To: Members of the Council
Sub: Amendment in Para 2.107 (TRQ under FTA/CECA) of HBP 2015-2020
O/o DGFT has issued Public Notice No. 31/2015-20 dated 28th October, 2021 regarding amendment in Para 2.107 (TRQ under FTA/CECA) of Handbook of Procedure 2015-2020.
The applications for grant of TRQ authorization for 2021-22 only shall be submitted through the DGFT website upto 31st December, ,2021 with other modalities being the same.
Relevant extract of the revised Annexure III of Appendix 2A of FTP 2015-20 is given here-below:
Imports of Items under the TRQ of the India- Mauritius CECPA
[DGFT Public Notice No. 31/2015-20 dated 28.10.2021]
(i) The total quantum of items that can be imported under India-Mauritius CECPA shall be as follows:
ITC HS) Code
Tariff Rate Quota Quantity
6102; 6103; 6104;
6109; 6110; 6111;
Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories*
7.5 million pieces**
*Details of the HS Codes as in Table 3 of the Customs Notification mentioned above.
** Out of total quota of 7.5 million pieces, at least 5 million pieces of aggregate of all such items should have been manufactured from yarn/fabric sourced from India.
(ii) These imports will be permitted subject to the following arrangements/ procedure:-
a) Import would be subject to Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Revenue) Notification No. 25/2021-Customs dated 31St March, 2021 (as amended from time to time) relating to India-Mauritius CECPA.
b) All applications must accompany a pre-purchase agreement from one of the eligible exporters of specified items in Mauritius. The pre-purchase agreement must indicate the quantity and the duration of fulfilment of the contract. The list of eligible exporting entities of the item from Mauritius shall be decided by the Government of Mauritius.
c) At the time of clearance of the import consignment, the importer in India must produce a Certificate of Origin issued by concerned authorities in Mauritius.
d) The year in respect of these imports will be the period from 1s‘ April to 31st March, i.e. financial year in India.
e) All applications for grant of TRQ authorizations shall be submitted online through the DGFT website. No physical copies of the application are required to be submitted.
f) Allocation will be made equally among the eligible applicant subject to quantity The application in ANF 2M and ANF1 along with the requisite fee is required to be filed online. The application should be sent by 28th February of the financial year, for allocation in the next financial year. However, for the current Financial Year 2021-22, applications are invited by 31s` December, 2021 with other modalities remaining the same.
g) The TRQ authorisation shall contain the name and address of the importer, Importer-Exporter Code (IEC), Customs notification number, tariff item as applicable, quantity and validity period of the
h) The TRQ authorisation shall be issued electronically by the DGFT and transmitted to Indian Customs EDI System (ICES).
i) Imports made against the TRQ shall be allowed only upon debiting electronically in the ICES system.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.