The objective of the Focus Market Scheme is to offset the high freight cost and other disabilities to select international markets with a view to enhance our export competitiveness to these countries.
Exports of all products to the notified countries shall be entitled forduty credit scrip equivalent to 2.5% of the FOB value of exports for each licensing year commencing from 1st April, 2006. The scrip and the items imported against it would be freely transferable.
Under the Scheme, export to all countries as specified in the Handbook of Procedures (Vol. I) shall qualify for export benefits with certain exceptions as outlined.
The Duty Credit may be used for import of inputs or goods including capital goods, provided the same is freely importable under ITC (HS).
Exporters shall have the option to apply for benefit either under the Focus Market Scheme or under the Focus Product Scheme or under Vishesh Krishi and Gram Udyog Yojana in respect of the same exported product/s.
Appendix 37C - List of Notified Markets under Focus Market Scheme