No Deemed Exports Excise Duty (TED) in Exemption Cases

[DGFT Policy Circular No. 16 dated 15th March 2013]

It has come to the notice of this Directorate that some RAs of DGFT and the Offices of Development Commissioners of SEZ are providing refund of TED even in those cases where supplies of goods, under deemed exports, is ab-initio exempted.

2. There are three categories of supplies where supply of goods, under deemed exports, are ab- initio exempted from payment of excise duties. These are as follows:

(i) Supply of goods under Invalidation letter issued against Advance Authorisation [Para 8.3 of FTP];

(ii) Supply of goods under ICB [Para 8.3(c) of FTP]; and

(iii) Supply of goods to EOUs [Para 6.11(c) (ii) of FTP]

3. Prudent financial management and adherence to discipline of budget would be compromised if refund is provided, in cases, where exemption is mandated. In fact, in such cases the relevant taxes should not have been collected to begin with. And if, there has been an error/oversight committed, then the agency collecting the tax would refund it, rather than seeking reimbursement from another agency. Accordingly, it is clarified that in respect of supplies, as stated at Para 2 above, no refund of TED should be provided by RAs of DGFT/Office of Development Commissioners, because such supplies are ab-initio exempted from payment of excise duty.

4. This issue with the approval of DGFT.