Government of India
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011
Policy Circular No. 57 /2009-14 (RE 2011)
Dated: 6th March, 2012
Subject: DFIA: applicability of provisions contained in paragraph 4.32.2 of HBP v1 regarding declaration of technical characteristics, quality and specifications at the time of exports.
Attention is invited to the conditions imposed under paragraph 4.32.2 of HBP v1. For ready reference, relevant portion of this para is extracted below:
However in respect of following items, exporter shall be required to give declaration with regard to technical characteristics, quality and specification in shipping bill. RA while issuing DFIA shall mention technical characteristics, quality and specification in respect of such inputs..............”
2. The matter has been examined and it is reiterated that the following shall be complied by RAs for cases covered under paragraph 4.32.2 of HBP v1:-
(i) At the time of issuance of DFIA:
Ensure that the exporter has given the details with regard to technical characteristics, quality and specifications in the application for DFIA (as at Sl. No. 15 of ANF A-H). RA should specify the details of technical characteristics, quality and specifications of such items in the DFIA.
(ii) At the time of EODC/Redemption /Transferability:
RAs must check that the same details are given in the shipping bills, and if the details are not given, the item(s) in question should be deleted from the duty free import list under DFIA. If, however, different technical characteristics quality or specifications are given in the shipping bill as compared to the endorsement on DFIA, then in such cases, the DFIA will be amended accordingly, only when the item(s) has (have) not yet been imported. In cases where imports have already been made, (with different technical characteristics, details and specifications) then the DFIA holder has to regularise the case for import of such items (which differ in their technical characteristics, details, specifications etc. from what was endorsed on the DFIA) by paying duty with interest etc., as the case may be.
3. Any problem relating to implementation of this Circular may be brought to the notice of this Directorate immediately.
This issues with the approval of DGFT.
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade
Tel 2306 1562
(Issued from File No. 01/94/180/371/AM 12/PC 4)