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
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:
Procedures & guidelines for exporters/ applicants and SEZ RAs would be similar to the system based automatic approval for MEIS applied for such shipping bills, as mentioned in Trade Notice No. 30 dated 11th September, 2018.
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.