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Circulars for the year 2018-2019

Circular No. & Date
Subject
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.297
DATED 11-06-2018
This is to update you all in relation to Circular No. 47/21/2018-GST dated 08th June, 2018 issued by CBIC and Notification No. 10/2015-2020 dated 7th June 2018 issued by DGFT.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.296
DATED 06-06-2018
In order to keep all our members updated with the latest announcements and amendments made in Law, we present to you a brief of updates that could be relevant for you all.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.295
DATED 02-06-2018
In order to overcome issues related to sanction of refund under GST, Ministry of Finance has issued a Press Release starting “Special Drive Refund Fortnight” from 31st May 2018 to 14th June 2018.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.294
DATED 31-05-2018
In order to keep all our members updated with the latest announcements and amendments made in Law, we present to you a brief of updates that could be relevant for you all.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.293
DATED 24-05-2018
In order to keep all our members updated with the latest announcements and amendments made in Law, we present to you a brief of updates that could be relevant for you all.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO.292
DATED 17-06-2018
In order to keep all our members updated with the latest announcements and amendments made in Law, we present to you a brief of updates that could be relevant for you all.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 291
DATED 09-04-2018
In order to keep all our members updated with the latest announcements and amendments made in Law, we present to you a brief of updates that could be relevant for you all.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 290
DATED 07-05-2017
his is with reference to 27th GST Council meeting at Delhi.


Circulars for the year 2017-2018

Circular No. & Date
Subject
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 289
DATED 26-04-2018
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, Directorate General of Export Promotion has issued Circular No. 10/2018-Customs dated 24.4.2018.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 288
DATED 26-04-2018
In order to keep all our members updated with the latest announcements and amendments made in Law, we present to you a brief of updates that could be relevant for you all.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 287
DATED 19-04-2018
This is with reference to amendments notified for Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 286
DATED 18-04-2018
In order to keep all our members updated with the latest announcements and amendments made in Law, we present to you a brief of updates that could be relevant for you all.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 285
DATED 12-04-2018
In order to keep all our members updated with the latest announcements and amendments made in Law, we present to you a brief of updates that could be relevant for you all.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 282
DATED 20-03-2018
In order to keep all our members updated with the latest announcements and amendments made in Law, we present to you a brief of updates that could be relevant for you all.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 281
DATED 14-03-2018
In order to keep all our members updated with the latest announcements and amendments made in Law, we present to you a brief of updates that could be relevant for you all.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 280
DATED 07-03-2018
Weekly updates on amendments made in law
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 279
DATED 28-02-2018
Weekly updates on amendments made in law
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 278
DATED 23-02-2018
Weekly updates on amendments made in law
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 277
DATED 26-01-2018
Diligence with respect Status of the Company and Directors of any Company
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 276
DATED 16-01-2018
Under erstwhile tax regime, there were 66 services which had been permitted by Unit Approval Committees (UAC) as default authorized services. Same list has been prescribed under GST regime vide attached release bearing ref No. D. 12/19/2013-SEZ dt. 2nd January, 2018 issued by the Department of Commerce.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 275
DATED 13-01-2018
Update with latest announcements and amendments made in GST Law
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 274
DATED 03-01-2018
Changes in the GST Regime
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 273
DATED 08-12-2017
Release of Mid-Term Review of Foreign Trade Policy on 5.12.2017
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 272
DATED 25-11-2017
Increase in MEIS rate from 2% to 4% for textile subsectors namely readymade garments and made ups
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 271
DATED 06-11-2017
Procedure regarding procurement of supplies of goods from DTA by Export Oriented Unit (EOU) / Electronic Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) Unit / Software Technology Park (STP) Unit / Bio-Technology Parks (BTP) Unit under deemed export benefits under section 147 of CGST Act, 2017
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 270
DATED 25-10-2017
(1) Exemption to EOUs from payment of IGST & GST compensation cess (till 30.3.2018) (2) Validity period of duty credit scrips under Chapter 3 increased from 18 to 24 months for scrips issued w.e.f. 1.1.2016.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 269
DATED 24-10-2017
Exemption from the inter-State supply of taxable goods by registered supplier to registered recipient for export, from IGST [Notification No. 41/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 23/10/2017]
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 268
DATED 23-10-2017
(1) Notification No. 48/2017-Central Tax dated 18.10.2017 notifying the categories of deemed exports for the benefit of GST including supplies to EOUs (2) Notification No. 47/2017-Central Tax dated 18.10.2017 amending GST Rules for SEZs
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 267
DATED 13-10-2017
DGFT NOTIFICATION NO. 33 - EXEMPTIONS TO EOUs
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 266
DATED 05-10-2017
CBEC Notification No. 37/2017-Central Excise and also Circular No. 08/08/2017-GST - Execution of LUT for zero rated supply to SEZs
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 265
DATED 19-09-2017
(1) Latest CGST Rules, 2017 (as on 18.9.2017) (2) Extension of time limit for submitting Form GST TRAN-1
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 264
DATED 15-09-2017
(1) Clarifications issued by Director General (Export Promotion),Department of Revenue on the issues submitted by EPCES concerning EOUs. (2) Establishing “contact@dgft” service as single point contact for all foreign trade related issues.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 263
DATED 13-09-2017
Applicability of Instruction No. 4 dated 24.5.2006 - reg
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 262
DATED 17-08-2017
Restriction of Gold content upto maximum limit of 22 carats for export of Gold jewellery, including partly processed jewellery, whether plain or studded and articles (DGFT Notification No. 21 and SEZ Division Instruction No. 88)
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 261
DATED 12-08-2017
Circular No. 5/5/2017-GST dated 11/8/2017 regarding clarification on issues related to furnishing of Bond/Letter of Undertaking for Exports - reg
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 260
DATED 31-07-2017
Amendment in CGST Rules vide Notification No. 17/2017 - Central Tax dt. 27 July, 2017
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 259
DATED 25-07-2017
Process note including relevant provisions, notifications, legislative framework and procedure in respect of supplies made by DTA to SEZ units / developers.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 258
DATED 19-07-2017
Checklist for submitting LUT.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 257
DATED 18-07-2017
Clarifying some operational issues faced by EOU regarding B-17 Bond.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 256
DATED 13-07-2017
Clarifications regarding GST from queries from members.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 255
DATED 11-07-2017
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 253- CORRIGENDUM with regard to Question No. 2
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 254
DATED 08-07-2017
Government has issued Notification No.16/2017 and Circular No.4/4/2017-GST both dated 7.7.2017 permitting LUT and Bond facility to exporters
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 253
DATED 07-07-2017
GST Issues and clarifications.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 252
DATED 04-07-2017
Issues related to furnishing of Bond/ Letter of Undertaking for Exports-Reg.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 251
DATED 03-07-2017
relevant notifications and clarifications issued by the Government in past few days which may be relevant for operations undertaken by EOUs and SEZs.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 250
DATED 30-06-2017
DGFT Trade Notice No. 11 and Central Excise Notification No. 19/2017(NT)
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 249
DATED 30-06-2017
GST requirements and smooth transition to the new tax era
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 248
DATED 28-06-2017
Department of Revenue - CBEC Notification No. 10/2017-Central Tax dated 28/6/2017
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 247
DATED 15-06-2017
(1) Change in IEC with the introduction of GST
(2) Constitution of GST Facilitation Cell in DGFT
(3) Constitution of GST Facilitation Cell in SEZs


