GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE
OFFICE OF THE ZONAL JT. DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE
NO.38 & 39, WHITES ROAD, ROYAPETTAH, CHENNAI-600 014.

 TRADE NOTICE NO.5 / AM 06/ dt.31.10.2005. 

            Attention of the Trade is invited to the endeavour  of the Government to work towards the greater simplification, standardization and harmonization of trade documents using International best practices.  Towards this goal, Directorate  General of Foreign Trade has set a target of moving towards an automated environment for electronic filing, retrieval and authentication of documents based on agreed protocols and message exchange with other community partners including Customs and Bank.  In order to promote the use of Information Technology, DGFT provides fiscal incentives to the user community; i.e. Deduction in application fee would be admissible for applications signed digitally or / and where application fee is paid electronically through EFT  (Electronic Fund Transfer) as follows:-

 Sl. No.              MODE OF APPLICATION                FEE DEDUCTION( AS A %                                                                                     NORMAL APPLICATION FEE

1.                      Digitally signed                                                             25% 

2.                     Applicatioin fee payment vide EFT                                25% 

3.                                          Both digitally signed as well as  use of
EFT for payment of application fee.                               50%

                             ( Issued from F.No. 04/Trade Notice/Policy /05/AM06 )

                                                         (N.V. RAVINDRAN)
                                                                Foreign Trade Development Officer
                                                                For Zonal Joint Dir ector General of Foreign Trade

 

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