10% raise in allocation for duty remission plan may help cover more sectors’.

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Economy(E)

Topic: Trade and External sector

Issue: RoDTEP Scheme

Context: The budgetary allocation for RoDTEP is likely to get a 10% increase in 2024-25.

Remission of Duty and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Scheme

  • Objective: To boost exports by rebating/refunding the embedded Central, State and local duties/taxes to the exporters that were so far not being rebated/refunded.
  • The rebate is issued as a transferable electronic scrip by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) in an end to end IT environment.
  • WTO compliant scheme – It replaced the Merchandise Export Incentive Schemes (MIES) which was ruled to be non-compliant of rules by the WTO.
  • Administered by Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.


  • Increases export competitiveness by reducing costs.
  • Boosts export volumes by encouraging businesses to export more, leading to increased foreign exchange earnings and job creation.
  • Reimbursement through transferable e-scrips simplifies the process.
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