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Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZs
(Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India)

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Archive : Circulars for the years
2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010  
2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007

 

Current Year Circulars

Circular No. & Date
Subject
EPCES Circular No. 123 Dated 21-12-2010 Ministry of Commerce & Industry Notification Dated 20-12-2010 rescinding all previous notifications appointing Director, STPI as DC of IT & ITES SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 121 Dated 19-11-2010 (1) Instruction No. 64, issued by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, regarding Role of Zonal DC
(2) Instruction No. 65, issued by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, regarding Guidelines for Development of SEZs
(3) Instruction No. 66, issued by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, regarding Energy Conservation in SEZs
(4) Instruction No. 67, issued by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, regarding clarification on Rule 47(3) of SEZ Rules.
(5) Instruction No. 68, issued by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, regarding Transfer of used Capital Goods by SEZ Units.
(6) Instruction No. 69, issued by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, regarding Guidelines to regulate functioning of plastic/used clothing units in SEZs.
(7) Instruction No. 70, issued by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, regarding Clarification on various Policy & Operational issues relating to IT SEZs.
(8) Instruction No. 71, issued by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, regarding Clarification on Instruction No. 49 on FTWZ Issues.
EPCES Circular No. 120 Dated 21-09-2010 (i) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues instructions for electronic
payment of duty for removal of goods by SEZ developers, SEZ units and EOUs in the DTA.

(ii) Ministry of Environment & Forests clarifies regarding the requirement for getting NOC for import of plastic waste & scrap by EOU and SEZ

EPCES Circular No. 119 Dated 20-09-2010 Suggestions relating to Budget Proposals
EPCES Circular No. 118 Dated 08-09-2010 Revision of duty for sale of electrical energy (Power) from a SEZ into DTA or non-processing area of a SEZ.
EPCES Circular No. 117 Dated 31-08-2010 Direct Tax Code Bill, 2010 introduced in the Parliament
EPCES Circular No. 116 Dated 23-08-2010 Release of Annual Supplement to FTP 2009-14 by Shri Anand Sharma, Hon'ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry on 23-8-2010.
EPCES Circular No. 115 Dated 19-08-2010 Problems faced by SEZ developers and units regarding refund of
Service Tax
EPCES Circular No. 114 Dated 09-08-2010 Department of Revenue issues Circular No. 932/22/2010-CX dated
4-8-2010 transferring administrative control over EOUs to the
Central Excise Formations
EPCES Circular No. 113 Dated 14-07-2010 (i) Department of Commerce issues 2 notifications carrying out
significant amendment in SEZ Rules.
(ii) DOC issues Instruction No. 59 regarding transfer of unit from one SEZ to another SEZ
(iii) DOC issues Instruction No. 60 regarding holding of goods by units in FTWZ
EPCES Circular No. 112 Dated 16-06-2010 Revised discussion paper on Direct Tax Code, released by Ministry of Finance
on 15-6-2010.
EPCES Circular No. 111 Dated 06-05-2010 (i) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Instruction No. 55, dated 5-5-
2010 allowing the facility of work from home to IT/ITES units in SEZs.

(ii) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Instruction No. 54 dated 30-4-2010 regarding minor changes in default activities.

(iii) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Instruction No. 53 dated 29-4-2010 regarding putting a mechanism in place in all SEZs so that export and import clearances takes place all 7 days in a week.

EPCES Circular No. 110 Dated 21-04-2010

Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues letter No. D-12/20/2010-SEZ dated 20-4-2010 clarifying that IT/ITES SEZs includes both Hardware and Software.

EPCES Circular No. 109 Dated 05-04-2010 (i) Department of Commerce issues letter No. D-12/14/2010-SEZ dated
16-3-2010 directing that no fees is to be charged for attestation of
SOFTEX Form for SEZ units.
(ii) DGEP, DOR, Ministry of Finance issues circular No. 06/2010 dated
19-3-2010 clarifying that rebate under rule 18 of Central Excise Rules
2002 is admissible for supplies made from DTA to SEZ.
(iii) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issued instruction No. 51 dated
25-3-2010, laying down the procedure for importing jewellery for
remaking, remelting, repairing jewellery in SEZ

 

Circulars for the year 2009-2010

 

Circular No. & Date
Subject
EPCES Circular No. 108 Dated 31-03-2010 Review of Policy/Performance, relating to EOUs and SEZs, by DGFT
on 22-4-2010 at 11.30 a.m.
EPCES Circular No. 107 Dated 16-03-2010 (1) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues Instruction No. 50 dated
15/3/2010 expending the list of default authorized operations
(2) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues Instruction No. 49 dated
12/3/2010, issuing clarification on various FTWZ related issues.
EPCES Circular No. 106 Dated 12-03-2010 (1) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Notification dated 3/3/10 regarding
permitting SEZ developers as a deemed licensee for the purpose of distribution of electricity.
(2) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Notification dated 3/3/10,
permitting banks to open branches other than OBUs.
(3) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Instruction No. 48 dated 10/3/10 regarding clarification on washing process in the manufacture of agglomerates etc., from imported plastic waste and scrap.
EPCES Circular No. 105 Dated 05-03-2010 Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues Instruction No. 47 dated 4-3-2010, regarding procurement, import and export of prohibited and restricted goods.
EPCES Circular No. 104 Dated 02-03-2010 (1) EOUs are required to make endorsement as per paragraph 3.11.8
of Handbook of Procedures, Vol. I for claiming benefits under Chapter 3 of Foreign Trade Policy
(2) IT/ITES SEZs can also house electronic hardware units in these SEZs.
(3) For setting up a unit in the SEZ, where Industrial Licence is required, permission can be given by Board of Approvals.
EPCES Circular No. 103 Dated 26-02-2010 Union Budget 2010-2011
EPCES Circular No. 102 Dated 20-01-2010 (i) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Notification dated 13/1/2010
regarding taking away the powers of Development Commissioner from Director STPIs.
(ii) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Notification dated 13/1/2010 regarding operationalization of Section 21 of SEZ Act, 2005.
(iii) DGFT Publication Notice No. 32 dated 13/1/2010 regarding constitution of Unit Approval Committee for EOUs.
EPCES Circular No. 101 Dated 14-01-2010 Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues Instruction No. 46 dated 12-1-2010, laying down guidelines for setting up of SSI units in the SEZs.
EPCES Circular No. 100 Dated 08-01-2010 RBI issues Circular No. 22 clarifying that SEZ developers are eligible to open, hold and maintain Exchange Earner's Foreign Currency (EEFC) Account.
EPCES Circular No. 99 Dated 05-01-2010 Ministry of Commerce & Industry constitutes a institutional
mechanism to clarify SEZ related issues
EPCES Circular No. 98 Dated 30-12-2009 Draft Notifications for Amendment to SEZ Rules
EPCES Circular No. 97 Dated 16-12-2009 Draft Guidelines for Green SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 96 Dated 27-11-2009 (i) Department of Commerce Instruction no. 41 regarding clarification on calculation of NFE
(ii) Department of Commerce Instruction No. 42 dated 18-11-09 regarding laying down guidelines for consideration of proposals for authorized operations by BOA.
(iii) Department of Commerce Instruction No. 43 dated 23-11-09 regarding procedure for seeking clarification on policy issues relating to SEZ Act and SEZ Rules from Department of Commerce.
EPCES Circular No. 95 Dated 16-11-2009 Draft Guidelines for development of SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 94 Dated 19-10-2009 Ministry of Environment & Forests issues guidelines for effective implementation of the Hazardous Waste Rules, 2008
EPCES Circular No. 93
Dated 12-10-2009
(i) DGFT issues Policy Circular No. 10 dated 12/10/09, giving
clarification on import of spares by granite sector EOUs.
(ii) Facility of interest subvention extended to Readymade Garment
Sector
EPCES Circular No. 92
Dated 29-09-2009
DGFT Notification No. 11/2009-2014 dated 23rd September, 2009
permitting import of electrical energy (power) from SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 91
Dated 17-09-2009
(i) Ministry of Finance Notification No. 106/2009-Customs and Notification No. 25/2009-Central Excise, both dated 14/9/09, implementing changes, relating to EOUs, carried out in the Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14.

(ii) RBI UBD.CO.BPD.Cir.No.1/13.05.000/2009-10 dated 16/9/09, extending interest subvention of 2% for a further period of 6 months i.e. October 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.
EPCES Circular No. 90
Dated 15-09-2009
(i) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Instruction No.34/2006-TPD(Services)
dated 17-8-2009 regarding grant of Employment Visa for foreign personnel
coming to India for execution of projects/contracts - reg

(ii) Ministry of Commerce & Industry letter No. A-4/11/2007-SEZ dated 8/9/09
regarding filling up of posts in the newly created SEZs on cost recovery basis and
sharing of cost among SEZs.

EPCES Circular No. 89
Dated 11-09-2009

(i) Ministry of Finance issues Notification No. 22/2009-Central Excise
(NT) dated 7/9/09, effecting changes in Cenvat Credit Rules for sale of
goods from EOU to DTA

(ii) DGFT Public Notice No. 6 dated 4/9/2009 notifying agencies for the
purpose of Paragraph 6.9(e) of the Foreign Trade Policy.

(iii) DGFT Notification No. 7 dated 8/9/09 and Notification No. 9 dated
10/9/09 regarding import of electrical energy (power) from SEZ.

