DGFT Notifies Relaxation in Submission of Bill of Exports made SEZ units in case of Advance Authorisation
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) vide Policy Circular No. 39/2015-20 dated 7th June 2022 Notifies Relaxation in Submission of Bill of Exports made SEZ units in case of Advance Authorisation.
The Circular is Given Below:
One of the documentary requirements prescribed under ‘Guidelines for Applicants’ of ANF-4F (Application for Redemption) in case of supplies made to SEZ units under Advance Authorisation, states as follows:
“…..EP copy of the shipping bill(s) containing details of shipment effected or bill of export in case of export to SEZ… “
2. The above stated requirement of submitting ‘Bill of Export’ for supplies made to SEZ is prescribed under the Foreign Trade Policy. This requirement was challenged by several exporters before various High courts in the country on the ground of hardships suffered by them due to non-availability of this provision for the period covered upto FTP 2009-14. In most of the cases, Hon’ble Courts have granted relief to the Advance Authorisation holders.
3. Accordingly the issue has been examined and in terms of Para 2.58 of the FTP 2015-2020 (extended upto 30.9.2022), it has been decided to relax this condition of requirement of submission of ‘Bill of Export’ in case of exports made to SEZ units under Advance Authorisation, for all such supplies made prior to 01.04.2015.
4. Accordingly, for the purpose of discharge of export obligation under Advance Authorisations, in case of supplies made to SEZ units prior to 01.04.2015, the exporters can submit corroborative evidence in lieu of ‘Bill of Exports’ such as:
a) ARE-1 form duly attested by jurisdictional Central Excise/GST Authorities of AA holder.
b) Evidence of receipt of the supplies by the recipient in the SEZ.
c) Evidence of payment made by the SEZ unit to the AA holder.
5. This Policy Circular is issued with the approval of DGFT.
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