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Charging of Fees for REX Registration

Circular No.ES/ 215/ 2018-19                                                        15th September, 2018

To: Members of the Council

Sub: Charging of Fees for REX Registration

Dear Member,

We would like to inform you that the O/o DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 32/2018-19 dated 14th September, 2018 on the above subject.

This Trade Notice is with regard to the registration of exporters under EU GSP REX System and assigning them a REX number enabling them to self certify the origin of product through Statement of Origin for duty preference under European Union Generalised System of Preferences, India is implementing EU GSP REX System w.e.f. 1st January, 2017.

To this effect, DGFT had brought out a Public Notice No. 51 dated 30.12.2016. For doing the REX registration, some agencies have been identified and details of these agencies given in the Public Notice No. 51 dated 30.12.2016.

The REX registration is free of charge and it has been clearly indicated in the Public Notice No. 51 dated 30.12.2016.

However, it has been brought to the notice of the Department of Commerce that some of the agencies are charging exporters for REX registration, which is incorrect and in violation of the instructions laid down in Public Notice No. 51 dated 30.12.2016.

DGFT has reiterated that REX registration under EU GSP Scheme is free and no fees can be charged from exporters for REX registration.

It has been noticed that RAs of DGFT and Local Authorities for REX are not registering some applicants under REX as they are under DEL.

With regard to the above, it has been clarified by DGFT that –

  • Registering an applicant under REX is not a benefit being granted under the FTP
  • Registration under REX enables an exporter to export to EU under EU-GSP Scheme and get a preferential tariff.
  • Accordingly, applicants’, even if under DEL, may be registered under REX for exports to EU-GSP.

Members may kindly make a note of the above clarification.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

S. BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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