Online filing, processing and system based approval of MEIS applications in respect of SEZ shipping bills

Circular No.ES/434/2018-19                                                             March 30, 2019

To: Members of the Council

Sub.: Online filing, processing and system based approval of MEIS applications in respect of SEZ shipping bills

Dear Member,

We would like to inform you that O/o DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 51/ 2018-19 dated 29th March, 2019 regarding activation of online filing, processing and system based approval of MEIS applications in respect of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) shipping bills w.e.f. 8th April, 2019 to facilitate the initiative of  ‘Ease of doing business’.

Please may kindly make a note the following details:

  • Exporters shall electronically attach the SEZ Shipping Bills in their online application and link these shipping bills with e-BRCs for shipping bills with HS Codes, which are not in the negative list issued vide Public Notice No. 68 dated 9th January, 2019.

  • The system would approve the MEIS applications and SEZ RAs shall dispatch them within 1 working day or hand over to the applicant, as opted by the applicant in the online module.

  • In case of any difficulty, you may kindly contact the O/o DGFT.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

S. BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR