Free Sale & Commerce Certificate issuance to Merchant Exporters: DGFT Clarification

DGFT Clarification on Issuance of Free Sale & Commerce Certificate to Merchant Exporters

The DGFT has clarified the matter relating to issuance of Free Sale & Commerce Certificate to Merchant Exporters, i.e. those who are not Manufacturers, if they provide the details of manufacturer in prescribed format, as under:

DGFT Policy Circular No. 2/2015-20 dt. 15 Sept. 2016 Free Sale & Commerce Certificate

Para 2.37 of Hand Book of Procedure, 2015-2020 deals with the issue of Free Sale & Commerce Certificate by Regional Authorities to exporters / merchants. As certain doubts have arisen in the Proforma of the certificate, it is clarified that the exporter has to indicate the details of the manufacturer or the exporter (if he himself is not the manufacturer) in Annexure “A” of the Free Sale & Commerce Certificate. Thereon the Regional Authority concerned will indicate the name of the manufacturer exporter as is being submitted by the Applicant in Annexure “B”. Thus Free Sale & Commerce Certificate can be issued to Merchant Exporters also if they provide details of manufacturer of the item in Annexure “A” of Appendix 2H. [File No.01/93/180/95/AM-16/PC-II (B)]

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