Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)

(A) Earlier there were 5 different schemes (Focus Product Scheme, Market Linked Focus Product Scheme, Focus Market Scheme, Agri. Infrastructure Incentive Scrip, VKGUY) for rewarding merchandise exports with different kinds of duty scrips with varying conditions (sector specific or actual user only) attached to their use. Now all these schemes have been merged into a single scheme, namely Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) and there would be no conditionality attached to the scrips issued under the scheme. The main features of MEIS, including details of various groups of telecom products supported under MEIS and the country groupings are given below;

List of Group ‘B’ Countries

(1) Algeria, (2) Angola, (3) Antigua, (4) Argentina, (5) Armenia, (6) Azerbaijan, (7) Bahamas, (8) Bahrain , (9) Barbados, (10) Belarus, (11) Belize, (12) Benin, (13) Bermuda, (14) Bolivia, (15) Botswana, (16) British Virgin Islands, (17) Brazil, (18) Brunei, (19) Burkina Faso, (20) Burundi, (21) Central African Republic, (22) Cambodia, (23) Cameroon, (24) Canary Island, (25) Cape Verde Island, (26) Cayman Island, (27) Chad, (28) Chile, (29) China PRP, (30) Colombia, (31) Comoros, (32) Congo Democratic Republic, (33) Congo Republic, (34) Costa Rica, (35) Cote D’ Ivoire, (36) Cuba, (37) Djibouti, (38) Dominic Rep, (39) Dominica, (40) Ecuador, (41) Egypt , (42) El Salvador, (43) Equatorial Guinea, (44) Ethiopia, (45) Falkland Island, (46) French Guiana, (47) Gabon, (48) Gambia, (49) Georgia, (50) Ghana, (51) Grenada, (52) Guadeloupe, (53) Guatemala, (54) Guinea, (55) Guinea Bissau, (56) Guyana, (57) Haiti, (58) Honduras, (59) Indonesia, (60) Iran, (61) Iraq, (62) Israel, (63) Jamaica, (64) Japan, (65) Jordan, (66) Kazakhstan, (67) Kenya, (68) Korea Republic (South Korea), (69) Kuwait, (70) Kyrgyzstan, (71) Lao PDR, (72) Lebanon, (73) Lesotho, (74) Liberia, (75) Libya, (76) Madagascar, (77) Malawi, (78) Malaysia, (79) Mali, (80) Martinique, (81) Mauritania, (82) Mauritius, (83) Mexico, (84) Moldova, (85) Montserrat, (86) Morocco, (87) Mozambique, (88) Myanmar, (89) Namibia, (90) Netherland Antilles, (91) Nicaragua, (92) Niger, (93) Nigeria, (94) Oman, (95) Panama Republic, (96) Paraguay, (97) Peru, (98) Philippines, (99) Qatar, (100) Reunion, (101) Russia, (102) Rwanda, (103) Sao Tome, (104) Saudi Arab, (105) Senegal, (106) Seychelles, (107) Sierra Leone, (108) Singapore, (109) Somalia, (110) South Africa, (111) St Helena, (112) St Kitt N A, (113) St Lucia, (114) St Vincent, (115) Sudan, (116) Suriname, (117) Swaziland, (118) Syria, (119) Taiwan, (120) Tajikistan, (121) Tanzania Republic, (122) Thailand, (123) Togo, (124) Trinidad, (125) Tunisia, (126) Turkey, (127) Turkmenistan, (128) Turks and Caicos Islands, (129) United Arab Emirates, (130) Uganda, (131) Ukraine, (132) Uruguay, (133) Uzbekistan, (134) Venezuela, (135) Vietnam Socialist Republic, (136) Virgin Island US, (137) Yemen Republic, (138) Zambia, (139) Zimbabwe.

List of telecom products with reward rates under MEIS

(B) Rewards for export of notified goods to notified markets under ‘Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) shall be payable as percentage of realized FOB value (in free foreign exchange). The debits towards basic customs duty in the transferable reward duty credit scrips would also be allowed adjustment as duty drawback. At present, only the additional duty of customs / excise duty / service tax is allowed adjustment as CENVAT credit or drawback, as per Department of Revenue rules.

S.No. HS Code ITC(HS) Code Description of goods MEIS- Reward Rate (in%)
Country Group Code A Country Group Code B Country Group Code C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, image or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a)
85171 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks
851711 Line telephone sets with cordless handsets
4275 85171110 Push button type 0 2 0
4276 85171190 Others 0 2 0
851712 Telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks
4277 85171210 Push button type 0 2 0
4278 85171290 Other 0 2 0
851718 Other
4279 85171810 Push button type 0 2 0
4280 85171890 Other 0 2 0
85176 Other apparatus for transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a local or wide area network)
85176 Base stations
4281 85176100 Base stations 0 2 0
851762 Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, image or other data, including switching and routing apparatus
4282 85176210 Plcc Equipment 0 2 0
4283 85176230 Modems (Modulators – Demodulators) 0 2 0
4284 85176270 Multiplexer, Statistical Multiplexer 0 2 0
4285 85176290 Videophone 0 2 0
851769 Other
4286 85176930 Routers 0 2 0
4287 85176960 Set top boxes for accessing internet 0 2 0
4288 85176970 Attachment for telephones 0 2 0
4289 85176990 Other aparatus, Fr carrier/Digital line system 0 2 0
851770 Parts
4290 85177010 Popltd, Loaded or stuffed printed crcuit bords 0 2 0
4291 85177090 Other parts of telephonic/telegraphic apparts 0 2 0
852352 ismart cardsi
4312 85235210 Sim cards 0 2 0
4313 85235220 Memory cards 0 2 0
4314 85235290 Other 0 2 0
852560 Transmission apparatus incorporating reception apparatus
4320 85256019 Cordless handset 0 2 0
4321 85256099 Others 0 2 0
854420 Coaxial cable and other coaxial electric conductors
4451 85442010 Co-axial cable 0 2 0
4452 85442090 Other co-axial electrical conductors 0 2 0
854449 Other 0 2 0
4459 85444920 Paper insulated conductord Fr Vltge <= 80 Vnot itted with connectors 0 2 0
4460 85444930 Plastic insulated conductors Fr Vltge <= 80 Vnot itted with connectors 0 2 0
4461 85444992 Plastic insulated conductors Fr Vltge <= 80 Vnot fitted with connectors 2 2 0
4462 85444999 Other electric conductors for a voltage Fr Vltge <= 80 Vnot fitted with connectors 3 3 0
900110 Optical fibres, Optical fibre bundles and cables
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