Appendix 11

Value Addition Norms for Exports for which Payments are not in Freely
Convertible Currency

The trade with all erstwhile Rupee Payment Area (RPA) countries has since been switched over to payment in freely convertible currency except

(i)     for exports from India against liquidation of Rupee balances to the credit of erstwhile RPA countries;and for exports to the Russian Federation against funds available in the special Rupee Accounts in the names of Russian entities.

(ii)    For exports to the Russian Federation against India's repayment of State credits granted by the former USSR.

The following value addition norms shall be applicable for exports to erstwhile Rupee Payment Area countries:-

(a)    For the trade taking place in freely convertible Currency, the value addition norms will be the same as applicable to exports to GCA countries:

(b)    For the exports from India against liquidation of rupee balances to the credit of erstwhile RPA countries, the value addition norms shall be 33% or the percentage of value addition indicated in the Handbook Vol. 1 or Vol. 2, whichever is higher.

(c)    For exports to the Russian Federation against India's repayments of State credits granted by the former USSR, the value addition norms shall be 33% or the percentage of value addition indicated in the Handbook Vol. 1 or Vol. 2, whichever is higher.

(d)    For exports to the Russian Federation against funds available against Special Rupee Accounts in the name of Russian Entities, the value addition norms in cases involving duty free imports under the Duty Exemption/ Remission Scheme shall be 33% or the percentage of value addition indicated in the Hand Book Vol. 1 or Vol. 2, whichever is higher.

2.     In respect of the exports indicated at sub-paragraphs (b),(c) and (d) above, following further relaxations shall be applicable:-

(i)     The provisions of Paragraph 2.40 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09 shall stand relaxed to the extent that export contracts and invoices shall be determined in non-convertible Indian Rupees; and

(ii)    The provisions of Paragraph 9.3 of the Handbook (Vol.1) shall stand relaxed to the extent that imposition and discharge of export obligation on the Advance Authorisation, if availed under the Duty Exemption Scheme on such exports, shall be indicated in non-convertible Indian Rupees.