Extension of “Focus Product Scheme” benefit to gloves,mittens and mitts, specially designed for sports
Feb 24, 2009
Members of the Council
Sub : Extension of “Focus Product Scheme” benefit to gloves,mittens and mitts, specially designed for sports
Dear Member ,
The Council had received representation from member exporters stating that the DGFT is not considering issue of Focus Product Scheme benefits to the golf gloves citing that that the “leather cum synthetic gloves” are not eligible for benefits under Focus Product Scheme.
The Council represented this issue to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and requested for issue of a suitable clarificatory notification to enable exporters of golf gloves to avail benefits of Focus Product Scheme.
We are pleased to inform you that the DGFT has now issued a Public Notice No.148 dated 17.2.2009 (copy enclosed) wherein it is mentioned that gloves, mittens and mitts, specially designed for use in sports , covered under ITC (HS) code 420321 will be entitled for Focus Product Scheme benefits on exports made with effect from 1.4.2008. These items have been classified under Table 2 in Appendix 37 D under the heading “Sports Goods, Fire Works and Stationery Items” of Hand Book of Procedures – Vol. I
Member exporters may kindly note the above and avail the benefits.
The Council had also requested DGFT to issue a notification clarifying that all products falling under the 4-digit code (4201, 4203, 4204, 4205, 6403) or 6-digit code (420211 420221 etc.,) in Appendix 37 D are eligible for claiming Focus Products Benefits. The Council will follow-up this issue with DGFT for positive consideration. This is for your information.
ALI AHMED KHAN