The switch is geared towards enhancing competitiveness of the labour-intensive textiles sector

Garment exporters will proceed to get a rebate on Central and State taxes on their outward shipments because the federal authorities on Wednesday licensed extension of RoSCTL scheme till March 2024.

The switch is geared towards enhancing competitiveness of the labour-intensive textiles sector.

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for continuation of Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) with the an identical fees as notified by the Ministry of Textiles for exports of apparel/garments and made-ups.

“The scheme will continue till March 31, 2024. It will help boost exports and job creation,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur instructed reporters on Wednesday.

The sectors lined beneath this scheme (apparel/garments and made-ups) would not benefit beneath the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme.

However, textiles merchandise which are not lined beneath the RoSCTL could possibly be eligible to avail the benefits, if any, beneath RoDTEP along with totally different merchandise as finalised by the Department of Commerce.

The scheme shall be carried out by the Department of Revenue with end-to-end digitisation for issuance of transferrable Duty Credit Scrip, which shall be maintained in an digital ledger throughout the customs system.

Revised suggestions for continuation and implementation of the RoSCTL scheme shall be prepared by the Ministry of Textiles in session with the Department of Revenue with obligatory flexibilities to very good tune the operational particulars, implementation modalities and scheduling.

“Continuation of RoSCTL for apparel/garments and made-ups is expected to make these products globally competitive by rebating all embedded taxes/levies which are currently not being rebated under any other mechanism,” an official assertion acknowledged.

Under this scheme, exporters are issued a Duty Credit Scrip for the value of embedded taxes and levies contained throughout the exported product. Exporters can use this scrip to pay basic customs obligation for the import of equipment, gear or each different enter.

These scrips are tradeable. So, if the exporter does not need this for his non-public use, he can change the an identical to each different importer.

Earlier, beneath the RoSCTL scheme, most cost of rebate for apparel was 6.05 per cent whereas for made-ups, this was as a lot as 8.2%.

The made-ups part comprises residence textiles merchandise corresponding to mattress linen, curtains, pillows and carpets.

Commenting on the most recent decision, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Chairman A Sakthivel acknowledged the extension will help exporters get all embedded taxes and make merchandise globally aggressive.

“The scheme will go a long way in bringing back positive sentiments and helping the Indian textile value chain attain USD 100 billion annual exports in next three years,” he added.

Mr Sakthivel moreover acknowledged the scheme will present to be a major strategic decision in route of manufacturing lakhs of current employment, notably for the prone sections, along with semi-skilled, rural youth, migrants and ladies throughout the MSME part.



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