Basic Chemicals, Cosmetics & Dyes Export Promotion Council
(Set-up by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt of India)
Jhansi Castle, 4th Floor, 7, Cooperage Road, Mumbai - 400 001. India
Tel : +91 22 22021288 Website : www.//chemexcil.in
ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
REIMBURSEMENT OF REGISTRATION CHARGES FOR STATUTORY COMPLIANCE IN
BUYER COUNTRY FOR CHEMICALS/ AGROCHEMICALS AND COSMETICS PRODUCTS
As you are aware, the Council recommends the claims received in the Council for reimbursement of 50% of ECHA registration charges / charges for agrochemical product registration abroad.
You may be also aware, the reimbursement of registration charges for cosmetics products/ data generation/ letter of access cost / data evaluation cost/ consultancy cost/ has been a long-standing issue amongst the exporters.
The Council had been regularly taking its best efforts over the years for inclusion of important components and increase the ceiling limit of reimbursement amount for Statutory Compliances which were the concerns of many of our member-exporters since long. Several representations were also submitted in this regards to the concerned authorities and continuous follow-ups were done.
We are now glad to inform that the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has considered our request and accordingly revised the Market Access Initiative scheme (MAI) guidelines that were issued vide letter no. K-11020/303/2018-E&MDA dated 7th January-2019 which is enclosed for your kind perusal. The copy of the MAI guidelines dated 16th Feb 2018 are also attached herewith for your ready reference.
Below important components were included in the same.
1. The ceiling of reimbursement of registration charges has been increased from Rs 50 lakhs to Rs 2 crore per annum per exporter
2. Inclusion of additional components in para 4.2. of the MAI scheme specially for the Chemicals / Agrochemicals & Cosmetics products
a. Reimbursement of registration charges of cosmetics products,
b. Data generation
c. Letter of access cost
d. Study cost,
e. Data purchase cost,
f. Research on existing data,
g. Data evaluation,
h. Consultancy cost,
i. Study monitoring cost etc.
3. Claims should be submitted within 90 days of receipt of the registration certificate
The above revisions in the MAI Scheme / guidelines are effective from 7th Jan 2019.
All the members of the chemicals / agrochemicals/ cosmetics sector are requested to take a note of the above and accordingly submit their claims to CHEMEXCIL within the 90 days criteria.