EPCES Circular No. 88
Dated 09-09-2009
RBI issues Circular No. 42 dated 9/9/2009 regarding guidelines on Commercial Real Estate exposure/infrastructure lending.
EPCES Circular No. 87
Dated 09-09-2009
(i) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues instruction No.34 dated 31/8/09, clarifying that no agency can carry out inspection, search, seizure or investigation without approval of the Development Commissioner of the zone concerned.

(ii) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues instruction No. 35 dated 4/9/09, extending the list of default operations.

(iii) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues instruction No. 36 dated 3/9/09, advising a developer to endorse a copy of the proposal, sent by him to BOA, to the concerned Development Commissioner.

(iv) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues instruction No. 37 dated 7/9/09, clarifying that import of jewellery and remaking is allowed in the SEZs.

EPCES Circular No. 86
Dated 27-08-2009
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FOREIGN TRADE POLICY 2009-2014
EPCES Circular No. 85
Dated 21-08-2009
(1) CBEC Circular no. 22/2009-Cus dated 19/8/09 clarifying that
duty free import/domestic procurement of raw material is allowed for manufacture of capital goods for use within EOU.
(2) RBI Circular No. RBI/2009-10/121 dated 14/8/09 advising banks strict adherence to the instructions on interest rate subvention.
(3) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Instruction No. 27 dated 18/8/09 laying down the guidelines regarding condition for relaxation of contiguity criteria in respect of SEZs.
(4) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Instruction No. 29 dated 18/8/09 regarding land acquisition for SEZs.
(5) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Instruction No. 31 dated 17/8/09 regarding requirement of lease agreement when developer/co-developer and unit are the same.
(6) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Instruction No. 32 dated 17/8/09 regarding clearance of used capital goods into the DTA.
(7) Ministry of Commerce & Industry Instruction No. 33 dated 20/8/09 regarding laying down the time period for various approvals in SEZs.
EPCES Circular No. 84
Dated 13-08-2009
(1) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues notification dated 3-8-
2009 carrying out amendment in SEZ Rules
(2) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues Notification dated
28/7/09 carrying out amendment in the SEZ Rules permitting authorized operations for FTWZ.
(3) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues Instruction Nos. 20 to 26 and Instruction No. 30, clarifying various aspects relating to SEZs.
EPCES Circular No. 83
Dated 06-08-2009
Draft guidelines for development of SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 82
Dated 24-07-2009
Inviting comments on proposed guidelines for green SEZs.

EPCES Circular No. 81
Dated 15-07-2009
Ministry of Commerce & Industry Instruction No. 19 dated 10/7/2009
regarding jurisdiction for handling DEPB claims.

EPCES Circular No. 80
Dated 09-07-2009
(1)Ministry of Finance Notification No. 17/2009-Service Tax
dated 7-7-2009, regarding simplification of procedure for refund of service tax.

(2) Ministry of Finance Notification No. 18/2009-Service Tax dated 7-7-2009, regarding exemption of service tax on certain specified services.
EPCES Circular No. 79
Dated 07-07-2009
(1)Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues Instruction No. 18 dated 2-7-2009 laying down guidelines regarding exemption or refund of stamp duty in respect of SEZs.
(2)Requirement of Work Permit for Foreign Nationals working in SEZs.
(3) Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues Instruction No. 18 dated 2-7-2009 laying down guidelines regarding exemption or refund of stamp duty in respect of SEZs.
EPCES Circular No. 78
Dated 06-07-2009
Opportunities to SEZ Developers to list the SEZs at FDiBenchmark.com(fdiintelligence@ft.com or +44(0) 2077756667) for attracting investment in SEZs.
EPCES Circular No. 77
Dated 06-07-2009
(1) Sunset Clause under Section 10B of the Income Tax Act extended by 1 year.
(2) Section 10AA of the Income Tax Act amended to replace the words "by the assessee" with the words "by the undertaking".
(3) Definition of "Manufacturing" incorporated in the Income Tax Act to address a major issue of EOUs.
(4) Fringe Benefit Tax abolished
(5) Interest subvention extended upto March, 2010.
(6) Rate of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) under Section 115(JB) of the Income Tax Act increased from 10% to 15% and period of adjustment extended from 7 years to 10 years.
(7) EOUs and SEZ units to take note of amendment proposed to be carried out in Section 80A of the Income Tax Act.
(8) Contribution under the MDA Scheme increased to Rs. 124 crore.
EPCES Circular No. 76
Dated 01-07-2009
(1) RBI issues Circular No. 71 dated 30/6/09 permitting External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) facility for development of SEZ and SEZ units
(2)RBI issues UBD.PCB. Circular No.3 dated 18/6/09, extending interest subvention of 2 percentage point till 30-9-2009.
(3) MOC&I Instruction No. 17 dated 18/6/09 clarifying that inspection of new SEZs to be carried out by the Zonal DC
EPCES Circular No. 75
Dated 23-06-2009
(1) Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOC&I)Instructions No. 15 dated 11/6/09 clarifying that reimbursement of duty for supply to SEZ developers to be done by the Zonal Development Commissioner
(2) MOC&I Instruction No. 16 dated 11/6/09 clarifying that LOA issued to a SEZ developer shall remain valid, once it becomes operational, till it is suspended/revoked.
(3) MOC&I Instruction No. 17 dated 18/6/09 clarifying that inspection of new SEZs to be carried out by the Zonal DC
EPCES Circular No. 74
Dated 11-06-2009
Notification dated 10/6/09 and instruction No. 14 dated 3/6/09 by Ministry of Commerce & Industry to provide effective Single Window facility to SEZ units and SEZ Developers
EPCES Circular No. 73
Dated 04-06-2009
(1) EPCES met Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble Union Minister
for Finance on 2/6/09, Mr. Anand Sharma, Hon'ble Union Minister for Commerce & Industry on 3/6/09 and Mr. S.S.N. Moorthy, Chairman CBDT on 1/6/09 for submitting suggestions for union budget 2009-10 and Foreign Trade Policy 2009-2014.
(2) Department of Commerce issues Instruction No. 11 dated 27/5/09 regarding procurement of used capital goods from DTA to SEZ units.
(3) Department of Commerce issues Instruction No. 12 dated 1/6/09 regarding applicability of Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic substances Act in SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 72
Dated 28-05-2009
(1) DGFT Public Notice No. 181 dated 26/5/09 laying down
the procedure for refund of Terminal Excise Duty on supply of HSD/Furnace Oil from depots of domestic oil public sector undertakings
(2) Department of Commerce Notification dated 20/5/09 amending SEZ Rules for incorporating definition of vacant land and considering request of SEZs exceeding 5000 hectare.
EPCES Circular No. 71
Dated 22-05-2009
Removal of used packing material from SEZ to the DTA by the SEZ
Developer.
EPCES Circular No. 70
Dated 25-05-2009

(1) Clarification issued by Ministry of Commerce & Industry vide
email dated 21/5/09 permitting :
(i) IT/ITES units on a shift to shift basis in a IT/ITES SEZ
(ii) Setting up of disaster management/recovery centre of foreign companies in the IT/ITES SEZ
(2) Ministry of Commerce & Industry writes to Chief Secretaries of all the States/UTs to put in place a fast track single window mechanism at state level and take proactive steps in framing state SEZ Act and SEZ Rules latest by 31-7-2009.

EPCES Circular No. 69
Dated 22-05-2009
Ministry of Finance notification No. 15/2009-Service Tax and Circular No. 114/08/2009-ST both dated 20/5/09 providing ab-initio exemption from the service tax for the services consumed within the SEZ.
EPCES Circular No. 68
Dated 14-05-2009
Clarification by CBDT regarding income tax exemption to EOUs
under Section 10B of the Income Tax Act.
EPCES Circular No. 67
Dated 11-05-2009
Information from SEZ Developers/SEZ Units for making
approval process of SEZs more effective.
EPCES Circular No. 66
Dated 06-05-2009

(1) Ministry of Commerce issues direction vide its letter No.C.3/13/2009-SEZ
Dated 29.4.09 for submitting required documents of notifications at the time
of formal approval itself.
(2) Ministry of Commerce issues letter F.No.C.3/9/2009-SEZ dated 25.3.09
allowing one year extension of Letter of Permission (LOP) in respect of all
cases where the validity period of 4 years is being completed between
1.3.2009 to 28.2.2010

EPCES Circular No. 65
Dated 04-05-2009
Initiative by Embassy of India, Belgrade (Serbia) to promote business in South East European, the Balkan markets
EPCES Circular No. 64
Dated 01-05-2009
Recognition of Accreditation of Ecuador for Import Regulations
EPCES Circular No. 63
Dated 22-04-2009
Suggestions for amendment to SEZ Rules
EPCES Circular No. 62
Dated 22-04-2009
(1) Suggestions relating to implementation of Single window clearance at Central Government Level
(2) Suggestions/issues from SEZ developers relating to IT Sector SEZs
(3) Suggestions/issues from SEZ developers other than IT Sector SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 61
Dated 13-4-2009
(1) Suggestions relating to implementation of Single window
clearance at Central Government Level
(2) Suggestions/issues from SEZ developers relating to IT Sector SEZs
(3) Suggestions/issues from SEZ developers other than IT Sector SEZs.
(4) RBI Circular No. 60 dated 26/3/09, permitting online downloading of GR Forms

