The Schemes under EPCH Schemes

EPCG Schemes     

The Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) scheme was one of the several export-promotion initiatives launched by the government in the early '90s. The basic purpose of the scheme was to allow exporters to import machinery and equipment at affordable prices so that they can produce quality products for the export market. The import duty on capital goods — like all other items — was high during that period, inflating the cost of capital goods nearly 50%, so the government allowed exporters to import capital goods at only 25% import duty. For waiver of the remaining portion of import duty, exporters were supposed to undertake an 'export obligation' (a promise to export) which was worked out on the basis of the duty concession obtained.