Eximkey - India Export Import Policy 2004 2013 Exim Policy

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Recognition as Pre-shipment Inspection Agency (PSIA) and issuance of Pre- shipment Certificate (PSIC)


(a) Applications for recognition in respect of PSIAs have to be made in proforma prescribed in ANF 2L. The scanned copy of application in ANF 2L, along with relevant annexures and documents should be sent by e-mail to DGFT (at psiadgft@ nic.in), in addition to sending the same by post.

(b) For applicants based in India application fee will be Rs. 7500/- and for applicants based abroad the application fee will be US $200. The fees may be amended from time to time by DGFT.

(c) The applications will be considered by an Inter- Ministerial Committee.

(d) The recognized PSIAs will be notified under Appendix 2G for a period of three years. At the end of 3 years PSIA has to make a fresh application for further recognition.

(Above (d) - The validity of recognition of the Pre-shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs) included in the Appendix 2G of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms (A&ANF) of Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20), who are going to complete their tenure of three years on or before 30.3.2020, is extended up to 31.3.2020. vide PN NO. 59/2019, DT. 07/02/2020 )

(Above (d) - The validity of recognition of the Pre-shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs) included in the Appendix 2G of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms (A&ANF) of Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20) who are going to complete their tenure of three years on 31.12.2019 along with those whose validity was extended up to 31.122019 is further extended up to 31.03.2020. vide PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 51/2019, DT. 30/12/2019 )

(Above (d) - The validity of recognition of the Pre-shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs) included in the Appendix 2G of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms (A&ANF) of Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20) who have completed their tenure of three years and whose validity was extended up to 30.6.2019 is further extended up to 30.09.2019. vide PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 14/2019, DT. 28/06/2019 )

(Above (d) - Validity of the Pre-shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs) as listed in the Appendix 2G of A&ANF, whose validity expires on or before 30.06.2019, is extended up to 30.06.2019 vide PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 03/2019, DT. 11/04/2019 )

(e) PSIA shall issue Pre-Shipment Inspection Certificate (PSIC) in the format given in Appendix 2H. PSIC would also carry uniquely numbered hologram of the PSIA.

(f) A PSIA can also carry out inspections in countries, where it does not have a full time equipped branch office but which falls within its area of operation, by deputing its Inspectors. However, for such inspections in other countries, the PSIA will be required to give prior intimation to DGFT by sending an email (at psia-travel-dgft@gov.in) and furnishing details of visit / inspection done by the Inspector in PSIC.

(g) The applicants may submit their applications initially without bank guarantee, as required under S.No.9 of ANF-2L. Their applications would not be rejected only on the ground of nonsubmission of bank guarantee. Applicants would, however, be required to submit bank guarantee or an equivalent financial instrument, before they are notified as PSIA, by the competent authority, as per FTP/HBP 2015-20.
 

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