ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Apr 2010

In April 2010, the government of India announced a change in the tax legislation for exporters.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Apr 2010 | Removal date: 31 Mar 2015
Still in force

Tax-based export incentive

Finished Leather products falling under HS 4107, 4112 and 4113 have been included in the Focus Product Scheme of Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14. 

The Focus Product Scheme was launched in 2006 to offset high infrastructure and other market development costs for products that have high export/employment potential. Exporters of these notified goods are entitled to a Duty Credit Scrip of 2% of the F.O.B value of exports that can be used to pay off various dues to the government.

The FPS has been replaced by the Merchandise Exports Incentive Scheme (MEIS) under the new Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 (please see related State Act). 

AFFECTED SECTORS