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Circulars for the year 2008-2009

Circular No. & Date Subject
EPCES Circular No. 60
Dated 31-03-2009
(1) RBI Circular DBOD.Dir.(Exp) BC.No. 117/04.02.01/2008-09
dated 25/3/2009 extending interest subvention of 2% on export credit for a further period of 6 months i.e. upto 30-9-2009
(2) DGFT Policy Circular no. 75 dated 27/3/09 issuing clarification on filing of deemed export claims for supply of goods to EOUs to regional licensing authorities of DGFT or Development Commissioner.
(3) DGFT Policy Circular No. 74 dated 26/3/09 regarding sale of marble by EOUs to DTA.
EPCES Circular No. 59
Dated 27-03-2009
Suggestions for defining the terms "Similar Goods"
EPCES Circular No. 58
Dated 05-03-2009
1) Department of Commerce issues guidelines relating to setting up and
     operation of the power plant in SEZ vide Office Memorandum No.
    5/4/2007-SEZ dated 26-2-2009.
(2) Department of Commerce issues guidelines regarding setting up and
     operations of ports in SEZs F.No. P.6/3/2006-SEZ.I dated 27-2-2009.
EPCES Circular No. 57
Dated 04-03-2009
Refund of service tax for all services rendered to SEZ units and SEZ Developers, for authorized operations of SEZ Developers and SEZ Units irrespective of whether the services are rendered inside or outside the SEZ.
EPCES Circular No. 56
Dated 27-2-2009
Supplement to Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09, announced on 26-2-2009, caries out following changes in respect of EOUs:-

1) Gems & Jewellery EOUs allowed to import gold through personal
    carriage
2) Reimbursement of additional duty of excise levied on fuel under the
    Finance Act.
3) Department of Revenue agrees to issue clarification regarding
    implementation of provisions of Paragraph 6.9(e) of Foreign Trade
     Policy
EPCES Circular No. 55
Dated 26-2-2009
(1) CBEC Notification No. 18/2009-Cus and 3/2009-Central Excise, both          dated 23-2-2009, permitting import of spares upto a value of 5% in
      each financial year.
(2)Ministry of Finance Notification No. 18/2009-Cus dated 23/2/09,
      permitting pharmaceutical units to import pharmaceutical samples in           retail packs
(3)Department of Revenue Circular No. 10/2009-Cus dated
      25/2/2009, clarifying certification of invoices for supply of goods
      from DTA to EOUs for claiming deemed export benefit.
(4) DGFT Public Notice No. 138, amending Paragraph 6.3.9 of Handbook
       of Procedures prescribing procedure of renewal of EOUs.
(5) DGFT Public Notice No. 131/2009, amending Bank Certificate of
       Exports and Realisation (BRC)
EPCES Circular No. 54
Dated 25-2-2009
Hon'ble Finance Minister makes an announcement in Parliament
to remove anomaly under Section 10AA of the Income Tax Act
EPCES Circular No. 53
Dated 24-2-2009
Procedure for Reimbursement Of Duty (ROD) in lieu of drawback for supply of goods to SEZ Developers against Indian Rupees
EPCES Circular No. 52
Dated 04-02-2009
Shri Kamal Nath, Hon'ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry distributes export awards to EOUs and SEZ units in a function organized by EPCES at Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi on 3/2/2009 and makes following announcements:-

1) Ministry of Commerce & Industry to take up extension of sunset clause, by 3 years, with Ministry of Finance.

2) Amendments carried out in SEZ Rules

EPCES Circular No. 51
Dated 28-01-2009

(1) Immediate feedback on difficulties faced in service tax
refund

(2) DGFT Policy Circular No. 56 dated 21/1/09 regarding
clarification on availability of benefits under Chapter 3 of Foreign Trade Policy to EOUs.

EPCES Circular No. 50
Dated 19-01-2009
Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai, issues directions to discontinue practice of asking for 1% RD Cash deposit for import by EOUs
EPCES Circular No. 49
Dated 09-01-2009
Comments on "Draft Guidelines on Classification of Exposures as Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Exposures" dated 7/1/2009,hosted by RBI on its website. Specifically comments are requested on Paragraph 5 relating to exposure to SEZs.
EPCES Circular No. 48
Dated 07-01-2009

(1) Customs Notification No. 03/2009 dated 2/1/2009 regarding issuance of DEPB for supply of goods to SEZs

(2) Reminder to EOUs/SEZ units, importing plastic waste & scrap, to submit the required information to Mr. G.K. Pandey, Advisor, Ministry of Environment & Forests.

EPCES Circular No. 47
Dated 01-01-2009
Ministry of Finance Notification No. 50/2008-CX(NT) dated 31/12/2008, extending the facility of cenvat credit for supply of goods from DTA to SEZ Developers.
EPCES Circular No. 46
Dated 01-01-2009
Studies of SEZs by Ministry of Commerce & Industry to evaluate the socio-economic impact of the SEZ Policy.
EPCES Circular No. 45
Dated 24-12-2008
Clearance to SEZ units/EOUs for import of plastic waste & scrap by Ministry of Environment & Forests
EPCES Circular No. 44
Dated 18-12-2008
Amendment in Cenvat Credit Rules on Cenvat Credit Formula for availing credit on the duties paid by the EOUs.
EPCES Circular No. 43
Dated 18-12-2008

(1) RBI Circular No RBI/2008-09/ 326 DBOD. Dir. (Exp). BC.No.101 /04.02.01/2008-09 dated 16-12-2008 extending interest Subvention of 2 percentage points w. e. f. December 1, 2008 till March 31, 2009.

(2) RBI Circular No. RBI/ 2008-09/ 314 DBOD. Dir.(Exp). BC.No.95/04.02.01/2008-09 dated 8-12-2008 extending post shipment rupee export credit facility to overdue bills upto 180 days.

(3) Department of Revenue Notification No. 33/2008-ST dated 7/12/2008 extending refund of service tax facility to services provided by a clearing and forwarding agent in relation to export goods

(4) Department of Revenue Circular No. 106/09/2008-ST dated 11/12/2008 issuing some clarification in respect of refund of service tax for export of goods.

EPCES Circular No. 42
Dated 1-12-2008

(1) Extending the period of Post-shipment rupee export credit from 90 days to 180 days.

(2) Minimum area for setting up of a Handicraft Sector SEZ reduced to 10 hectares.

EPCES Circular No. 41
Dated 20-11-2008
Suggestions for the new Foreign Trade Policy 2009-2014
EPCES Circular No. 40
Dated 19-11-2008

(1) RBI Circular No. RBI/2008-09/280 dated 15/11/08, extending period of pre-shipment rupee export credit from 180 days to 270 days

(2) RBI Circular No..2008-09/282 dated 15/11/08 regarding reduction of provisioning norms for all types of standard assets.

EPCES Circular No. 39
Dated 6-11-2008
ONLINE FILING AND PROCESSING OF SEZ PROPOSALS :DOC Circular F.No. D.12/13/2008-SEZ dated 21-10-2008
EPCES Circular No. 38
Dated 4-11-2008
SUPPLY OF HSD TO EOUs & SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 37
Dated 3-11-2008
Discussion of important issues relating to SEZs in the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGOM) meetings and removing export duty on steel products by Ministry of Finance vide its Notification No. 115/2008-Customs dated 31/10/2008
EPCES Circular No. 36
Dated 29-10-2008

(1) Change in the Value Addition Norms for export of jewellery : DGFT Public Notice No. 98 dated 24-10-2008

(2) Increasing the time period of validity of the certificate of the nominated agencies from 3 working days to 7 working days : DGFT Public Notice No. 92

EPCES Circular No. 35
Dated 29-10-2008
Sub: Impact of Global Slow down on export/ employment / economic activities of EOUs /SEZ units/ SEZ Developers
EPCES Circular No. 34
Dated 14-10-2008
FOLLOW UP ACTION OF THE OPEN HOUSE MEETING IN KOLKATA

(1) DGFT Public Notice No. 90/2008 dated 8/10/08, authorizing DCs to issue GSP Certificates even for trading SEZ units

(2) Interconnectivity facility between existing STPI and SEZ for HR related work.

EPCES Circular No. 33
Dated 26-9-2008
Ministry of Commerce & Industry instructions to Development Commissioners to ensure that there is no sale of land in SEZs.
EPCES Circular No. 32
Dated 24-9-2008
Ministry of Finance Circular No.105/08/2008-ST dated 16.9.2008 regarding:

(1) Payment of Service Tax on taxable services provided by SEZ Units to units/persons outside SEZ.

(2) Refund of Service Tax to SEZ Units on export of goods.

EPCES Circular No. 31
Dated 22-9-2008
Follow-up action of the open house meeting held under the chairmanship of Shri G.K. Pillai, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, in Kolkata on 4th September, 2008:-

(1) DGFT Notification No. 42 dated 18/9/08, permitting DEPB benefits for supply of goods from DTA to SEZ evelopers/Co-developers against Indian rupee

(2) DGFT Public Notice No. 81 dated 16/9/08 regarding availability of refund of CST for supply of goods to EOUs.

