Special Benefits to Export Oriented Units (EOU)


Special Benefits to Export Oriented Units (EOU)


There are many advantages, financial assistance and other supports from various government agencies, Banks and other agencies for Export Oriented Units.  Some of them are given below:


No license required for import.

Exemption from Central Excise Duty in procurement of capital goods, raw-materials, consumables spares etc. from the domestic market.


Exemption from customs duty on import of capital goods, raw materials, consumables spares etc.


Reimbursement of Central Sales Tax (CST) paid on domestic purchases.


Supplies from DTA to EOUs treated as deemed exports.


Reimbursement of duty paid on furnace oil, procured from domestic oil

companies to EOUs as per the rate of drawback notified by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.


100% Foreign Direct Investment permisisible.


 Exchange earners foreign currency (EEFC) Account


Facility to retain 100% foreign exchange proceeds in EEFC Account.


Facility to realize and repatriate export proceeds within twelve months.


Further extension in time period can be granted by RBI and their authorized dealers.


Re-export of imported goods found defective, goods imported from foreign suppliers on loan basis etc.


Exemption from industrial licensing requirement for items reserved for SSI sector.


Profits allowed to be repatriated freely without any dividend balancing requirement


Access to Domestic Market upto 50% of FOB value of export on concessional rate of duty.


Duty free goods to be utilized in two years. Further extension granted on liberal basis.


Job work on behalf of domestic exporters for direct export allowed.


Conversion of existing Domestic Tariff Area ( DTA) unit into an EOU permitted.


Can Procure duty-free inputs for supply of manufactured goods to advance licence holders.


Suppy of ITA-I items in the domestic market which would be counted for fulfillment of NFE.


EOUs in agriculture and horticulture engaged in contract farming may be permitted to take out duty free goods listed in Appendix 14-I to the fields of contact farmers for production.



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SANJIB KUMAR MAHARANA: we have an existing DTA unit. We have converted a certain part to EOU. Now our question is as follows: 1) Whether we have to take separate Central Excise registration ? 2) Whether we have to take separate Sales Tax (State Tax) registration ? Kindly, clarify us with specific guidelines. Thanking you

Bala: Is it possible to convert a 100% EOU in to a SEZ to avail zero tariff benefit for imports to avoid working capital block up for EOU due to introduction of GST. Is the company necessarily to be located in a special economic zone.

Senthil Kumar: Sir we are a EOu Unit , could u plz clarify us whether PQ is exempted for imports goods . as FSSAI has given waiver for 100 % Eou Unit

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