Circulars for the year 2015-2016

Circular No. & Date
Subject
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 246
DATED 19-04-2017
Inclusion of Derivatives on Equity shares - IFSC
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 244
DATED 17-02-2017
Amendment in Paragraph 3.06 of Handbook of Procedure - reg
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 243
DATED 02-02-2017
Announcement of Union Budget 2017-18 - Clarification for EOUs - reg
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 242
DATED 01-02-2017
Announcement of Union Budget 2017-18 by Honble Finance Minister
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 241
DATED 16-01-2017
(1) Amendment in SEZ Rule 5A - Notification dated 26/12/2016
(2) Clarification on import of non-prime mills left over - Instruction No. 87
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 240
DATED 10-01-2017
: Amendment in SEZ Rule 76 - reg
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 239
DATED 09-01-2017
Proposals for setting up of new SEZs and MHA clearance - Guidelines from Ministry of Commerce & Industry
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 238
DATED 10-10-2016
Charges of Shipping Lines and Shipping Agents - reg
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 237
DATED 10-08-2016
(1) Instruction No. 85, dated 2/8/2016 reg. Allowing of authorized employees of IT/ITeS units in SEZ to work from home or place outside the SEZ unit
(2) Department of Commerce Notification dated 5/8/2016 reg. amendment in SEZ Rule 47 and SEZ Rule 78
(3) Department of Commerce Notification dated 5/8/2016 reg. notification of offences ontained in some sections of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) & Central Excise Act 1944 (1 of 1944)
(4) Department of Commerce Notification dated 5/8/2016 reg. authorization of Additional Director General, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence for offences under the Customs Act, 1962 and the Additional Director General, Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence for offences under the Central Excise Act, 1944.
(5) Department of Commerce Notification dated 5/8/2016 regarding authorization of jurisdictional Customs Commissioner, in respect of offences under the Customs Act, 1962 and Commissioner of Central Excise in respect of offences under the Central Excise Act, 1944 and the Finance Act, 1994
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 236
DATED 09-08-2016
Amendment to SEZ Rule 22(1) regarding exemptions, drawback and concessions - obtaining of Membership Certificate from EPCES
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 235
DATED 01-08-2016
Amendment in Notification No. 52/2003-Customs dated 31.3.2003 vide Notification No. 44/2016-Customs and Circular No. 35/2016-Customs both dated 29.7.2016
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 232
DATED 27-06-2016
Revise All Industry Rates of drawback for gold and silver jewelry and silver articles.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 231
DATED 24-06-2016
Amendment in Notification No. 67/1995-CX dated 16.3.1995 and Notification No. 214/86-CX dated 25.3.1886
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 229
DATED 30-5-2016
(1) Notification No. 30/2016-Service Tax, dated 26-5-2016 - amending notification No. 12/2013- ST, dated the 1st July, 2013 so as to inter alia allow refund of Krishi Kalyan Cess paid on specified services used in an SEZ.
(2) Public Notice No. 13/2015-2020 dated 27.5.2016 - Single Application for filing claim under MEIS for shipments from different EDI Ports
(3) Trade Notice No. 6/2016 dated 23.5.2016 - Amendment in IEC with PAN change and signature of power of attorney are valid
(4) Public Notice No. 12 dated 24.5.2016 - Amendment in Appendix 1A & Appendix 61 (5) Circular No. 18/2016-Customs dated 14.5.2016 - Amendment to Chapter IX of the Customs Act 1962
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 228
DATED 16-5-2016
(1) CBEC Notification No. 66/2016-Customs -NT regarding class of goods which shall be deposited in a special warehouse
(2) CBEC Notification No. 67/2016-Customs-NT regarding Warehoused Goods (Removal) Regulations, 2016
(3) CBEC Notification No. 68/2016-Customs-NT regarding Warehouse (Custody and Handling of Goods) Regulations, 2016
(4) CBEC Notification No. 69/2016-Customs-NT regarding Special Warehouse (Custody and Handling of Goods) Regulations, 2016
(5) CBEC Notification No. 70/2016-Customs-NT regarding Public Warehouse Liccensing Regulations, 2016
(6) CBEC Notification No. 71/2016-Customs-NT regarding Private Warehouse Licensing Regulations, 2016
