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APPENDIX 21B

PROCEDURE FOR DEPOSIT/ REFUND OF IMPORT APPLICATION FEE AND OTHER FEE

 

1. EVIDENCE OF PAYMENT OF FEE

Two copies of the Bank Receipt in original in the form as given in Appendix 21A from the authorised branches of Central Bank of India indicating the deposit or a Bank Draft from any bank or through running deposit account with the concerned RLA in accordance with the fee prescribed below:-

2. Scale of Application Fee

S.No

PARTICULARS

AMOUNT OF FEE
(in Rupees)

1.

Application for import licence (except for DEPB and EPCG) where the CIF value of goods specified in the application does not exceed Rupees Fifty thousand.

Two Hundred

2.

Application for import licence where the CIF value of the goods specified in the application exceeds Rupees Fifty thousand.

Two per Thousand or part thereof subject to a minimum of Rs.Two hundred and maximum of Rs. One lakh. However, for applications filed electronically, the fee would be Rs.1/1000 or part thereof subject to a minimum of Rs. Two hundred and maximum of rupees Rs. fifty thousand.

3.

Application for import licence filed by SSI units where the CIF value goods specified in application does not exceed Rupees Two lakhs

Two Hundred

4.

Application for grant of duplicate licence including Duty Entitlement Pass Book.

Two Hundred

5.

Application for issue of certificate of Importer -Exporter Code Number (IEC).

Two Hundred and fifty

6.

Application for duplicate copy of IEC No.

Two Hundred

7.

Application for issue of an Identity Card

Two Hundred

8.

Application for issue of duplicate Identity Card.

One Hundred

9.

Application for revalidation of an import licence

Two Hundred

10.

Deleted

 

11.

Application for Duty Entitlement Passbook (DEPB).

Two per Thousand or part thereof subject to a minimum of Rs.Two hundred and maximum of Rs. One lakh. However, for applications filed electronically, the fee would be Rs.1/1000 or part thereof subject to a minimum of Rs. Two hundred and maximum of rupees Rs. fifty thousand.

12.

Application for Import Licence under Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Scheme

Two per Thousand or part thereof subject to a minimum of Rs.Two hundred and maximum of Rs. One lakh. However, for applications filed electronically, the fee would be Rs.1/1000 or part thereof subject to a minimum of Rs. Two hundred and maximum of rupees Rs. fifty thousand.

13.

Application for Enlistment as an authorised agency under Appendix 4C and Appendix 6

Five Thousand

NOTE:1 Notwithstanding the above, the application fee for all applications filed electronically would be 50% of the amount specified in this Table. The word ‘Electronically’ wherever appearing in this Appendix would mean ‘Digitally Signed and submitted through EFT" on DGFT website (Online/Offline).

NOTE: 2 No application fee shall required to be paid for any of the Schemes under Chapter 3 of FTP.

3. MODE OF DEPOSIT

The application fee shall be deposited in the following manner:-

(1) Deposit in an authorised Branch of Central Bank of India as given Appendix 3 indicating the "Head of Accounts 1453 Foreign Trade and Export Promotion- Minor Head 102-Import Licence application fee". The Bank receipt must show the name of the department viz. "Directorate General of Foreign Trade". The Bank Receipt drawn in favour of Pay & Accounts Officer (Foreign Trade), indicating the station of the Pay & Accounts Officer concerned. Such fees can also be deposited with Indian Missions abroad.

OR


(2) Crossed Demand Draft on a Scheduled Bank for the requisite amount should be made in favour of the concerned licensing authority (‘Joint Director General of Foreign Trade’) where the application is filed.

OR


(3) Through running deposit account maintained with concerned RLA in the following manner: -

The applicants may deposit the anticipated amount as per their needs for six months with the concerned Regional Licensing Authority through cheque/DD in the name of concerned Pay & Accounts Officer (Commerce). Initially, this amount will be credited into public accounts under Major Head 8443-Civil Deposits, 114-Export Trade Deposits adjustable against Licence Application Fees. The licensing authority at the time of admitting the application fee will carry out an adjustment in "Broad Sheet of Export Trade Deposits" and debit the value of application fee from the Head "Export Trade Deposits" by contra credit to Revenue Head Head-1453-Foreign Trade & Export Promotion, 103-Export Licensing Application Fees". The licensing Authority may furnish the details of all such transactions (like the amount transferred from Public Accounts to Revenue Account etc.) to the Pay and Accounts Officer concerned who may carry out adjustment entry in the monthly compilation of accounts. A copy of the transactions may also be forwarded to the concerned firm for the purpose of reconciliation.

