Enhancement of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) for two sub sectors of Textiles Industry;  Post-GST rates Notified to boost exports and employment generation in the labour intensive textiles and apparel sector

In order to support exports of readymade garments and made-ups, Government vide Notification No. 14/26/2010- IT dated 24th November 2017 has notified post-GST rates under the scheme for Remission of State Levies (RoSL) on exports of readymade garments, made-ups and under AA-RoSL for garments.

Post-GST rates of RoSL are upto a maximum of 1.70% for cotton garments, 1.25% for MMF, Silk and Woolen garments and 1.48% for apparel of blends. Rates are upto a maximum of 2.20% for cotton made-ups, 1.40% for MMF and silk made-ups and 1.80% for made-ups of blends. For sacks and bags made of jute, the rate is 0.60%. The RoSL rate for garments under AA-AIR combination is 0.66%.

Notification of post-GST RoSL rates for rebate of state levies/taxes is in pursuance of the decision of Government of India to boost exports and employment generation in the labour intensive textiles and apparel sector. The Notification is in supersession of Ministry of Textiles Notification No 14/26/2016-IT dated 28.9.2017. These rates shall be effective from 01.10.2017. Further, DGFT has enhanced the rates under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) from 2% to 4% on readymade garments and made ups w.e.f 1st November 2017 till 30th June 2018. These measures are expected to boost the exports of garments and made-ups from India.

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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi.

Public Notice No. 42/2015-2020 

Dated the 24th November , 2017

Subject: Amendment in Appendix 3B of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015- 2020
In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 1.03 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020, Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendment in the Table 2 of the Appendix 38 (Notified through Public notice 61 dated 07.03.2017 and subsequently amended through Public Notice 17 dated 22.08.2017 and Public Notice 22 dated 31.08.2017).
2. MEIS rates for the following ITC HS Codes are enhanced as per column 4, however, these rates shall be valid from 01.11.2017 to 30.06.2018.
Effect of this Public Notice: MEIS incentive rates for certain items in the Appendix 3B has been increased from 2% to 4% w.e.f. 01.11.2017 and only upto 30.06.2018.
(Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi)
Director General of Foreign Trade
E-mail: dgft@nic.in
(Issued from File No. 01/61/180/68/AM15/PC-3/Part)

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