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NOTIFICATION NO. 49/43/2015-4IB1

  1. Objective

MSMEs exporting units located in the state have to incur additional transportation cost due to large distances from sea ports which make their products uncompetitive in comparison to the exporting units located in the coastal area. In order to enhance competitiveness of exporting units, this scheme will defray the transportation cost.

  • Quantum of Assistance

The freight assistance to the extent of 1% of Free on Board (FOB) value or actual freight excluding government fee and taxes on transportation of goods from place of manufacture to the sea port from where they are shipped, whichever is less and maximum upto Rs. 20 lakh per annum will be provided for export of goods, manufactured by the exporting MSME set-up anywhere in the State.

  • Commencement and Applicability

The scheme shall commence with effect from 15th August 2015 and shall remain in operation for a period of 05 years or till the time Government decides otherwise. The freight assistance shall be admissible on goods shipped (i.e. bill of lading) on or after 15th August 2015 and before 14th August. 2020.

  • Eligibility

The scheme is available to only MSME units located anywhere in the state of Haryana. As per MSME act, following companies shall be termed as MSME

Manufacturing Sector Investment in Plant and Machinery not exceeding Rs. 25 Lakhs. Investment in Plant and Machinery exceeding Rs. 25 Lakhs but not exceeding Rs. 5 crores Investment in Plant and Machinery exceeding Rs. 5 crore but not exceeding Rs. 10 crores
  • The amount of assistance shall be calculated on FOB value of the export consignment as certified by the office of Custom & Central Excise indicated in the shipping bill.
  • All MSMEs existing anywhere in the State under the same management/ constitution shall be clubbed together and the maximum ceiling of the eligible amount of freight subsidy put together shall not exceed Rs. 20 lakh in a financial year.
  • The assistance will be admissible only in case of direct export of the goods manufactured by the exporting unit. No amount will be given for the export by air.
  • The unit should have filed EM Part-II/UAM/obtained SSI Registration with/from concerned District Industries Centre before submitting its claim.
  • The unit should have obtained registration-cum- membership certificate from Export Promotion Council.
  • The unit should have obtained Importer-Exporter code from DGFT.

Time Limit to Apply

An enterprise shall forfeit its entitlement for the Freight assistance, if it does not submit its claim, complete in all respects within three months from the date of closing of the Financial Year in which the products were shipped for exports.

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