Amendment in Para 2.20(b) of Handbook of Procedures (HBP) of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 regarding revalidation of Export Authorization/Licences for Non-SCOMET and SCOMET items

Circular No. ES/196/2020-21                                                            11th June, 2020            

To : Members of the Council 

Sub: Amendment in Para 2.20(b) of Handbook of Procedures (HBP) of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 regarding revalidation of Export Authorization/Licences for Non-SCOMET and SCOMET items

 Dear Member,

The O/o DGFT, New Delhi has issued Public Notice No.10/2015-20 dated 8th June 2020 on the above subject.

You may be aware that, as per  Paragraph 2.20 (b) of Hand Book of Procedure of FTP 2015-2020, Export Authorisations including for SCOMET items may be revalidated, on merits for a period of six months at a time and maximum upto 12 months by the RA concerned, except for cases in para 2.16(b) of HBP.

The Director General of Foreign Trade now makes amendments in Paragraph 2.20 (b) of Handbook of Procedures (HBP) with immediate effect.

Existing Para 2.20 (b) of HBP

Revised Para 2.20(b) of HBP

(b) Export Authorisation including for SCOMET items may be revalidated, on merits for a period of six months at a time and maximum upto 12 months by the RA concerned, except for cases in para 2.16(b) of HBP.

(b) Export Authorisation, including for SCOMET items, may be revalidated, on merits for a period of six months at a time and maximum upto 12 months by the DGFT (Hqrs).

As an effect to this Public Notice, Paragraph 2.20 (b) of HBP of FTP 2015-2020 has been amended to allow revalidation of the Export Authorization / License for Non-SCOMET and SCOMET items from DGFT (Hqrs).

Members may please make a note of the amendments done in the Public Notice.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

S.BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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