Policy Circular No.14(RE-2012/2009-14 – Dated: 4th February, 2013
Subject: Clarification on availability of Deemed Export Benefits for supply of goods to Mega Power Projects.
Paragraph 8.2(f) of Foreign Trade Policy provides for grant of deemed export benefits to supply of goods required for setting up any Mega Power Project, as specified in Sl.No.507 of Notification issued by Department of Revenue (DoR) bearing No.12/2012-Customs dated 17.03.2012, as amended from time to time.
2. DoR has issued Notification No.49/2012-Customs dated 10.09.2012, amending entry in Sl.No.507 of DoR Notification No. 12/2012-Customs dated 17.03.2012, cited at para 1 above. After this amendment, clarifications have been sought regarding availability of Deemed Export Benefits for supply of goods to Mega Power Projects.
3. As per amendment referred in para 2, benefit of zero duty import is available only for such Mega Power Project, specified in List 32A, appended to Notification No.49/2012-Customs, so certified by an officer, not below the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India, in the Ministry of Power before 19th day of July, 2012. Only 111 Mega Power Projects have been included in list 32A of Notification No.49/2012-Customs dated 10.09.2012. This list is given in Annexure to this Circular. Accordingly, deemed export benefits will be available for supply to these 111 projects, subject to the conditions of above stated DoR Notification, provisions of Foreign Trade Policy and Handbook of Procedures.
(Jay Karan Singh)
Joint Director of Foreign Trade