‘Deemed Exports’ as defined in the Export and Import Polilcy, 1997-2002 means those transactions in which the goods supplied do not leave the country and the supplier in India receives the payment for the goods. It means the goods supplied need not go out of India to treat them as ‘Deemed Export’.
“Deemed Exports” refers to those transactions in which the goods supplied do not leave the country and the payment for such supplies is received either in Indian rupees or in free foreign exchange.
The following categories of supply of goods by the main/ sub-contractors shall be regarded as “Deemed Exports” under this Policy, provided the goods are manufactured in India:
- Supply of goods against Advance Licence/Advance Licence for annual requirement/DFRC under the Duty Exemption /Remission Scheme;
- Supply of goods to Export Oriented Units (EOUs) or Software Technology Parks (STPs) or Electronic Hardware Technology Parks (EHTPs) or Bio Technology Parks (BTP);
- Supply of capital goods to holders of licences under the Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) scheme;
- Supply of goods to projects financed by multilateral or bilateral agencies/funds as notified by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance under International Competitive Bidding in accordance with the procedures of those agencies/ funds, where the legal agreements provide for tender evaluation without including the customs duty;
- Supply of capital goods, including in unassembled/ disassembled condition as well as plants, machinery, accessories, tools, dies and such goods which are used for installation purposes till the stage of commercial production and spares to the extent of 10% of the FOR value to fertiliser plants.
- Supply of goods to any project or purpose in respect of which the Ministry of Finance, by a notification, permits the import of such goods at zero customs duty .
- Supply of goods to the power projects and refineries not covered in (f) above.
- Supply of marine freight containers by 100% EOU (Domestic freight containers–manufacturers) provided the said containers are exported out of India within 6 months or such further period as permitted by the Customs; and
- Supply to projects funded by UN agencies.
- Supply of goods to nuclear power projects through competitive bidding as opposed to International Competitive Bidding.
Benefits for Deemed Exports
- Deemed exports shall be eligible for any/all of the following benefits in respect of manufacture and supply of goods qualifying as deemed exports.
- Advance Licence for intermediate supply/ deemed export/DFRC/ DFRC for intermediate supplies.
- Deemed Export Drawback.
- Exemption from terminal excise duty where supplies are made against International Competitive Bidding. In other cases , refund of terminal excise duty will be given.