MEIS Merchandise Exports From India Scheme Benefits

MEIS Export Incentives / Benefits Guide


MEIS Relevant Notification & Public Notices :

Policy for MEIS- Merchandise Exports from India Scheme is given in Chapter 3 of FTP.

An application for claiming rewards under MEIS on exports(other than Export of goods through courier or foreign post offices using e-Commerce), shall be filed online, using digital signature, on DGFT website at with RA concerned in ANF 3A. The relevant shipping bills and e BRC shall be linked with the on line application.

If application is filed for exports made through EDI ports, then hard copy of the following documents need not be submitted to RA: hard copy of applications to DGFT, EDI shipping bills, electronic Bank Realisation Certificate (e-BRC) and RCMC. The applicant shall submit the proof of landing in the manner prescribed under paragraph 3.03 of HBP.

In case application is filed for exports made through non EDI ports, then applicant need to submit export promotion copy of non EDI shipping bills. The applicant shall submit the proof of landing in the manner prescribed under paragraph 3.03 of HBP. The applicant shall upload scanned copies of any other prescribed documents for claiming scrip unless specified otherwise. However applicant need not submit hard copy of applications to DGFT, electronic Bank Realisation Certificate (e-BRC) and RCMC in this case also.

Applicant shall file separate application for each port of export.

Processing of Non EDI Shipping bills at RA: In cases the Non EDI shipping bills or the shipping bills not received through the Message Exchange from Customs, concerned RA shall verify the details entered by the exporter from the original shipping bills before grant of scrip.

No manual feeding allowed for EDI shipments: For EDI Shipping Bill, no manual feeding of Shipping bill details shall be allowed to the applicants in the online system. Rewards will be granted by RAs without the need for cross verifying EDI Shipping Bill details.

RA shall process the electronically acknowledged files and scrip shall be issued after due scrutiny of electronic documents.

The documents which are not required to be submitted in original, shall be retained by the applicant for a period of 3 years from the date of issuance of scrip.

Licensing Authority may call such documents in original at any time within 3 years. In case the applicant fails to submit the original documents on demand by Licensing Authority the applicant shall be liable to refund the rewards granted along with interest at the rate prescribed under Section 28 AA of Customs Act 1962, from the date of issuance of scrip.

Eligibility of product, corresponding ITC[HS] code, and markets(as given in Appendix 3B) for claiming rewards under MEIS shall be determined from Let Export Date as per Paragraph 9.12 of HBP.

Applications for Export of goods through courier or foreign post offices using e-Commerce

Application shall be filed on line, using digital signature, in ANF 3D by exporter. The applicant shall submit the proof of landing in the manner prescribed under paragraph 3.03 of HBP.

Applicant shall file separate application for each port of export.

RA will manually examine the submitted documents before grant of scrip.

 Proof of Landing

Wherever the reward under MEIS is available to all countries, proof of landing shall not be required to be submitted for claiming the reward Uploading/submission of documents, as a proof of landing:

As a measure of ease of doing business, documents as a proof of landing of export consignment in notified market can be digitally uploaded in the following manner:-

Any exporter may upload the scanned copy of document as mentioned at paragraph 3.03 (c) (i) under his digital signature.

Status holders falling in the category of Three Star, Four Star or Five Star export house category may upload scanned copies of documents as mentioned at paragraph 3.03(c) (iv).

In all other cases the physical copy, in original, shall be filed by all categories of exporters.

Applicant shall be required to submit or upload, as the case may be, any one of the following documents as a proof of landing of export consignment in notified Market:

A self attested copy of import bill of entry filed by importer in specified market,
Delivery order issued by port authorities,
Arrival notice issued by goods carrier,
Tracking report from the goods carrier (Shipping Line/Airline etc. or his accredited agent in India) duly certified by them, evidencing arrival of export cargo to destination Market, or

For Land locked notified Market, Rail/Lorry receipts of transportation of goods from Port to Land locked notified Market,

Any other document that may satisfactorily prove to RA concerned that goods have landed in / reached the notified Market.

In case of (iv) and (vi) above, the accredited agent of the Goods Carrier must certify that he is the accredited agent of the concerned Goods Carrier on the date of issuance of the tracking report / document.

Further, in the case of issuance of any other document under (vi) above, the accredited agent must state that proof of landing of goods in relevant notified Market is given based on information available in the Goods Carrier’s backup database and he has verified the same and issued this document accordingly.

