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Export from Special Economic Zones jumped 18% in FY18

Far higher ease of doing business as compared to the rest of India; export promotion council seeks removal of taxes and other such barriers for future growth

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Dilip Kumar Jha
Export from Special Economic Zones (SEZs) rose 18 per cent in 2017-18, due to progress in terms of clearances and facilities.
Data compiled by the Export Promotion Council of India for Export Oriented Units and SEZs (EPCES) under the ministry of commerce reported total merchandise and software export of Rs 5,513 billion in FY18, from Rs 4,686 bn the previous year.
The jump was despite levy of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT), imposition of Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) and the impending sword of a sunset clause from 2020, when tax benefits are to end. EPCES has urged the government to continue with the exemptions granted to SEZs

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First Published: Apr 27 2018 | 3:36 AM IST

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