The objective of the EPCG Scheme is to facilitate import of capital goods for producing quality goods and services to enhance India’s export competitiveness.
5.01 EPCG Scheme
(a) EPCG Scheme allows import of capital goods for pre-production, production and post-production at Zero customs duty. Alternatively, the Authorisation holder may also procure Capital Goods from indigenous sources in accordance with provisions of paragraph 5.07 of FTP. Capital goods for the purpose of the EPCG scheme shall include:
(i) Capital Goods as defined in Chapter 9 including in CKD/SKD condition thereof;
(ii) Computer software systems;
(iii) Spares, moulds, dies, jigs, fixtures, tools & refractories for initial lining and spare refractories; and
(iv) catalysts for initial charge plus one subsequent charge.
(b) Import of capital goods for Project Imports notified by Central Board of Excise and Customs is also permitted under EPCG Scheme.
(c) Import under EPCG Scheme shall be subject to an export obligation equivalent to 6 times of duty saved on capital goods, to be fulfilled in 6 years reckoned from date of issue of Authorisation.