Guidelines to close an EOU, EHTP or STP units Part 2


How to shut down a STP/EHTP/EOU unit?



Please read part 1 here


This post is a continuation of article written previously about guidelines to exit Export Oriented Unit EOU or STP or EHTP.


The details as per Foreign Trade Policy is given below:


Applicable customs and excise duties would be paid, on the imported and indigenous capital goods, raw materials, components, consumables, spares and finished goods in stock. The unit may be allowed to dispose off raw material, components, consumables etc. against duty free licenses. The unit may also be permitted to export the capital goods CG, raw material/components etc.


The penalty imposed by the appropriate authority, under the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation)Act, 1992, as amended, for non-fulfillment of the conditions of approval, would be paid. In case an appeal against an order imposing penalty is pending, exit from the Scheme would be considered if the unit has obtained a stay order from Competent Authority and has furnished a Bank Guarantee for the penalty adjudicated by the appropriate authority unless the appellate authority makes a specific order exempting the unit from this requirement.


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In case the unit has failed to fulfill the terms and conditions of LOA and penal proceedings are to be taken up/are in process, a legal undertaking for payment of penalties, that may be imposed, would be executed with the concerned Development Commissioner as per enclosed proforma at ANNEXURE.


EOUs wishing to continue operations in the DTA would need to comply with industrial, locational, environment or other laws, rules and regulations in force for DTA units.





i) The unit would fulfill the above mentioned standard conditions in a period of six months from the date of issue of ‘in principle’ exit letter and obtain final exit permission from the Development Commissioner/SIA (in case manufacturing of item requires Industrial Licence) failing which the approval granted would lapse automatically. DC may however allow a further extension for fulfillment of the standard conditions in deserving cases.

ii) Further, the unit would continue to be treated as EOU/EHTP/STP unit till the date of final exit order or issue of fresh Letter of Permission, LOP under the new scheme in cases of conversion from one scheme to the other and subject to monitoring of the stipulated obligations under the relevant scheme.



M/s ___________________________ _____________________ were granted LOA/LOP No.______________________________________ dated ________________ for setting up a EOU Unit __________________________ at ________ for the manufacture and export of ____________________________________________ subject inter-alia to the condition that they would achieve positive NFE on cumulative basis as per provisions of EOU Scheme.

The unit filed a legal undertaking as per APPENDIX-6E of EOU Scheme on _______________________ with the President of India through the Development Commissioner,_____ SEZ for achieving the above mentioned commitments.

As against the above commitments, the unit’s actual performance has been as under: -

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The unit applied for exit from the EOU Scheme which was approved vide letter No._________________________ dated _______________ subject to, inter-alia, the condition that penalty imposed by appropriate Authority under the F.T.(D&R) Act, 1992, as amended, for non fulfilment of the conditions of approvals would be paid.

In view of the approval for exit, I/We ___________________________________________________________ hereby undertake as under:

(i) That I/We _______________________________________________________ shall pay whatever penalties are imposed by the Development Commissioner under FT(DR) Act for non-fulfilment of the terms and conditions of LOA/LOP.

(ii) That I/We____________________________________________________ shall adhere to the mode of payment of penalties, if any, and time frame in which penalties are required to be paid to the Director General of Foreign Trade without any demur or protest.

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of the unit with full address.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF the unit hereto has duly executed this agreement on ______________________________ this ______________________________ day of ___________________________201__ signed, sealed and delivered by the unit in the presence of :

1. Name ___________________________

Address ___________________________

2. Name ___________________________

Address ___________________________


(To be authenticated/affirmed by Ist class Magistrate/ Notary Public)

Accepted by me on behalf of the President of India.

Dy./Jt. Development Commissioner, ___SEZ

This post is a continuation of article written previously about guidelines to exit Export Oriented Unit EOU or STP or EHTP. If you wish to add your experience or views about procedures to close (exit) STP,EOU or EHTP unit, write below.


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Vijay Singh Panwar: Our Raw Material and Finished Goods lying in stock on time of debonding is fully exempted from duty under CETA 9. we have not imported any goods and no procurement under ct3 because all goods are nil rate of duty. Please clearify that duty is liable on the said indigenous goods stock or only for imported goods on time of debonding from 100% eou

Satish Chandra Patnaik: I find this article very useful. But if this will be elaborated in points, it would be more easy for others, Thanks

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