(3) DGFT Public Notice No. 71 dated 2/9/08, amending bank certificate of payment, given in Appendix 22B, permitting issuance of bank certificate of payment by the Bank of the EOU instead of domestic supplier

(iv) Instruction by RBI vide letter Ref.DBOD.Dir (Exp) No. 3704/ 04.02.02/ 2008-09 dated 2/9/08 regarding instructions to regional offices for settlement of trade transaction with Iran

EPCES Circular No. 30
Dated 1-9-2008
Suggestions relating to Budget Proposals
EPCES Circular No. 29
Dated 29-8-2008
Follow up action of the open house meeting, organized by EPCES, held in Mumbai, under the Chairmanship of Shri G.K. Pillai, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry on 20/6/2008
EPCES Circular No. 28
Dated 27-8-2008
Comments on "SEZ ONLINE ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM" being devised by Ministry of Commerce & Industry in consultation with INFOSYS and NSDL Database Management Ltd
EPCES Circular No. 27
Dated 27-8-2008

(1) Jurisdiction for issuance of Import Export Code Number to SEZ Units : DGFT Public Notice No. 66 dated 19-8-2008

(2) Ministry of Commerce & Industry letter F.No. 1/153/ 2007- SEZ, dated 22/8/08, regarding carrying out of default operations by SEZ Developers/Co-developers and allowing duty free material for the same.

EPCES Circular No. 26
Dated 12-8-2008
Sub : Supply of HSD to EOUs and SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 25
Dated 11-8-2008

Sub : Supply of HSD to EOUs and SEZs by Indian Oil Corporation

EPCES Circular No. 24
Dated 7-8-2008

Sub : (1) DGFT Public Notice No. 57 dated 1/5/08 making All Industry Rate of Deemed Drawback for HSD and Furnace Oil as "NIL"

(2) DGFT Public Notice No. 58 dated 5/8/2008 regarding
amendment in Paragraph 6.35 of Handbook of Procedures,
Vol. I.

EPCES Circular No. 23
Dated 1-8-2008
Sub : Indian Oil Corporation Chairman agrees for permitting supply of HSD to EOUs & SEZs.
EPCES Circular No. 22
Dated 1-8-2008
Sub : Follow up action of the Mumbai Open House : Power to decide manner of fencing and number of entry and exit points in respect of IT/ITES SEZs, delegated to Development Commissioners
EPCES Circular No. 21
Dated 31-7-2008
Sub : Supply of HSD by IOC to SEZs and EOUs
EPCES Circular No. 20
Dated 30-7-2008
Sub : Supply of HSD by IOC to SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 19
Dated 30-7-2008
Sub : Policy Circular No. 23 dated 28/7/2008 issued by DGFT clarifying the eligibility of deemed export benefits for supplies to EOUs/STPs
EPCES Circular No. 18
Dated 29-7-2008
Sub : i) DOR Circular No.12/2008-Customs dated 24.7.08 providing guidelines on the changes/amendments carried out in the EOU Scheme in the Annual Supplement of Foreign Trade Policy.

ii) DGFT Public Notice No.53/RE-2008)2004-09 dated 23.7.08 regarding changes in the EOU Scheme.

EPCES Circular No. 17
Dated 16-6-2008

Sub : (1) Follow up action of the open house meeting, organized by EPCES, in Mumbai, under the Chairmanship of Shri G.K. Pillai, Secretary Commerce on 20/6/2008.

(2) Shri G.K. Pillai, Secretary Commerce to chair next EPCES open house in Kolkata on 4/9/2008 : Suggestions/ issues invited.

EPCES Circular No. 16
Dated 21-7-2008

Sub : (i) DGFT Public Notice No. 50 dated 17/7/2008 regarding import of spices under EOU Scheme

(ii) DGFT Notification No. 24 dated 18/7/2008 regarding applicability of transitional arrangements on export of Maize.

 

EPCES Circular No. 15
Dated 10-7-2008
Sub : DGFT Policy Circular No. 17 dated 4/7/2008 regarding submission of multiple applications and part payments for claiming deemed export benefits under Para 8.3.1 of Handbook of Procedures
EPCES Circular No. 14
Dated 3-7-2008
Sub : DGFT Notification No. 21 dated 1/7/2008 regarding extension of block period for calculation of NFE in case of prohibition/restriction on exports
EPCES Circular No. 13
Dated 1-7-2008
Sub : Letter from Ms. Shantha Sinha, Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Government of India, regarding protection of child rights and to conduct social audit
EPCES Circular No. 12
Dated 24-6-2008
Sub : Delay in environmental clearances in setting up of SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 11
Dated 24-6-2008
Sub : Proposed amendment in Paragraph 6.9(b) of Foreign Trade Policy
EPCES Circular No. 10
Dated 16-6-2008
Amendment in Notification No. 66/2008-Customs regarding export duty on export of specified steel products.
EPCES Circular No. 9
Dated 6-6-2008

Procedure for filing claim for payment of interest on delayed refund of deemed export DBK/TED/CST :

(i) Clarification by DGFT vide Policy Circular No. 9 dated 5.6.08
(ii) Aayat Niryat Form by Public Notice No. 10 dated 29-4-2008

EPCES Circular No. 8
Dated 3-6-2008
CBEC extends the facility of pre-authenticated CT3 to EOUs in textile and chemical sectors vide Circular 8/2008-Customs dated 2/6/2008
EPCES Circular No. 7
Dated 26-5-2008

(i) Ministry of Finance Notification No. 23/2008-Central Excise(NT) dated 23/5/2008 and Notification No. 24/2008-Central Excise (NT) dated 23/5/2008 regarding payment of duty by EOUs on DTA clearances on monthly basis

(ii) DGFT Public Notice No. 18 dated 22/5/2008 regarding increasingDTA sale of Instant Tea from 20% to 30%.

(i) Ministry of Finance Notification No. 23/2008-Central Excise(NT) dated 23/5/2008 and Notification No. 24/2008-Central Excise (NT) dated 23/5/2008 regarding payment of duty by EOUs on DTA clearances on monthly basis.

EPCES Circular No. 6
Dated 15-5-2008

(1) Section 10B of the Income Tax Act relating to exemption of income tax to EOUs amended by Finance Act, 2008

(2) Ministry of Finance Notification No.26/2008-CE dated 5.5.2008 and Notification No.60/2008-Cus dated 5.5.2008 relating to implementation of some of the changes carried out in the Foreign Trade Policy.

EPCES Circular No. 5
Dated 12-5-2008
Notification No.66/2008-Customs dated 10.5.2008 imposing export duty on certain steel products and Basmati Rice.
EPCES Circular No. 4
Dated 22-4-2008

(i) Rate of CVD applicable on clearance of goods from SEZ to DTA and EOUs to DTA

(ii) Acceptance of Xerox copies of documents by Regional Licensing Authorities

(iii) Clarification that transshipment Bond is not required.

EPCES Circular No. 3
Dated 16-4-2008
Supply of Cement to SEZ Units and SEZ Developers/Co-developers
EPCES Circular No. 2
Dated 16-4-2008
Ministry of Finance Notification No. 47/2008-Customs and Notification No. 24/2008-Central Excise both dated 11-4-2008 regarding : -
EPCES Circular No. 1
Dated 11-4-2008

Amendments carried out in the EOU/SEZ Scheme in the Annual Supplement of Foreign Trade  Policy,  released today by Shri Kamal Nath,  Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry

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Circulars for the year 2007-2008

Circular No. & Date Subject
EPCES Circular No. 44 Dated 29-2-2008 Removal of prohibition on export of castor oil, niger seed oil and on supply of edible oil to EOUs for production of non-edible goods for exports.
EPCES Circular No. 43 Dated 29-2-2008 Changes in the EOU/SEZ Scheme in the Union Budget 2008-09
EPCES Circular No. 42 Dated 28-1-2008

(1) DGFT Notification No 72 dated 22-1-2008 regarding debonding of EOUs under EPCG Scheme.

(2) DGFT Public Notice No. 102 dated 16-1-2008 regarding amendment in time frame for filing deemed export claims

(3) DGFT Public Notice No. 103 dated 17-1-2008 regarding amendment in the procedure for filing Focus Product Scheme and Focus Market Scheme

(4) Ministry of Commerce letter No. 14/06/2007-TPD dated 7-1-2008 regarding advise on reducing/eliminating child labour

EPCES Circular No. 41 Dated 17-1-2008 Free availability of online market analysis tools trade map, market access map, product map and investment map, developed by International Trade Centre, Geneva

EPCES Circular No. 40 Dated 9-1-2008

(1) DGFT Public Notice No 100 dated 10-1-2008 regarding procedure for making application under Focus Product Scheme, Hi Tech Product Export Promotion Scheme, Focus Market Scheme

(2) DGFT Public Notice No. 93 dated 27-12-2007 regarding changes in the procedure relating to VKGUY

EPCES Circular No. 39 Dated 9-1-2008

(1) DGFT Notification No. 70 dated 27-12-2007 permitting reimbursement of duty of fuel supplied by depots of domestic oil companies.

(2) DGFT Public Notice No. 94 dated 1-1-2008 permitting EPCG Licence Holders to make supplies to SEZ units/SEZ Developers/Co-developers

EPCES Circular No. 38 Dated 28-12-2007

(1) Follow up action of Bangalore Open House :

(A) Meeting by Secretary Commerce with DGFT, DoR and EPCES ;

(B) EPCES meets Revenue Secretary, Chairman CBEC, Member (Customs), DG (EP), DOR and other senior officers of Ministry of Finance

(2) Department of Revenue issues Circular No. 43/2007-Cus dated 5-12-2007 regarding disbursement of Drawback claims on supplies from DTA to SEZ units/SEZ Developers.

