Federal government Announces Relief Package For Exporters

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

In an effort to reduce the economic pressure, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) led government recently unveiled a special package worth Rs 325 crore to relief to the export segment. This move is likely to benefit the employment-intensive export sectors while leather, gems & jewelery and materials.

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

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

In order encourage trade facilitation, the government has also extended a provision to relieve export obligations in line with the decline in exports.

Export incentives for things like technical textiles, stapling machine and handmade carpets were also provided contained in the recently announced export package deal.

The de-linking of grant of benefit under the job entitlement pass book (DEPB) scheme an additional incentive that may help the MSME export segment tide over the ongoing crisis.

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

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