CBEC vide Notifications No. 18-21/2015-CE,Dated: April 8, 2015 has exempted the goods cleared against a duty credit scrip/post export EPCG duty scrip issued by the Regional Authority under the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 from

(i) the whole of the duty of excise leviable thereon under the First Schedule and the Second Schedule to the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985;

(ii) the whole of the additional duty of excise leviable thereon under section 3 of the Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act, 1957; and

(iii) the whole of the additional duty of excise leviable thereon under section 3 of the Additional Duties of Excise (Textiles and Textile Articles) Act, 1978.

The exemption is subject to the conditions listed in the notification. Any amount due to the Central Government under this notification shall be recoverable under the provisions of the said Act and the rules made there under.

Notification No. 19/2015 – Central Excise

Dated- 1st April, 2015

G.S.R. 251 (E) – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 5A of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944), read with sub-section (3) of section 3 of the Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act, 1957 (58 of 1957) and sub-section (3) of section 3 of the Additional Duties of Excise (Textiles and Textile Articles) Act, 1978 (40 of 1978), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 33/2012-Central Excise dated the 9th July, 2012  published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 545 (E), dated the 9th July, 2012, namely:-

In the said notification, in paragraph 2, in condition (a), for the second proviso, the following proviso shall be substituted namely:-

“Provided further that the said scrip has not been issued in violation of the condition contained in the sub-paragraph (5) of paragraph 2 of notification No. 101 of 2009 – Customs, dated the 11th September, 2009 or sub-paragraph (4) of paragraph  2  of  notification  No. 102  of  2009  –  Customs, dated the 11th September, 2009 or the second proviso to sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 2 of notification No. 05 of 2013 – Customs, dated the 18th February, 2013 or sub- paragraph (3) of paragraph 2 of notification No. 22 of 2013 – Customs, dated the 18th April, 2013 or  first proviso to sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 2 of notification No. 23 of 2013-Customs, dated the 18th April, 2013 or sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 2 of notification No. 16 of 2015 – Customs, dated the 1st April, 2015 or first proviso to sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 2 of notification No. 17 of 2015 – Customs, dated the 1st  April, 2015, as the case may be,”.

[F.No.605/55/2014-DBK]

(Sanjay Kumar)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note: The principal notification number 33/2012-Central Excise dated the 9th July, 2012 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 545 (E), dated the 9th July, 2012 and was last amended by notification no. 17/2013-Central Excise dated the 16th May, 2013 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 315 (E), dated the 16th May, 2013.

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