Export House

Privileges of Export House status.

Status Holders of given below specified sectors shall be eligible for Status Holder Incentive Scrip @ 1% on the FOB Value with Actual User Condition for Import of Capital Goods.

  • Leather Sector (excluding finished leather);
  • Textiles and Jute Sector;
  • Handicrafts;
  • Engineering Sector (excluding Iron & Steel, Nonferrous Metals in primary or intermediate forms,
  • Automobiles & two wheelers, nuclear reactors & parts and Ships, Boats and Floating Structures;
  • Plastics; and
  • Basic Chemicals (excluding Pharma Products).
  • Exemption from furnishing of Bank Guarantee in Schemes under FTP.
  • 100% retention of foreign exchange in EEFC account.
  • Exemption from compulsory negotiation of documents through banks. Remittance / Receipts, however, would be received through banking channels.
  • Authorisation and Customs clearances for both imports and exports on self-declaration basis.
  • Enhancement in normal repatriation period from 180 days to 360 days.
  • Fixation of Input-Output norms on priority within 60 days.
  • SEHs and above shall be permitted to establish Export Warehouses, as per DoR guidelines.
  • For status holders, a decision on conferring of ACP Status shall be communicated by Customs within 30 days from receipt of application with Customs.
  • As an option, for Premier Trading House (PTH), the AEP under EPCG Scheme shall be the arithmetic mean of export performance in last 5 years, instead of 3 years.
  • Status Holders of Agri. Sector (Chapter to1 to 24) shall be eligible for Agri- Infrastructure Incentive Scrip under VKGUY scheme.
  • Merchant as well as Manufacturer Exporters,
  • Service Providers,
  • Export Oriented Units (EOUs) and Units located in Special Economic Zones (SEZs),
  • Agri Export Zones (AEZs),
  • Electronic Hardware Technology Parks (EHTPs),
  • Software Technology Parks (STPs) and Bio-Technology Parks (BTPs)

Status Category.:

Applicant shall be categorized depending on his total FOB (FOR for deemed exports) export performance during current plus previous three years (taken together) upon exceeding limit given below. For Export House (EH) Status, export performance is necessary in at least two out of four years (i.e., current plus previous three years).

Status Category Export Performance FOB / FOR Value (Rupees in Crores)
Export House (EH) RS. 20 CRORES
Star Export House (SEH) RS. 100 CRORES
Trading House (TH) RS.. 500 CRORES
Star Trading House (STH) RS. 2,500 CRORES
Premier Trading House (PTH) RS. 7,500 CRORES

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