Govt Extends RoDTEP Incentives to Boost E-commerce Exports: Piyush Goyal

Empowering E-commerce: A Strategic Step Towards Global Trade Expansion


In a significant move to stimulate the growth of e-commerce exports, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal announced the extension of incentives under the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme. This announcement was made on December 28 during an event organized by the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). Goyal emphasized the government’s commitment to fostering the e-commerce sector and unveiled plans for further developments.

Key Points:

  1. RoDTEP Benefits for E-commerce Exports: Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal confirmed that the government is set to extend RoDTEP benefits to e-commerce exports. This move is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the growing sector and encourage more businesses to participate in international trade.
  2. Notification by DGFT: Goyal mentioned that the incentives under the RoDTEP scheme for e-commerce exports would be officially notified by the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in the coming weeks. This notification will bring clarity and enable exporters to take full advantage of the benefits.
  3. Development of IT Framework: An official from the commerce ministry revealed that the necessary IT framework and other facilitators for the extension of the RoDTEP scheme to e-commerce exports are in the pipeline. This step is crucial for the seamless implementation of the scheme and ensuring its effectiveness.
  4. E-commerce Policy in Final Stages: Goyal also provided insight into the progress of the e-commerce policy, stating that it is in the final stages of discussions and will be unveiled soon. This policy is anticipated to provide a comprehensive framework for the e-commerce sector, addressing various aspects to foster sustainable and responsible growth.


The extension of RoDTEP benefits to e-commerce exports marks a significant milestone in the government’s efforts to promote international trade and support businesses in the digital space. As the details of the incentives become clearer in the coming weeks and the e-commerce policy takes shape, the industry can anticipate a more conducive environment for growth and expansion in the global market. This move reflects the government’s commitment to creating a favorable ecosystem for businesses to thrive and contribute to India’s economic development.

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