Department of Commerce issued advisory on January 18, 2021 for mentioning a remark in the Shipping Bills and examination of goods, subject to coverage of Special Economic Zones (“SEZs”) under Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (“RoDTEP”) Scheme
The Department of Commerce has issued an Advisory to all SEZ Units with regard to RoDTEP scheme vide its letter cited above. As per this Advisory, SEZ Units filing Shipping Bills under RoDTEP Scheme should mention the following in the remarks column of the Shipping Bill:
“Shipping Bill filed under RoDTEP Scheme if applicable to SEZ Units and subject to such conditions as prescribed including the product coverage”
Further, the goods covered under such Shipping Bills shall be examined by the Customs Officials, on the pattern of MEIS, so that in case exports from SEZ Units are covered under the RoDTEP Scheme, such exports may be taken into account under the RoDTEP Scheme.
Therefore, SEZ Units under MEPZ SEZ, who would like to file Shipping Bills under the RoDTEP Scheme, may do so as per the above Advisory issued by the Department of Commerce.
The Circular can be accessed at: https://www.mepz.gov.in/PDFs/Advisory%20issued%20by%20DOC%20for%20mention%20in%20SBs.pdf