Foreign Trade Policy – 2009- 2014
The much awaited Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) for 2009 to 2014 was released on 23rd August, 2010 by the Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The Policy will be effective from 23rd August 2010 till 31st March, 2014.
Amendment of ANF 4A and Appendix 11A, related to Advance Authorisation Scheme.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a public notice, amending form ANF 4A and Appendix11A of Handbook Procedures
(Volume 1) relating to Advance Authorisation.
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Modification of ANF5A, ANF5B, Appendix 26 and Appendix 26A in Handbook of Procedures Vol.1
Forms related to Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) have been modified / revamped with a number of clauses regrouped / inserted in line with the new FTP 2009-14.
Service Tax on Commercial Training and Coaching – Clarification
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has clarified that donations received by charitable foundations imparting free training to poor and marginalized youth does not amount to consideration for such training and accordingly does not attract any service tax.
Valuation of Goods cleared in DTA by EOUs
The CBEC has clarified that in respect of goods cleared from an EOU for sale in DTA, when actual sale transaction does not take place at the time of clearance but on a subsequent date, valuation must be done in terms of the Customs Valuation (Determination of Value of Imported Goods) Rules, 2007
Service Tax on on-going works contracts
CBEC has clarified that with effect from 01.06.2007 when the new service
‘Works Contract’ service was made effective, classification of certain services such as construction, erection & commissioning, installation, repair etc. would undergo a change in case of long term contracts even though part of the service was classified under the respective taxable service prior to 01.06.2007. It has also clarified the applicability of the Composition Scheme under the Works Contract (Composition Scheme for payment of Service Tax) Rules, 2007 to such long term contracts.