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Key Highlights of Union Budget 2016-17 for Import-Export Sector

Added On: 2016-02-29

 Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2016-17. He said that his government will take steps to support foreign trade sector, especially the export business. He is also believed that his government will undertake 9-point reforms including steps to ensure ease of doing business in fiscal discipline and governance in order to ensure the benefits of people.


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-> Excise duty on tobacco products increased by 10-15%

-> Customs excise services appellate tribunal will have 11 new benches

-> Branded retail garments will now become costlier as 6% excise on branded retail garments has been proposed in the budget

-> Imitation jewellery will cost more as customs duty has been increased from 10% to 15%

-> Emphasis is given on boosting the rail and road network along with better port connectivity, helping the international trade in the long run

-> Simplifying procedures of doing business under Advance License and Duty Free Import Authorization Schemes

-> Changes in the customs rates on certain products and improvement in the competitiveness of industry in sectors like paperboard & newsprint, chemicals & petrochemicals, mineral fuels & mineral oils, textiles, defence production, capital goods, information technology hardware, will be positive for exporters

-> Changes in the Customs Act will provide for deferred payment of customs duties for exporters and importers with proven record

-> Customs Single Window Project is to be implemented at major airports and ports starting from beginning of next financial year

-> Government is planning to give additional support to exporters in a move to enhance falling overseas shipments

-> Widen and deepen of the duty drawback scheme will cover more products and countries

-> Government is also planning to extend direct port delivery facility to more importers