Merchandising Exports from India (MEIS) Scheme – online submission

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July 13, 2015

Members of the Council

Sub: Merchandising Exports from India (MEIS) Scheme – online submission

Dear Member

The Council had already issued detailed highlighting the regulations under Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 concerning Merchandising Exports from India (MEIS) Scheme. Besides, we have also circulated the related Customs/ Central Excise and Service Tax Notifications issued on the MEIS Scheme.

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade has issued a Trade Notice No. 5/2015 dated 16.6.2015 (copy enclosed) which states the following.

(a) The Government is committed to improving ‘ease of doing business’ and move towards paperless submission and processing of various applications under Foreign Trade Policy (FTP). A Beta version of online ANF 3A has now been released and it is now possible to not only apply online for claiming rewards under MEIS but also to upload the required supporting documents using digital signatures of the applicant. As a result, henceforth, in case the applicant submits the supporting documents online, along with the application, submission of physical copies of documents (other than ‘Proof of Landing’ and shipping Bills in case of exports made from Non EDI ports) would no longer be required.

(b)Submission of ‘Proof of Landing’ would be in accordance with the provisions of para 3.03 of HBP 2015-20.

(c) All IEC holders/applicants are encouraged to submit/upload the documents (including ‘Proof of Landing’) online using digital signatures. In case of documents submitted online, the concerned RA shall not insist on physical copies of such uploaded documents
Members may kindly note the above and accordingly submit the online applications under MEIS scheme.

Members may note the above

With regards

R. Ramesh Kumar
Executive Director

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