DGFT Current Affairs - 2020

Govt lifts the ban on export of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

The Government has lifted all restrictions on export of alcohol-based hand sanitizers with an immediate effect. The notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said that the export of alcohol-based hand sanitizers in any container with dispenser pumps is now free for export in any form or packaging. Directorate General of Foreign Read More…

India Imposes Import Restrictions on Color TV Sets

Following a ban on popular Chinese applications, the Indian Government has moved the import of Color TV sets from free to restricted. India imports the majority of TV sets from China. This move by the government is aimed to promote PM Modi’s vision of “Vocal for Local” which will boost domestic manufacturing and balance the Read More…

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 Read More…

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 Read More…

Govt extends ban on import of milk products from China for 4 months

India which is the largest producer and consumer of milk has extended the ban on import of milk products from China for 4 months. The ban would continue till 23rd April 2019 as per the notification issued by the Ministry of Commerce. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), an arm of the commerce ministry Read More…