Procedure for export authorization after repair published by the DGFT

Procedure for export authorization after repair published by the DGFT

New Delhi, October 17 (KNN) The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has amended the FTP 2015-20 Procedures Manual (HBP) to include the India General Authorization to Export After Repair (GAER) procedure.


Subject to various conditions, export of imported items of Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technology (SCOMET) to the same entity overseas after repair in India will be permitted on the basis of a single GAER subject to post-declaration on a quarterly basis.

The DGFT listed 11 conditions in total, including that the SCOMET items were imported to a designated/authorized repair center in India for repair under a master contract/service.

The exporter is also required to provide an entry invoice for the imported item when requesting GAER for the first shipment.

Some of the documents required for GAER 1 include proof of importation of the item(s), proof of obligation to repair defective/damaged items and an undertaking from the Indian exporter, the notification says.

The Indian exporter must submit post-shipment details of each transfer/shipment of SCOMET item/software/technology exports under GAER to SCOMET Division, DGFT (Hqrs), New Delhi, via email (scomet-dgft or a procedure prescribed by the DGFT, on a quarterly basis (March/June/September/December), before the end of the following month of each quarter, with respect to exports made during the previous quarter.

Post-shipment details should include submission of entry invoice (if applicable), shipping invoice details, copy of valid export license within the timeframes mentioned above.

Failure to comply with this instruction may result in the imposition of a sanction and/or the suspension/revocation of the GAER and measures in accordance with the FTDR law.

The GAER issued for the export of SCOMET items imported after repair is valid for a period of one year from the date of issue of the GAER subject to subsequent post-declaration(s) within 30 days following this export.

The GAER cannot be revalidated within the meaning of paragraph 2.80 of the HBP of FTP 2015-20. (KNN Office)