DGFT notified relaxation for submission of hard copies of applications under the TMA Scheme

Nov 26, 2022 | by TeamLease RegTech Legal Research Team

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Finance & Taxation ComplianceThe Directorate of General Foreign Trade (DGFT) on November 25, 2022, issued a notification regarding the relaxation for submission of hard copies of applications under the 'Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) for Specified Agriculture Products Scheme.

The following has been stated namely: -

• As per the sub-para (c) of para 7(A).01 of Handbook of Procedures for the said Scheme notified vide Public Notice No. 82/2015-2020 dated March 29, 2019, it was prescribed that for claiming benefits under TMA, the applicant shall submit the application online on DGFT's website and would file manually a physical pdf copy of the print out of ANF 7(A)A along with prescribed documents with RA concerned within 30 days

• DGFT has received several representations stating that many applicants could not submit physical copies of applications within the stipulated time to the designated RAs due to various reasons including the Covid-19 pandemic. Accordingly, their applications for claiming TMA have been rejected by the RAs due to the non-submission of a physical copy of prescribed documents.

• It has been decided to allow all those applicants who have submitted online application(s) for exports made up to March 31, 2021, to submit physical copies along with prescribed documents with designated RAs by December 31, 2022.

• The concerned RA shall examine the applications which are complete in all respects in accordance with the prescribed policy/procedure and dispose of the same within a further period of 30 days from the date of submission of a physical copy.

[Notification No. Trade Notice 21/2022-23]


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