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    Clarification about requirement of “Declaration of Intent” on Free Shipping Bills for claiming Chapter 3 scheme benefits., DGFT Policy Circular No 32(RE-2010)/2009-14, 03-06-2011

    Date: 03-06-2011
    Notification No: DGFT Policy Circular No 32(RE-2010)/2009-14
    Issuing Authority: DGFT  
    Type: Circular
    File No: F. No.01/91/180/160/AM12/PC-3
    Subject: Clarification about requirement of “Declaration of Intent” on Free Shipping Bills for claiming Chapter 3 scheme benefits.

    Government of India
    Department of Commerce
    Directorate General of Foreign Trade
    Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi-110011

    Policy Circular No. 32(RE-2010)/2009-14

    Dated: 03rd June, 2011

    All Regional Authorities
    FIEO and All EPCs

    Subject:- Clarification about requirement of “Declaration of Intent” on Free Shipping Bills for claiming Chapter 3 scheme benefits.

    1. Para 3.11.8 of HBPv1 2009-14 (earlier Para 3.23.8 in RE-2008) provides for “Declaration of Intent” to be made on “free shipping bills” in order to claim Chapter 3 benefits.

    2. It is clarified that “ Declaration of Intent” needs to be mentioned mandatorily on the free shipping bills for claiming Chapter 3 benefits . This declaration can be made in the product description column in the free shipping bills where sufficient space is available for this purpose. Instances have also been reported where free shipping bills bear only the name of the Chapter 3 scheme like FPS,FMS etc or the intention to claim Chapter 3 benefit has been mentioned manually on the shipping bills duly attested by customs. In such cases RA’s will accept these shipping bills for grant of Chapter 3 benefits.

    3. The “Declaration of Intent” would not be required for shipments filed under chapter 4 (including drawback), chapter 5 or chapter 6 of FTP.

    4. All RAs to take suitable action accordingly.

    5. This issues with approval of DGFT.

    (Hardeep Singh)
    Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
    [email protected]
    (Issued from F. No.01/91/180/160/AM12/PC-3)



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