Advance Authorisation Scheme (AAS)
(a) Advance Authorisation is issued to allow duty free import of input, which is physically incorporated in export product (making normal allowance for wastage). In addition, fuel, oil, catalyst which is consumed / utilised in the process of production of export product, may also be allowed.
(b) Advance Authorisation is issued for inputs in relation to resultant product, on the following basis:
(i) As per Standard Input Output Norms (SION) notified (available in Hand Book of Procedures);
(ii) On the basis of self declaration as per paragraph 4.07 of Handbook of Procedures.
Advance Authorisation for Spices under EXIM Policy of India 2015-20 (FTP 2015-20)
Duty free import of spices covered under Chapter-9 of ITC (HS) shall be permitted only for activities like crushing / grinding / sterilization / manufacture of oils or oleoresins. Authorisation shall not be available for simply cleaning, grading, re-packing etc.
Eligible Applicant / Export / Supply
(a) Advance Authorisation can be issued either to a manufacturer exporter or merchant exporter tied to supporting manufacturer.
(b) Advance Authorisation for pharmaceutical products manufactured through Non-Infringing (NI) process (as indicated in paragraph 4.18 of Handbook of Procedures) shall be issued to manufacturer exporter only.
(c) Advance Authorisation shall be issued for:
(i) Physical export (including export to SEZ);
(ii) Intermediate supply; and/or
(iii) Supply of goods to the categories mentioned in paragraph 7.02 (b), (c), (e), (f), (g) and (h) of this FTP.
(iv) Supply of ‘stores’ on board of foreign going vessel / aircraft, subject to condition that there is specific Standard Input Output Norms in respect of item supplied.
Advance Authorisation for Annual Requirement under Export Import Policy 2015-20 (FTP 2015-20)
(i) Advance Authorisation for Annual Requirement shall only be issued for items notified in Standard Input Output Norms (SION), and it shall not be available in case of adhoc norms under paragraph 4.03 (b)(ii) of FTP.
(ii) Advance Authorisation for Annual Requirement shall also not be available in respect of SION where any item of input appears in Appendix 4-J.
Eligibility Condition to obtain Advance Authorisation for Annual Requirement as per Import Export Policy 2015-20 (FTP 2015-20)
(i) Exporters having past export performance (in at least preceding two financial years) shall be entitled for Advance Authorisation for Annual requirement.
(ii) Entitlement in terms of CIF value of imports shall be upto 300% of the FOB value of physical export and / or FOR value of deemed export in preceding financial year or Rs 1 crore, whichever is higher.