Federal government Announces Relief Package For Exporters

After witnessing a giant contraction in export orders for recent months, Indian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ultimately export sector will receive much needed relief.

In an attempt to reduce the economic pressure, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) led government recently unveiled a special package worth Rs 325 crore in order to supply relief to the export segment. This move is going to benefit the employment-intensive export sectors since leather, gems & jewelery and textiles.

Under the Udyog Aadhar New Registration in India package, procedural formalities for claiming duty drawback refund and refund of terminal excise duty already been simplified to help MSME exporters prune high transaction price.

Measures like quick settlement of duty credit scrips to be able to issued ahead of the realization of export proceeds and extension of scrips for import of even restricted items after payment of duty is expected to facilitate greater trade.

In order market trade facilitation, the government has also extended a provision minimize export obligations depending on the decline in exports.

Export incentives for goods like technical textiles, stapling machine and handmade carpets are also provided as part of the recently announced export stimulus package.

The de-linking of grant of benefit under the obligation entitlement pass book (DEPB) scheme is another incentive that would help the MSME export segment tide over the continued crisis.

In order to promote trade facilitation, the government has also extended a provision reduce export obligations in line with decrease in exports.

Export incentives for items like technical textiles, stapling machine and handmade carpets seemed to be provided as part of the recently announced export package deal.