DGFT Current Affairs, GK & News

RBI norms for import of Gold

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced norms for facilitating the physical import of gold through India International Bullion Exchange (IIBX) or any authorized exchange by Qualified Jewellers in India. The exchange should be authorized by the International Financial Services Centers Authority (IFSCA) or the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). What is India International ..

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Regulation of Sugar Exports

The central government has imposed restrictions on sugar exports from June 1st, 2022 to increase the availability of sugar in the country during sugar season 2021-22 (October-September) and also curb price rise. Usually, during the festival season of October – November, the demand for sugar increases, and therefore, the government is committed to ensuring its ..

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DGFT Trade Facilitation App launched

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal recently launched the DGFT Trade Facilitation Mobile Application. DGFT is Directorate General of Foreign Trade. Key Features of DGFT The DGFT Trade Facilitation application provides the following features : Real-time trade policy updates and event notifications. It provides options to explore Export-Import policies and statistics ..

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Govt. Allows Export of Masks and Medical Goggles

The government has relaxed the norms for export of face shields, certain kind of surgical masks and medical goggles which are mainly in demand due to the spread of the COVID 19 disease all around the world. The shipments of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) with an export quota of 50 lakh units per month have ..

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GoI: Quota Allocation Procedure for import of Calcined Pet Coke initiated

On April 20, 2020, the Government of India has laid down procedure to allocate quota for the import of calcined pet coke in the financial year 2020-21. Highlights In October 2018, the Government of India permitted imports of certain quantity of pet coke in order to use it as fuel in anode making. Earlier, the ..

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ACC Approves extension of Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi as DGFT

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the extension of Senior bureaucrat Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi by over 3 months, in central deputation as Director General (DG), Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). Key Highlights A. V. Chaturvedi is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre. He was given extension beyond 18 June 2019 ..

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