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Directorate General of Foreign Trade creates GST Facilitation Cell for exporters

Directorate General Foreign Trade has constituted a GST facilitation cell in DGFT Headquarters to assist and advice exporters , trade and industry for smooth transition from present regime to GST regime with effect from July first.

The GST facilitation cell is headed by Mr Nikunj Kumar Srivastava, Add DGFT and comprises two other officers Mr Rakesh Kumar Joint DGFT(r.kumar73@nic.in), Mr Kaushlendra Pratap Singh Deputy DGFT(Kaushlendrap.singh@nic.in. Exporters can email their queries concerning GST and pertaining to FTP.

Similarly all regional offices of DGFT have constituted GST facilitation cells and the cell would headed by head of the regional  office i.e. Add DGFT/ Joint DGFT with other two officers of the rank of Deputy DGFTor Asst DGFT.

Recently, DG, DGFT also convened a meeting of stakeholders (FIEO/ trade/ industry) on June 9 to understand the issues being faced by them in GST system. These issues have been taken up with department of revenue and GSTN, who have informed that most of the issues have already been resolved.

Earlier, DGFT, jointly with FIEO, had also organised an outreach program on June 2nd to educate the exporters about GST regime. This program was attended by large number of exporters. Mr.Ajay Bhalla, Director General DGFT himself addressed the exporters and explained them about all aspects of GST including benefits that will accrue to them because of automatic and quick refund of all taxes paid on inputs. DG also responded to many queries of the exporters regarding various export promotion schemes, filing of GST returns and claiming refund. Mr  Tejpal singh, Addl DG, DGEP and  Mr.Yoginder Garg commissioner customs were also present in the workshop, who made detailed presentation on GST.

It may be noted that Commerce department had announced to align the mid-term review of Foreign Trade Policy with roll out of GST for the convenience of exporters and industry.

 


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