DGFT constitutes GST facilitation cell for exporters
Jun 12, 2017: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has constituted a GST facilitation cell in DGFT headquarters to assist and advice exporters, trade and industry for smooth transition from present regime to GST regime from 1st July 2017.
The GST facilitation cell is headed by Nikunj Kumar Srivastava, Additional DGFT and comprises two other officers Rakesh Kumar Joint DGFT, Kaushlendra Pratap Singh Deputy DGFT.
Similarly all regional offices of DGFT have constituted GST facilitation cell and the cell would be headed by head of the regional office i.e. Additional DGFT/ Joint DGFT with other two officers of the rank of Deputy DGFT or Assistant DGFT.
Recently, DG, DGFT also convened a meeting of stakeholders (Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO)/ trade/ industry) to understand the issues being faced by them in GST system. These issues have been taken up with department of revenue and GSTN, who have already informed that most of the issues have been resolved.
Earlier, DGFT, jointly with FIEO, had also organised an outreach program to educate the exporters about GST regime. This program was attended by large number of exporters. Ajay Bhalla, Director General DGFT addressed the exporters and explained them about all aspects of GST including benefits that will accrue to them because of automatic and quick refund of all taxes paid on inputs.