The O/o Directorate General of Foreign Trade has issued Trade Notice No. 06/2021-22 dated 24th May 2021 regarding Mandatory recording of information about transfer of DFIA (Duty Free Import Authorization) Scrips and Paperless issuance of DFIA Scrips.
We understand that to enable electronic, paperless transactions and facilitate trade, recording of transferability of DFIA is being made online. In this regard, a facility has been created on DGFT website to record the information about transfer of DFIA scrips.
Further, the issuance of paper copies of DFIA scrips (for EDI Ports) shall be discontinued with effect from 07.06.2021. Security Paper copies of DFIA Scrips shall continue to be issued for Non-EDI Ports. Any transfer of DFIA Scrips issued on or after this date shall be mandatorily recorded in the online system. The record of such transfers shall be mandatory for EDI ports as well as non-EDI Ports.
For cases where the DFIA scrip was issued prior to 07.06.2021 and an ARO/Invalidation is to be requested against the DFIA Scrip, the details of transfer of the said scrip (if any) would also be required to be recorded in the DGFT online system. For cases, where the ARO/invalidation is being requested by the original scrip owner no such record of transfer would be required. For cases where scrips were issued prior to 07.06.2021 and no request for ARO/Invalidation is to be made as on this date or after, the recording of any transfer of the given scrip shall not be mandatory.
The DFIA scrip owner shall ‘transfer’ the scrip to another IEC in the same manner as was being done by them earlier i.e. as per the independently negotiated terms & conditions between the buyer and the seller. However, the information about the new owner (transferee) has to be recorded on the DGFT website by the original owner (transferor), before the new owner (transferee) can utilize the scrip to obtain any ARO/ Invalidation. It is mandatory for both transferor and transferee to ensure that information regarding transfer is recorded.
The recording of given information would allow the transferee to apply for ARO/Invalidation against the said DFIA Scrip online. The given transfer of DFIA scrips, shall be recorded under the relevant module on the DGFT website (https://dgft.gov.in) -- > Services -- > AA/DFIA. Detailed procedure for recording of transfer of DFIA scrips is provided at Annexure.
Members are requested to take note of above and do the needful accordingly. The said DGFT Trade Notice is available for reference on below link-
For guidance on these new processes, the Help manual & FAQs may be accessed at https://dgft.gov.in -- > Learn -- > ‘Application Help & FAQs’. For any further assistance you may utilize any of the following channels –
I Raise a service request ticket through the DGFT Helpdesk service under Services -- > 'DGFT Helpdesk Service'
Call the toll-free Helpdesk number
iii. Send an email to the Helpdesk on firstname.lastname@example.org
Feed-backs, if any may be sent to the Council on our email id's: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com .
Acting Executive Director