India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)

MDA Guidelines by Department of Commerce

9/2/2012-E&MDA
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Dept. of Commerce

MARKETING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE SCHEME

(REVISED GUIDELINES W.E.F. 01.06.2013)

Export promotion continues to be a major thrust area for the Government. In view of the prevailing macro economic situation with emphasis on exports and to facilitate various measures being undertaken to stimulate and diversify the country’s export trade, Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) Scheme is under operation through the Department of Commerce to support the under mentioned activities:

Administration of the Scheme

Assistance to individual exporters for export promotion activities abroad – Participation in EPC etc. led BSMs/Trade Fairs/ Exhibitions:

  • Exporting companies with an f.o.b. value of exports of upto Rs. 30 crore in the preceding year will be eligible for MDA assistance for participation in BSMs/fairs/exhibitions abroad to explore new markets for export of their specific product(s) and commodities from India in the initial phase. This will be subject to the condition that the exporter has completed 12 months membership with concerned EPC and filing of returns with concerned EPC/organisation regularly. However, this condition would not apply in case of a new EPC for a period of 5 years from the date of its creation. No such ceiling is applicable for participation in Focus LAC region.
  • Assistance would be permissible on travel expenses by air, in economy excursion class fair and/or charges of the built up furnished stall. This would, however, be subject to an upper ceiling mentioned below in the table per tour.
    Sl. No.
    (1)
    Area/Sector
    (2)
    No. of visits
    (3)
    Maximum Financial
    ceiling per event (4)
    1 Focus LAC 1 Rs. 2,50,000
    2 FOCUS AFRICA (including WANA Countries) 1 Rs. 2,00,000
    3 FOCUS CIS 1 Rs. 2,00,000
    4 FOCUS ASEAN+2 1 Rs. 2,00,000
    5 General Areas 1 Rs. 1,50,000*
      Total 5  

The participation of individual companies in the above activities shall be subject to the following conditions:

A Maximum of three participations in a particular trade fair/exhibition would be eligible for MDA assistance and exporting companies after availing assistance three times including past cases for a particular fair/exhibition, have to participate in that fair, if any, on self-financing basis.

LIST OF COUNTRIES COVERED UNDER FOCUS – LAC FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF MDA TO INDIVIDUAL EXPORTERS

 

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Bolivia
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Antigua
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent
  • Bahamas
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Falkland Islands
  • French Guiana
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Panama
  • Suriname
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Turks and Calicos Islands

LIST OF COUNTRIES COVERED UNDER FOCUS – CIS FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF MDA TO INDIVIDUAL EXPORTERS

  1. Armenia
  2. Azerbaijan
  3. Belarus
  4. Georgia
  5. Kazakhstan
  6. Moldova
  1. Russia
  2. Kyrgyz Stan
  3. Tajikistan
  4. Turkmenistan
  5. Ukraine
  6. Uzbekistan

LIST OF COUNTRIES COVERED UNDER FOCUS – ASEAN + 2 FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF MDA TO INDIVIDUAL EXPORTERS

  1. Brunei
  2. Cambodia
  3. Indonesia
  4. Lao PDR RP
  5. Malaysia
  6. Myanmar
  7. Philippines
  8. Singapore
  9. Thailand
  10. Vietnam

+ 2 COUNTRIES

  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand

LIST OF COUNTRIES COVERED UNDER FOCUS – AFRICA (including WANA Countries*) FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF MDA TO INDIVIDUAL EXPORTERS SOUTHERN AFRICA

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

WEST AFRICA

  1. Benin
  2. Burkina Faso
  3. Cameroon
  4. Canary Is
  5. Cape Verde Is
  6. Congo P Rep
  7. Equtl Guinea
  8. Gabon
  9. Gambia
  10. Ghana
  11. Guiena
  1. Guinea Bissau
  2. Cote D’ivoire
  3. Liberia
  4. Mali
  5. Mauritania
  6. Niger
  7. Nigeria
  8. Sao Tome
  9. Senegal
  10. Sierra Leone
  11. ST Helena
  12. Togo

CENTRAL AFRICA

  1. Burundia
  2. C Afri Rep
  3. Chad
  4. Malawi
  5. Rwanda
  6. Uganda
  7. Congo D. Rep.

EAST AFRICA

  1. Comoros
  2. Djibouti
  3. Ethiopia
  4. Kenya
  5. Madagascar
  6. Mauritius
  7. Reunion
  8. Seychelles
  9. Somalia
  10. Tanzania Rep.

NORTH AFRICA

  1. Egypt
  2. Algeria
  3. Morocco
  4. Tunisia
  5. Sudan
  6. Libya

*Please note that Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, E&MDA Division vide their letter No 16/5/2012 –E&MDA dated 6thNovember have intimated that Country IRAN has been covered under WANA countries for seeking assistance under Marketing Development Assistance.

Annexure-IV
ON COMPANY LETTERHEAD
Application Form For Marketing Development Assistance
For participation in Trade Fair/Exhibition/BSM/Trade delegation abroad
       

Ref.No.   Date:____________
01 Name of the firm with full address.  
02 IEC NO. EH/TH Certificate No. & Date Validupto
03 FOB value of exports during the lastFinancial year (specify Rs.incrores/lakhs)
04 Particulars of fair/exhibition/BSM/ Trade Delegation Name of the event Place Country Fromto
05 Particulars of visit Date of departure fromIndia _________ Date of arrival inIndia _______________
06 Details of proposal(s) already Submitted in the same financial year.  
07 Details of earlierparticipations in the same Eventwith MDA assistance.  
08 Name & Designation of the person going Abroad.  
Place: Date  

Signature & Stamp

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