Exporters allege states of delaying tax refunds under DDS

Ambiguity over GST benefits impacts pricing of exports

by Arjit Singh Bhambra

Exporters are facing difficulty in recovering their tax refunds under the duty drawback scheme (DDS) from state governments post implementation of GST, according to the Federation of Indian Export Organisations. Under DDS, customs and excise duties on inputs and service tax in respect of input services get neutralised. The delays in refunds are increasing the woes of exporters who are facing cash crunch. Issues like mismatch in HSN code numbers and tax on duty scrips are further aggravating the problems. Exporters costs have risen by up to 1.25 per cent (FOB) after GST, according to the organisations estimates. Due to the ambiguity about incentives available under GST, exporters are finding it difficult to fix their pricing strategy for the EU and the US market.

References
1. http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/gst-woes-exporters-allege-no-duty-drawback-refund-from-states-117091300906_1.html
2. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/exporters-in-serious-fiscal-crisis-due-to-gst-refunds-delay/articleshow/60482451.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
5.0 -0.1
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
96.0 0.0
Consumer Expectations Index
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94.5 0.0
Current Economic Conditions Index
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Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Dec 16 Mar 17 Jun 17 Sep 17
New projects 2.33 3.81 2.07 1.02
Completed projects 1.01 1.94 1.14 0.99
Stalled projects 1.13 0.70 2.66 0.64
Revived projects 0.18 0.67 0.30 0.23
Implementation stalled projects 0.82 0.33 0.68 0.61
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Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Dec 16 Mar 17 Jun 17 Sep 17
All listed Companies
 Income 6.2 10.2 9.8 8.6
 Expenses 6.3 11.9 10.0 9.8
 Net profit 40.3 15.8 -19.7 -17.5
 PAT margin (%) 6.1 6.0 5.3 5.9
 Count of Cos. 4,507 4,438 4,292 2,833
Non-financial Companies
 Income 5.9 11.8 10.4 8.6
 Expenses 7.2 15.6 10.7 8.5
 Net profit 24.5 -2.5 -25.1 -4.6
 PAT margin (%) 6.2 6.2 5.2 6.8
 Net fixed assets 6.9 10.1
 Current assets 2.6 2.3
 Current liabilities 8.8 10.0
 Borrowings 4.8 4.0
 Reserves & surplus 6.3 8.2
 Count of Cos. 3,488 3,439 3,343 2,079
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017 8:30PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
All Companies
 Income 10.0 5.2 1.1 6.6
 Expenses 9.9 5.2 1.2 6.8
 Net profit -2.2 1.6 -12.9 20.2
 PAT margin (%) 3.2 3.2 2.9 6.5
 Assets 12.3 9.4 9.6 8.8
 Net worth 9.6 8.7 10.3 8.5
 RONW (%) 6.2 6.1 5.1 9.6
 Count of Cos. 23,895 23,579 20,184 3,629
Non-financial Companies
 Income 9.7 4.3 0.1 6.5
 Expenses 9.3 4.5 -0.6 7.4
 Net profit -2.7 -5.5 11.5 14.3
 PAT margin (%) 2.2 2.1 2.6 6.5
 Net fixed assets 11.6 13.4 15.1 7.3
 Net worth 8.2 7.1 10.6 7.2
 RONW (%) 5.1 4.9 5.4 11.0
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.6
 Interest cover (times) 2.0 1.9 2.0 3.7
 Net working capital cycle (days) 69 67 66 50
 Count of Cos. 19,154 19,053 16,707 2,782
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017 2:29PM

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