Foreign Trade Policy provides benefits to Manufacturers
who are either importing or sourcing domestically their Inputs/Raw Materials
and Capital Goods, which are needed for export production. Exports could be
direct, through third parties or deemed exports.
Manufacturers whose products are exempted from Excise Duty (like those in
Uttaranchal) should specifically look for EPCG schemes and Duty Exemption
schemes since they cannot avail of CENVAT benefits for their domestic
Even if there are no exports envisaged, the goods can always be imported
under DEPB/DFIA schemes, thus availing of some benefits. A new plant can
utilize Project Import Scheme.