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Amendment in Para 5.03(a) of the Handbook of Procedure (HBP) of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 and addition of new Para C in Appendix 5A of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-20

Circular No: ES/225/2017-18                                                          November 14, 2017

To: Members of the Council

Sub: Amendment in Para 5.03(a) of the Handbook of Procedure (HBP) of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 and addition of new Para C in Appendix 5A of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-20

Dear Member,

DGFT has issued Public Notice No.40/ 2015-20 dated 13.11.2017 by making amendment in Para 5.03 (a) of the Handbook of Procedure (2015-20) of FTP 2015- 2020 relating to Nexus Certification

Further, a Para C has been added after Para B of Appendix 5A of the Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015- 2020 relating to Format of Chartered Engineer Certificate for Nexus under EPCG Scheme with immediate effect.

In this regard, please find here- below the changes /additions which are made by DGFT (indicated in bold/ underlined) for your information and ready reference.

  • Para 5.03 – Nexus Certification

Existing Para 5.03(a)

Revised Para 5.03(a)

RA concerned shall, on the basis of nexus certificate from an Independent Chartered Engineer (CEC) submitted by the applicant in Appendix 5A, issue EPCG authorisation. Reasonable wastage, if any, anticipated at the time of installation of capital goods will also be certified by the Chartered Engineer in the nexus certificate and the same would be mentioned in the condition sheet of the EPCG authorisation at the time of issue.

 

RA concerned shall, on the basis of nexus certificate from an Independent Chartered Engineer (CEC) submitted by the applicant in Appendix 5A, issue EPCG authorisation. Reasonable wastage, if any, anticipated at the time of installation of capital goods will also be certified by the Chartered Engineer in the nexus certificate and the same would be mentioned in the condition sheet of the EPCG authorisation at the time of issue. For issuance of such certificate, the Chartered Engineer shall act only in the domain of his/ her competence.

  • Appendix 5A- to Format of Chartered Engineer Certificate for Nexus under EPCG Scheme

A new Para C is added after Para B of Appendix 5A of the Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015- 2020 as under

  C. I have necessary competence in the relevant domain/ field to issue this certificate.

Members may kindly make a note of the above amendments.

Thanking you,

S. BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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