Policy Circular No. 10 (RE-2005)/2004-09          

                        Date: 24th June’2005                                  

Subject: Deemed export benefits on supplies made to projects financed by multilateral or bilateral agencies/funds covered under para 8.2(d) of Foreign Trade Policy.

Attention is invited to Policy Circular No.6/2004-09 dated 26th October, 2004 on the above subject. In para 3 thereof, it has been clarified that as a general rule, refund of Terminal Excise Duty is available only in those cases where no CVD is payable on import. Representations have been received that this condition has resulted in denial of the facility of refund of Terminal Excise Duty for projects financed by Agencies/Funds which are covered under Appendix-13 of Handbook of Procedures (other than World Bank and Asian Development Bank).

2. The matter has been reconsidered in consultation with the concerned Departments. Accordingly, it is clarified that while the above stipulation is generally applicable in case of refund of excise duty, on account of the special provisions regarding Agencies/Funds covered under Appendix-13 of Handbook of Procedures and the fact that tender evaluation is without including the element of customs duty, it has been decided that subject to fulfillment of all the conditions in para 8.2(d) & para 8.4.4(ii) of Foreign Trade Policy, supply of goods to such projects would continue to get refund of excise duty without co-relating the same with CVD payable or otherwise on import. It is further clarified that supplies which fulfill the conditions of CBEC Notifications would continue to get exemption from payment of excise duty.

3. Cases which have been rejected on account of the earlier stipulation may be     re-opened suo-moto and reconsidered in the light of this Circular.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.


Dy. Director General of Foreign Trade

(Issued from F. No.01/92/180/50/AM03/PC.II)


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