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Advance Authorisation and the List of Documents required for obtaining the License

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What is Advance Authorization (AA)?

Advance authorization is a scheme administered by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in India. It allows Indian exporters to import certain specified goods duty-free, provided that they are used in the production of goods that are intended for export. The scheme is designed to help Indian businesses improve their competitiveness in international markets by enabling them to access raw materials and other inputs at lower cost. 

To obtain an AA, exporters must submit an application to the DGFT, along with supporting documents such as proof of export orders and details of the goods to be imported. The DGFT will then review the application and, if approved, issue an advance authorization certificate, which must be presented to customs authorities at the time of import.

What are the pre-requisites for applying for Advance Authorization?

  1. Go to and log in to the DGFT website.
  2. Connect your existing Importer Exporter Code (IEC) to your account. More information on the IEC can be found in the related FAQs.
  3. Under the “My Dashboards” section, register a Digital Signatures Token.

What are the documents required for obtaining Advance Authorization?

  1. IEC Copy
  2. Export Item Description
  3. ITC HS code of the export product
  4. Quantity of Export item
  5. FOB value of item to be exported
  6. Import Item description
  7. ITC HS code of the import product
  8. Quantity of Import item
  9. CIF value of imported item
  10. IGST duty percentage on item to be imported (%)
  11. Custom duty percentage on item to be imported (%)
  12. Port of Registration to be mentioned
  13. Valid RCMC from an Export Promotion Council suitable to the export product
  14. Industrial license
  15. CA certificate 
  16. CA certificate of consumption for last 3 years

How can we help?

A V International is one of the leading and oldest DGFT/Customs Consulting firm operating pan India. Established in 1991, our company is headquartered in Mumbai. Our company specializes in Advance Authorization cases; we can help in obtaining Advance License and also obtaining redemption/closure of the same with bond/bank guarantee cancellation. 



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