Additions/ Amendments in MEIS Code-wise Products List/ Reward Rates by DGFT

DGFT Notifies Additions/ Amendments in Code-wise List of Products/ Reward Rates for the purpose of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)

In the backdrop of the continued challenging global environment being faced by Indian exporters, Department of Commerce has extended support to certain new products and enhanced the rate of incentives for certain other specified products under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS). Accordingly, the DGFT has notified Additions/ Amendments in Table 2 [containing ITC (HS) code wise list of products with reward rates] of Appendix 3B for the purpose of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS), as under:

DGFT Public Notice No. 32/2015-2020 dt. 22 Sept-2016 File No. 01/61/180/68/AM15/PC-III

In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 1.03 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following additions/amendments in Table 2 [containing ITC (HS) code wise list and description of goods with reward rates under MEIS] of Appendix 3B (notified through Annexure to Public Notice No.2 dated April 1, 2015 and amended through Public Notice No.27 dated July 14, 2015 , Public Notice No.28 dated July 16, 2015, Public Notice No.44 dated October 29, 2015, Public Notice No.6 dated May 4, 2016 and Public Notice No.26 dated August 26, 2016):

A-Additions in Table 2

The following 2901 lines are added to the MEIS Schedule with immediate effect:

(For list of items, please refer attachment)

B-Amendments in rates of MEIS schedule in Table in Table 2

The MEIS rates of the following 575 lines are amended as under with immediate effect. Descriptions of these lines have already been notified through Public Notice No.2 dated April 1, 2015, Public Notice No.27 dated July 14, 2015, Public Notice No.28 dated July 16, 2015 and Public Notice No.44 dated October 29, 2015.

(For list of items, please refer attachment)

Effect of Public Notice:-

Additions/amendments in Table 2 [containing ITC (HS) code wise list of products with reward rates] of Appendix 3B under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) are notified.

To view/ download pdf copy of said Public Notice of DGFT, please refer the link below:

DGFT Public Notice No. 32/2015-2020 dt. 22 Sept-2016


Addition of new products

2901 additional products falling under different product categories have been added.  These include items in the following areas:

i) Many items of traditional medicines like Ashwagandha herbs and its extracts, other herbs, extracts of different items.

ii) Certain marine products, sea feed items.

iii) Onion dried, processed cereal products and other value added items of plastics, lather articles, suitcases etc

iv) Industrial products under different categories, including engineering goods, fabrics, garments, chemicals, ceramics, glass products, leather goods, newspapers, periodicals, silk items, made ups, wool products, tubes, pipes etc.

Increase in MEIS rates

Rates of 575 product items falling under 11 products categories have been increased.  These product include products of iron and steel, handicrafts, moulded and extruded goods, rubber, ceramic, glass, auto tyres and tubes, industrial machinery engineering items, IC Engines, machine tools / parts, items of wood, paper, stationary, footwear, auto seats, steel furniture, prefabs, items under the category of butter, ghee and cheese, dried egg albumin and rubber products.

With this the total number of items covered under the scheme has been increased from 5012 to 7103. The total support extended by Government of India under the scheme has been enhanced from the present Rs 22,000 crore to Rs 23,500 crore per annum.

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