Directorate General of Foreign Trade | Ministry of Commerce and Industry | Government of India

SEIS

What is Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) Scheme

Under the framework of the SEIS Scheme, under implementation since 01.04.2015, service exporters for eligible service categories, are granted benefits in the nature of transferable Duty Credit Scrips as a percentage of Net Foreign Exchange earned on export of the eligible services in a financial year. The Duty Credit Scrips can be used Payment of Basic Customs Duty and certain other duties as listed in para 3.02 of FTP 2015-20

Pre-Requisites for Applying for SEIS Scheme

All eligibility criteria are outlined in FTP and HBP however salient ones are:

  • Should have an active IEC at the time of rendering services
  • Should have certain minimum earnings
  • Should have exported eligible services as notified in Appendix 3D
  • Does not fall under ineligible categories as in Public notice 45 dated 05.12.2017
  • Services provided under Modes 1 and 2 only are allowed for claim for eligible services
  • Negative Net Foreign Exchange earnings (NFE) makes the entitlement under zero for the financial year