Export Promotion Of Capital Goods (EPCG-Scheme)
The EPCG scheme allows import of capital goods for pre-production, production and post production (including CKD/SKD as well as computer software systems) at 3% Customs duty subject to an export obligation equivalent to 8 times of duty saved on capital goods imported to be fulfilled over a period of 8 years reckoned from the date of issuance of the authorization.
The capital goods shall include spares (including refurbished/ reconditioned spares), tools, jigs, fixtures, dies and moulds. EPCG Authorization may also be issued for import of components of such capital goods required for assembly or manufacturer of capital goods by the authorization holder.
An EPCG authorization can also be issued for import of capital goods for supply to projects notified by the Central Board of Excise and Customs under wherein the basic customs duty on imports is 10% with a CVD of 14%.
Payment of Duty under EPCG Scheme, through debit of DEPB or other duty credit scrips would be allowed w.e.f. 01.01.2009.