In cases of exports using e commerce, exporter may submit express operator landing certificate/online web tracking print out indicating airway bill number as prescribed in enclosure (B) to ANF 3D.


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Chapter 3: Fish And Crustaceans, Molluscs And Other Aquatic

Chapter 4: Birds’ Eggs; Natural Honey; Edible Products Of Animal
Origin, Not Elsewhere Specified Or Included

Chapter 5: Products Of Animal Origin, Not Elsewhere Specified Or

Chapter 6: Live Trees And Other Plants; Bulb, Roots And The Like;
Cut Flowers And Ornamental Foliage

Chapter 7: Edible Vegetables And Certain Roots And Tubers

Chapter 8: Edible Fruit And Nuts; Peel Of Citrus Fruit Or Melons

Chapter 9: Coffee, Tea, Mate And Spices

Chapter 10: Cereals

Chapter 11: Products Of The Milling Industry; Malt; Starches; Inulin;
Wheat Gluten

Chapter 12: Oil Seeds And Oleaginous Fruits; Miscellaneous Grains,
Seeds And Fruit; Industrial Or Medicinal Plants; Straw And Fodder

Chapter 13:lac; Gums, Resins And Other Vegetable Saps And Extracts

Chapter 14: Vegetable Plaiting Materials; Vegetable Products Not
Elsewhere Specified Or Included

Chapter 15: Animal Or Vegetable Fats And Oils And Their Cleavage
Products; Prepared Edible Fats; Animal Or Vegetable Waxes

Chapter 16: Preparations Of Meat, Of Fish Or Of Crustaceans,
Molluscs Or Other Aquatic Invertebrates

Chapter 17: Sugars And Sugar Confectionery

Chapter 18: Cocoa And Cocoa Preparations

Chapter 19: Preparations Of Cereals, Flour, Starch Or Milk; Pastry
Cooks’ Products

Chapter 20: Preparations Of Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts Or Other Parts
Of Plants

Chapter 21: Miscellaneous Edible Preparations

Chapter 22: Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar

Chapter 23: Residues And Waste From The Food Industries; Prepared
Animal Fodder

Chapter 24: Tobacco And Manufactured Tobacoo Substitutes

Chapter 25: Salt; Sulphur; Earths & Stone; Plastering Materials;
Lime & Cement

Chapter 26: Ores, Slag And Ash

Chapter 27: Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils And Products Of Their
Distillation; Bituminous Substances; Mineral Waxes

Chapter 28: Inorganic Chemicals; Organic Or Inorganic Compounds Of
Precious Metals, Of Rare-earth Metals, Of Radioactive Elements Or Of

Chapter 29: Organic Chemicals

Chapter 30: Pharmaceutical Products

Chapter 31: Fertilisers

Chapter 32: Tanning Or Dyeing Extracts; Tannins And Their
Derivatives; Dyes, Pigments And Other Colouring Matter; Paints And
Varnishes; Putty And Other Mastics; Inks

Chapter 33: Essential Oils And Resinoids; Perfumery Cosmetics Or
Toilet Preparations

Chapter 34:soap,organic Surface-active Agents,washing
Preparations,lubricatingpreparations, Artificial Waxes,prepared
Waxespolishing Or Scouring Preparations, Candles And Similar
Articles, Modelling

Chapter 35: Albuminoidal Substances; Modified Starches; Glues;

Chapter 36: Explosives; Pyrotechnic Products; Matches; Pyrophoric
Alloys; Certain Combustible Preparations

Chapter 37: Photographic Or Cinematographic Goods

Chapter 38: Miscellaneous Chemical Products

Chapter 39: Plastics And Articles Thereof

Chapter 40: Rubber And Articles Thereof

Chapter 41: Raw Hides And Skins (other Than Furskins) And Leather

Chapter 42: Articles Of Leather; Saddlery And Harness; Travel Goods,
Handbags And Similar Containers; Articles Of Animal Gut (other Than
Silk-worm Gut)

Chapter 43: Furskins And Artificial Fur; Manufactures Thereof

Chapter 44: Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal

Chapter 45: Cork And Articles Of Cork

Chapter 46: Manufactures Of Straw, Of Esparto Or Of Other Plaiting
Materials; Basketware And Wickerwork

Chapter 47: Pulp Of Wood Or Of Other Fibrous Cellulosic Material;
Recovered (waste And Scrap) Of Paper Or Paperboard

Chapter 48: Paper And Paperboard; Articles Of Paper Pulp, Of Paper
Or Of Paperboard

