Foreign Agency Commission Included in FOB Value, Eligible for Incentive

[Ref: DGFT Policy Circular No. 98 dated 10th August 2009]

Subject: Modification of Policy Circular No. 51 (RE-2008) / 2004-2009 dated 6th January, 2009.

Attention is invited to Policy Circular No. 51 (RE-2008)/2004-2009 dated 6th January, 2009 wherein it was clarified thatthe computation of entitlement is to be done on the FOB value of exports inclusive of commissions and discounts, if any’.

In this regard, it has been observed that discounts (offered to foreign buyers) do not form part of FOB value. Thus, FOB value on which the entitlement would be computed under Chapter 3 reward schemes would exclude ‘discounts’. Hence the phrase ‘the computation of entitlement is to be done on the FOB value of exports inclusive of commissions and discounts, if any.’ in Policy Circular No. 51(RE-2008)/2004-2009 dated 6th January, 2009 is amended to read asthe computation of entitlement is to be done on the FOB value of exports inclusive of foreign agency commission’.

This issues with the approval of the DGFT.