Export promotion & facilitation

Circular No.ES/400/2018-19                                              1st March, 2019

To: Members of the Council

Sub.: Export promotion & facilitation

Dear Member,

Kindly refer to Council’s earlier Circular No.ES/396/2018-19 dated 27th February, 2019 requesting details of the issues faced by you on points listed below –

  • Customs procedures & facilitation.

  • Export related issues.

  • Quality/ cost of services provided by various intermediaries in the Customs environment like Customs Brokers, Shipping lines, Forwarders, Custodians etc.

  • Impact of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed by India.

  • Tariff concessions vis-à-vis non-tariff barriers faced by exporters in export markets.

  • Need for non-preferential rules of origin and their structure.

  • Manufacture–in-bond under Section 65 of the Customs Act.

In this connection, we would like to inform you that the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has constituted a Working Group on Export Promotion & Facilitation by CBIC under the chairmanship of Shri O.P Dadhich, Chief Commissioner of Customs, Delhi Zone, New Delhi to look into the issues faced by our members on the above points.

Therefore the Council requests you to kindly provide us your inputs on the above issues at ed@srtepc.in, mr@srtepc.in & es@srtepc.in latest by 4th March, 2019 (Monday) to enable us to send the same to the Ministry of Finance.

Members may kindly make a note of the above and do the needful at the earliest.

Thanking you,               

Yours faithfully,