License to export from India

Export License

As per the Foreign Trade Policy, all goods may be exported without any restriction except to the extent such exports are regulated by the ITC (HS) classification of Exports and Imports items or any other provision of the Policy, or any other law for time being in force. The restricted items can be permitted for export under licence.

An export license is a document issued by the appropriate licensing agency after which an exporter is allowed to export under the restricted category of the ITC (HS) classification of Exports and Imports. The license is issued only after a careful review of the facts related to the given export transaction. Export license depends on the nature of goods to be transported as well as the destination port, So, being an exporter it is necessary to determine whether the product or goods to be exported requires an export license or not.

To determine whether a license is needed to export a particular commercial product or service, an exporter must first classify the item by identifying what is I called ITC (HS) Classifications. Export licenses are only issued for the goods I mentioned in the Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import items. A proper application can be submitted to the Director General of Foreign I Trade (DGFT). The Export Licensing Committee under the Chairmanship of Export Commissioner considers such applications on merits for issue of export licenses.

The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) from time to time specifies through a public notice such terms and conditions according to which any goods, not included in the ITC (HS) classifications, may be exported without a license. Such terms and conditions may include Minimum Export Price (MEP), registration with specified authorities, quantitative ceilings and compliance with other laws, rules, regulations.

Barring a few items, which are totally prohibited for exports as discussed earlier, other items in the restricted list can be exported under a license or through designated agency under specified conditions. In addition to an export licence, certain procedures and conditions as specified in column 4 of Schedule 2 of the tic (HS) Classification of Export Import Items may be required to be complied with.

Some examples of the Items subject to export license and conditions are:

(a) Dress materials/ready-made garments fabrics/textile items with imprints of excerpts or verses of the Holy Duran.

(b) Live Horses - Kathiawari, Marwari and Manipuri breeds.

(c) Live Cattle, buffaloes and camel.

(d) Fresh or chilled or Frozen silver pomfrets of weight less than 300 gms.

(e) Wheat seeds (wild variety), paddy seeds (wild variety), cashew seeds and plants.

(f) Onion seeds, Saffron seeds or corms and Neem seeds.

(g) Fodder, including wheat and rice straw.

(h) Rice bran, raw and boiled.

(i) Sand and Soil.

(j) Urea.

(k) Pure races of Silk worms; silkworm seeds, and silk worm cocoons.

(l) Deoiled groundnut cakes containing more than 1% oil and groundnut expeller cakes.

(m) Vintage motor cars, parts and components thereof manufactured prior to 1.1.1950.

(n) Vintage Motorcycles, parts and components thereof manufactured prior to 1.1.1940.

 

 

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Comments


vimal joshi : Could you please kindly tell what govt. licences are needed to an exporter as a proprietor. For example: Does he need the following TAN TIN Sales Tax registration Service Tax registration CST registration What exact govt. License he need to be an exporter.

moti lal : I want to purchase some itam from China I have no exportimport licence plz gide me

Robin Shergill: I am an Indian citizen (from Punjab) and an Australian PR, currently resident in Melbourne, Australia. I am about to start a leather shoe import business and will be importing leather shoes from India to Australia. I am in contact with a manufacturer from UP to provide me the product. Currently I have ordered a few samples from him and after this I will be ordering a bit bigger order of 60-120 pairs, to start with. I am looking into two ways of doing it and also need advice on both. The ways are: 1. After the product is manufactured I want them to be warehoused at my house in Punjab, India, and will be shipping them, one pair at a time, to the customer directly overseas (customer who places online order at my Australian website). What are the requirements for this type of set up. Are their any legal impediments in this set up. This is the model I am looking into for the initial phase of business. 2. I want to ship the whole order overseas to Australia and warehouse them locally. I want to adopt this mode of business once the business is a bit more mature. My brother who is the United States wants to do the same thing. The only difference is that he will be doing this India --> United States I am totally new in to this and I want to inquire the basic procedure for doing so. I am also looking forward to hire your services for the import export and licensing etc.

Yuvraj Mane : I visited your websitehttp://howtoexportimport.com and read articles but now I want to know what is the process for getting an import export license and what is the initial fees for getting the same and how many days it takes to get the license for trading business.

Siddiqui Adil : I am from Telengana planing to export rice. I do not have any idea to get export licence kindly help. waiting for your valuable advice.

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