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DGFT Introduced A New Manual Process for Application of Amnesty Scheme

DGFT Introduces manual process for application under amnesty scheme

Many exporters are facing certain problems in applying for amnesty scheme for one time settlement of default in export obligation under Advance Authorisation and EPCG Scheme. To address this issue, the DGFT has introduced a manual mode of application through its latest notification no 02/2023-24 Dated: 23rd June 2023

Amnesty Scheme was introduced in the new foreign trade policy for one time settlement of default in export obligation under advance license and EPCG license. As per the policy circular 01/2023-24 Dated 17th April 2023, the applications for amnesty scheme are supposed to be filed using the online EODC Module of the DGFT website. However, many exporters are facing certain issues in filing the amnesty scheme applications on the same Module. Some of the common problems faced by the exporters are:

  • The data of the old advance licenses or EPCG Licenses are not available in the online database of EODC Module of the DGFT Website.
  • There is a persistent technical problem or a server issue in filing the online application on the EODC Module.

The DGFT has addressed this issue for exporters who are facing these problems. And with its latest policy circular number 02/2023-24 Dated 23rd June 2023 has introduced a standalone website and has taken this system in the manual mode.

The Manual Procedure:

Step 1: Visit the website and fill up the form. Mention the reason why the exporter was not able to file the online application on the EODC Module in the space provided for “Remarks”.

Step 2: Take print out of the filled-up form and take signatures of the authorised signatory of the exporting company.

Step 3: Submit the same with the DGFT Regional Authority within the deadline i.e. 30th June 2023 along with the supporting documents. Take a computerised receipt from the concerned DGFT regional authority. The Regional Authority will then examine the application and confirm the shortfall amount through a letter. These regional authorities have been directed to process these applications within 3 working days.

Step 4: Applicant should make the payment of Customs Duties and Interest to the Jurisdictional Customs Authority and provide proof of payment in response to the letter received previously.

Step 5: Based on the examination and the duty payment received, the DGFT Regional authority will grant the Export Obligation Discharge Certificate (i.e. EODC) on the online EODC Module of the DGFT Website.


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