The government on Tuesday notified the rates for export incentive scheme RoDTEP and its rules with an aim to boost exports.
The government has decided to extend the benefit of Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme to all goods, with effect from January 1, 2021, according to a notification by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
The rates for different sectors include 0.5 per cent, 2.5 per cent and 4 per cent. It has also notified guidelines for the scheme.
“The Centre has today notified the RoDTEP guidelines and rates. The rates will cover 8,555 tariff lines (products),” the Commerce Ministry said in a statement.
Under the RoDTEP, various central and state duties, taxes, levies imposed on input products among others are refunded to exporters to boost exports
Government’s new incentive scheme is compliant with World Trade Organization rules.
The government plans to spend Rs 19,440 crore offering incentives to exporters under the scheme that would be effective from January 2021, a trade ministry official told reporters.
“The scheme for zero rating of exports will boost our exports and competitiveness in the global markets. The rates of RoDTEP will cover 8,555 tariff lines,” an official communique said.
“It may be noted that Government is leaving no stone unturned to support domestic industry and make it more competitive in the international markets.”
According to the statement, export-centric industries are being reformed and introduced to better mechanisms so as to increase their competitiveness, boost exports, generate employment, and contribute to the overall economy.
“This will go a long way in achieving our vision of building an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.”
“RoDTEP is one such reform, based on the globally accepted principle that taxes and duties should not be exported, and taxes and levies borne on the exported products should be either exempted or remitted to exporters.”
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