Govt. of India | Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Visakhapatnam Special Economic Zone

You do business… We take care of the rest…

Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India


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Frequently Asked Questions

Export Oriented Units (EOUs) have been defined under the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) as
those units undertaking to export their entire production of goods and services [except
permissible sales in Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) for manufacture of goods, including repair,
re-making, reconditioning, re-engineering, rendering of services, development of software,
agriculture including agro-processing, aquaculture, animal husbandry, biotechnology,
floriculture, horticulture, pisciculture, viticulture, poultry and sericulture. Trading units are
not covered under the EOU.
The legal provisions for EOUs are given in Chapter 6 of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP),
Chapter 6 of Handbook of Procedures (Vol 1), Appendix 6 and Aayat Niryat Forms (ANF) 6.
Any amendments to these provisions are notified by the office of DGFT through
notifications, public notices, circulars etc.