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EODC/Redemption Process for Advance Authorisation and EPCG Defined by DGFT



DGFT, on 06th April 2023 issued Trade Notice No. 01/2023-24 to define redemption/ closure process of EPCG and Advance Authorisation.

Online application for redemption/closure of licence may be submitted by navigating to DGFT website –> Services –> AA / EPCG –> Closure of Advance Authorisation / Closure of EPCG.

  • AA closure application may be submitted with or without data validations

With Validation Route-

Without Validation Route

Given that the complete dataset such as shipping bills / Bills of Entry / eBRC / GST invoices / Bills of Exports / Tax Receipts etc. is available in online system.

Application may be submitted even with data (such as shipping bills / Bills of Entry / eBRC etc.) exceptions.


  • EPCG closure applications may also be submitted online without validation.
  • Regional Authorities will examine the case accordingly and correspondence with the applicant shall be undertaken online using the DGFT portal.
  • It may be noted that any such EODC issued online is electronically transmitted to Customs ICEGATE System in near real-time, to facilitate discharge of Customs bond and other related activities at the Customs port.
  • The above-mentioned online options cover online applications with validation as well as online application without validation involving physical submission. It is accordingly directed that no Export Obligation Discharge Certificates (EODC) are to be issued manually or through any legacy IT system (LEMIS System) with immediate effect.
Original Trade Notice can be downloaded by clicking on the button provided below:
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