Eximkey - India Export Import Policy 2004 2013 Exim Policy


Duty Entitlement Passbook Scheme
For exporters not desirous of going through the licensing route, an optional facility is given under DEPB. The objective of Duty Entitlement Passbook Scheme is to neutralise the incidence of Customs duty on the import content of the export product. The neutralisation shall be provided by way of grant of duty credit against the export product. Under the Duty Entitlement Passbook Scheme (DEPB), an exporter may apply for credit, as a specified percentage of FOB value of exports, made in freely convertible currency. The credit shall be available against such export products and at such rates as may be specified by the Director General of Foreign Trade by way of public notice issued in this behalf, for import of raw materials, intermediates, components, parts, packaging material etc. The holder of Duty Entitlement Passbook Scheme (DEPB) shall have the option to pay additional customs duty, if any, in cash as well. Under the scheme Exporters are granted duty credits on the basis of pre notified entitlement rates which will allow them to import input duty free The exporter can export any product under this scheme provided the same is covered by SION. Goods in the negative list of exim policy cannot be exported under this scheme.


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