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[To be Published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section -3, Sub-section (ii)|

Government of India-

Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Udyog Bhawan

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Notification No. 16 /2015-2020

New Delhi, Dated 02-09-2019

Subject: Amendment of Para 4.34 (i) of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20.

 

S.O(E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of FT(D&R) Act, 1992, read with Paragraph 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby makes following amendments in Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20.

The current Para 4.34 (i) of the Foreign Trade Policy reads as under:

(i)       Exporter of gold / silver / platinum jewellery and articles thereof including mountings and findings may obtain gold / silver / platinum as an input for export product from Nominated Agency, in advance or as replenishment after export in accordance with the procedure specified in this behalf.

No replenishment of the precious metal shall be available to the exporter/manufacturer where the exporter/manufacturer avails any of the benefits in respect of exported product.

a.       CENVAT Credit is availed on inputs or services by the manufacturer.

b.       Finished goods stage rebate is availed under Notification No 19/2004-CE (NT) dated 06.09.2004.

c.        Input stage rebate is availed in respect of duty of excise paid on the precious metal bar or articles of precious metal under Notification No 21/2004-CE(NT) dated 06.09.2004.

d.       Precious metal or articles of precious metal are procured by the manufacturer under rule 19(2) of the Central Excise Rules, 2002.

e.       Input Tax Credit is availed on inputs or services or both by the exporter under Chapter V of CGST Act; or refund of ITC or refund of IGST is availed under section 54 of the CGST Act.

The amended Para 4.34 (i) of the Foreign Trade Policy reads as under:

(i)       Exporter of gold / silver / platinum jewellery and articles thereof including mountings and findings may obtain gold / silver / platinum as an input for export product from Nominated Agency, in advance or as replenishment after export in accordance with the procedure specified in this behalf.

Replenishment of gold / silver / platinum will be subject to Customs notification No. 57/2000-Customs dated 08.05.2000, as amended.

Effect of the Notification: Para 4.34(i) of FTP 2015-20 stands amended.

(Alok an Chaturvedi) Director-Géneral of Foreign Trade

Ex-officio Secretary, Government of India

 e-mail: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from File No. 01/94/180/296/AM19/PC-4)