Note: The firms who want to resort to this mode of payment should be established and regular applicants having at least 25 applications/ transactions during the last licensing year. The minimum deposit under the scheme will not be less than Rs.1, 00,000/-. All subsequent payment in replenishment of the deposit will be made through Pay order in favour of the concerned office of CPAO. No licence application will be entertained/ considered so long as the firms have a deposit balance in their account. All the charges in connection with the depositor transaction with DGFT including undercharges detected subsequently in course of audit will be debited from the Depositor amounts. Likewise, any excess payment or wrong payment of fee will be refunded as per the procedure mentioned in this appendix.

4. 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.

5. WHERE BANK RECEIPT IS LOST

: The applicant should file an affidavit on a Stamp Paper to the effect that one copy/ both copies of Bank Receipt, in question, have been lost or misplaced and have not been utilised in any other manner. Further, the applicant should also certify that if the said copy/ or both the copies of Bank Receipt are found subsequently they shall be returned to the licensing authority concerned and shall not be utilised in any other manner. The particulars of the Bank Receipt i.e. licensing period, the amount remitted, the date of payment etc. should also be stated in the affidavit. In addition the applicant shall produce a certificate from the bank or the Pay and Accounts Office to the effect that the amount was deposited.

6. REFUND OF APPLICATION FEES

(1) 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 fee.

(2) Where the applicant is eligible for refund of application fee, an application in the ‘Aayaat Niryaat Form’ may be submitted to the licensing authority within whose jurisdiction the fee was paid enclosing along with both the copies of Bank Receipt. In cases, where the said copies of Bank Receipt have been enclosed with the application for the licence, the third copy of the Bank Receipt may be furnished. In all such cases, number and date of the Bank Receipt and the name and address of the Bank where the fee was deposited should be given.

(3) Where the amount had been deposited by means of a Bank Draft, the applicant should furnish along with the application:

(i) Demand Draft No. and date of issue.

(ii) Name of Bank and address of branch which issued the Demand Draft

(iii) The Bank and its branch on which the Demand Draft was made payable

(iv) The name of the licensing authority in whose favour the Demand Draft was made payable.

(4) On receipt of application, the licensing authority shall pass refund after they have verified from the Pay and Accounts Officer concerned that the amount in question has been credited to the Government of India.

(5) No claim for refund of application fee shall be entertained by the licensing authority after expiry of one year from the date of Bank Receipt/ Demand Draft However, on merits, for reasons to be recorded in Writing, the licensing authority may condone the delay but in no case shall an application for refund of fees be entertained after the expiry of three years from the date of Bank Receipt/ Demand Draft.

(6) In cases, where the applicant has lost the original Bank Receipt the licensing authority may accept a certificate from the Bank or Pay and Accounts Officer (Imports & Exports) in support of the fact that the amount was deposited. In such cases, where the original receipt is not available the applicant will be required to file an affidavit containing same particulars as mentioned above.

(7) Refund Order of fees will 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.

 

APPENDIX 21C

PROCEDURE OF ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER


(Procedure for deposit/refund of Import Application fees through Electronic Fund Transfer for notified schemes through designated banks)

1. Applicability to Schemes & banks.

This procedure will be applicable for deposit of application fees for all DGFT related Schemes. Exporters may pay through designated banks on DGFT website (www.dgft.gov.in). At present the State Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of India, Union Bank of India, ICICI Bank, UTI Bank, IDBI Bank and HDFC Bank have been designated to accept funds by way of Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).

2. Mode of filing

Application shall have to be filed electronically where net banking payments facility is being used, i.e. application particulars shall have to be submitted on the DGFT web site with digital signature.

3. Scale of Application fee.

PARTICULARS

Amount of fee (in rupees)

1. Application for import license (except for DEPB and EPCG) where CIF value of goods specified in the application does not exceed Fifty thousand.

Two hundred.

2. Application for import license where CIF value of goods specified in the application exceeds Rupees Fifty Thousand.

Two per thousand or part thereof subject to minimum of Two hundred and maximum of One Lakh. However, for applications filed electronically, the max. fee would be Rs. Fifty thousand.

3. Application for import license filed by SSI units where the CIF value of goods specified in application does not exceed Rupees Two lakhs.

Two hundred.

4. Application for Duty Entitlement Passbook (DEPB.

Two per thousand or part thereof subject to minimum of Two hundred and maximum of One Lakh. However, for applications filed electronically, the max. fee would be Rs. Fifty thousand.

5. Application for grant of duplicate license including Duty Entitlement Pass Book and other duty credit schemes.

Two hundred.

6. Application for issue of certificate of Importer/Exporter Code Number (IEC)

Two hundred and fifty

7. Application for duplicate copy of IEC No.

Two hundred.

8. Application for issue of an Identity Card.

Two hundred.

9. Application for issue of duplicate Identity Card.

One hundred.

