Directorate General of Foreign Trade | Ministry of Commerce and Industry | Government of India

Advance Authorisation

What is Advance Authorisation Scheme

Advance Authorisation Scheme allows duty free import of inputs, which are physically incorporated in an export product. In addition to any inputs, packaging material, fuel, oil, catalyst which is consumed / utilized in the process of production of export product, is also be allowed.

The quantity of inputs allowed for a given product is based on specific norms defined for that export product, which considers the wastage generated in the manufacturing process. DGFT provides a sector-wise list of Standard Input-Output Norms (SION) under which the exporters may choose to apply. Alternatively, exporters may apply for their own ad-hoc norms in cases where the SION does not suit the exporter.

Advance Authorisation covers manufacturer exporters or merchant exporters tied to supporting manufacturer(s).

Pre-Requisites for Applying for Advance Authorisation Scheme

To apply for an Advance Authorisation scheme, an IEC is required. Other pre-requisites as mentioned in the Chapter 4 of Foreign Trade Policy and Hand book of Procedures may be referred.

PLEASE NOTE -- Invalidation/ Revalidation/ EO Extension/ Clubbing/ Closure of the authorisation issued prior to 01.12.2020 would be a "TWO-STEP PROCESS". You are required to submit AMENDMENT of your authorisation and get approval. Thereafter you may proceed to the next step of Invalidation/ Revalidation/ EO Extension/ Clubbing/ Closure.
To submit a one time validation request follow the below steps: -
1. Create an amendement request.
2. Do not change any values or any entries unless a mandatory field is empty and application is not being accepted.
3. Fill in remarks (dialogue box) "This is a validation request".
4. Submit Application.

Please action any amendment as soon as possible. Request all Exporters to bear with this transitional arrangement. The same is mandated by the new system to fill in possible gaps in the authorisation's legacy data.