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Services Export from India Scheme (SEIS)


As per Foreign Trade Policy of India, service providers of notified services located in India shall be rewarded under SEIS, subject to conditions as may be notified. The main objective of Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) is to encourage and maximize export from India of notified services.

Under this scheme the exporters of services will be rewarded with the duty free SCRIPS up to 5% or 7% based on nature of services exported outside India subject to minimum services exported $15000. These SCRIPs are sellable and also can be utilized for:

  • Payment of Basic Customs Duty and Additional Customs Duty specified under sections 3(1), 3(3) and 3(5) of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 for import of inputs or goods, including capital goods, as per DoR Notification, except items listed in Appendix 3A;
  • Payment of Central excise duties on domestic procurement of inputs or goods; and
  • Payment of Basic Customs Duty and Additional Customs Duty specified under Sections 3 (1), 3 (3) and 3 (5) of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and fee as per paragraph 3.15 of this policy.


The following services are eligible for claiming the amount of duty free SCRIPs :

  • Business Services
  • Professional services

    Taxation services, Architectural services, Engineering services, Integrated engineering services, Urban planning & landscape architectural services, Legal services, Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services, Medical & dental services, Veterinary services, Services provided by midwives, nurses, physiotherapists and paramedical personnel.

  • Research and development services

    R&D services on natural sciences, social sciences & humanities, Interdisciplinary R&D services.

  • Rental / Leasing services without operators

    Relating to ships, aircraft, other transport equipment, and other machinery and equipment.

  • Other business services eligible

    Technical testing and analysis services, Services incidental to agricultural, hunting and forestry, Services incidental to fishing, Services incidental to mining, Advertising services, Market research and public opinion polling services Management consulting service, Services related to management consulting, Services incidental to manufacturing, Services incidental to energy distribution, Placement and supply services of personnel, Investigation and security, Related scientific and technical consulting services, Maintenance and repair of equipment (excluding maritime vessels, aircraft or other transport equipment), Building cleaning services, Photographic services, Packaging services, Printing, publishing and Convention services.

  • Communication services

    Audio visual services: Motion picture, video tape production and distribution service, Motion picture projection service, Radio and television services, Radio and television transmission services, Sound recording.

  • Construction and related engineering services

    General Construction work for building, Civil Engineering, Installation and assembly work, Building completion and finishing work.

  • Educational services

    (SEIS benefits not available to Capitation fee) Primary, Secondary and Higher education services, also Adult education.

  • Environmental services

    Sanitation, Sewage services, Refuse disposal services and other similar services.

  • Health-related and social services

    Hospital services.

  • Tourism and travel-related services
  • Hotels and Restaurants (including catering)
  • Travel agencies and tour operator’s services
  • Tourist guides services
  • Recreational, cultural and sporting services

    (other than audio visual services)Entertainment services (like theatre, live bands, circus, etc.), News agency services, Libraries, archives, Sporting, Museums and other cultural & recreational services.

  • Transport services

    Operations from India by Indian Flag Carriers only is allowed under Maritime transport services

Benefits allowed under this scheme is 5% to 7% as per nature of services supplied.

  • Documents required for SEIS scheme:
  • The exporter shall have a Valid IEC code (Import export code).
  • The exporter shall present the FIRC of funds received for services exported.
  • The exporter shall have IEC number printed in each invoice and copy of all invoices


FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) provides food licenses to every food business in India along with that it looks after the safety of the customer and the product. As per the FSSAI Act 2006, it is necessary for every food business owner to apply for an FSSAI license in India. FSSAI registration helps the food business owners to avail of various benefits through it.

As per the FSSA Act 2006, it is mandatory to get an FSSAI license for every food business owner in India. FSSAI registration is segregated in 3 different categories as mentioned below:

  • Basic FSSAI registration
    It is required when the annual turnover is less than 12 lakhs rupees, a food business operator (FBO) should apply for Basic FSSAI registration.

  • State FSSAI registration
    It is required when the annual turnover is more than 12 lakhs rupees and less than 20 crores; a FBO should apply for State FSSAI registration.

  • Central FSSAI license registration
    It is required when the annual turnover is more than 20 crores; a FBO should apply for Central FSSAI registration.

Yes, you will require an FSSAI registration if you have a business on a small scale and the turnover is between 0-12 lakhs.

The main types of complaints/Grievance that can be addressed to the FSSAI or State Authorities are:

  • Complaint related violation of the provisions of Act and Regulation.
  • Food Adulteration.
  • Food poisoning
  • Food contaminations
  • Misleading labeling and packaging
  • Misleading Advertisements
  • Licensing and registration related grievances.
  • Counterfeit products
  • Sub-standard quality of food products
  • Unhygienic Conditions and malpractices by FBOs.
  • Complaints against enforcement officers of States and Centre
  • Queries/suggestions related to Ban of certain food Products (e.g. soft drinks, pan masala etc.).
  • Unauthorized use of food ingredients.
  • Miscellaneous like less weight of food products, offer on the particular products and the one related to other departments.

Yes, you need to obtain a separate license for each product you are selling.

Yes, All Food Service Operators including medical stores have to acquire FSSAI License.

You can avail of FSSAI registration within 7 working days through MAS.

If a person or the company found guilty for not filing FSSAI registration can be punished

  • With imprisonment extending up to six months and/or
  • Fine this may be up to INR 5 Lakh.

Food Business Operators (FBOs) with food business in two or more states has to apply for an additional Central License for its registered Office or Head Office. The separate license or registration has to be obtained for each unit or premise depending upon their individual capacity or turnover from the concerned Central or State licensing authority.


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