Chapter 49: Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures And Other Products
Of The Printing Industry; Manuscripts, Typescripts And Plans

Chapter 50: Silk

Chapter 51: Wool, Fine Or Coarse Animal Hair, Horse Hair Yarn And
Woven Fabric

Chapter 52:cotton

Chapter 53: Other Vegetable Textile Fibres; Paper Yarn And Woven
Fabrics Of Paper Yarn

Chapter 54: Man-made Filaments

Chapter 55: Man-made Staple Fibres

Chapter 56: Wadding, Felt And Nonwovens; Special Yarns; Twine,
Cordage, Ropes And Cables And Articles Thereof

Chapter 57: Carpets And Other Textile Floor Coverings

Chapter 58: Special Woven Fabrics; Tufted Textile Fabrics; Lace;
Tapestries; Trimmings; Embroidery

Chapter 59: Impregnated, Coated, Covered Or Laminated Textile
Fabrics; Textile Articles Of A Kind Suitable For Industrial Use

Chapter 60: Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics

Chapter 61: Articles Of Apparel And Clothing Accessories, Knitted Or

Chapter 62: Articles Of Apparel And Clothing Accessories Not Knitted
Or Crocheted

Chapter 63: Other Made Up Textile Articles; Sets; Worn Clothing And
Worn Textile Articles; Rags

Chapter 64: Footwear, Gaiters And The Like; Parts Of Such Articles

Chapter 65: Headgear And Parts Thereof

Chapter 66: Umbrellas, Sun Umbrellas, Walking Sticks, Seat-sticks,
Whips, Riding-crops, And Parts Thereof

Chapter 67: Prepared Feathers And Down And Articles Made Of Feathers
Or Of Down; Artificial Flowers; Articles Of Human Hair

Chapter 68: Articles Of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica Or
Similar Materials

Chapter 69: Ceramic Products

Chapter 70: Glass And Glassware

Chapter 71: Natural Or Cultured Pearls, Precious Or Semi-precious
Stones, Precious Metals, Metals Clad With Precious Metal, And
Articles Thereof; Imitation Jewellery; Coin

Chapter 72: Iron And Steel

Chapter 73: Articles Of Iron Or Steel

Chapter 74: Copper And Articles Thereof

Chapter 75: Nickel And Articles Thereof

Chapter 76: Aluminium And Articles Thereof

Chapter 77: Reserved For Possible Future Use

Chapter 78: Lead And Articles Thereof

Chapter 79: Zinc And Articles Thereof

Chapter 80: Tin And Articles Thereof

Chapter 81: Other Base Metals; Cermets Articles Thereof

Chapter 82: Tools, Implements, Cutlery, Spoons And Forks, Of Base
Metal; Parts Thereof Of Base Metal

Chapter 83: Miscellaneous Articles Of Base Metal

Chapter 84: Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery And Mechanical
Appliance; Parts Thereof

Chapter 85: Electrical Machinery And Equipment And Parts Thereof;
Sound Recorders And Reproducers, Television Image And Sound
Recorders And Reproducers And Parts And Accessories Of Such Articles

Chapter 86: Railway Or Tramway Locomotives, Rolling-stock And Parts
Thereof; Rail-way Or Tramway Track Fixtures And Fittingsand Parts
Thereof; Mechanical (including Electro-mechanical)traffic Signalling
Equipment Of All Kinds.

Chapter 87: Vehicles Other Than Railway Or Tramway Rolling Stock,
And Parts And Accessories Thereof

Chapter 88: Aircraft, Spacecraft And Parts Thereof

Chapter 89: Ships, Boats And Floating Structures

Chapter 90: Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic, Measuring,
Checking, Precision, Medical Or Surgical Instruments And Apparatus;
Parts And Accessories Thereof

Chapter 91: Clocks And Watches And Parts Thereof

Chapter 92: Musical Instruments; Parts And Accessories Or Such

Chapter 93: Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof

Chapter 94: Furniture; Bedding, Mattresses, Mattress Supports,
Cushions And Similar Stuffed Furnishings; Lamps And Lighting
Fittings, Not Elsewhere Specified Or Included; Illuminated Signs,

Chapter 95: Toys, Games And Sports Requisites; Parts And Accessories

Chapter 96: Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles

Chapter 97: Works Of Art, Collectors’ Pieces & Antiques

Chapter 98: Project Imports; Laboratory Chemicals; Passengers;
Baggage; Personal Importation’s By Air Or Post; Ship Stores

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