Circular No.ES/11/2020-21 4th April, 2020
To: Members of the Council
Sub.: Acceptance of scanned copies of pre-registration application and other documents by Local Users for REG under EUGSP
We would like to inform you that DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 61/2019-20 dated 2nd April, 2020 instructing Local Users to accept scanned copies of pre-registration application and other documents under European Union’s Generalised System of Preferences (EUGSP).
As you are aware, under the EUGSP Self- Certification system, applicant exporters need to fill a Pre-Application Form with requisite details to pre-register themselves with the relevant Local Users for REG under the EU GSP REX System. Subsequently, they take a printout and submit the physical copy with relevant documents to the Local Users for REG for obtaining their REX Number.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now, the offices of the Local Users for REG are either closed or working with skeletal staff and hence the applicants are unable to visit the offices of Local Users to physically submit the Pre-Application Form.
Therefore, DGFT instructed that-
Until offices of the Local Users for REG open after normalcy returns, they would accept scanned copies of the Pre-registration application and other relevant documents submitted by the applicant exporters for processing their applicants.
The REX numbers would be issued and the scanned copy would be sent by email to the exporters.
In case of any deficiency, this would be electronically communicated to the exporter and all additional documents would be accepted on email for correcting this deficiency and issuing the Registered Exporter System (REX) number.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.