(TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF
EXTRAORIDINARY PART-II-SECTION-3, SUB-SECTION(ii))
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
NOTIFICATION NO. 51 (RE – 2008)/2004-2009
S.O.(E) In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 read with Paragraph 1.3 of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), 2004-2009, as amended, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments with immediate effect in FTP, 2004-2009 (Updated as on 11.04.2008):-
2. The following shall be added at the end of Paragraph 5.2 of FTP:-
Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Scheme also covers a service provider who is designated / certified as a Common Service Provider (CSP) by the DGFT, Department of Commerce or State Industrial Infrastructural Corporation in a Town of Export Excellence subject to provisions of Foreign Trade Policy/Handbook of Procedures with the following conditions:-
(i) EPCG licence to be given to the CSP should have a clear endorsement giving the details of the users and the quantum of Export Obligation (EO) which each user would fulfil;
(ii) Such exports will not count towards fulfillment of other specific export obligations ; and
(iii) Each one of the users of the CSP apart from the CSP should furnish 100% bank Guarantee (BG) equivalent to their portion of duty foregone apportioned in terms of quantum of EO to be discharged by them and the B.G. will be enforced in the event of the obligation not being fulfilled.
This issues in public interest.
( R. S. Gujral )
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex Officio Addl. Secretary to the Govt. of
(Issued from File No. 01/94/180/739/AM08/PC-I)