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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
14-December-2016 15:18 IST
Service Export from India scheme

The Government has introduced the Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) w.e.f. 01.04.2015 under the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), 2015-20 replacing the earlier scheme 'Served from India Scheme’ under the FTP, 2009-15. Under SEIS, the service providers of notified services are incentivized in the form of Duty Credit Scrips at the rate of 3 or 5% on their net foreign exchange earnings. These SEIS scrips are transferrable and can also be used for payment of a number of Central duties/taxes including the basic customs duty.

Apart from services, there is also a scheme for incentivizing export of merchandise/goods. The Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) in the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 operating since April 1, 2015 rewards export of merchandise which are produced/manufactured in India through Duty Credit Scrips which are transferable and can be used to pay Central duties/taxes including customs duties.

SEIS and MEIS schemes are designed to make our exports (both services & goods) globally competitive.

This information was given by the Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

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