Relief in the Average Export Obligation

Relief in the Average Export Obligation

Relief in the Average Export Obligation in terms of the para 5.17(a) of Hand Book of Procedures (HBP) of FTP, 2023 Policy Circular No. 10/2023-2024

The para 5.17 of the Handbook of Procedures of the FTP, 2023 envisages that to provide relief to exporters of those sectors where total exports in that sector/product group has declined by more than 5% as compared to the previous year, the Average Export Obligation (EO) for the year may be reduced proportionate to reduction in exports of that particular sector/product group during the relevant year as against the preceding year. This implies that the sector/product group that witnessed such decline in 2022-23 as compared to 2021-22 would be entitled for such relief.

  1. A list of product groups showing the percentage decline in exports during 2022-23 as compared to 2021-22 is Annexed.
  2. All Regional Authorities are requested to re-fix the Annual Average EO for EPCG Authorizations for the year 2022-23 accordingly. Reduction, if any, in the EO should be appropriately endorsed in the licence file of the Office of RA as also in the amendment sheet to be issued to the EPCG Authorisation holder.
  3. Regional Authorities while considering requests of discharge of EO will ensure that in case of shortfall in EO fulfilment, Policy Circulars issued earlier in terms of Para 5.11.2 of HBP, 2009-14 and Para 5.19 of HBP, 2015-20 are also considered before issuance of demand notice, EODC etc. This stipulation should be part of Check-Sheet for the purpose of EODC.
  4. This issues with the approval of Director General of Foreign Trade.

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