(Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020)


Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)

3.03 Objective

Objective of the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) is to promote the manufacture and export of notified goods/ products.

3.04 Entitlement under MEIS

Exports of notified goods/products with ITC[HS] code, to notified markets as listed in Appendix 3B, shall be rewarded under MEIS. Appendix 3B also lists the rate(s) of rewards on various notified products [ITC (HS) code wise]. The basis of calculation of reward would be on realised FOB value of exports in free foreign exchange, or on FOB value of exports as given in the Shipping Bills in freely convertible foreign currencies, whichever is less, unless otherwise specified.

3.05 Export of goods through courier or foreign post offices using e-Commerce

(i) Exports of goods through courier or foreign post office using ecommerce, as notified in Appendix 3C, of FOB value upto Rs. 25000 per consignment shall be entitled for rewards under MEIS.
(ii) If the value of exports using e-commerce platform is more than Rs 25000 per consignment then MEIS reward would be limited to FOB value of Rs.25000 only.
(iii) Such goods can be exported in manual mode through Foreign Post Offices at New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
(iv) Export of such goods under Courier Regulations shall be allowed manually on pilot basis through Airports at Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai as per appropriate amendments in regulations to be made by Department of Revenue. Department of Revenue shall fast track the implementation of EDI mode at courier terminals.

3.06 Ineligible categories under MEIS

The following exports categories /sectors shall be ineligible for Duty Credit Scrip entitlement under MEIS
(i) Supplies made from DTA units to SEZ units
(ii) Export of imported goods covered under paragraph 2.46 of FTP;
(iii) Exports through trans-shipment, meaning thereby exports that are originating in third country but trans-shipped through India;
(iv) Deemed Exports;
(v) SEZ/ EOU /EHTP/ BTP /FTWZ products exported through DTA units;
(vi) Export products which are subject to Minimum export price or
export duty.
(vii) Exports made by units in FTWZ.