Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products (RODTEP)

Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products (RODTEP)

Why in news : As Indian exports have been badly hit by the waning global demand, the Government of India has decided to include 3 new sectors which are Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals and Iron & Steel sector under the RODTEP scheme.

More about RODTEP scheme :

  • It is a new scheme that came into effect from January 1st, 2021 and it is notified by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • The scheme was formulated to replace the existing scheme which is MEIS (Merchandise Exports from India Scheme).
  • The previous MEIS scheme has to be removed because it was compliant with the rules of the World Trade Organization.
  • The RODTEP scheme was launched to provide zero rating of exports and also to ensure that no domestic taxes are added to goods that are manufactured for exports.
  • Rebates will be issued in the form of a transferable duty credit/electronic scrip (e-scrip) which will be maintained in an electronic ledger by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).
  • For export of Garments, there is another scheme which is the Rebate of State and Central Levies and Taxes (RoSCTL) Scheme.

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) :

  • It comes under the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
  • CBIC is a statutory body established under the Central Boards of Revenue Act, 1963.
  • It is the authority responsible for administering indirect taxes such as GST, central excise, service tax, customs etc.

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