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Procedures for application for Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) under FTA/CECA for FY2022-23


Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Trade Notice No. 33/2021-2022 Dated: 27th January 2022

Reference is invited to para 2.107 of the HBP, wherein the details of allocation of Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) under various FTA/CECA are notified. The procedure for application of TRQ has been laid down in Annexure I, II and III of Appendix 2A of the Handbook of Procedures.

In this reference, kind attention is drawn to Trade Notice 40/2020-21 dated 04.02.2021 whereby the e-Tariff Rate Quota System for Imports was introduced. It is reiterated again that all applicants seeking Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for imports for the period FY2022-23 are to be submitted online using the "e-Tariff Rate Quota" system. The last date for e-TRQ applications for FY2022-23 is 28.02.2022. Please note that TRQ applications should not be submitted as ‘Licence for Restricted Imports’.


The applicant may navigate to the DGFT Website to apply online as follows-- DGFT Website ( ) --> Services --> Import Management System --> Apply for TRQ

For guidance on these e- processes, the Help manual & FAQs may be accessed on the DGFT Website -- > Learn -- > ‘Application Help & FAQs’. For any further assistance you may utilize any of the following channels –

  1. Raise a ticket through the DGFT Helpdesk service under Services -- > 'DGFT Helpdesk Service'
  2. Call the toll-free Helpdesk number
  3. Send an email to the Helpdesk on

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

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