There shall be following two schemes for exports of Merchandise and Services respectively:
Objective of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) is to offset infrastructural inefficiencies and associated costs involved in export of goods/products, which are produced/manufactured in India, especially those having high export intensity, employment potential and thereby enhancing India’s export competitiveness
Objective of Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) is to encourage export of notified Services from India.
Duty Credit Scrips shall be granted as rewards under MEIS and SEIS. The Duty Credit Scrips and goods imported procured against them shall be freely transferable. The Duty Credit Scrips can be used for :
i) Payment of Customs Duties for import of inputs or goods, except restricted items.
ii) Payment of Customs Duty and fee.
The following exports categories /sectors shall be ineligible for Duty Credit Scrip entitlement under MEIS
(i) EOUs / EHTPs / BTPs/ STPs who are availing direct tax benefits / exemption.
(ii) Supplies made from DTA units to SEZ units
(iii) Export of imported goods covered under paragraph 2.46 of FTP;
(iv) Exports through trans-shipment, meaning thereby exports that are originating in third country but trans-shipped through India;
(v) Deemed Exports;
(vi) SEZ/EOU/EHTP/BPT/FTWZ products exported through DTA units;
(vii) Items, which are restricted or prohibited for export under Schedule-2 of Export Policy in ITC (HS), unless specifically notified in Appendix 3B.
(ix) Red sanders and beach sand.
(x) Export products which are subject to Minimum export price or export duty.
(xi) Diamond Gold, Silver, Platinum, other precious metal in any form including plain and studded jewellery and other precious and semi-precious stones.
(xii) Ores and concentrates of all types and in all formations.
(xiii) Cereals of all types.
(xiv) Sugar of all types and all forms.
(xv) Crude / petroleum oil and crude / primary and base products of all types and all formulations.
(xvi) Export of milk and milk products.
(xvii)Export of Meat and Meat Products.
(xviii)Products wherein precious metal/diamond are used or Articles which are studded with precious stones.
(xix) Exports made by units in FTWZ.
(1) Foreign exchange remittances other than those earned for rendering of notified services would not be counted for entitlement. Thus, other sources of foreign exchange earnings such as equity or debt participation, donations, receipts of repayment of loans etc. and any other inflow of foreign exchange, unrelated to rendering of service, would be ineligible.
(2) Following shall not be taken into account for calculation of entitlement under the scheme
(a) Foreign Exchange remittances:
I. Related to Financial Services Sector
(i) Raising of all types of foreign currency Loans;
(ii) Export proceeds realization of clients;
(iii) Issuance of Foreign Equity through ADRs / GDRs or other similar instruments;
(iv) Issuance of foreign currency Bonds;
(v) Sale of securities and other financial instruments;
(vi) Other receivables not connected with services rendered by financial institutions; and
II. Earned through contract/regular employment abroad (e.g. labour remittances);
(b) Payments for services received from EEFC Account;
(c) Foreign exchange turnover by Healthcare Institutions like equity participation, donations etc.
(d) Foreign exchange turnover by Educational Institutions like equity participation, donations etc.
(e) Export turnover relating to services of units operating under SEZ / EOU / EHTP / STPI / BTP Schemes or supplies of services made to such units;
(f) Clubbing of turnover of services rendered by SEZ / EOU /EHTP / STPI / BTP units with turnover of DTA Service Providers;
(g) Exports of Goods.
(h) Foreign Exchange earnings for services provided by Airlines, Shipping lines service providers plying from any foreign country X to any foreign country Y routes not touching India at all.
(i) Service providers in Telecom Sector.