Procurement from DTA Units: Deemed Export Procedure for EOU/ EHTP/ STP/ BTP

CBEC Procedure for Procurement of Goods from DTA Units by EOU/ EHTP/ STP/ BTP Units for Deemed Export benefits u/s 147 of CGST Act, 2017

The CBEC has prescribed procedure regarding procurement of goods from DTA units by Export Oriented Unit (EOU)/ Electronic Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) Unit/ Software Technology Park (STP) Unit/ Bio-Technology Parks (BTP) Unit for deemed export benefits under section 147 of CGST Act, 2017, as under:

Procedure for Procurement from DTA Units: CBEC Circular No. 14/14/2017 GST dt. 6 Nov. 2017

1. In accordance with the decisions taken by the GST Council in its 22nd meeting held on 06.10.2017 at New Delhi to resolve certain difficulties being faced by exporters post GST, it has been decided that supplies of goods by a registered person to EOUs etc. would be treated as deemed exports under Section 147 of the CGST Act, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’) and refund of tax paid on such supplies can be claimed either by the recipient or supplier of such supplies. Accordingly, Notification No. 48/2017-Central Tax dated 18.10.2017 has been issued to treat such supplies to EOU/ EHTP/ STP/ BTP units as deemed exports. Further, rule 89 of the CGST Rules, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Rules’) has been amended vide Notification No. 47/2017- Central Tax dated 18.10.2017 to allow either the recipient or supplier of such supplies to claim refund of tax paid thereon.

2. For supplies to EOU/ EHTP/ STP/ BTP units in terms of Notification No. 48/2017-Central Tax dated 18.10.2017, the following procedure and safeguards are prescribed –

(i) The recipient EOU/ EHTP/ STP/ BTP unit shall give prior intimation in a prescribed proforma in “Form–A” (appended herewith) bearing a running serial number containing the goods to be procured, as pre-approved by the Development Commissioner and the details of the supplier before such deemed export supplies are made. The said intimation shall be given to –

(a) the registered supplier;

(b) the jurisdictional GST officer in charge of such registered supplier; and

(c) its jurisdictional GST officer.

(ii) The registered supplier thereafter will supply goods under tax invoice to the recipient EOU/ EHTP/ STP/ BTP unit.

(iii) On receipt of such supplies, the EOU/ EHTP/ STP/ BTP unit shall endorse the tax invoice and send a copy of the endorsed tax invoice to –

(a) the registered supplier;

(b) the jurisdictional GST officer in charge of such registered supplier; and

(c) its jurisdictional GST officer.

(iv) The endorsed tax invoice will be considered as proof of deemed export supplies by the registered person to EOU/ EHTP/ STP/ BTP unit.

(v) The recipient EOU/ EHTP/ STP/ BTP unit shall maintain records of such deemed export supplies in digital form, based upon data elements contained in “Form-B” (appended herewith). The software for maintenance of digital records shall incorporate the feature of audit trail. While the data elements contained in the Form-B are mandatory, the recipient units will be free to add or continue with any additional data fields, as per their commercial requirements. All recipient units are required to enter data accurately and immediately upon the goods being received in, utilized by or removed from the said unit. The digital records should be kept updated, accurate, complete and available at the said unit at all times for verification by the proper officer, whenever required. A digital copy of Form – B containing transactions for the month, shall be provided to the jurisdictional GST officer, each month (by the 10th of month) in a CD or Pen drive, as convenient to the said unit.

3. The above procedure and safeguards are in addition to the terms and conditions to be adhered to by a EOU/ EHTP/ STP/ BTP unit in terms of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20 and the duty exemption notification being availed by such unit. (..contd… please refer above attachment for Form A and Form B)

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