(7) CBEC Notification No. 72/2016-Customs-NT regarding Special Warehouse Licensing Regulations, 2016
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 227
DATED 5-5-2016
(1) MEIS - Amendment in Table 2 of Appendix B vide Public Notice No 6
(2) SEIS - Notification of Appendix 3E - vide Public Notice No. 7 of DGFT
(3) RBI Circular regarding Import Data Processing and Monitoring System
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 226
DATED 1-3-2016
Announcement of Union Budget 2016-17 by Honble Finance Minister
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 225
DATED 17-2-2016
Guidelines for power general, transmission and distribution in SEZs - Issued by Department of Commerce and Department of Revenue
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 224
DATED 15-2-2016
Instruction on applications for IEC / modification in IEC - Trade Notice No. 18
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 223
DATED 10-2-2016
Amendment to Notification No. 12/2013-ST dated 1-7-2013 : Refund of Swachh Bharat Cess paid on specific services used in SEZ - reg
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 222
DATED 10-2-2016
Closure of Advance Authorization licenses as per para 4.16(a) of FTP 2009-14, pending for want of payment to be received from Foreign Currency Account of SEZ unit - Clarification from DGFT and Department of Commerce
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 220
DATED 9-12-2015
DGFT Public Notice No. 47 clarification on Declaration of intent under Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 219
DATED 8-12-2015
DGFT Trade Notice No. 09 on Interest Equalisation Scheme on Pre and Post Shipment Rupee Export Credit
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 218
DATED 7-12-2015
Interest Equalisation Scheme on Pre and Post Shipment Rupee Export Credit
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 217
DATED 7-12-2015
Department of Revenue Notification No. 55/2015-Customs & 45/2015- CX dated 24/11/2015 - Amended notification No. 52/2003-Customs dated 31-03-2003
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 216
DATED 17-11-2015
All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback and other Duty Drawback changes
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 215
DATED 30-10-2015
Amendment/Additions in Table 2 of Appendix 3B for MEIS
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 214
DATED 27-10-2015
Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) - Eligible period extended up to 31.3.2016.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 213
DATED 12-10-2015
Declaration of intent under MEIS Scheme -reg.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 212
DATED 30-09-2015
Payment by SEZs to Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) supplier from its foreign currency account - clarification reg
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 211
DATED 01-09-2015
Amendments in paragraph (7) of Appendix-6B of Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms of FTP 2015-2020.
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 210
DATED 31-08-2015
Amendment in paragraph 3.06 and 3.08 of Handbook of Procedures 2015-20
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 209
DATED 10-08-2015
Amendment in paragraph 3.05 of Handbook of Procedures of FTP, 2015-2020
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 208
DATED 15-06-2015
(i) SEZ Units - ineligible for rewards under SEIS
(ii) Fast Track Clearance Scheme for EOUs - domestic procurement & import
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 207
DATED 10-06-2015
(1) Amendment in Para 3.09 (2)(e) of Foreign Trade Policy (2) Preferential Treatment for Status Holders
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 206
DATED 25-05-2015
Updation of Importer-Export Profile on DGFT website
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 205
DATED 25-05-2015
Implementation of changes made in FTP 2015-2020 by Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 204
DATED 28-04-2015
Clarification on rebate of duty on goods cleared from DTA to SEZ
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 203
DATED 27-04-2015
i) Ministry of Finance notifications on Foreign Trade Policy
ii) Notifications on International Financial Services entre (IFSC)
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 202
DATED 06-04-2015
Guidelines for power generation in SEZs - reg
EPCES CIRCULAR NO. 201
DATED 01-04-2015
Release of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020