-03-2018.
                                                   as detailed in the subject above and reproduced below:

                                      Copy of DGFT Public Notice No. 63 dated 27th March 2017
            Effect of this Public Notice: Para 2.54(d)(iv) of the Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020 has been amended to reflect the
            list of designated ports for imports of un-shredded metallic scrap and the period for installation and operationalisation
            of Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanner in these ports is extended uptil 31.3.2018.
            In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy, (2015-2020), the Director General of
            Foreign Trade hereby amends (i) para 2.54 (d) (iv) of the Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020 detailing the names of the
            designated ports for import of un- shredded metallic scrap; and (ii) extends their validity for such imports, in
            supersession of the provision in para 2.54(d) (v), notified vide Public Notice No 38(2015-20) dated 06/10/2016 as under:

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