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Application fee for grant of import authorization

Circular No. ES/ 258 /2017-18                                                            December 13, 2017

To: Members of the Council

Sub:  Application fee for grant of import authorization

Dear Member,

This is to you that DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 22 dated 11.12.2017 informing about the application fee for grant of import authorization.

It has been noticed by the O/o DGFT that importers are applying for authorization for import of restricted items are submitting their applications at the concerned Regional Authority (RA) of DGFT without paying the application fee at the time of submission of application. At the same time, the application is submitted at DGFT (HQS) at Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi without mention of any fees paid. Subsequently, when these cases are approved, applicants submit their application at the Regional Authority (RA) alongwith the fee.

In this regard, it is stated that the application fee as prescribed in Appendix 2K of FTP 2015-20 is the processing fee and the importers are required to submit their applications at the Regional Authority (RA) alongwith the prescribed fee and simultaneously at DGFT(HQS).

Members are hereby accordingly informed that application for grant of import licence may only be deposited at the RA’s office, after paying the applicable fees. Further while submitting their application in DGFT if they do not attach copy of the fee paid, their application will not be processed and no import authorization will be issued.

This is for your information.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,


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