EPCES Circular No. 37
Dated 28-11-2007
DGFT Public Notice No. 84 dated 26-11-2007 regarding amendment in Appendix 14-1-C relating to value addition in Gem & Jewellery products.
EPCES Circular No. 36
Dated 26-11-2007
DGFT Notification No. 54 & 55, both dated 21-11-2007 regarding amendment in Paragraph 6.9 of the Foreign Trade Policy.
EPCES Circular No. 35
Dated 21-11-2007
Enhancement of Drawback rates for supply of HSD and furnace oil to EOUs from Rs. 1050/- to Rs. 1160/- PMT w.e.f. 1-4-2007
EPCES Circular No. 34
Dated 15-11-2007
Department of Revenue Circular No. 859/17/2007-CX dated 13/11/2007 regarding procedure governing the procurement of goods by EOUs under CT3 facility.
EPCES Circular No. 33
Dated 12-11-2007
EPCES Export Awards for the year 2005-06.
EPCES Circular No. 32
Dated 30-10-2007

DGFT Public Notice No. 74 dated 24/10/2007 regarding guidelines for conversion of DTA unit into EOU

EPCES Circular No. 31
Dated 17-10-2007

DGFT Notification No. 38 dated 15-10-2007, prohibiting export of Non-Basmati Rice w.e.f. 9-10-2007.

EPCES Circular No. 30
Dated 16-10-2007
Amendment in SEZ Rules vide Notification dated 12/10/2007
Instruction No. 8 dated 12/10/07 giving clarification on SEZ Rules, 2006
EPCES Circular No. 29
Dated 10-10-2007
Ministry of Finance issues Notification No. 41/2007-Service Tax dated 6-10-2007, permitting refund of service tax on 3 more services
EPCES Circular No. 28
Dated 28-9-2007

Inviting suggestions relating to Chapter 6 of Foreign Trade Policy,
Chapter 6 and Appendix 14 of Handbook of Procedures, Vol. I for Annual Review of the Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09

EPCES Circular No. 27
Dated 18-9-2007

Ministry of Finance announces Customs Valuation (Determination of Value of Export Goods) Rules, 2007 vide notification No. 95/2007-Customs(NT) dated 13/9/07........

EPCES Circular No. 26
Dated 18-9-2007
Ministry of Finance issues Notification No. 40/2007-Service Tax dated 17.9.2007, exempting the taxable services, specified in the schedule of this notification, received by exporter and used for export of goods.
EPCES Circular No. 25
Dated 14-9-2007
Inviting suggestions relating to Chapter 6 of Foreign Trade Policy, Chapter 6 and Appendix 14 of Handbook of Procedures, Vol. I for Annual Review of the Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09
EPCES Circular No. 24
Dated 14-9-2007

(1) Extension of benefit of VKGUY/Hi Tech Products Export
Promotion Scheme/Focus Product Scheme for supply of goods from DTA to SEZ units : follow up of Ludhiana Open House held under the Chairmanship of Shri G.K. Pillai, Secretary Commerce on 4/5/2007.

(2) DGFT Public Notice No. 39 amending Appendix 14-1-I of Handbook of Procedures, Vol. I, permitting supplementary claims for CST.

EPCES Circular No. 23
Dated 10-9-2007
Shri KAMAL NATH, Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, to interact with EOUs/SEZ Units/SEZ Developers in the programme organized by EPCES on September 13, 2007
EPCES Circular No. 22
Dated 30-8-2007
Alternative arrangements by the exporters in view of the proposed Port & Dock Worker’s Strike from 1-9-2007
EPCES Circular No. 21
Dated 29-8-2007
Information on unrebated indirect taxes/levies levied by various state governments
EPCES Circular No. 20
Dated 24-8-2007
EPCES Interaction with Shri Kamal Nath ji, Hon'ble Minister for Commerce & Industry with EOUs/SEZ Units/SEZ Developers on Thursday, September 13, 2007
at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi
EPCES Circular No. 19
Dated 14-8-2007
Enhancement of drawback rate for supply of HSD and furnace oil to EOUs from Rs. 1050 to Rs. 1160 PMT by DGFT Public Notice No. 32 dated 10-8-07

EPCES Circular No. 18
Dated 3-8-2007

FOLLOW UP OF LUDHIANA OPEN HOUSE

(i) DGFT Notification No. 19 dated 30-7-2007, extending benefit of newly announced “Export of High Technology Products Scheme” to EOUs.

(ii) Duty free import/procurement of capital goods related toinfrastructure meant for agro processing Scheme amended videDGFT Notification No. 19 dated 30-7-2007.

(iii) DGFT Notification No. 15 dated 20-7-2007, regarding procurement and export of spares/components upto 5% of FOB value of exports for EOUs.

(iv) DGFT Public Notice No. 30 dated 26-7-2007, guidelines for execution of Bank Guarantee/Legal Undertaking for domestic procurement aligned with DoR guidelines.

EPCES Circular No. 17
Dated 17-7-2007

(I) RBI issues instructions for providing Pre-shipment & Post-shipment credit at the interest rate not exceeding BPLR minus 4.5% for specified 9 Sectors for SME Exporters
(II) Upward revision of drawback rate for supply of Furnace Oil and HSD by domestic oil companies to the units located in SEZ from Rs. 1050/MT to Rs. 1160/MT.

 

EPCES Circular No. 16
Dated 11-7-2007

Ministry of Finance Notification No,. 84/2007-Customs dated 6/7/2007 and Notification No. 29/2007-Central Excise dated 6/7/2007 providing for the following:-

(i) Duty free re-import of goods by EOUs after participation in the International Exhibitions
(ii) EOUs to pay anti-dumping duty in case EOUs imports raw material which is subject to anti-dumping duty and sells such raw material or finished goods made there from into the DTA.
(iii) The raw material imported by EOUs to be accounted for as per SION or ad-hoc norms/ norms finalized by the Board of Approvals.
(iv) Goods received from domestic tariff area (DTA), under the benefit of deemed exports, to be counted as imported goods.
(v) Providing for sale of services in the Domestic Market
(vi) Sale of goods in the DTA on payment of applicable duty (instead of appropriate duty)

EPCES Circular No. 15
Dated 10-7-2007
Approval of authorized operations in the notified SEZs
EPCES Circular No. 14
Dated 22-6-2007
Information related to impact of rupee appreciation on export/employment
EPCES Circular No. 13
Dated 21-6-2007
Exemption from 4% SAD on sale of goods from SEZ to DTA.

 

EPCES Circular No. 12
Dated 19-6-2007

(1) Views on increasing trade/investment flows between India and African countriesin Hydrocarbon and Mineral Sector

(2) DGFT Notification No. 9 dated 11-6-2007 prohibiting import of rough diamondsfrom Cote d’lvorie.

(3) Ministry of Finance Notification No. 76/2007-Customs dated 6-6-07 and Notification No. 26/2007-Central Excise dated 6-6-07, regarding clearance/ debonding of goods by EOU under Advance Authorization

EPCES Circular No. 11
Dated 18-6-2007
Collection of information on Non Tariff Barriers imposed on Indian Exports by various countries
EPCES Circular No. 10
Dated 14-6-2007
Release of Rs. 158.93 crore by Ministry of Commerce & Industry for settlement of pending CST/Duty Drawback/ Terminal Excise Duty cases of EOUs/SEZ Units.
EPCES Circular No. 9
Dated 13-6-2007
Notification by Ministry of Textile on removal of Cess under Textile Committee Act, on export of all textiles and textile machinery manufactured in India
EPCES Circular No. 8
Dated 7-6-2007
Meeting with Hon’ble Commerce & Industry Minister on 13-6-2007 at 11.00a.m. regarding impact of rupee appreciation on export and suggestions thereon
EPCES Circular No. 7
Dated 29-5-2007
Directorate General (Export Promotion), Department of Revenue issues a clarification to all Chief Commissioners that the Procedure for issuing CT3 Certificates remains unchanged.
EPCES Circular No. 6
Dated 28-5-2007

(1) Customs Notification No. 72/2007 dated 21-5-2007 regarding implementation of the amendments carried out in the Foreign Trade Policy.

(2) DGFT Notification No 6 dated 23-5-2007, extending benefit of Focus Market Scheme and Focus Product Scheme for exports through non-EDI Ports as well : as per the promise made in Ludhiana Open House, organized by EPCES, under the Chairmanship of Shri G. K. Pillai, Secretary Commerce

EPCES Circular No. 5
Dated 8-5-2007
Department of Revenue Circular No 19/2007-Cus dated 3-5-2007 regarding waiving the requirement of physical verification before issuing rewarehousing certificate for EOUs having export turnover of Rs. 15 crore and above.......
EPCES Circular No. 4
Dated 19-4-2007
Release of Annual Supplement of Foreign Trade Policy by Shri Kamal Nath, Hon'ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, today
EPCES Circular No. 3
Dated 11-4-2007
Instruction No. 8/2007 dated 30-3-2007 by Ministry of Commerce & Industry regarding keeping the amendment in Rule 11 (10), on 16.3.2007, in abeyance.
EPCES Circular No. 2
Dated 10-4-2007
De-freezing of Approval/Notification of SEZs and other changes by Empowered Group of Ministers in the meeting held on 5-4-2007
EPCES Circular No. 1
Dated 4-4-2007
Release of Rs. 156 crore for settlement of pending CST claims for EOUs........

