By- Adhish Chandra Saxena and Diksha Gupta

The Export-Import Policy (EXIM Policy), reported under the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation Act), 1992, would mirror the degree of controls or advancement of outside exchange and show the measures for send out advancement. In spite of the fact that the EXIM Policy is reported for a five-year time frame, declaring a Policy on March 31st of consistently, inside the wide casing of the 5 Year Policy, for the ensuring year. A critical element of the EXIM policy since 1992 is freedom. Licensing, quantitative limitations and other administrative and optional controls have been generously disposed of.

The Union Commerce Ministry, Government of India reports the incorporated Foreign Trade Policy FTP in every 5 year. This is likewise called EXIM policy. This policy is refreshed each year with a few adjustments and new plans. New plans become effective on the first day of financial year, i.e., April 1, consistently. The Foreign Trade Policy which was reported on August 28, 2009 is a coordinated policy for the period 2009-14.

Export Import (EXIM) Policy outlines tenets and directions for fares and imports of a nation. This policy is further called as Foreign Trade Policy. It gives policy and procedure of the administration to be taken after for advancing exports and managing imports. This approach is occasionally evaluated to consolidate important changes according to changing residential and global condition. In this arrangement, approach of government towards different kinds of exports and imports is passed on to various exporters and importers.


  • Two new plans in particular ” Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)” and “Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)” has been presented supplanting numerous plans existing prior.
  • MEIS to advance export of informed products to specified markets and SEIS for advantage of all exporters in India.
  • Reduce export trade commitments by 25% and offer lift to domestic manufacturers supporting the “Make in India” idea.
  • Both MEIS and SEIS firm will get subtilized office spaces in SEZs, alongside different advantages.
  • As a step towards Digital India idea, online method to upload digitally marked record by CA/CS/Cost Accountant are produced and advance portable application for documenting charge, stamp obligation has been created.
  • Benefits of MEIS would be qualified for e-business of crafted works, handlooms, books and so on. Exports up to 25000 for every dispatch will get SEIS advantage.
  • Duty Credit scrips to be openly transferable and usable for instalments of custom duty, excise duty and service tax.
  • Recognition of status holder has been changed from Rupees to US Dollars procuring. The position status holder will perceive and reward those business people who caused in India to become a noteworthy export player.
  • Manufacturers who are additionally status holders will be empower to self-ensure their fabricated merchandise as originating from India.
  • Repeatedly submission of physical duplicates of archives accessible on Exporter Importer Profile isn’t required.
  • Agricultural and village industry items to be upheld over the globe at rates of 3% and 5% under MEIS.
  • Export obligation period for send out things identified with defence, military store, aviation and nuclear energy to be two years. Authentication of autonomous Chartered Engineer for recovery of EPGG approval is nolonger required.

Goals of EXIM Policy

  1. To encourage maintained development in export to achieve an offer of atleast 1 % of worldwide stock trade.
  2. To empower supported financial development by giving access to fundamental raw materials, intermediates, parts, consumables and capital merchandise required for expanding creation and giving administrations.
  3. To upgrade the innovative quality and effectiveness of Indian agribusiness, industry and service, in this way enhancing their focused quality while producing new business openings, and to support the fulfilment of globally acknowledged standards of value.
  4. To give purchasers great quality products and enterprises at globally competitive costs while in the meantime making a level playing field for the household create.

Exports alludes to selling merchandise and services to different nations, while import implies purchasing products and services from different nations. Presently in the period of globalization, no economy on the planet can stay cut-off from rest of the world. Export and import assume a noteworthy part in the financial advancement of all the developed and developing economies. With the development of worldwide associations like WTO, UNCTAD, ASEAN, and so on., world exchange is developing at a quick rate.

Impact on the Economy

The EXIM policy “2015-2020” has anticipated that would twofold the share of India in world exchange from present level of 3%by the year 2020. Improving the current different plans, the new arrangement has come up with two schemes MEIS and SEIS that decreases the complexities and empower the new entrants. Additionally, utilization of technologyperforms the compliance reduces the transaction cost and manual errors.

This policy has additionally centered moving far from dependence on subsidies. By expanding benefits under EPCG on household acquirement and offering them more items under MEIS, the policy additionally looks to impetus the fares. Generation of new work and giving quality items at sensible cost to buyers are required to be conveyed by the policy.


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