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(firstname.lastname@example.org), Mr Kaushlendra Pratap Singh Deputy
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.