DGFT issues Draft Policy and GAED procedure

Aug 30, 2022 | by TeamLease RegTech Legal Research Team

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Commercial ComplianceThe Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on August 30, 2022 has issued notification regarding proposed amendment in Category 5B of SCOMET List related to export of Drones/UAVs and General Authorization for Export of Drones/UAVs (GAED).

The following has been stated namely: -

• SCOMET Category 5B now states – Unmanned aerial vehicles including cruise missiles, target drones and reconnaissance drones and related equipment, and specially designed components therefor:

a. Complete unmanned aerial vehicle systems (including cruise missile systems, target drones, exclusive delivery drones, drones with encrypted/satellite communication, drones with surveillance (> 10x Zoom), explosive/warhead/electronic warfare payload capability and reconnaissance drones) or any technology or software related to it.

b. Complete unmanned aerial vehicle systems having an autonomous flight control and navigation capability or capability of controlled flight out of the direct vision range involving a human operator, designed or modified to incorporate an aerosol dispensing system/mechanism, with a capacity greater than 20 litres.

• Procedure for grant of General Authorization for Export of Drones (GAED) is stated along with the Policy and Eligibility.

The comments on the draft Policy and GAED procedure are invited and may be sent to [email protected] by September 15, 2022.




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