As per Circular No. 15/2021-Customs dated 15th July, 2021 to its field formations regarding Implementation of RMS for processing of Duty Drawback claims.
Foreign buyers have started canceling the shipments boarding from India because the exporters cannot avail any containers leading to consignments lying at various ports for weeks together.
With traditional buyers of Indian onions hesitating to place orders because of the Centre banning exports in September last year and in December, Pakistan is the major gainer as it offers the bulb at a price lower than India.
CMA CGM experienced severe operation delays in TUNIS / RADES, cumulating an average port stay of 25 days. As a result, TUNIS / RADES cargo evacuation treatment from our MALTA Hub is seriously affected. CMA CGM will be implementing a temporary stop booking for new shipments to TUNIS/RADES with immediate effect and until further notice
Amendments in Handbook of Procedures 2015-20- reg.
China suspects coronavirus traces on the outer packaging of the frozen shrimp exported from India. Each of these containers, on average, has 16 tonnes of frozen shrimp. These exports belong to 50 seafood export companies from the country, and of them, 25 are from Andhra Pradesh.
Bangladesh’s merchandising industry is going through a 19 days operation suspension owing to the Eid-ul-Azha festival, and pandemic linked strict lockdown.
The lockdown in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) was extended for two weeks on Sunday, alongside the 19 other cities and provinces making up the entire southern region.
The Vietnamese government put the whole southern region into lockdown on Sunday as Covid-19 cases have soared recently. Ships are backing up Yantian-style off southern Vietnam as Covid-19 wreaks further havoc on Asian supply chains.
Non-basmati rice exports are likely to exceed last fiscal's record shipments of 13.08 million tonnes (mt) or at least remain around that level, according to trade and industry experts. Besides record non-Basmati loads, India, the world's largest rice exporter, also exported 4.6 mt of Basmati rice.
After the beginning of the domestic cargo terminal (DCT) at the city airport on June 1, the monthly cargo movement had seen an increase of nearly 200 metric tons (MT) compared to the volume when cargo operations were conducted through the temporary arrangement.
Enlistment as designated port in Para 2.54(d) (iv) of Handbook of Procedure, 2015-20
According to the trade data released by the country, China’s steel exports rose 23% in June to 6.5 million tonnes (mt) from the preceding month (75% from a year ago) despite the removal of export rebates.
Nearly two million people are working in different segments of the textile industry in Surat, which includes composite mills, spinning and weaving units, processing houses and about 400 textile trading markets.
Extension of Date for Mandatory electronic filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) through the Common Digital Platform to 01st Oct 2021
Congestion across North Europe ports is forcing short-sea operators to deploy significantly more capacity just to maintain schedule reliability.
Clarification regarding applicability of IGST on repair cost, insurance and freight, on goods re-imported after being exported for repairs, on the recommendations of the GST Council made in its 43rd meeting – reg
Seeks to amend notification No. 45/2017-Customs dated 30th June, 2017, to clarify leviability of IGST, on recommendation of the GST Council.
Seeks to amend notification No. 46/2017-Customs dated 30th June, 2017, to clarify leviability of IGST, on recommendation of the GST Council.
The situation appears to be normalising, and the port terminals are back in operation. However, to ensure the optimal operation at the port and facilitate cargo flow, both imports and exports, MAERSK encourages all customers to release shipments and alleviate any impact on port congestion.
The country’s customs houses and customs stations will remain open to facilitate export and import activities during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays.
Chilli maintained to be the most sought after in the spices export basket, enabling India’s spices shipments to top the $3.5 billion mark in total exports during the 2020-21 fiscal. In 2019-20, the figure was $3.03 billion.
The second amendment to the Railway Services Agreement (RSA) between Nepal and India earlier this month has finally come as good news for those who are concerned about the transit rights of a landlocked country like Nepal.
Shanmugham said that the shipping price increase is due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that includes shortage of labour, congestion at ports and quarantined cargo.