10. Application for revalidation of an import license.

Two hundred.

11. Application for Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG).

Two per thousand or part thereof subject to minimum of Two hundred and maximum of One Lakh. However, for applications filed electronically, the max. fee would be Rs. Fifty thousand.

NOTE:1 Notwithstanding the above, the application fee for all applications filed electronically would be 50% of the amount specified in this Table. The word ‘Electronically’ wherever appearing in this Appendix would mean ‘Digitally Signed and submitted through EFT’ on DGFT Website (Online/Offline).

NOTE: 2 No application fee shall required to be paid for any of the Schemes under Chapter 3 of FTP.

NOTE: 3 In cases, where a new Advance Authorisation, EPCG and DEPB authorisation is issued by RA in lieu of the earlier authorisation (which has been cancelled by RA, on the request of the firm, on account of non- registration at the Customs Port), the application fees paid in the earlier authorisation will be adjusted by the RA for the new authorisation. However, a minimum application fee of Rs.200/- shall be paid for the new authorisation. Head of Office of concerned RA while issuing authorisations under this provision, shall ensure proper linkage with the earlier cancelled authorisation.

3. Mode of Deposit

For electronic filling of application exporter/importer needs to access the website of the DGFT. An e-com number is generated. The DGFT website on completion of details would prompt if epayment is to be made.

If the exporter wants to move to Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for application fees he should be aware that he cannot change his licensing office. If EFT prompt is accepted, the website will transfer the exporter to the particular designated bank chosen for submission of application fees. The exporter would need to have an account with the bank, an ID and password from the bank. On successful validation of his ID, Password and request for submission of the fees the exporter`s account gets debited. The bank will generate a Payment ID and amount shall thereafter stand reflected in conjunction with e-com number, name of party in the sever of DGFT. A successful message by the bank shall show on the exporters account. The payment shall thereafter stand completed with regard to the concerned e-com number.

In case the exporter needs to add further payments against the particular e-com number he may do so within the same day i.e. upto 24.00 hrs. For each additional payment the bank shall generate a unique payment ID. Against one e-com number only one bank shall be required to make all payments.

4. Exemption from Payment of fee.

No fee shall be payable in respect of any application made by such class or category of applicant as specified in the Foreign Trade (Regulation) Rules, 1933.

6. Refund of Application fee

1. The fee once received will not be refunded except in the following circumstances viz.,

a) Where the fee has been deposited in excess of the specified amount of fee; or

b) Where 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 fee.

2. Processing of refund of fee submitted through net banking shall be through an application in hard copy as per form given in Appendix 6-B. This may be submitted to the licensing authority against whom the e-com number has been generated.

3. On receipt of application the licensing authority shall pass refund after they have verified from the Pay and Accounts Office, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi that the amount was credited to the Government of India.

4. No claim for refund of application fee shall be entertained by the licensing authority after expiry of one year from the date of payment to the concerned bank. However, on merits, for reasons to be recorded in writing, the licensing authority may condone the delay but in no case shall an application for refund of fees be entertained after the expiry of three years with regard to the date as mentioned above.

5. Refund Order of fees will 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.

7.Contact Persons

For further clarifications at DGFT end please contact Mr.Anil Aggarwal, Joint DGFT Directorate General Foreign Trade, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi. E.mail:aaggarwal[at]nic[dot]in and Mr. A.K. Sinha, Sr. Tech. Director (NIC) E.Mail: anilksinha[at]nic[dot]in

For banking clarifications nodal officers of :-

ICICI bank are :-

For banking clarifications nodal officers of :-

ICICI bank are :-

i) Shri Rajib Ranjan, Phone No. 91 11 2430 8416, E-mail :- rajib[dot]ranjan[at]icicibank[dot]com and

ii) Satish Mohan, Phone No. 91 11 2430 8408, E-mail:- satish[dot]mohan[at]icicibank[dot]com

HDFC Bank are :-

i) Shri Pankaj Gaikwad, Phone No. 022 – 28524900 ( Ext. 1840 ) E-Mail :- Pankaj[dot]Gaikwad[at]hdfcbank[dot]com ,

ii) Shri Sameer Gawande, Phone No. 022-28524900 ( Ext 1530 ) &

iii) Shri Rakesh Watal, Phone No.022-28524900 (Ext 1509 ), E-mail :- Rakesh[dot]watal[at]hdfcbank[dot]com

State Bank of India are:-

i) Shri S.K. Gupta, Asst. Genl. Manager(Business Control) Phone No.022-22022487

E-Mail:- agmbc[at]sbiid[dot]com

ii) Shri K.M. Trivedi (AGM-DO Planning) Phone No.022-22868210
E-Mail:- agmdoplg[at]sbiid[dot]com

 


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