Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) scheme for specified agriculture products aims to provide assistance for the international component of freight and marketing of agricultural produce.
All Exporters, duly registered with relevant Export Promotion Councils as per Foreign Trade Policy, of eligible agriculture products.
#What type of assistance is covered?
The assistance will not be available for (i) Less than Container Load (LCL) and (ii) a container having both eligible and ineligible category of cargo. Further, no TMA is available where the cargo is shipped in bulk/break bulk mode.
The scheme shall be admissible for exports made through EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) ports only.
#Periodicity of claiming assistance
The application for claim on TMA will be made on quarterly basis
#Time-limit for claiming assistance
Online claims should be filed within a period of one year from the completion of quarter in which exports have been made.
#Procedure to claim assistance
Online application has to be filed for claiming reimbursement from DGFT, as per the procedure laid down in Chapter 7(A)B of Handbook of Procedures (2015-2020).
E-com module for filing TMA application would be made available on http://dgftcom.nic.in/eComapplications.html per Trade Notice no. 29/2019-20 dated 8th August 2019.
#Recommendation for Exporters
Each exporter should evaluate the eligibility of availing reimbursement under TMA, prepare required documents and accordingly, file applications within prescribed time-frame.
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#Annexure – 1 Notified rates for TMA assistance
Differential rate of assistance under TMA (Amount in Indian Rupees)
|Region||Amount Per TEU (Normal)||Amount Per TEU (Reefer)||Air amount per tonne|
|Russia & CIS||12600||22400||700|