PP Forms for Postal Exports
The manner of disposal of PP forms is the same as that for GR forms. Postal Authorities will allow export of goods by post only if the original copy of the form has been countersigned by an AD Category – I bank. Therefore, PP forms should be first presented by the exporter to an AD Category – I bank for countersignature.
(i) The AD Category – I banks will countersign the forms after ensuring that the parcel is being addressed to their branch or correspondent bank in the country of import and return the original copy to the exporter, who should submit the form to the post office with the parcel.
(ii) The duplicate copy of the PP form will be retained by the AD banks to whom the exporter should submit relevant documents together with an extra copy of invoice for negotiation/collection, within the prescribed period of 21 days.
(iii) The concerned overseas branch or correspondent should be instructed to deliver the parcel to consignee against payment or acceptance of relative bill.
(iv) AD Category – I banks may, however, countersign PP forms covering parcels addressed direct to the consignees, provided:
- An irrevocable letter of credit for the full value of the export has been opened in favour of the exporter and has been advised through the AD Category – I banks concerned.
- The full value of the shipment has been received in advance by the exporter through an AD Category – I banks.
- The AD Category – I bank is satisfied, on the basis of the standing and track record of the exporter and the arrangements made for realization of the export proceeds, that he could do so.
In such cases, particulars of advance payment/letter of credit / AD Category – I bank’s certification of standing, etc., of the exporter should be furnished on the form under proper authentication.
(v) Any alteration in the name and address of consignee on the PP form should also be authenticated by the AD Category – I banks under his stamp and signature.