Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Scheme

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Recently, the central government has extended export benefits under the RoDTEP scheme to 18 items related to the textiles sector, including saree and lungi, intending to boost shipments of these goods.

About the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme:

  • The RoDTEP scheme would refund to exporters the embedded central, state and local duties or taxes that were so far not been rebated or refunded.
  • It was launched in January 2021 as a replacement for the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS).
  • Under this scheme, a rebate will have to be claimed as a percentage of the Freight On Board value of exports.
  • Rebates will be issued in the form of a transferable duty credit/ electronic scrip (e-scrip) which will be maintained in an electronic ledger by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).

What is Freight on Board

  • It is also called Free on Board (FOB) is a term used to indicate who is liable for goods damaged or destroyed during shipping.
  • FOB origin means the buyer is at risk and takes ownership of goods once the seller ships the product.
  • FOB destination means the seller retains the risk of loss until the goods reach the buyer.


Q1) What is a Rebate?

A rebate is a credit paid to a buyer of a portion of the amount paid for a product or service. In a short sale, a rebate is a fee that the borrower of stock pays to the investor who loaned the stock.

Source: Export benefits under RoDTEP extended to 18 textile items including sari