[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY (PART-I, SECTION-I)]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE
PUBLIC NOTICE NO
19/2015-2020, Dated: July 30, 2021
Subject: Amendments in Appendix 2K of the Foreign Trade Policy- reg.
In exercise of powers conferred under Paragraph 1.03 read with Paragraph 2.04 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Director General of Foreign Trade amends Appendix-2K of the Foreign Trade Policy as enclosed herewith.
Effect of this Public Notice: With this Public Notice the revised process for online refund of user charges/penalty/other application fees is notified. The process for e-miscellaneous payments for any online/offline process where the direct online payment option is not available, is also notified.
[Issued from File No. 01/93/180/66/AM-21/P.C.II(B)/e- 28655]
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India
Scale of User Charges and Process for Deposit/ Refund of Application Fee/Penalty, etc.
Scale of Fee (in Rupees)
||Application for Importer Exporter Code/Id card
||Application for Export License / SCOMET items for restricted goods.
||Application for import License for restricted item/ permission / certificate / Advance Authorization / DFIA / EPCG Authorization
||One per thousand or part thereof subject to a minimum of Rs. Five Hundred and maximum of Rupees one lakh on CIF value/duty saved amount of Authorization/ license / permission.
||Application for Duty credit scrip under rewards / incentive scheme.
||Application for grant of duplicate license / permission / certificate / scrip/ I-Card
||Application for amendment / correction in license / scrip / Authorization / certificate / permission etc.
||Annual updation of IEC during the period April to June as per Para 2.05 of HBPi
||Application for first revalidation of Authorization / Scrip / permission / certificate / license for SCOMET etc.
||Application for second revalidation of Authorization / scrip / permission / certificate / license for SCOMET etc.
||Application for Enlistment as an authorized agency under Appendix 2E and Appendix 2I of HBP
||Application for Certification Agency as per Appendix 2G
||Ten thousand for applicant based in India and USD 250 or an amount equivalent in rupees for applicant based abroad
||Application for seeking relaxation in Policy / procedure
||Application for review of decision of any committees
||Application for enhancement of value of Authorization
||One per thousand for differential CIF value / duty saved amount to be enhanced. No. additional fee is required if maximum prescribed fee has been paid initially.
||Issue of Preferential Certificate of Origin.ii
||Rupees Six Hundred
||Post verification of self - certified Certification of Origin under EU-GSP and verification fee under other FTAs.iii
i. rupees Seven Thousand Five Hundred for verification of single unit and
ii. Rupees Twelve Thousand for verification of multiple units.
Agencies may charge TA and DA as per government rates separately from the units.
||Application for reimbursement of benefits under transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA)
2. Mode of Deposit of Application Fee/Penalty/Any Other Fee
The user charges/penalty/any other fee shall be deposited in the following manner: -
Online payment of the requisite user charges/Penalty/any other Fee shall be part of the online services that are hosted on the DGFT website(s). The online service workflow when completed shall direct the applicants to the payment gateway for online payment of the specific charges.
In case of any online/offline process where the direct online payment option is not available, the payment is to be made online through the e-Miscellaneous Payments System(eMPS) on the DGFT Website.
The online payment options would include Internet Banking, debit cards, credit cards, UPI or any other payment methods as authorized from time to time.
3. Exemption from Payment of Fees:
No fee shall be payable in respect of any application made by such class or category of applicant as specified in Foreign Trade (Regulation) Rules, 1993.
4. Refund of Application Fees:
Application fee is nothing but the fee for processing of the application. Therefore, the fee once received will not be refunded except in the following circumstances, namely: -
a. Where the fee has been deposited in excess of the specified amount of fee; or
b. Where the fee has been deposited but no Application has been made; or
c. Where the fee has been deposited in error but the applicant is exempt from payment of
i. Where the applicant is eligible for refund of application fee, an application may be submitted online using the online refund management process. The application shall be auto-submitted to the concerned authority within whose jurisdiction the related file was submitted/the fee was paid. In case where no file has been generated the application shall be submitted to DGFT(HQ) by default.
ii. Any request for refund of payments made in the DGFT legacy system, which was being maintained by NIC, shall be made as per the manual procedure notified earlier. An application in the ANF-2G may be submitted to the licensing authority within whose jurisdiction the fee was paid. On receipt of application, the licensing authority shall pass refund order after verifying from the Pay and Accounts Officer concerned that the amount in question has been credited to the relevant treasury head of Government of India.
iii. On receipt of the online application for refund, the jurisdictional authority shall verify the details of the fees paid and grounds for refund. The same shall be duly noted and approved on file before proposing a sanction. Respective PAO would authorize the payment to the user on sanction.
iv. No claim for refund of application fee shall be entertained by the jurisdictional authority after expiry of one year from the date of the payment.
v. Sanction order for refund of fees shall be valid for three months from the date of issue. Request for revalidating the same may be considered on merits by the authority which issued the Refund Order.
5. Adjustment of Fee:
In cases, where a new Authorization or Duty Credit Scrip is issued by RA in lieu of the earlier Authorization/Scrip (which has been cancelled by RA, on the request of the firm, on account of non-registration at the Customs Port), or in case the RA suggests the firm to file application under correct scheme the application fees paid in the earlier Authorization/Scrip may be requested for refund. Head of Office of concerned jurisdictional authority shall have the authority to propose sanction of any such refunds. The grounds for refund shall be duly noted before proposing a sanction.
iPN 49/2015-20 dated 31.03.2021
ii PN 52/2015-2020 dated 30.11.2018
iii PN 52/2015-2020 dated 30.11.2018