The Government of India has launched the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) scheme w.e.f FY 2017 -18 to assist Central and State Government agencies for creation of appropriate infrastructure for growth of exports from the States. The Scheme provides financial assistance in the form of grant-in-aid to Central/State Government agencies for setting up or for up-gradation of export infrastructure as per the guidelines of the scheme. The scheme can be availed by the States through their implementing agencies, for infrastructure projects with significant export linkages like Border Haats, Land customs stations, quality testing and certification labs, cold chains, trade promotion centres, export warehousing and packaging, SEZs and ports/airports cargo terminuses. The Scheme guidelines are available at http://commerce.gov.in.

Under the TIES scheme, financial assistance for a total of 44 export infrastructure projects has been approved during FY 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 &  2020-21 (as on 12th  March, 2021). The state-wise details of funds released during each of the last three years and the current year under the Scheme of DoC are given at Annexure.

Further, promotion of Districts as Export Hubs is being coordinated by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in collaboration with Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).  This initiative tries to target export promotion, manufacturing and employment generation by making the States and the Districts oriented towards export growth.

Improving logistics constraints is an ongoing process.  Logistics Division,   Department of Commerce is coordinating with the state governments and line   ministries to resolve logistics issues and streamline trade within and outside the State.  

The Government of India has introduced the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Scheme. This scheme seeks to remission of Central, State and Local duties/taxes/levies at different stages at the Central, State, and local level, which are incurred in the process of manufacture and distribution of exported products, but are currently not being refunded under any other duty remission scheme. Further, exports are zero rated through drawback of duties, GST refund as well as other export promotion schemes. 

Export A

The operation of Duty Drawback Scheme and RoDTEP through electronic system ensures that the benefit is given directly to the exporters and is properly utilized. 

ANNEXURE

Details of projects approved under TIES {FY 2017-18 to FY 2020-21 (till 12.03.2021)

Export B
Export C

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on17/03/2021.