DGFT notifies the procedure for submitting applications for IMC approval for the export of wheat flour

The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) notified the procedure for filing applications for approval of Interministerial Committees (CIM) for the export of wheat flour.

The export of wheat flour (Atta) is authorized subject to the recommendation of the Interministerial Committee (CIM) on the export of wheat. The export of Maida, Samolina (Rava/Sirgi) however remains free without any conditions.

To obtain the necessary NOC from IMC for the export of wheat flour, all exporters must submit their application in the ANF 2N application format. The ANF 2N request must be submitted only via the DGFT online module, together with the purchase order/copy of the invoice and supporting documents if the company is ISO 22000 compliant.

While submitting ANF 2N using the online module, a processing fee of Rs. 1000 has to be paid. No paper copy of the ANF form should be sent to the DGFT. Any form sent by e-mail will also be ignored.

Complete applications submitted online in the format necessary for the export of wheat flour (atta) will be reviewed by the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Wheat Export at its weekly meeting on Thursday. Accordingly, all applications received by Monday would be considered for the Thursday weekly meeting.

Decisions would be made based on the recommendations of the IMC, and the required notification would be sent to the applicant as well as to the competent customs authority.

Further, export of all shipments approved by IMC will be permitted subject to issuance of Quality Certificate by Export Inspection Council (EIC) or its EIAS in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata only as per requirements to be notified separately. by EIC. The quality certificate issued by EIC to applicants recommended by IMC will be compulsory for the export of wheat flour. It will have to be produced before the customs authorities for export clearance.

The IMC approval for the export of wheat flour (atta) is only valid for three months.

The company’s authorized person must certify all documents themselves. IMC will not evaluate incomplete applications.

Commercial Notice No. 14/2015-2020

Dated: 18.07.2022

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