Kirtika Suneja

  • Firms asked to ramp-up food supplies, production

    Firms asked to ramp-up food supplies, production

    The government has asked food industry players to ramp-up production of food products to avoid any supply side shocks and shortages amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

    COVID-19: Government restricts export of diagnostic kits

    COVID-19: Government restricts export of diagnostic kits

    Earlier, the exports of these products were allowed without any restrictions. Products under the restricted category mean that an exporter now requires a licence from the DGFT for outbound shipments.

    Exporters seek nod to restart ops with 50% staff, essential tag

    Exporters seek nod to restart ops with 50% staff, essential tag

    FIEO has asked the government to declare the complete supply chain, including labour required for loading, transport of goods, courier services and port facilities, as essential service. Manufacturer-exporters have sought permission to start manufacturing and fabrication work after completion of the lockdown period.

    Efforts on to line up e-commerce & data laws

    Efforts on to line up e-commerce & data laws

    The commerce ministry, which is giving final shape to the much-awaited e-commerce policy, is soon expected to provide recommendations related to the governance of data to the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), which is looking to regulate personal as well as non-personal data.

    ​Government extends foreign trade policy by one year

    ​Government extends foreign trade policy by one year

    As per the notification, the validity of various import-linked export schemes such as Duty Free Import Authorisation (DFIA) and Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) have been extended by one year. Under EPCG, exporters can import certain amount of capital goods at zero duty for upgrading technology related with exports while DFIA allows them to import certain goods like sugar at zero duty.

    Animal by-products export norms to EU tightened

    Animal by-products export norms to EU tightened

    The exports of these products were free earlier but now they require a Shipment Clearance Certificate and after the shipment is made, the exporter will also have to provide a “Health Certificate” consignment wise to the buyer, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification on Tuesday.

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