In pursuance of the provisions of paragraph 1.03 of Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) hereby notifies the procedure to be followed by an exporter or importer or by the licensing/Regional Authority or by any other authority for purpose of implementing the provisions of Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, the Rules/orders made thereunder and the provisions of Foreign Trade Policy. The said procedure is contained in following compilations:
Hand Book Of Procedures
Appendices &aayatniryat Forms And
Standard Input Output Norms (Sion)
These compilations, as amended from time to time, shall come into force from the date of their notification and shall remain in force until 31st March, 2020.
The objective is to implement provisions of FT (D&R) Act, Rules and Orders made thereunder and provisions of FTP (2015-20) by laying down simple, transparent and EDI compatible procedures which are user friendly and are easy to comply with and administer for efficient management of foreign trade.
For the purpose of this Handbook, definitions and glossary contained in FT (D&R) Act, Rules and orders made thereunder and in the FTP (2015-20) shall apply. 14
1.04 E-governance Of Foreign Trade
DGFT delivers most of its services on a transparent and efficient EDI platform using tools like Online filing of Applications, Message Exchange with Community Partners, Digital Signatures and Electronic payment of application fee. Use of EDI at DGFT has enabled faster processing, speedier communication by e-mail and on-line availability of application processing status. The endeavour is to achieve higher level of information sharing through SMS.
Export Import related information including Acts, Rules, Policy & Procedures thereof including online DGFT portal can be accessed at http://dgft.gov.in/
All the DGFT Regional Authorities are EDI enabled and connected with the DGFT Central Server to provide online connectivity to EXIM community in a 24×7 environment.
DGFT keeps expanding the scope and domain of EDI on a continuous basis. The endeavour is to achieve higher level of integration with community partners.
An exporter shall file his application online on DGFT website at http://dgft.gov.in/. Application will then be processed in accordance with prevalent rules and regulations. The processing of applications will be made online. DGFT shall issue deficiency letters, if any, in online mode or through use of e-mail. No communication shall be issued by DGFT in manual mode.