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Circulars for the year 2006-2007

Circular No. & Date Subject
Epces Circular No. 42
Dated 26-3-2007
Seeking reaction on the proposed change in Rule 53 of the SEZ Rules, 2006 i.e. formula
for calculation of Net Foreign Exchange Earning (NFE)
Epces Circular No. 41
Dated 23-3-2007
CBEC Circular No. 15/2007-Customs dated 20-3-2007 regarding administrative control
over EOUs which are large taxpayers
Epces Circular No. 40
Dated 21-3-2007
Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues Notification dated 16/3/2007, carrying out amendments in the SEZ Rules, 2006
Epces circular no. 39
dated 28-2-2007
Amendment to Section 10AA of the Income Tax Act relating to SEZ Act, 2005, by the Budget, 2007.
Epces circular no. 38
dated 28-2-2007
Amendment to Section 10A and Section 10B of the Income Tax Act by the Budget, 2007,announced today.
Epces circular no. 37
dated 9-1-2007
Department of Revenue issues Circular No. 02/2007-Cus dated 9/1/2007 prescribing time bound disposal of applications for the units set up in EOU/EHTP/STP/BTP schemes.
Epces circular no. 36
dated 2-1-2007
Ministry of Finance issues Circular No. 29/2006-Customs dated 27/12/2006 regarding implementation of SEZ Act, 205 and SEZ Rules, 2006.
Epces circular no. 35
dated 16-11-2006
Ministry of Commerce & Industry issues Instruction No. 7/2006 dated
14/11/2006 allowing setting up of new trading units in the SEZs
Epces circular no. 34
dated 3-11-2006
Notification of permissible authorized operations, in SEZ, by Ministry of Commerce & Industry vide Notification dated 27-10-2006
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 33 DATED 31-10-2006 Follow up action of chennai open house meeting held on 5/8/06
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 32 DATED 16-10-2006 Suggestions for Foreign Trade Policy
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 31
DATED 19-9-2006
Change in Value Addition norms for EOUs exporting plain/studded jewellery
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.30
DATED 12-9-2006
(i) Notification No. 31 dated 8-9-2006 regarding amendment in Paragraph 6.9 of the Foreign Trade Policy (Permitting sale to an EOU in the domestic market..............
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.29 DATED 6-9-2006 Formulation of Guidelines by Ministry of Commerce & Industry relating to
development of social infrastructure in Multi-product SEZ, Sector-specific SEZs and IT Sector SEZs etc
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.28
DATED 30.8.2006
Suggestions for the Pre-Budget Proposals
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.27
DATED 29.8.2006
Suggestions for the Budget 2007-08 regarding changes in direct and indirect taxes
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.26
DATED 10.8.2006
Amendment to SEZ Rules, 2006 by a Notification dated 10-8-2006 issued by Department of Commerce.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.25
DATED 7.8.2006
Instruction No. 6/2006 dated 3-8-2006 by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, regarding implementation of the provisions of the SEZ Act, 2005 and SEZ Rules, 2006.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.24
DATED 31.7.2006
Reimbursement of CST for supply to EOUs/EHTP/STP units for export of
services : DGFT Public Notice No. 35 dated 26-7-2006
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.23
DATED 14.7.2006
Notification of Drawback Rate by Department of Revenue for High Speed Diesel and Furnace Oil for supplies by domestic oil companies to the units located in the SEZs
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.22
DATED 29.6.2006
Prohibition of export of Peas, Chickpeas, Beans, Lentils etc by DGFT Notification No. 15 dated 27/6/06.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.21
DATED 21.6.2006
Market Development Assistance by way of participation in Trade Fairs/Exhibitions abroad.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.20
DATED 19.6.2006
Follow Up Of The Open House Held In Kolkata On 27-5-2006 : Release Of Rs. 15 Crore To Falta Special Economic Zone For Reimbursement Of Cst, Duty Drawback And Terminal Excise Duty
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.19
DATED 15.6.2006
Comments regarding removal or continuance of exemption and deduction under Income Tax Act, 1961
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.18
DATED 12.6.2006
Follow Up Action Of Kolkata Open House By Department Of Revenue : Dor Circular No. 17/06-Cus Dated 1st June 2006.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.17
DATED 29.5.2006
Instruction No. 4/2006 dated 24-5-2006 issued by Ministry of Commerce &
Industry regarding setting up of trading unit in the SEZ
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.16
DATED 22.5.2006
Department Of Revenue Notification No. 31/2006-Central Excise Dated 17/5/06 And Notification No. 44/2006-Customs Dated 17/5/06 Regarding
Implementation Of Changes Carried Out In The Eou Scheme In The Annual Supplement Of Foreign Trade Policy.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.15
DATED 24.4.2006
Department of revenue circular no. 828/5/2006-cx dated 20th
April, 2006 regarding simplified procedure for sanction of refund of unutilized cenvat credit
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.14
DATED 7.4.2006
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANNUAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE FOREIGN
TRADE POLICY, 2004-09, BY SHRI KAMAL NATH, HON'BLE UNION MINISTER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.13
DATED 4.4.2006
DGFT Notification No. 56(RE-2005)/2004-09 dated 30/3/2006 regarding sale of worn clothing by SEZ units in the DTA.

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Circulars for the year 2005-2006

Circular No. & Date Subject
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.12
DATED 30.3.2006
Ministry of Commerce & Industry instruction No. 1/2006 dated 24/3/2006 regarding approval for setting up of trading unit in SEZ.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.11
DATED 27.3.2006
Notification No. 6/2006-Central Excise (NT) dated 20-3-2006 regarding amendment in Rule 3, Sub-Rule 7 of Cenvat Credit Rules 2004 for sale of goods by EOUs in the DTA.............
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.10
DATED 8.3.2006
Exemption from payment of 4% additional duties of customs under sub-Section 5 of Section 3 of Customs Tariff Act by EOUs and SEZ Units.........
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.9
DATED 28.2.2006
Union Budget 2006-07 brings about a substantive change in respect of payment of duty on Sale of Goods by EOUs in the DTA
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.8
DATED 14.2.2006
HIGHLIGHTS OF SEZ RULES 2006
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.7
DATED 10.2.2006
Operationalization of SEZ Act and release of SEZ Rules
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.6
DATED 25.1.2006
DGFT Public Notice No. 84 dated 23-1-2006 regarding export of spices by EOUs and SEZ Units
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.5
DATED 17.1.2006
Department of Revenue Circular No. 07/2006-Cus dated 13/1/2006 regarding procedural relaxation under EOU Scheme
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.4
DATED 13.1.2006
FREE TRADE WAREHOUSING ZONES IN INDIA
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.3
DATED 12.1.2006
Department of Revenue Customs Circular No. 53/2005 dated 29/12/2005
regarding administrative control over Special Economic Zones........
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.2
DATED 12.1.2006
Reimbursement of Excise Duty paid on fuels procured from depots of domestic oil companies

