Circular No.ES/288/2017-18 February 06, 2018
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Amendment in chapter 2 relating to General provisions regarding export and imports under Handbook of Procedure (2015-2020)
Vide Public Notice No. 58/ 2018 dated 05.02.2018, DGFT hereby amends the revised provision as at para 2.14 (A) (Modification of IEC) of the Handbook of Procedure (2015-20) of the Public Notice No. 43/ 2015- 2020 dated 05.12.2017.
In this regard, please find here- below the changes /additions which are made by DGFT (indicated in bold) for your information and ready reference.
2.14 (A) When an IEC holder seeks modification/ change of Branch Office/ Head Office/ Registered Office address in its IEC and which involves a shift in its jurisdictional RA, a request to that effect will have to be made to RA concerned under whose jurisdiction the applicant exists.
On the basis of this request, the RA (Custodian of the IEC File till now) will process such requests and amend IEC, if found appropriate under intimation to the RA under whose jurisdiction the applicant wants transfer. The new RA shall allow the person in its new address to carry out necessary functions and also, apply for eligible benefits as per FTP.
When an IEC holder seeks modification/ change of Head Office/ Registered Office address in its IEC and which involves a shift in its jurisdictional RA, a request to that effect will have to be made to the new RA, to whose jurisdiction the applicant is shifting its office.
The new RA shall make appropriate amendments, based on documents submitted to it by the applicant. The new RA will also separately inform the RA, who had initially issued the IEC, of the changes made in the concerned IEC. Thereafter, the new RA shall allow the applicant to carry out necessary functions and also apply for eligible benefits as per FTP through its office.
Members may kindly make a note of the above changes.