Duty Free Import Authorisation (DFIA)
DFIA is issued to allow duty free import of inputs, fuel, oil, energy sources, catalyst which are required for production of export product. This scheme is in force from 1st May, 2006.

DFIA shall be issued only for products for which Standard Input and Output Norms (SION) have been notified.

Pre-export Authorisation shall be issued with actual user condition and shall be exempted from payment of BCD, additional customs duty / excise duty, education cess, anti-dumping duty and safeguard duty, if any.

Export Obligation
The period for fulfilment of the export obligation under Authorisation shall be as 36 months from date of issuing.

Value Addition
A minimum 20% value addition shall be required for issuance of such authorisation, except for items in gems and jewellery sector.

Import Validity
The validity for Imports is 24 Months.

Transferability :
Once export obligation has been fulfilled, request for transferability of Authorisationor inputs imported against it may be made before concerned RA. Once,
transferability is endorsed, Authorisation holder may transfer DFIA or duty free inputs, except fuel and any other item(s) notified by DGFT.

However, for fuel, import entitlement may be transferred only to companies which have been granted authorisation to market fuel by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

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