Merchandise exports in June 2021 increased by $32.50 billion, 48.34% higher than the $21.91 billion recorded in June 2020 and 29.85% higher than the June 2019 mark of $25.03 billion.
On Monday, the government announced the launch of the National Logistics Excellence Awards, which will highlight best practices, including consolidation, process standardisation, technological upgrade, digital transformations and sustainable practices in the logistics sector.
On Tuesday, the central government decided to increase the stock limit on pulses wholesalers and millers and exempt importers from the same. Responding to the decision, pulses prices increased by 1% to 2% in the spot markets across the country.
CMA CGM has decided to stop accepting bookings for the ports of Tunis and Rades in Tunisia "with immediate effect and until further notice" due to the severe operation delays.
The railways have decided to run MEMU express special trains between Kakinada Port and Visakhapatnam
Merchandise exports shrugged off the Covid impact to surge by 48% in June from a year before, while imports staged a smart rebound with a 98% jump, signalling a recovery in both external and internal demands even though the growth was aided by favourable base effect.
DGFT seeks inputs for the Foreign Trade Policy Agenda (2021-26)
Because of the shortage of containers in Rajasthan amidst the pandemic, a special train carrying 180 shipping containers from Mundra port in Gujarat will arrive here on Saturday.
New Foreign Trade Policy (2021-26) - inviting suggestions regarding
Bangladesh maritime regulator, the department of shipping (DoS), has cancelled the permission of Nemson Container Ltd, BM Container Depot Ltd, and Eastern Logistics Ltd, which conduct Verified of Gross Mass (VGM) in the off docks, due to their violation of the requirements of SOLAS convention and the DoS guidelines.
The government extended the validity of a key tax refund programme for garments and made-up exporters. It rolled out a Rs 1,624-crore subsidy scheme for the shipping industry over five years, as it sought to offer further assistance to the sectors that have been hit hard by the pandemic.
With the shortage of domestic edible oil pushing up the need to raise imports quickly, the Indian Customs has put up special motoring and import clearances procedures for the commodity to reduce the clearance time for such consignments to about 3-4 days.
An increase in global freight charges has made booking charges of shipping containers from India to the US and Europe at least four times more expensive than last year.
On Thursday, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), in collaboration with the India embassy and the importer LuLu group, organised a mango promotion programme in Dubai for varieties from northern India.
Durban/KwaZulu Natal remains shut down. Johannesburg / Gauteng, whilst shut down, sees some depot’s and trucking operations starting up on a small scale and subject to appointments.
Implementation of RMS for processing of Duty Drawback claims.
Indian sugar exports are down to a trickle as its prices in the global market have dropped below 17 US cents a pound (₹28,150 a tonne). “India is practically out of the sugar market as prices in the global market have dropped to around 17 cents.
The US had challenged some export promotion schemes of India, alleging that these essentially created an uneven playing field for competing nations. The Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS), Exports Oriented Units Scheme, and sector-specific schemes were some of the subsidy programs under the lens.
On Tuesday afternoon, there were reportedly 41 vessels at anchor waiting for berth space. While Canadian Pacific’s rail line into Vancouver is open, the railway is sharing the line with Canadian National, whose line is still out of service.
After London and Dubai, sweet jackfruits of Tripura are being exported to Germany for the first time. The first consignment of one metric tonne of fresh jackfruits was flagged off from here Wednesday.
On Wednesday, a leading trade body said that India’s sugar inventories had been depleted by 19%, and the country could start the 2021/22 marketing year with the lowest stocks in four years after mills exported a record amount in the current year.
Trains have again been limping out of the port of Vancouver to the Canadian interior due to damaged tracks and increased safety measures.
On Tuesday, the Finance Ministry said that the Centre continues to toughen the noose around GST evaders through its crackdown on fake invoices slowed down in recent months due to the COVID-19 resurgence.
Exclusive data from maritime intelligence service eeSea shows the world’s most congested box spots, ranking all ports by the sum of mainline vessels either in port or waiting.
The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has approved plying of four new feeder vessels in the Chittagong-Colombo route to lessen the mounting export cargo backlog at the inland container depots (ICDs).
