Export / Import – Terms /DefinitionsExporter means a person who exports or intends toexport and holds an importer – exporter code numberunless otherwise specifically exemptedCategories of ExportersManufacturer Exporter – Manufacturing activityMerchant exporter – trading activityAEZ – Agricultural export zone notified by DGFT
BTP – biotechnology parkEHTP – electronic hardware technology parkEOU – export oriented unitService provider – supply of service from India to anyother country.SEZ – special economic zone notified by ministry ofcommerce and industry.
Status holder – exporter recognized as export house /trading house by DGFTSTP – software technology parkImporter – a person who imports or intends to importand holds an importer – exporter code number unlessotherwise specifically exempted.
Actual user Either industrial or non industrialCapital goods – plant, machinery, equipment oraccessories required for manufacture & productionDrawback Rebate on duty chargeable on any imported material orexercisable material used in the manufacture of goods whichhas been exported
Exercisable goods Goods produced or manufactured in India and subject to aduty of excise under the central excise actExport obligation The obligation to export the product or products covered bythe authorization or permission in terms of quality value ofboth, as may be prescribed or specified by the competentauthority.Infrastructural facilities Industrial, commercial and social infrastructure or any otherfacility for the development of the special economic zone asnotified.
Third party exports Export made by exporter or manufacturer on behalf ofanother exporter, in such case shipping bills shall indicatethe name of both the exporter / manufacturer and exporters.
Export informationVarious publications of chambers of commerceExport promotion councilsBanks & other institutions engaged in internationaltradePrivate publications / project reports available oncertain fees.
Export commodity / productselectionManufacturing capacity / manufacture exportAvailability of the manufactured goods – merchantexporterDemand on importing countryPolicy, regulation in exporter / importer countriesTotal profitability taking into account incentivesavailableImport replenishment available if any.
Quota fixation if any in both the countriesKnowledge & experience of similar exporter invarious countries
Obtaining particulars of foreignbuyersTrade representatives of foreign govt. In IndiaIndian trade representatives abroadExport promotion councils & commodity boards,govt. & semi govt. agenciesInternational trade directoriesYellow pagesParticipating / visiting in international trade fairs &exhibitions in India & abroad
Reading materialsNewspapers, trade bulletins, magazines, journalspublished by various agencies.Advertising in Indian as well as foreign newspaper,magazines & journal.Relatives, friends & other contacts in foreigncountries.