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Presentation on Merits of Continuation with DEPB Scheme. To: Shri Anwarhul Hoda Member- Planning Commission Government of India. Presented by: Mr. D.B.Mody Chairman of Pharmexcil on 19.01.07. EXPORT PERFORMANCE (US$ in billion). PROJECTIONS (US$ in billion).

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Presentation on merits of continuation with depb scheme

Presentation on Merits of Continuation with DEPB Scheme

To:Shri Anwarhul Hoda

Member- Planning Commission

Government of India.

Presented by: Mr. D.B.Mody

Chairman of Pharmexcil on 19.01.07


Export performance us in billion

EXPORT PERFORMANCE(US$ in billion)


Projections us in billion

PROJECTIONS(US$ in billion)


About drugs pharma industry

About Drugs & Pharma Industry

  • Pharmaceutical Industry contributes significantly towards the country’s total exports.

  • Achieved export growth of 90.47% during 2000-01 to 2004-05

  • This industry offers good opportunity for employment including technical, skilled jobs. More so in view of R&D & Medical Tourism gaining significance


Depb scheme most popular scheme why

DEPB Scheme – Most Popular Scheme –Why?

  • DEPB Scheme has been a time proven instrument to help Indian export grow to present level

  • It is easy & simple to understand, operate & implement

  • The cost of other Duty Exemption & Remission Schemes is high – A study will very well establish this


Depb scheme most popular scheme why1

DEPB Scheme – Most Popular Scheme –Why?

  • Raw materials sourced from local industry

    • Local industry is encouraged & strengthened

    • Strong local industry – A must for development of exports & the country’s strength

  • DEPB Scheme does not insist on import content requirement

  • Only scheme that is used SSI/SMEs


Reasons for continuation of depb scheme

Reasons for continuation of DEPB scheme

  • DEPB is the most popular scheme amongst the exporters & therefore should not be replaced by another scheme but should be further strengthened to support exporters, until there is sufficient reform in the domestic tax structure which can create the path for a more efficient replacement of the DEPB


Reasons for continuation of depb scheme1

Reasons for continuation of DEPB scheme

  • Indian Rupee is becoming stronger & stronger day by day – 1USD = Rs.44.18 (on 17th Jan. 2007) & expected to breach the Rs.44.00 level shortly. Exporters will loose heavily on account of strengthening of the Indian Rupee.

  • DEPB scheme has delivered results over the period of time.


Reasons for continuation of depb scheme2

Reasons for continuation of DEPB scheme

  • DEPB scheme provides a “LEVEL PLAYING FIELD” to the Indian Exporters & compensates for the infrastructural inadequacies

  • DEPB is a Drawback substitution system & therefore Drawback is not at loggerheads with DEPB

  • DEPB is the only incentive left with DTA exporters to fight against the might of SEZ/EOU exporters because DTA exporters do not get Income Tax benefit in respect of exports but SEZ exporters get it


Reasons for continuation of depb scheme3

Reasons for continuation of DEPB scheme

  • Taking away DEPB benefits will be a severe blow to DTA exporters

  • Even SEZ exporters depend upon DEPB to a large extent for their competitiveness since SEZs also eligible for DEPB benefits

  • The outgo in terms of DEPB will now start declining because of shift of exports to SEZ units & DEPB rate being lowered on account of reduction in Customs duties. In effect the scheme is now stabilizing in terms of outgo to the Government


Reasons for continuation of depb scheme4

Reasons for continuation of DEPB scheme

  • DEPB can be made WTO compliant with adding of one more parameter of control (i.e. CIF value of imports), which will ensure balancing & dilution of WTO criticism

  • With the effective rate of Customs duties going down, the DEPB rates are decreasing therefore it would be much more difficult for the WTO members to establish cases of subsidization or dumping than earlier.


Reasons for continuation of depb scheme5

Reasons for continuation of DEPB scheme

  • DPB is well suited to the needs of small exporters since it is not feasible for them to effect imports on their own account as economic volumes are not generated

  • DGFT / MOF has appropriate database to run the scheme in a more meaningful manner & effect changes as & when required

  • Survey will suggest that number of cases brought against the DEPB & decided against the Government will be evidence enough to continue with the DEPB Scheme


Reasons for continuation of depb scheme6

Reasons for continuation of DEPB scheme

  • There is no reason to fear the WTO & DEPB can be traded with reduction of subsidies on Agri. Products by the developed world

  • Exports take place on a long term planning basis. Most commitments that are already been given by the exporters will fall apart since the export costing has been arrived at taking DEPB in to account


Reasons for continuation of depb scheme7

Reasons for continuation of DEPB scheme

  • Free Trade Agreements with ASEAN and other countries duties will be reduced hence DEPB benefits will also reduce accordingly

  • No other Duty Exemption & Remission Schemes covers infrastructural inadequacies


Reasons for continuation of depb scheme8

Reasons for continuation of DEPB scheme

  • It is imperative that a transition period of one year at least must be granted to the exporting community before discontinuation. Testing of the alternative scheme to be introduced must be done before doing away with the DEPB scheme.


Wto compatibility at what cost

WTO Compatibility – At what cost?

  • It appears that striving for full WTO compatibility as interpreted by the EU and US, though arguably desirable, cannot be an impediment to the growth of Indian exports

  • India’s federal structure has a myriad of indirect taxes levied numerous authorities

  • The Indian exporters comprise of truly global industrial units at one end, and small enterprise at the other


Wto compatibility at what cost1

WTO Compatibility – At what cost?

  • Indian exporters need full & efficient re-imbursement of indirect taxes incurred in the course of exports

  • This requires a series of options for the exporter to choose from, which ideally suits their specific needs

  • India is an Annex VII Country and is not required to phase out export subsidies


Wto compatibility at what cost2

WTO Compatibility – At what cost?

  • There is no express prohibition on the approximation/averaging of taxes which forms the basis for re-imbursement of taxes

  • The number of countervailing cases are few and levied by a few countries


Need of the hour

Need of the Hour?

  • Continuation with the DEPB Scheme till alternative scheme is tested at least for a year

  • Ensure that alternative scheme must include not only Customs Duties but also all types of taxes & duties including infrastructural inadequacies & transactional costs suffered in the course of manufacture & exports


Need of the hour1

Need of the Hour?

  • The Offices of DGFT must be permitted to continue to monitor & administer the scheme

  • Administration & monitoring of all Export promotion scheme should be left to the Offices of DGFT only in view of their better understanding of exporters’ problems


Thank you

THANK YOU!


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