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Notification No.:94/2009-Customs

New Delhi, the 11th September, 2009.

20 Bhadrapad, 1931 SAKA





Sub: Regarding implementation of the agri Infrastructure incentive scheme for Status Holders under VKGUY scheme.

G.S.R. 660 (E),- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts capital goods specified in paragraph 3.13.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, when imported into India against an Agri.Infrastructure Incentive scrip (hereinafter referred to as the said scrip) issued under Vishesh Krishi and Gram Udyog Yojana (Special Agriculture and Village Industry Scheme) in accordance with the aforesaid paragraph, -

(a) from the whole of the duty of customs leviable thereon under the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975); and

(b) from the whole of the additional duty leviable thereon under section 3 of the said Customs Tariff Act, 1975(51 of 1975), subject to the following conditions, namely,-

i. that the said scrip has been issued to an exporter of products specified in paragraph 3.13.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy by the Licensing Authority or Regional Authority and it is produced before the proper officer of customs at the time of clearance for debit of the duties leviable on the goods;

ii. that the scrip shall be non-transferable and the capital goods allowed for import shall be in accordence with the provisions of paragraph 3.13.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy:

Provided that for import of Cold Chain equipments, the scrip shall be freely transferable amongst status holders;

iii. that the capital goods imported under para 3.13.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy shall be subject to actual user condition and the importer at the time of clearance of the said capital goods, shall furnish an undertaking to this effect to the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, that in case of non compliance of the said condition, he shall pay on demand an amount equal to the duty leviable, but for the exemption contained herein together with interest at the rate of fifteen percent per annum from the date of clearance of the said materials:

iv. that the imports and exports are undertaken through seaports at Bedi (including Rozi-Jamnagar), Chennai, Cochin, Dahej, Dharamtar,Haldia (Haldia Dock complex of Kolkata port) Kakinada, Kandla, Kolkata, Krishnapatnam, Magdalla, Mangalore, Marmagoa, Muldwarka, Mumbai, Mundhra,Nagapattinam, Nhava Sheva, Okha, Paradeep, Pipavav, Porbander, Sikka, Tuticorin, Visakhapatnam and Vadinar or through any of the airports at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dabolim (Goa), Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow (Amausi), Mumbai, Nagpur, Rajasansi (Amritsar), Srinagar, Trivandrum and Varanasi or through any of the Inland Container Depots at Agra, Ahmedabad, Anaparthy (Andhra Pradesh), Babarpur, Bangalore, Bhadohi, Bhatinda, Bhilwara, Bhiwadi, Bhusawal, Chheharata (Amritsar), Coimbatore, Dadri, Dappar (Dera Bassi), Daulatabad (Wanjarwadi and Maliwada), Delhi, Dighi (Pune), Durgapur (Export Promotion Industrial Park), Faridabad, Garhi Harsaru, Gauhati, Guntur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jallandhar, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karur, Kota, Kundli, Loni (District Ghaziabad), Ludhiana, Madurai, Malanpur, Mandideep (District Raisen), Miraj, Moradabad, Nagpur, Nasik, Pimpri (Pune), Pitampur (Indore), Pondicherry, Raipur, Rewari, Rudrapur(Nainital), Salem, Singanalur, Surat, Surajpur, Tirupur, Tuticorin, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, , Waluj (Aurangabad) or through the Land Customs Station at Agartala, Amritsar Rail Cargo, Attari Road, Changrabandha, Dawki, Ghojadanga, Hilli, Jogbani, Mahadipur, Nepalganj Road, Nautanva (Sonauli), Petrapole, Ranaghat, Raxaul, Singhabad and Sutarkhandi or a Special Economic Zone notified under section 4 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005):

Provided that the Commissioner of Customs may with in the jurisdiction , by special order, or by a Public Notice, and subject to such conditions as may be specified by him, permits import and export from any other seaport/airport/inland container depot or through any land customs station;

v. that the importer shall be entitled to avail of the drawback or CENVAT credit of additional duty leviable under Section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) against the amount debited in the said scrip.

2. The following categories of exports specified in paragraph 3.17.2 of the Foreign Trade Policy shall not be counted for calculation of export performance or for computation of entitlement under the scheme:

i. EOUs / EHTPs / BTPs who are availing direct tax benefits / exemption;

ii. Export of imported goods covered under Para 2.35 of FTP;

iii. Exports through transshipment, meaning thereby that exports originating in third country but transshippedthrough India;

iv. Deemed Exports;

v. Exports made by SEZ units or SEZ products exported through DTA units; and

vi. Items, which are restricted or prohibited for export under Schedule-2 of Export Policy in ITC (HS).

Explanation. - For the purposes of this notification,-

(i) “Capital goods” has the same meaning as assigned to it in paragraph 9.12 of the Foreign Trade Policy;

(ii) "Foreign Trade Policy" means the Foreign Trade Policy 2009-2014, published by the Government of India in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry vide notification No.1/2009-2014, dated the 27th August, 2009 as amended from time to time;

(iii) "Licensing Authority or Regional Authority" means the Director General of Foreign Trade appointed under section 6 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation ) Act,1992 (22 of 1992) or an officer authorised by him to grant a licence under the said Act.



(Rajesh Kumar Agarwal)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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