Goods warehoused for export when cleared for home consumption are liable to interest at the prescribed rate on the amount of duty payable on such goods from the date of clearance from the factory of production or any other premises approved, till the date of payment of duty and clearance. CBEC vide Circular No. 1019/7/2016-CX, Dated: February 29, 2016 has provided that, w.e.f. 1st April 2016, the rate of interest for export goods cleared for home consumption would be 15% as against earlier rate of 24%.
Circular No. 1019/7/2016-CX
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
New Delhi, dated the 29th February, 2016
Principal Chief Commissioner / Chief Commissioner of Central Excise (All),
Principal Chief Commissioner / Chief Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax (All),
Principal Commissioner of Central Excise, Service Tax (All),
Subject: Change in rate of interest on goods warehoused for export, when cleared to DTA- reg.
Kind attention is invited to Board’s Circular No. 581/18/2001-CX, dated 29.06.2001, specifying conditions, procedures, class of exporters and places under sub-rule (2) of rule 20 of Central Excise (No. 2), Rules, 2001 for Central Excise who can avail facility of export warehousing.
2. Paragraph 10.3 in the said circular deals with liability of interest on goods, warehoused for export, when diverted for home-consumption. In the said paragraph 10.3, for the words, symbols and figures, “interest @ 24% per annum “, the words, symbols and figures, “interest @ 15% per annum “, shall be substituted. The change would bring down the rate of interest to fifteen per cent. per annum.
3. This circular shall come into force on 1.4.2016. Field formations may be suitably informed. Receipt of this Circular may please be acknowledged. Hindi version will follow.
(Santos Kumar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India