A new chapter 7(A) /scheme is added in the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 by the Govt. The Scheme titled “Transport & Marketing Assistance (TMA) will be provided on export of all agriculture Products covered in HSN Chapters 1 to 24 including marine and plantation products, exported to permissible Regions/countries (Regions- West Africa, EU Gulf, North America,ASEAN,Russia &CIS,Far East Oceana,China,South America).
The transport and marketing for specified agricultural products scheme aims to provide assistance for the international component of freight and marketing of agricultural produce which is likely to mitigate disadvantage of higher cost of transportation of export of specified a agricultural products due to trans-shipment and to promote brand recognition for Indian agricultural products in the specified overseas markets.
The Scheme would be applicable for a period as specified from time to time. Presently the scheme would be available for exports affected from 01.03.2019 to 31.03.2020
The assistance will be provided on export of all agriculture products covered in HSN Chapters from 1 to 24 including marine and plantation products expect those mentioned in Annexure 1.
Assistance under TMA would be provided in Cash through direct bank transferas part of reimbursement of freight paid.FOB supplies where no freight is paid by Indian exporter are not covered under this scheme.
TMA would be reimbursed through Regional Authorities of DGFT.Application for claim of TMA will be made on quarterly basis i.e. for the shipments made in a particular quarter, online claims should be filed within a period of one year from the completion of the quarter in which exports have been made .A physical pdf copy of the print out along with prescribed documents shall be filled manually with RA concerned within 30 days from the date of submission of online application.
Exporter may refer to the guidelines / instruction given in Application form before filling online application and submitting physical copy with RA.
List of Agriculture Products not eligible under TMA-As per Annexure 3
List of Export destinations/countries in each region under TMA- As per Annexure 4