Free shipping bills as well as third party exports can be counted towards discharge of EO against EPCG authorisations. DGFT Policy Circular no. 7/2002-07 dated July 11, 2002, prescribing the procedure for condonation of procedural lapse of not mentioning the EPCG licence number and date on the shipping bills relating to exports effected towards fulfillment of EO called for an affidavit in case of direct exports as well as third party exports. So, it is difficult to understand the restriction placed through the CA certificate as pointed out by you. I think you should bring the matter to the attention of DGFT.
Q. Our buyer in USA, who has placed the order and will send us payment, wants us to send the goods to a named consignee in Mexico through courier. Can we do so?
Yes. The practice of a buyer in one country asking the seller to deliver the goods to a consignee in another country is not uncommon.
Q. We are utilising only 13 per cent of installed capacity in our SEZ unit. We have achieved the stipulated NFE. Now, we have job-work order from DTA units (not EOU) that can help better utilisation of capacity. Can we get permission?
Yes, as per Rule 43 of the SEZ Rules, 2006; but the finished goods must be exported directly from the SEZ. The export
document must be jointly in the name of the DTA exporter and the SEZ unit. The DTA exporter shall be eligible for refund of duty paid on the inputs by way of brand rate of duty drawback. All the raw material including semi-finished goods, consumables and fuel must be supplied by the DTA unit.