EPCES CIRCULAR NO.1
DATED 6.1.2006

Department of Revenue Circular No. 1/2006 dated 2-1-2006 regarding use of tamper proof bottle seals on cargo for export by EOUs/SEZ Units
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.77
DATED 21.12.05
Ministry of Commerce prescribes time-schedule for various permissions to be granted to the EOUs by the Zone Administration
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.76
DATED 19.12.05
Simplified procedure for registration of EOU/EHTP/STP units for clearance of import Goods, notified by Department of Revenue vide Customs Circular No. 51/2005-Cus
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.75
DATED 9.12.05
State Issues relating to EOUs and SEZ Scheme
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.74
DATED 8.12.05
Ministry of Finance letter F.No. 305/154/2005-FTT dated 29/11/05 regarding a clarification in respect of Granite EOUs......
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.73
DATED 8.12.05
DGFT Policy Circular No. 36 dated 5-12-2005 regarding admissibility of duty free entitlement certificate for status holders and Target Plus Scheme on supply to SEZs......
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.72
DATED 6.12.05
Meeting with Shri K.M. Chandrasekhar, Secretary (Revenue) on Monday, December 5, 2005.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 71
DATED 1.12.05
Meeting of EPCES with Shri K. T. Chacko, Director General of Foreign Trade, held today at 11.30 a.m. in the Conference Room of DGFT.......
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 70 DATED 28.11.05 Department of Revenue Circular No. 42/2005-Cus dated 24-11-05 regarding Introduction of Risk Management System with the Accredited Client’s Programme (ACP)
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 69
DATED 10.11.05
National Awards for Outstanding Export Performance – Selection for 38th Set of Awards of Trophies and Certificate of Merit for the year 2004-05 – Calling of Nominations.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.68
DATED 27.10.2005
DGFT Public Notice No. 65(RE-2005)/2004-2009 dated 26-10-05 permits SEZ Trading Units to import fuel for the purpose of supply to EOUs and SEZ manufacturing Units.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.67
DATED 24.10.2005
Information on various Non Tariff Barriers faced by Indian exporters in respect of various commodities
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.66
DATED 21.10.2005
Meeting with Hon’ble Commerce & Industry Minister, Shri Kamal Nath, held on 18-10-05...........
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.65
DATED 17.10.2005
Instructions to the Banks for recovery of bank charges based on actuals and not considering the same as a source of revenue.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.64
DATED 14.10.2005
Suggestions for the Annual Supplement of Foreign Trade Policy
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.63
DATED 30.9.2005
38th Session of SCOPE Shipping and 46th Session of SCOPE Air
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.62
DATED 30.9.2005
DGFT NSuggestions for the Budget 2006-07 regarding changes in direct and indirect taxes
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.61
DATED 2.9.2005
DGFT Notification No. 24 (RE-2005)/2004-2009 dated 31-8-2005 regarding sale of marble from EOU to DTA.....
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.60
DATED 1.9.2005
Admissibility of Vishesh Krishi Upaj Yojana to EOUs
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.59
DATED 24.8.2005
Comments/Suggestions on the SEZ Rules
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.58
DATED 22.8.2005
DGFT Notifies drawback rates for supply of HSD from DTA to EOUs/SEZ Units
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.57
DATED 4.8.2005
Procedure for issuance of Duty Entitlement Pass Book Certificate for supply of goods from DTA to SEZ
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.56
DATED 14.7.2005
RBI Master Circular-Import & export of Goods & Services, Export Credit in Foreign Currency, Rupee Export Credit
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.55 DATED 12.7.2005 Benefit to EOUs under Vishesh Krishi Upaj Yojana
DGFT Policy Circular No. 14(RE-2005)/2004-2009 dated 4th July, 2005
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.54 DATED 27.6.2005 DGFT Notification No. 10 (RE-2005)/2004-2009 dated 24-6-05 regarding sale of books in the DTA..........
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.53 DATED 17.6.2005 Chairman EPCES appointed as member of Board of Trade and meets............
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.52
DATED 31.5.2005
Comments on proposed SEZ rules for implitation of special economic zone bill 2005
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.51
DATED 30.5.2005
Department of Revenue Notification No. 50/2005-Customs dated 20-5-2005.........
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.50
DATED 17.5.2005
Ministry of Finance Notification No. 45/2005-Customs dated 16thMay, 2005 exempting goods sold from SEZs to DTA from 4% additional duty of Customs..........
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.49
DATED 16.5.2005
DGFT issued policy circular no. 5(re-2005)/2004-2009 dated 13-5-2005 regarding supplies from 100% EOUs to EPCG license holders
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.48
DATED 13.5.2005
SEZ Bill cleared by Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha; President’s consent to be taken before SEZ Bill becomes SEZ Act.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.47
DATED 12.5.2005
DGFT public notice no. 7 dated 10-5-2005 regarding increasing the time period for export of gold jewellery from SEZ units
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.46
DATED 11.5.2005
EPCES Export Awards for the year 2004-05 – Calling  of Nominations.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.45
DATED 9.5.2005
Shri kamal nath, hon'ble minister for commerce & industry introduces sez bill in lok sabha today
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 44
DATED 5.5.2005
Sez bill cleared by the cabinet
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 43
DATED 5.5.2005
Reimbursement of Market Development Assistance (MDA) by EPCESfor direct participation in trade fairs/exhibitions/buyer-seller meets abroad
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 42 DATED 27.4.2005 EOUs/SEZ issues referred to the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council/Cabinet
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 41 DATED 25.4.2005 Market Development Assistance (MDA) Scheme guidelines – amendments thereto regarding
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 40 DATED 8.4.2005 Changes in EOU/SEZ Scheme in the Annual Supplement to Foreign Trade Policy announced by Hon’ble Commerce & Industry Minister.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 39 DATED 7.4.2005 Department of Revenue resolves the problem of availability of DEPB for supplies of goods from DTA to SEZ during the period 1st April 2003 to 11th May, 2004.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 38 DATED 5.4.2005 Public Notice No. 67 dated 2-4-2005 relating to changes regarding export of tea from EOUs/SEZs.

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Circulars for the year 2004-2005

Circular No. & Date Subject
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 37
DATED 11.3.2005
Revised All Industry Rate of Duty Drawback for Furnace Oil (DGFT Notification No. 29/2004-09 dated 9.3.2005)
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.36
DATED 7.3.05

Fast Track Clearance Scheme for Export Oriented Units, which was incorporated by Hon’ble Commerce & Industry in Foreign Trade Policy has been implemented by Department of Revenue by Circular No.12/2005 dated 4.3.2005.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.35
DATED 1.3.05

Implications of Budget on EOUs & SEZ Units

EPCES CIRCULAR NO.34 DATED 25.2.05 Notification of ALL SEZs as a port for import and export under Public Notice No. 57 dated 23-2-2005
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.33
DATED 23.2.05
RBI A.P.(DIR Series) Circular No. 34 dated 18-2-2005 regarding import of Gold on loan basis directly by EOUs/SEZ Units.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.32
DATED 23.2.05
Department of Revenue Circular No. 7/2005-Cus dated 14-2-2005 on Extension of Warehousing Period of Capital Goods imported by EOU/EHTP/STP – reg
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.31
DATED 22.2.05
Facility to claim Deemed Exports Duty Drawback benefits from Regional Licensing authorities in addition to the Development Commissioners.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.30
DATED 21.2.05
Department of Revenue’s clarification dated 17.2.2005 to EPCES regarding supply of Manufactured goods by EOU to EPCG License Holders
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 29
DATED 17.2.2005
Discontinuation of removal of petroleum products from one
warehouse to another warehouse
EPCES circular no. 28
dated 17.2.2005

Revised All Industry Rate of Duty Drawback for Furnace Oil/fixation of drawback rate for HSD (DGFT Notification No. 23/2004-09 dated 15.2.2005)
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 27
DATED 14.2.2005
Notification of sez as a port by DGFT vide public notice no. 52/2004-2009 dated 11-2-2005
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 26
DATED 7.2.2005
Implementation of fast track scheme by department of revenue
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 25
DATED 7.2.2005

