Automatic Reduction/ Enhancement upto 10% Duty saved amount and pro rata Reduction/ Enhancement in export obligation

Circular No.ES/107/2019-20                                                              August 2, 2019          

To: Members of the Council              

Sub.:  Automatic Reduction/ Enhancement upto 10% Duty saved amount and pro rata Reduction/ Enhancement in export obligation

Dear Member,

Tis is to inform you that O/o DGFT has issued Public Notice No. 22/2015-20 dated 31st July, 2019 by making amendments in Para 5.16 (a) relating to Automatic Reduction / Enhancement upto 10% Duty saved amount and pro rata Reduction / Enhancement in export obligation under HBP 2015-20.

Relevant extract of the Public Notice is given here-below: 

Existing Para 5.16 (a) of HBP 2015-20

Amended Para 5.16 (a) of HBP 2015-20

If authorization issued has been utilized for import of goods: –

  1. in excess of duty saved amount indicated on the authorization by not more than 10%, the authorization shall be deemed to have been enhanced by that proportion. Customs shall automatically allow clearance of such goods without endorsement by RA concerned. The authorization holder shall furnish additional fee to cover excess imports effected, in terms of duty saved amount, to RA concerned, within one month of excess imports taking place. Export obligation shall automatically stand enhanced proportionately.

 

If authorization issued has been utilized for import of goods: –

  1. in excess of duty saved amount indicated on the authorization by not more than 10%, the authorization shall be deemed to have been enhanced by that proportion. Customs shall automatically allow clearance of such goods without endorsement by RA concerned. The authorization holder shall furnish additional fee to cover excess imports effected, in terms of duty saved amount, to RA concerned, within one month of excess imports taking place. Export obligation shall automatically stand enhanced proportionately.

RA concerned may also accept the additional fee to cover the excess imports effected, in terms of duty saved amount, if the same is furnished beyond one month but within two years of the excess import taking place, subject to payment of composition fee of Rs. 5,000/- per authorisation.

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

Thanking you,            

Yours faithfully,

S.BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR