EPCG Scheme - FAQs

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EPCG - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. If my IEC is in DEL/cancelled/suspended, am I eligible to apply for the EPCG authorization?

If your IEC is in DEL, you shall be allowed to proceed with submission of your request for issuance of an EPCG authorization, however, your application shall only be actioned upon once your IEC is removed from DEL.

If your IEC is cancelled / suspended, you shall not be allowed to proceed with submission of your request for the issuance of an EPCG authorization.

  1. What to do if the status of transmission to CBIC has failed? 

In case of a failure of transmission of the status to CBIC, you shall be required to make a fresh request for amendment to the issued authorization based on the CBIC Response.

  1. How can I take a print of the application or download it for future reference?

Each form has a section of application summary that shows values for all fields filed in the application. This section of application summary, has a button for “Print Application” enabled on the top right corner of the section. Please click on the button to download the application for your future reference

  1. What in case I fail to complete my export obligation?

 In case you fail to fulfil the prescribed export obligation, you shall pay duties of Customs plus interest proportionate to the unfulfilled value as prescribed by Customs authority.

  1. Why do I get a pop up for Outstanding Authorisations?

The pop-up for Outstanding Authorisations is the list of all authorisations that have been issued to your IEC and where the Export obligation is still pending for fulfillment.

  1. Why is selecting a sector classification of Capital Goods sought to be imported mandatory? What to enter in the Justification for sector classification field? 

You must choose the Sector Classification of the Capital Goods Sought to be imported as applicable to you for import under the EPCG scheme. Based on this sector, you may be given either of the below benefits:

  • Exemption from the maintenance of the annual average export obligation
  • A reduced specific export obligation

The field Justification of Sector Classification must contain the justification of why you think the Sector of Capital Goods sought to be imported is classified under the selected sector

  1. What details do I have to enter in the indigenous details section?

If you want to invalidate certain items of import mentioned in the section Details of Capital Goods sought to be imported, please select Yes for Do you want to request for Invalidation?. You shall now have to select the details of the items you wish to invalidate. Mention the quantity of the item you wish to invalidate. Please note that the quantity of item to be invalidated cannot be greater than the quantity of import declared in the section Details of Capital Goods sought to be imported. Apart from the details of items to be invalidated, you shall also have to specify the indigenous suppliers from whom the invalidated items shall be procured.

  1. What if I’m unsure about the ‘Technical description of the product’ for the product being imported / exported?

Technical description of the product to be imported / exported is important information. Please mention the technical details of the product to be imported / exported under the EPCG Scheme. This description may include the make, brand, specifications of the product etc.

  1. Can I import/export multiple products under a single EPCG authorisation?

Yes, you may import/export multiple items that are of same or similar nature, under a single EPCG authorisation.

  1. What is the application fee?

A registration fee of INR 1 per thousand subject to a minimum of INR 500/- and a maximum of INR 1 Lakh on duty saved amount of the authorisation will need to be paid through electronic mode in the online system for each application for issuance of the authorisation.

  1. How is my total duty saved value calculated?

 Total duty saved value is calculated based on the below formula:

 ๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘‘ = ๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘‘ (๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘) + ๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘‘ (๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘”๐‘’๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ ) − ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ (๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘)

  1. Is any special benefit allowed under the EPCG scheme for exports of such products? What are the green technologies products?

 A benefit of reduction of 25% is given in the specific export obligation for export of green technology products.

  1. Is Re-Export available for EPCG in the new system

 No, the current online system has no provision for this. It is to be handled at the customs end.

  1. Is transfer of authorization possible for EPCG?

 No, as per policy authorizations are non-transferable

  1. Is there a time period for amendment of an issued authorization?

 An authorization may only be allowed for amendment until its import validity period. No authorizations shall be permitted for amendment post the validity period of the authorization.

  1. What is the application fee for EPCG amendment?

 One per thousand for differential duty saved amount to be enhanced in addition to a flat fee of INR 200/- for amendment to the issued authorization. No additional fee is required if maximum prescribed fee has been paid initially.

  1. Can I shift my import items to other units?

The import items may be shifted by making a request in the amendment application and mentioning the address where the item is intended to be shifted. On approval of the request for shifting, the items may be shifted to the requested unit. You must ensure to upload a fresh installation certificate within six months of the shifting.


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