The government on Wednesday decided to extend the RoSCTL scheme for providing a rebate on central and state taxes to garment exporters on their outward shipments till March 2024.
On Wednesday, the Union Cabinet approved a scheme to provide Rs 1,624 crore over five years as a subsidy to Indian shipping companies in global tenders floated by ministries and CPSEs for the import of government cargo, an official statement said.
Both Japan and the USA have strongly objected to India’s frequent ban on onion exports at the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming that such prohibitions without prior notification put importing countries in a difficult position.
The Federation of Indian Export Organizations Director General & Chief Executive Officer Ajay Sahai addresses the impact on exporters' profits because of the rise in freight prices, plus India's exports forecast for the current fiscal year.
The Bangladesh government has made mandatory use of a global positioning system (GPS) tracker in covered vans to prevent theft of cargos on roads.
Pact to help India increase exports in goods, services; lead to possible FTA with GCC. India has started talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) with the UAE, with expectations of a more significant pact with the group of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries taking place subsequently, a person tracking the matter has said.
The Indian Government will soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh to export 10 lakh bales of cotton every year. "The MoU will facilitate a government-to-government transaction.
Edible oil imports declined by 20% in June in view of upper stock within the nation. Import of edible oils into the nation stood at 0.96 million tonnes (mt) in June 2021 towards 1.21 mt throughout Could 2021, recording a decline of 20.08%.
Extension of time limit for filing claims under Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) Scheme for specified agricultural products.
Puran Dawar, President of Agra Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters Chamber (AFMEC), recalls the days when leather goods exported from Agra were acknowledged globally for their quality and competitive pricing. But leather exports got a blow because of Covid lockdowns and some policy missteps, Dawar says.
The surging diesel prices and the environment-friendly option that trains offer are now giving Railways a significant edge over road transport. The world’s most extensive shipping line on Saturday sent its first-ever consignment from Bengaluru to US, UK, and Middle East markets via a container train from Whitefield.
The government has identified a host of Customs exemptions for review and has invited suggestions from trade and industry bodies on the same.
Bangladesh jumped four notches to become India’s fifth-largest export destination in the year ended 31 March as exports to many of the nation’s traditional markets flinched because of the pandemic while its eastern neighbor continued to report economic growth.
While the government’s certificate of inspection is already compulsory for exporting rice from India to 27 EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland; its mandatory requirement for the remaining 23 European countries have been extended from July 1, 2021, to January 1, 2022, an official said requesting anonymity.
Importer-Exporter (IEC) verification is now easy and real time. DGFT has made IEC verification APIs available on API Setu
The agriculture ministry’s aggregation centre facilitates the sale of 40 metric tonnes of cabbages every day. However, farmers say many are rotting in the fields. According to lyonpo, the government has requested an exemption to import cabbage for this season before the pest risk analysis approval, which will take some months
UK international trade secretary Liz Truss has hailed the export of apples from England to India, for the first time in 50 years, as a sign of the UK-India Enhanced Trade Partnership in action.
Regulations needing import containers from 40 countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to be fumigated to prevent the migration of Khapra beetles into Australia will be enforced from 12th July 2021.
Antwerp is the new North European box port to suffer from the knock-on effect of terminal and quay congestion, with vessel berthing waiting times now extending to five days at the Belgium hub.
Seeks to exempt basic customs duty on imports of specified API/ excipients for Amphotericin B and raw materials for manufacturing COVID test kits, till specified period.
The civil unrest in South Africa has broken out across the country, with significant incidents in the Durban and Gauteng areas. The political turmoil has resulted in some depots shutting down, and terminals are operating with a skeleton staff. For the period of 12th July – 19th July 2021, no detention will be invoiced. If there are any demurrage charges applicable, it will be in line with the advice from Transnet.
Revision in Para 2.96 (b) of HBP, 2015-2020 and format of ANF-2C – reducing regulatory compliance burden-reg.
Amendment in format of ANF-2H and ANF-2I of HBP, 2015-2020 – reducing regulatory compliance burden-reg.
