Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 and other schemes provide promotional measures to boost India’s exports with the objective to offset infrastructural inefficiencies and associated costs involved to provide exporters a level playing field.
To make incentive schemes WTO compliant, under which a mechanism would be created for reimbursement of taxes/ duties/ levies, at the Central, State, and Local level, which are currently not being refunded under any other mechanism, but which are incurred in the process of manufacture and distribution of exported products. The following are taxes /duties which are not refunded under the present mechanism.
RoDTEP is a combination of the current Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) and Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL). The said scheme was not applicable for the exports made under Advance Authorization or made by Export orient unit (EoU) or by Jobbing.
Salient features of RoDTEP Scheme:
Step 1: Creation of RoDTEP Credit ledger
The ledger will look like:
Step 2: Declarations in shipping bills
§ INFO TYPE = DTY
§ INFO QFR = RDT
§ INFO CODE = RODTEPY – If RoDTEP is availed and RODTEPN – if not availed
§ INFO MSR = Quantity of the items in Statistical UQC as per the Customs Tariff Act for that item RITC
§ INFO UQC = UQC for the Quantity indicated in INFO_MSR
§ For every item where RODTEPY is claimed in INFO CODE, a declaration has to be submitted in the statement table of the SB as below
· STATEMENT TYPE = DEC
· STATEMENT CODE = RD001
· It may be noted that if RODTEPY is not specifically claimed in the Shipping Bill, no RoDTEP would accrue to the exporter. However, a similar condition was there under MEIS still various High courts have held that substantial benefit cannot be denied for the procedural lapse. Thereby the said litigation may continue in RoDTEP Scheme also.
· Even though the items and rates are not notified by the Government for RoDTEP yet, the exporters must indicate their intent for the claim at the time of Shipping Bill filing itself. Once the rates are notified, System would automatically calculate the RoDTEP amounts for all the items where RODTEPY was claimed
· No changes in the claim will be allowed after the filing of the EGM.
Step 3: Processing of claims and generation of the scroll
Step 4: Claiming of credits, generation, and utilization of scrips
Step 5: Procedure for transfer of scrips:
Any user who has created a credit ledger account in ICEGATE can transfer a scrip to another user. The user to whom the scrip is to be transferred also needs to have a valid credit ledger account.
The following steps to be followed to transfer scrips: