The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is implemented the Advanced Authorisation Scheme

Advance Authorisation Scheme The Ministry of Commerce & Industry, through the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) had implemented the Advance Authorisation Scheme, enabling duty-free import of inputs for export purposes.

Advance Authorisation Scheme

To manage the duty-free import of inputs for export purposes, this scheme is implemented which is determined by a sector-specific norms committee, evaluating input-output norms. To make the norms simplify, DGFT developed a searchable database of Ad-hoc Norms established in previous years, norms, outlined in the Foreign Trade Policy 2023. Exporters can now access the database on the DGFT website under Services –> Advance Authorisation/DFIA –> Ad-hoc norms. If an ad-hoc norm aligns with the item description and specified wastages and complies with the provisions outlined in the Handbook of Procedures (HBP), applicants can opt for an Advance Authorisation under the “No-Norm Repeat” basis. 

What is advance Authorisation in DGFT?

In this scheme, it allows duty-free imports of inputs which are physically incorporated in an export product.

Who is the DGFT Director General of Foreign Trade?

Sh. Amit Yadav, IAS, is currently serving as Director General, of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.