Amendment of Policy conditions of Chapter-48 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule-I (Import Policy).
Supply of essential commodities to the Republic of Maldives during Year 2021-22 to 2023-24
Hapag-Lloyd has announced that it will not accept bookings from Bahrain to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Colombo, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen and Qatar
The Punjab Rice Millers and Exporters’ Industry is bothered over increasing freight charges by ‘self-styled’ truck unions by more than 50% for ferrying the export cargo to seaports in Gujarat and Maharashtra, thereby disrupting the rice trade.
CHITTAGONG Port Authority (CPA) chairman Mohammad Shahjahan has declared that there isn't any container congestion at the port, with exports and imports flowing smoothly, reports the Dhaka Independent.
Slowing cargo growth and lower capacity utilisation have increased inter-port competition, putting pressure on pricing, say port operators and industry experts.
At the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the United States and Japan have shown concerns about India's repeated bans on onion exports, claiming that such prohibitions without prior notice put importing countries in a challenging position.
As per a cabinet paper submitted by Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena, sugar will be imported from the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) and dhal from Australia’s JANTEC Group.
A maiden export container rake of Container Corporation of India Ltd (Concor) from Goa was flagged off from its container terminal at Balli on Friday, thereby opening up the facility for exports.
India has extended its footprint of mango exports despite logistical challenges posed by the COVID19 pandemic.
International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 8th July to boost their longstanding partnership.
Tyre exports from India rose 60% in the last five years, going from Rs 8,825 crore in FY16 to hit a five-year high of Rs 14,097 crore in FY21. This despite a marginal contraction in FY20.
CMA CGM informs that SPGO surcharge i.e the Sea Priority GO quantum from India to Europe, has been revised.
In another milestone under India’s “Neighbourhood Policy,” India and Nepal have consented to allow cargoes in all categories of wagons that can carry freight on the Indian Railways network within India to also carry freight to and from Nepal.
On Wednesday, thirty-six new ministers joined the government in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega cabinet reboot. Ahead of the rejig, 12 ministers resigned, including Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javdekar, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, and Santosh Gangwar.
The AP Chambers has appealed to BJP national general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Arun Singh to accord industry status to the logistics sector.
Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) Chairman Rear Admiral Mohammad Shahjahan stated no container congestion in the Chittagong.
The British Columbia Wildfire Service said a hot, dry summer is predicted for much of the province and that the heightened wildfire situation is expected to persist well into July.
The CBIC has streamlined sure processes in Customs faceless evaluation. A customs officer must talk his ‘first resolution’ on the import doc filed by an importer within three working hours.
Maersk does not accept any Iranian-owned containers on its vessels. Do not book any shipment with Maersk using a shipper’s own container where such container is Iranian. Potential fines and penalties apply to all parties.
The Centre is engaged in an in-depth technique to realize the bold items export goal of $400 billion set for the present fiscal. It is region-wise and product-specific breakups, so focussed initiatives and choices for accelerating progress may very well be taken, keeping with officers near the event.
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has revealed the upgraded version of the online filing of Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) T2 and T3 applications platform, www.aeoindia.gov.in, where the AEO web application will also be accessible.
For the first time ever, Geographical Indications (GI) certified Madurai jasmine and other traditional flowers such as button rose, lily, chamanthi, and marigold were exported to the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Tamil Nadu on Thursday
The Commerce and Industry, and Food, Consumers Affairs and Civil Supplies Minister has now been entrusted with the charge of the Textile ministry.
Indian environment minister Prakash Javadekar opposed the European Union’s (EU) plan to levy an additional ‘carbon border tax’ on imports from countries like India that do not have strict norms for controlling industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Acceptance, processing and issuance of claims under MEIS, SEIS, ROSL, ROSCTL in the DGFT IT modules
New Definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - Addition of Retail and Wholesale Trade.
As per industry insiders, Indian exporters have offered broken rice at $300-350 per tonne to Chinese buyers, lower than ruling global prices of $390-400 per tonne.
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