Hyderabad, May 9 (UNI) Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) R S Gujral today urged exporters to properly utilise the online system introduced by the DGFT for submitting the applications for licenses.
Participating at an open house meet here, organised by the Andhra Pradesh Chapter of the Federation of Indian Export Organisatons and Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council (PEPC), he said the DGFT had simplified the procedures for obtaining licences for exporters.
''There were lot of delays in getting the duty drawback claims from customs authorities,'' he said.
Technical queries raised by the appraiser were not informed to the exporters and claims were kept in pending for want of replies to the queries, he added.
The federation members complained that the DGFT regional office was not accepting the letter received by exporters from the DGFT, Delhi, informing the recommendations of norms committee with reference to advance licenses, on the pretext that they had not received the copy directly.
Mr Gujral assured that he would give a direction to the regional offices to look into the matter.
Urging the DGFT to remove ban on export of industrial pharma grade sugar, the members said lot of differences were between candy sugar and industrial pharma grade sugar. Amendment should be made to remove the ban on industrial grade sugar, they added.
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