Department of revenue notifies drawback procedure for availability of drawback for supplies of goods from DTA to SEZ units vide circular no. 6/2005-cus dated 3-2-2005.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 24
DATED 28.1.2005
Fast track clearance procedure
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 23
DATED 24.1.2005
Open house meeting with shri kamal nath ji, hon'ble commerce & industry minister on 19-1-05 at mumbai
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 22
DATED 10.1.2005
Tax holiday under section 10b of the income tax act to DTA units converted into 100% EOUs
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 21
DATED 27.12.04
Public notice no. 35 dated 23-12-2004
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 20
DATED 14.12.04
Wastage norms for jewellery under EOUs /SEZ schemes
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.19
DATED 14.12.04
Suggestions for foreign trade policy 2005
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.18
DATED 8.12.2004
Department of revenue's clarification to the council permitting supply of manufactured goods by EOUs to EPCG licence holder
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.17
DATED 1.12.2004
Exemption from state levies for EOUs & SEZ units
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.16
DATED 16.11.2004
Over loading of railway wagons - reg.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.15
DATED 4.11.2004
Implementation of foreign trade policy amendments, relating to EOUs, by RBI
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.14
DATED 1.11.2004
Participation in Trade Fairs/Exhibitions/Buyer-Seller Meets abroad.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.13
DATED 29.10.2004
“Electronic Product Code and RFID – The future is here” – NationalConference-cum-Exhibition on 8th & 9th November, 2004, New Delhi.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 12 DATED 29.10.04 Compilation of changes relating to eou/sez schemes brought about by cbec, dgft, rbi etc, during the period 1-6-04 to 1-10-04
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 11
DATED 27.10.04
Meeting with commerce secretary on 15-10-2004..
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 10
DATED 27.10.04
Amendment in the eous/sez policies relating to clearance of second hand capital goods in the dta
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.9
DATED 25.10.04
National Awards for Outstanding Export Performance - Selection for 37th Set of Awards of Trophies and Certificate of Merit for the year 2003-04 - Calling of Nominations.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 8
DATED 20.10.04
Department of revenue circular no. 55/2004-cus dated 14th October 2004 facilitating debonding by EOUS/EHTP/STP units
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.7
DATED 20.10.04
Department of revenue circular no. 54/2004-cus dated 13th October 2004 regarding implementation of changes brought about in the foreign trade policy
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.6
DATED 18.10.04
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Waiver of filing GR forms for export of value below us$ 25,000 under foreign exchange management regulations
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.5
DATED 8.10.04
Meeting With Mr.K.Mikuriya, Dy.Secretary General, World Customs Organisation (Wco) On 6.10.04
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.4
DATED 27.9.04
Participation in Exhibition on Indian Products & Services at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre at Sydney – Australia from 5th to 8th November, 2004.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 3
DATED 27-9-2004
Department of Revenue Circular No. 799/32/2004-CX dated 23-9-04 regarding
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 2
DATED 24-9-2004
Notification No. 52/2004-Central Excise dated 20-9-04 regarding applicability of duty on sale of fabrics from EOU to DTA..................
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 1
DATED 31-08-2004
FOREIGN TRADE POLICY 2004-09
EPCES CIRCULAR NO 64
DATED 27-8-04
COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT CIRCULAR TO BE ISSUED BY DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ON DEBONDING BY EOUs/ EHTP/STP UNITS
EPCES CIRCULAR NO 63
DATED 26-8-04
MASTER CIRCULAR ON RUPEE EXPORT CREDIT ISSUED BY RBI VIDE CIRCULAR NO. DBOB.IECS. .No. 27/04.02.02/2004-05 DATED 12-8-04
EPCES CIRCULAR NO 62
DATED 25-8-04
Second annual International Trade Expo to be held from October 10 to 12, 2004 in Kingston.......
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.61
DATED 16-8-04
Master Circular On Rupee Export Credit Issued By Rbi Vide Circular No. Dbob.Iecs. .No. 27/04.02.02/2004-05 Dated 12-8-04
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.60
DATED 16-8-04
EXEMPTION FROM STAMP DUTY ON USANCE BILLS OF EXCHANGE EXECUTED BY THE EXPORTERS................
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.59
DATED 10-8-04
PERMISSION TO IMPORT NATURAL RUBBER THROUGH ALL PORTS
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.58
DATED 10-8-04
ADMISSIBILITY OF ALL INDUSTRY RATE OF RS. 925/- PMT FOR FURNACE OIL SUPPLIED BY DOMESTIC OIL COMPANIES TO EOUs/SEZ UNITS
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 57
DATED
29-7-04
REVISED SEZ BILL
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 56
DATED
21-7-04
Meeting with Shri Kamal Nath, Honourable Commerce & Industry Minister on July 16, 2004
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 55
DATED 20-7-04
Education Cess on Import of Goods by EOUs/SEZ Units
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 54
DATED 12-7-04
Direct Import of Gold by EOUs and Units in SEZs
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 53
DATED 1-7-04
Participation in Trade Fairs/Exhibitions abroad.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 52
DATED 28-6-04
EPCES nominated on the SCOPE Shipping and SCOPE Air. Suggestions for 36th Session of SCOPE Shipping and 44th Session of SCOPE Air meeting to be held in August 2004.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 51
DATED 28-6-04
Meeting with Shri Kamal Nath, Hon'ble Commerce & Industry Minister on EXIM Policy and Budget related issues and submission of presentation to Shri P. Chidambaram, Hon'ble Finance Minister.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 50
DATED 7-6-04
Comments On Draft Sez Bill 2004
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 49
DATED 28-5-04
Sharing of Cost Recovery Charges by various EOUs : Department of Revenue Circular No. 36/2004-Cus dated 24-5-2004
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 48
DATED 28-5-04
Workshop/Open House with Shri Kamal Nath, Honourable Commerce & Industry Minister on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at New Delhi.
EPCES CICULAR NO.47
Suggestion for exim policy 2004-2005 and budget 2004-2005
EPCES CICULAR NO.46
DATED 13.5.04
Operationalisation Of SEZ Rules & Regulations, Along With Amendments, W.E.F 11-5-2004
EPCES CICULAR NO.45
DATED 28.4.04
Availability of foreign currency export credit to EOUS/ SEZ units on priority
EPCES CICULAR NO.44
DATED 20.4.04
Export Promotion Council for EOUs and SEZ Units has requested the Ministry of Powerto carve out certain quantity of megawatt of power from the NTPC (the prime generating agency) for 100% EOUs and SEZ Units......
EPCES CICULAR NO.43
DATED 19.4.04
Meeting held with Shri Arun Jaitley, Honourable Commerce & Industry Minister on Friday, April 16, 2004.
EPCES CICULAR NO.42
DATED 8.4.04
I.)Revision of procedure for exemption of Service Tax for supplies to SEZ units vide notification No. 4/2004-Service Tax dated 31-3-2004. II.)Request to Department of Revenue for permitting Service Tax exemption for supplies to EOUs as well.
EPCES CICULAR NO.41
DATED 1.4.04
Postponement of SEZ Rules and Regulations from 1.4.04 to 1.5.04.

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Circulars for the year 2003-2004

EPCES CICULAR NO.40
DATED 24.3.04
Completion of Elections of Central Governing Council & Regional Governing Councils of EPCES
EPCES CICULAR NO.39
DATED 11.3.04
Revised Market Development Assistance guidelines with effect
EPCES CICULAR NO.38
DATED 3.3.04
Postponement of implementation of SEZ Rules & Regulations till 1-4-04
EPCES CICULAR NO.37
DATED 25.2.04
RBI A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 72 dated 20-2-2004 regarding new procedure for imports of goods consequent upon implementation of the EDI System by the Customs Authorities......................
EPCES CICULAR NO.36
DATED 10.2.04
CBEC Circular No. 11/2004-Cus dated February 5, 2004 regarding DEPB benefit in respect of supplies made by DTA units to SEZ Units
EPCES CICULAR NO.35
DATED 30.1.04
i)Department of Revenue Circular No. 6/2004-Cus dated 27-1-2004 regarding duty free import/ procurement by EOUs in Trading Sector
ii) CBEC Circular No. 8/2004-Cus dated 28-1-2004 regarding de-bonding of EOUs/EHTP/STP Units
EPCES CICULAR NO.34
DATED 29.1.04
New EXIM Policy to be printed after Elections
EPCES CICULAR NO.33
DATED 19.1.04
Permission to establish branch offices/Units in Special Economic Zones 
EPCES CICULAR NO.32
DATED 15.1.04
Details of EPCES on the websites http://www.eouindia.gov.in/ and http://www.sezindia.nic.in/
EPCES CICULAR NO.31
DATED 14.1.04
Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) Code for Export Promotion Efforts – amendments thereto
Suggestions regarding participation in Trade Fair/exhibitions
EPCES CICULAR NO.30
DATED 07.1.04
Applicability of duties on DTA sale by EOUs, Circular No. 01/2004-Cus dated 5-1-2004 and reporting in the Financial Express on 7-1-2004
EPCES CICULAR NO.29
DATED 06.1.04
Postponement of implementation of SEZ Rules and Regulations till 1-3-2004 Trading Activities for EOUs, for trading EOUs which were in existence prior to  31-3-2002
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.28
DATED 19.12.03
EPCES meets Mrs. Vineeta Rai, Secretary (Revenue)
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.27
DATED 19.12.03
EPCES holds meeting with Shri Vinod Rai, Additional Secretary (Banking)
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.26
DATED 18.12.03
EPCES holds a meeting with Shri L. Mansingh, DGFT on 15-12-2003
regarding EXIM Policy Review
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.25
DATED 13.12.03
Import of Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO) by 100% EOUs and SEZ Units
Declaration of "Multi-Country Origin" on export by EOUs/SEZ Units
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.24
DATED 12.12.03
Economic & Commercial Report From Paris, France
Economic & Commercial Report From Denmark
Economic & Commercial Report From Seoul
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.23
DATED 10.12.03
Important Circulars From Rserve Bank Of India
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.22
DATED 05.12.03
Economic & Commercial Report From Embassy Of India, Paris, France
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.21
DATED 28.11.03
Economic & Commercial Report From Embassy Of India, Paris, France
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.20
DATED 24.11.03
Economic & Commercial Report From Embassy Of India, Paris, France
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.19
DATED 29.10.03
Local Trade Enquiries Received From Embassy Of India, Bahrain During The Month Of September 2003
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.18
DATED 22.10.03
Economic And Commercial Report From Embassy Of India, Paris, France
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.17
DATED 20.10.03
Economic And Commercial Report From Embassy Of India, Japan
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.16
DATED 15.10.03
Postponement of implementation of SEZ Rules & Regulations till 1-12-2003
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.15
DATED 13.10.03
Economic And Commercial Report From Embassy Of India, Bahrain
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.14
DATED 10.10.03
Information From Embassies Of India/ High Commissions Of India

EPCES CIRCULAR NO.13

DATED 7.10.03

Suggestions For Export And Import Policy 2004 And Budget 2004
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.12
DATED 25.9.03
Confluence 2003,A unique platform for International Trade inIndia International Trade Fair 2003
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.11
DATED 18.9.03
Fixation of Duty Drawback on HSD/LDO supplied by domestic oil companies To EOUs and SEZ Units.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.10
DATED 17.9.03
Instructions of Drug Controller General (India), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) regarding exempting EOUs and SEZ Units from the Conditions of registration and import licence.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.9
DATED 27.8.03
Nomination of Export Promotion Council for EOUs and SEZ Units(EPCES) in the All India Export Advisory Committee of RBI.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.8
DATED 22.8.03
Working Capital Limits and Term Loans from Banks.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.7
DATED 23.7.03
Notification of Special Economic Zones Rules and Special Economic Zones Regulations by Department of Revenue.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.6
DATED 16.7.03
Procedure for disbursement of  Market Development Assistance (MDA) to EOUs and SEZ Units for export promotion activities abroad by Export Promotion Council for EOUs and SEZ Units
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 5
DATED 9.7.03
Export Promotion Council for EOUs and SEZ Units to disburse Market Development Assistance (MDA) to EOUs and SEZ Units for export promotion activities abroad.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 4
DATED 7.7.2003
Wastage Norms For The Existing Eous/Sez Yarn Units Under Textile Sector
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.3 DATED 2.7.2003 Exemption from the requirement of registration by the Drug Controller General of India, under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, for 100% EOUs/SEZ Units.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.2
DATED 4.6.2003
DEPB benefits for supply of goods from Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) to Special Economic Zones (SEZs).
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 1
DATED 1.4.2003
Detailed Analysis Of The New Exim Policy By Shri L. B. Singhal, Director General, Export Promotion Council For Eous & Sez Units

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