The O/o Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has issued Trade Notice No. 38/2020-21 dated 15th January, 2021 regarding Introduction of online e-PRC System for Application seeking Policy/Procedure relaxation in terms of Para 2.58 of FTP 2015-20.
As you might be aware, currently applications to O/o DGFT for seeking policy/procedure relaxation in terms of Para 2.58 of FTP 2015-20 is in manual form (i.e.in the form of hard copy of prescribed format ANF 2D along with proof of payment of application fee and other related documents). As a consequence, rest of the process also happens in manual mode and takes time.
As an ease of doing business measure and IT rewamp, O/o DGFT has decided to introduce a new module (online e-PRC System) for seeking policy/procedure relaxation in terms of Para 2.58 of FTP. Therefore, from 25.01.2021 onwards, all applications seeking policy/procedure relaxation are mandatorily required to be submitted online through the exporter’s dashboard on the DGFT Website. Manual submission of application seeking policy/procedure relaxation would no longer be allowed from 25.01.2021 onwards.
Accordingly, all exporters/importers seeking relaxation of FTP/HBP provisions are required to submit their application electronically only. Physical copies of the application(s) seeking policy/procedure relaxation received after 25.01.2021 will not be acted upon by this Directorate.
Please navigate to https://dgft.gov.in -› Services Policy Relaxation Committee to access the new e-module. Please note that the entire process is designed to be paperless and contactless and any PRC submission, communication, clarification, correction as well as the approval on submitted applications would be electronic.
For any help and guidance on this new process, the Help manual & FAQs may be accessed on https://dgft.gov.in –> Learn -› Application Help & FAQs. For any further assistance you may utilize any of the following channels:-
Raise a service request/suggestion ticket through the DGFT Helpdesk service link under Services -> ‘Complaints & Suggestions’
Call the toll-free Helpline number 1800-111-550
iii. Send an email to email@example.com
Relevant members are requested to take note of this ease of doing measure and do the needful, if applicable. The said Trade Notice is available for reference on below link-
For any issues, you may contact DGFT helpdesk channels as mentioned above. Feed-backs if any, may also be sent on e-mail id’s: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org .
Acting Executive Director