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Trade Notice No. 22/2020-21

Trade Notice No.: 22/2020-21


  1. All Members of the Trade
  2. All DGFT RAs
  3. All Customs Authorities

Subject: Procedure and Criteria for submission and approval of applications for the export of 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks.

Reference is invited to the DGFT Notification No. 21 dated 28.07.2020 restricting the export of 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks and fixing the export quota of 4 Crore 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks units per month.

2. The application procedure and criteria for the export of 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks are outlined below:

I. Export of only 4 Crore Units of 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks per month will be allowed for the month of August.

II. Export (Both Manufacturers and Merchants exporter) may apply online through DGFT’s ECOM system for Export authorizations (Non-SCOMET Restricted items)- Please refer to Trade Notice No. 50 dated 18.03.2019. There is no need to send any hard copy of the application via mail or post.

III. Online application for the export of “2/3 Ply Surgical Masks” filed from 5th to 8th August 2020 will only be considered.

IV. All the applications will be examined as per Para 2.72 of the Handbook of procedures.

V. The validity of the export license will be for 3 months only.

VI. The following eligibility criteria will be applicable for issuance of Export licenses:

i. Documentary proof of manufacturing “2/3 Ply Surgical Masks”. Manufacturers of 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks will be given preference.

ii. Only 1 application per IEC may be considered during the month.

iii. The documents to be submitted may include the following:

a. Copy of Purchase order/Invoice.

b. Copy of IEC.

c. Proof of any advance payment received before 19 March 2020 i.e., date of prohibition (Certificate from the bank certifying that the advance payment received is against the export order 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks). Such cases will also be given preference.

d. All the documents must be duly self-attested by the authorized person of the firm.

VII. All the relevant documents as specified above must be submitted along with the application to verify the eligibility criteria. Incomplete applications will not be considered for any allocation. Any application received through email or submitted outside the timeline specified will not be considered.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

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Trade Notice No. 22/2020-21

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