Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs
Dated 12th March, 2019
All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners
of Customs/Customs (Preventive)/Customs & Central Tax
All Principal Directors General/Directors General under CBIC
Ministry of Textiles (MoT) has notified a new scheme called Scheme for Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies on export of garments and made-ups (hereinafter referred to as RoSCTL) vide notification No. 14/26/2016-IT (Vol II) dated 7.3.2019. The new scheme has come into effect from 7.3.2019. Rates of rebate under RoSCTL have been notified by MoT vide notification No. 14/26/2016-IT (Vol II) dated 8.3.2019. Existing Rebate of State Levies (RoSL) scheme for garments and made-ups has been discontinued w.e.f. 7.3.2019. The notification may be downloaded from website egazette.nic.in and perused.
2. In view of the above, claims under the erstwhile RoSL scheme are to be processed for shipping bills with Let Export Order (LEO) date upto 6.3.2019 only. Directorate General of Systems and Data Management has already been advised to make necessary changes in the System. Field formations under your jurisdiction may be instructed accordingly.
3. It is to point out that under the RoSCTL, the benefit to exporters shall be given by DGFT in form of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) type duty credit scrips. Detailed procedure for claiming benefit under the RoSCTL, issuance of scrips and their usage is being worked out. Till finalisation of such details, in the transition period, it has been decided that claims filed under the existing scheme codes for the erstwhile RoSL scheme will be treated as claims filed under RoSCTL scheme.
4. Suitable Public Notice and Standing Order should be issued for guidance of the trade and officers. Any difficulty faced should be intimated to the Board.