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Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP)

Key Features

  • RoDTEP which is a combination of MEIS & RoSCTL scheme and compatible with WTO norms is effective from 1st Jan 2021.

  • Reimbursement of taxes/duties to exporters which are not refunded under any other schemes e.g. local taxes, coal cess, mandi tax, electricity duties, and fuel used for transportation.

  • Digital refund to Exporter by way of issuance of freely transferable duty credit/electronic scrips (maintainable in electronic ledger) which can be used to pay basic customs duty.

How to Apply

  • Claim to be made by exporter in the Shipping Bill by making a declaration in the prescribed template. Note this is a mandatory condition.

  • Customs Authorities to process claim post filing of EGM.

  • A scroll with all individual shipping bills for admissible amount will be generated and credit shall be made available in the Exporter ICEGATE login.

  • RoDTEP credit ledger account needs to be created. This can be done by IECs who have registered on ICEGATE with a DSC.

  • Exporter can log in into his ICEGATE account and convert the admissible amount into duty credit scrip stored in credit ledger account.

  • Scrips once generated will reflect in the exporter’s ledger and will be available for utilization in paying eligible duties during imports or for transfer to any other entity having IEC & valid ICEGATE registration.

Way Forward

  • Exporters to get themselves registered on ICEGATE pro-actively.

  • Adherence to the procedural aspects including Declarations.

  • Where some ceiling on RoDTEP funds allocation is announced by government, it is recommended that export houses take pro-active approach.

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