Export from Indian Scheme
There shall be following two schemes for Export respectively:
1. For Export of Merchandise – Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS).
2. For Export of Services – Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS).
Nature of Reward
Note : It cannot be used for CGST, SGST or IGST Payment.
About Duty Credit Scrips
Duty Credit Scrips (DCS) is an export promotion benefit offered by the Government of India under the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20. As with other export benefits, the aim is to incentivize exporters so that they boost the inflow of foreign exchange to India.
About MEIS Scheme
These scheme were
MEIS incentives are available at 2%, 3%, 5% and 7% of the FOB value of Export. Exporter were initially required to submit landing certificate as a proof of landing of consignment in the destination country. These condition is removed vide public notice 6-2015-2020 dated 4th May 2016
Duty Credit Scrip is Valid for 24 Month after expiry of period revalidation is possible only if in the custody of Custom Authorities.
Objective of the MEIS Scheme
The objective is to offset infrastructural inefficiencies and associated cost involved in export of goods which are produce in India.
Note: Goods falling in the category of handicraft items using e – commerce platform having FOB value up to Rs.25, 000/- per consignment shall be eligible for the benefit under MEIS.
Note: Unit Located in SEZs have also been made eligible for MEIS benefits.
Filling of Application
Determination of Jurisdictional officer of DGFT
Applicant has the option to choose Jurisdictional RA for submitting application. Option need to be exercise at the beginning of FY. Once option is exercised, no change would be allowed for that FY.
Port of Registration under MEIS
Scrip to be issued with a single port of registration which shall be the port of export. Duty Credit scrip needs to be registered at the port of export prior to usage of duty credit.
Note: Declaration of intent to claim rewards on the shipping bill is mandatory for eligibility.
Last date of filling of application for Duty Credit Scrips
Application shall be filled within a period of:-
-12 month from the export order date or
-3 month from the date of uploading shipping bill by DGFT server or Release of Shipping Bills for Non EDI Shipping Bills whichever is later.
About SEIS Scheme
Service Export from India scheme is an incentive scheme for eligible service exports. It offer rewards at 5% or 7% of Net Foreign exchange earned. This service covered service provider located in India instead of Indian service provider. Under this incentive Scrips is also transferable.
Scrips can be used for payment if duty in case of import of capital goods under lease financing.
Objective of the SEIS Scheme
The objective is to offset infrastructural inefficiencies and associated cost involved and to provide exporter a level of playing field.
Note: Service Provider should have minimum foreign exchange earning for sole proprietor US$ 10, 000/- and for other US$ 15, 000/-.
Filling of Application
DCS is classified as a good under the provisions of the Goods and Services Tax (‘GST’) law. In the absence of any specific exemption, the sale of DCS earlier attracted GST.
Vide Notification No. 35/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 13 October 2017, the CBIC exempted the sale of DCS from the purview of GST. Hence, sale of Duty Credit Scrips under GST is an exempt transaction.
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