Revised Procedure for Exports in GST: Analysis of Export procedure with latest changes- Notification 37/2017-CT dated 04.10.2017 and Circular No. 8/8/2017-GST dated 04.10.2017 issued by GST Policy Wing. Notification No. 37 /2017 – Central Tax dated 4th October, 2017- [F. No. 349/74/2017-GST (Pt.) Vol.-II]. (Supersession of notification No. 16/2017- Central Tax, dated the 7th July, 2017).
Revised Procedure for Exports in GST
Other Important Points
Three circulars in this matter, namely Circular No. 2/2/2017 – GST dated 5th July, 2017,
Circular No. 4/4/2017 – GST dated 7th July, 2017 and Circular No. 5/5/2017 – GST dated
11th August, 2017, which were issued for providing clarity on the procedure to be
followed for export under bond/LUT, are revised and a consolidated in this circular no.
8/8/2017-GST dated 04 October, 2017.
Eligibility to export under LUT
All registered persons who intend to supply goods or services for export without payment
of integrated tax except those who have been prosecuted for any offence under the CGST
Act or the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 or any of the existing laws and
the amount of tax evaded in such cases exceeds two hundred and fifty lakh rupees.
(Unlike Notification No. 16/2017-Central Tax dated 7th July, 2017 which extended the
facility of export under LUT to status holder as specified in paragraph 5 of the Foreign
Trade Policy 2015-2020 and to persons receiving a minimum foreign inward remittance
of 10% of the export turnover in the preceding financial year which was not less than Rs.
Documents for LUT
Self-declaration to the effect that the conditions of LUT have been fulfilled shall be
accepted unless there is specific information otherwise. That is, self-declaration by the
exporter to the effect that he has not been prosecuted should suffice for the purposes of
Notification No. 37/2017- Central Tax dated 4 th October, 2017. Verification, if any, may
be done on post-facto basis.
Time for acceptance of LUT
LUT will be accepted within a period of three working days of its receipt along with the
self-declaration as stated above by the exporter. If the LUT is not accepted within a period
of three working days from the date of submission, it shall deemed to be accepted.
LUT shall be accepted by the jurisdictional Deputy/Assistant Commissioner having
jurisdiction over the principal place of business of the exporter. The exporter is at liberty
to furnish the LUT before either the Central Tax Authority or the State Tax Authority till
the administrative mechanism for assigning of taxpayers to the respective authority is
Author – Pradeep Goyal