The Department of Commerce below the Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry on March 5, 2019, notified a scheme for Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) for Specified Agriculture Products.
The scheme could be covered within the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20).
The Transport and Marketing Assistance for precise agriculture merchandise scheme aims to offer help for the worldwide component of transportation of agricultural produce to mitigate the drawback of the better price of exporting agriculture products.
It will sell emblem popularity for Indian agricultural products within the particular distant places markets.
Assistance below TMA might be supplied in coins via Direct Bank Transfer as part compensation of freight paid.
The Freight On Board (FOB) substances in which no freight is paid by using Indian exporters aren’t protected beneath this scheme.
The stage of help could be distinctive for one of a kind areas as notified now and then for export of eligible products.
The assistance can be provided simplest if bills for the exports are obtained in Free Foreign Exchange through normal banking channels.
The scheme could be eligible for the exports made via Electronic Data Exchange (EDI) ports best.
The scheme covers freight and advertising help for export with the aid of air as well as by using the sea.
For export of merchandise using sea, TMA could be based totally on the freight paid for a complete Twenty-feet Equivalent Unit (TEU) containers. The help will now not be available for Less than Container Load (LCL) and a container having each eligible and ineligible category of shipment.
Assistance for merchandise exported with the aid of air would be primarily based on consistent with ton freight expenses on the net weight of the export shipment, calculated on the whole ton foundation. The TMA scheme would be reimbursed via the Regional Authorities of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
The DGFT will lay down technique for scrutiny of the claims, audit of the payments made, recovery of the ineligible paid assistance, and hobby on such recoveries.
The defaulters could be answerable for penal movement underneath the provisions of Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992, Rules.
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