The Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) plan was recently implemented by the Indian government to refund exporters for any tax, tariff, or levy paid while exporting products from India.
This programme will now cover any customs or taxes levied during the production and shipping stages that were previously not repaid under any of the current schemes. The Merchandise Exports from India Program (MEIS) was superseded by the RoDTEP scheme since it did not comply with World Trade Organization (WTO) trade regulations.
Eligibility Criteria for the RoDTEP Scheme
- The RoDTEP programme, which went into force on January 1, 2021, applies solely to items, not services, made in India and exported from India.
- Re-exported commodities, i.e. items created outside India but moved via India, are not covered by the plan. The system is omni-sectoral, which means it includes items from all sectors in order to preserve equilibrium.
- The RoDTEP plan is available to both manufacturer exporters and merchant exporters or merchants.
- There is no maximum or minimum turnover barrier for claiming the scheme’s benefits.
- The strategy also extends to items exported via courier services via e-commerce platforms.
How to Apply Online for the RoDTEP Scheme
The application process for the RoDTEP scheme is quite similar to that for the Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL).
To apply for the RoDTEP plan, take the following steps:
- Navigate to the ICEGate website (icegate.gov.in)
- Use a Class 3 Individual type Digital Signature Certificate to submit an application.
- Attach and link all of the needed papers listed below to the application.
Documents Required for RoDTEP Scheme Application
- Shipping Bills
- Certificate of Electronic Bank Realization (eBRC)
- Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) – Class 3
- Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC)
The following is a step-by-step explanation of how the RoDTEP scheme works:
Step 1: The first step is to create the RoDTEP Credit Ledger.
- To make use of the RoDTEP scheme’s benefits, exporters must first build an electronic credit ledger by signing on to the ICEGate site (www.icegate.gov.in) using their class 3 Digital Signature Certificate (DSC). If an exporter is using the portal for the first time, they must first register and then log in using their credentials.
- After successfully logging into the portal, the user can create a credit ledger account by selecting the ‘RoDTEP option’ from the scheme name drop-down menu.
With the help of this service, you may obtain the following information:
- Scrip Details
- Transfer Scrips
- Transaction Details
- Scroll Details
- Approved Scrips Transfer
Step 2: Include a declaration in the shipping bills.
If an exporter wants to take advantage of the RoDTEP scheme’s benefits, they must declare ‘RoDTEPY’ on their shipping bill, and ‘RoDTEPN’ if they do not wish to do so. If a shipping bill does not include either of these facts, the exporter will be denied compensation.
Step 3: Processing Claims and Creating Scrolls
Once the carrier has filed the Export General Manifest (EGM), the shipping invoices are profiled RMS and either directed to an officer for intervention or immediately to the corresponding scroll queues. The sum is available in the form of credits on the ICEGate portal after the scrolls are produced.
Step 4: Creating and Using Scrips
The exporter might convert the credits on the site into credit scrips. Every single user is assigned a unique Scrip ID. Each time that a new scrip is created, an entry is recorded in the credit ledger.
Scrips are divided into six types:
- Active Scrips: These are Scrips that are now active but have not yet been used.
- Utilized Scrips: These are the Scrips that the user has used.
- Scrips that have been transferred and authorised by the transferee are known as transferred scrips.
- Transfer Pending: These are Scrips that have not yet been accepted by the Importer Exporter Code (IEC) holder to whom the user has transferred them.
- Transfer Rejected: These are Scrips that were rejected by either the transferor or the transferee.
- Expired: These are the Scrips that have already passed their expiration date.