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SPECIAL GST REFUND fortnight

Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

To,                                                                                                                   05.06.2018

All RAs of DGFT,                                                                                      New Delhi

FIEO,

All EPCs,

Madam/Sir,

Sub: Poor response from exporters towards “Special Refund Fortnight”, undertaken by CBIC from 31.05.2018 to 14.06.2018-regarding

Ministry of Finance is pro-actively carrying out the “Special Refund Fortnight” from 31.05.2018 to 14.06.2018. The Government has made a concerted effort wherein Customs, Central and State GST officers have been engaged even on holidays to provide for export refunds in view of the gravity of situation. The RAs of DGFT, FIEO and all EPCs have already been requested to provide wide publicity to the event so that the exporters avail the facilities extended to them during the fortnight (letter of even no dated 30.05.2018). However, Customs field formations have reported that the response from trade and industry to the refund fortnight is lukewarm, to the extent that exporters are not approaching the offices even when contacted by CBIC officials on phone.

  1. The RAs of DGFT and EPCs are again being requested to take up the campaign to the exporters so that the refund backlogs are cleared. Special attention of exporters may be drawn to Para 3 (B) (iv) which states as under:

“3 B (iv) Where the aggregate IGST refund amount for the said period is upto Rs. 10 lacs, the exporter shall submit proof of payment (self-certified copy of challans) of IGST payment to the concerned Customs office at the port of export.

However, where the aggregate IGST refund amount for the said period is more than Rs. 10 lacs, the exporter shall submit proof of payment (self-certified copy of challans) of IGST to the concerned Customs office at the port of export along with a certificate from chartered Accountant that the shortfall amount has been liquidated.”

  1. Exporters may therefore may be encouraged to take the maximum benefit from the refund fortnight and produce the documents before the respective field formations as per  circular no 12 dated 29.05.2018 and circular no 45/19/2018-GST(attached)

Enclosures:

  1. Letter of even no dated 30.05.2018
  2. Circular no 12 dated 29.05.2018
  3. Circular no 45/19/2018-GST dated 30.05.2018
  4. Press Information Bureau

 

Nikunj Kumar Srivastava

Addl DGFT

Room Number 9, Udyog Bhawan

New Delhi 1
mobile 7827109681