Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Notification No. 21/2015-2020
New Delhi, Dated 11th August 2016
Subject: Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for export of Articles
of Apparel and Clothing Accessories. Amendments in FTP 2015-2020 - reg.
S.O. (E) - In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade
(Development and Regulation) Act, 1992, as amended, read with Para 1.02 of the
Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby makes the
following amendments in the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020 with effect
from 1st September 2016, namely:
2. Below existing para 4.04, a new para 4.04A is added as follows:
4.04A Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for export of Articles of Apparel and
Duty free import of fabric under 'Special Advance Authorisation Scheme for
export of Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories' shall be allowed, as per
Customs Notification issued for this scheme, for export of items covered under
Chapter 61 and 62 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import, subject to the
following terms and conditions:
(i) The authorisation shall be issued based on Standard Input output Norms
(SION) or prior fixation of norms by Norms Committee.
(ii) The authorisation shall be issued for the import of relevant fabrics
including inter lining only as input. No other input, packing material, fuel,
oil and catalyst shall be allowed for import under this authorisation.
(iii) Exporters shall be eligible for All Industry Rate of Duty Drawback, for
non fabric inputs, as determined by Central Government for this scheme. For the
purpose of value addition norm of para 4.08 of FTP, the value of any other input
used on which benefit of Drawback is claimed or intended to be claimed shall be
equal to 22% of the FOB value of export realised. Minimum value addition shall
be as per para 4.09 of FTP.
(iv) Where the exporter desires to claim drawback determined and fixed by
Central Excise Authority (brand rate), he shall follow para 4.15 of FTP
regarding declarations to be made in application for the authorisation and make
export under claim for brand rate. In such cases the value addition shall be as
per para 4.08 of FTP. Minimum value addition shall be as per para 4.09 of FTP.
(v) Authorisation, and the fabric imported, shall be subject actual user
condition. The same shall be non transferable even after completion of export
obligation. However fabric imported may be transferred for job work as permitted
by Central Excise (excluding to units located in areas eligible for area based
exemption from Central Excise Duty). Invalidation of the authorisation shall not
(vi) The fabric imported shall be subject to pre-import condition and it shall
be physically incorporated in the export product (making normal allowance for
wastage). Only Physical exports shall fulfil the export obligate.
(vii) Provisions of paragraphs 4.02, 4.05(a), 4.13(i), 4.13(ii), 4.14, 4.15,
4.17, 4.19, 4.21(i), 4.21(ii), 4.21(iii), 4.21(v), 4.22(i), and 4.24 of Foreign
Trade Policy shall be applicable insofar as they are not inconsistent with this
Effect of this Notification: A new scheme called Special Advance Authorisation
Scheme for export of Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories of Chapter 61
& 62 of ITC(HS) Classification is introduced with effect from 1st September 2016
wherein exporters are entitled for an authorisation for fabrics including inter
lining on pre-import basis, and All Industry Rate of Duty Drawback for
non-fabric inputs on the exports.
Director General of Foreign Trade
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(Issued from F.No-01/94/180/21/AM17/PC-4)