Circular No. 3/2004-Customs
12th January, 2004
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
Subject : Revised All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback, 2003-2004 in respect of Knitwears and Knitted Garments-regarding.
Attention is invited to SS Nos. 61.01, 61.02, 61.03,61.05, 61.07, 61.09 of the Duty Drawback Table, 2003-2004. In the wake of representations from Tirupur Exporters Association, Apparel Export Promotion Council and also from the Ministry of Textiles, Government had revised the duty drawback rates in respect of knitwares/knitted garments covered by these SS Nos. through Notification No.77/2003-Customs(N.T.), dated 18.9.2003.
2. Trade and Ministry of Textiles have brought to the notice of the Board that in many field formations , the enhanced drawback rates are being permitted from 18.9.2003 and not with effect from 7.4.2003. Also, in many formations, the EDI Directories have not been updated thereby compelling the exporters to file supplementary drawback claims. It has been represented that such a procedure is leading to delays. This matter was again taken up by a number of exporters during the interactive session held on 24.12.2003 with the Hon’ble Minister of Commerce, at New Delhi.
3. It is, therefore, requested that the grievances of the exporters on this account may be redressed urgently and necessary instructions issued to the field formations under your charge.
Joint Secretary to the Government of India