DGFT clarifies on the manner of Continuation of MEIS for shipments and Introduction of the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products Scheme

Apr 15, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Finance & Taxation Compliance

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on April 15, 2020, specifies the manner of Continuation of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) for shipments on or after April 01, 2020 and Introduction of the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Scheme.

DGFT received queries from the members of the trade, as to in what manner benefits under MEIS will be available under the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) beyond March 31, 2020.

Therefore, it is clarified that:

a) Benefits under MEIS for any item/tariff line /HS Code currently listed in Appendix 3B, Table 2 (MEIS Schedule) will be available only up to December 31, 2020;

b) Prior to December 31, 2020, as and when an item/tariff line/HS code is notified to be covered under RoDTEP Scheme, it would at the same time be removed from coverage under MEIS;

c) Detailed operational framework for the Scheme for RoDTEP will be notified separately.

[Trade Notice No. 03/2020-21]


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