India: Incentives for textile exporters
In early 2009, the government of India has made a number of changes to its Focus Product Scheme and the Market Linked Focus Product Scheme in the textile sector. The Focus Product Scheme was initially designed in 2006 and seeks to incentivise textile producers to engage in exports. The Market Linked Focus Product Scheme launched in April 2008 and provides export assistance to designated products. Since the beginning of 2009, the Indian government has included the following products in these schemes.
Since 1 January 2009, exporters of garments to Australia, Japan and Brazil may acquire a 2.5 percent incentive on exported products.
From 23 February 2009, exporters of hand-made carpets and other textiles floor coverings may apply for a 5 percent incentive.
For the period of 1 April 2009 to 30 September 2009, exporters of garments to the European Union and the USA may receive an incentive of 2 percent of their free on board (f.o.b.) value.
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?||No|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?||No|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?||No|
|Was such evidence identified?||No|
|Is such evidence publicly available?||No|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?||No|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?||No|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?||No|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?||No|
Date of inception: 1 Jan 2009
GTA Evaluation: Red
Government of India. (2 July 2009). Promotion of textiles exports. To be obtained at