Goods cleared from DTA to SEZ treated as Exports
CBEC vide Circular No. 1001/8/2015-CX, Dated: April 28, 2015 has clarified that Benefit of rebate of duty under Rule 18 of Central Excise Rules, 2002 and Refund of accumulated CENVAT credit under Rule 5 of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 will continue to be available on goods cleared from Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) to Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
As per the provisions of SEZ Act, supply of goods from DTA to the SEZ is treated as export; as a SEZ is treated as a territory outside the customs territory of India. The DTA supplier supplying goods to the SEZ shall clear the goods either under bond or as duty paid goods under claim of rebate on the cover of ARE-1. Thus, any licit clearances of goods to an SEZ from the DTA will continue to be treated as export only.
[Circular No. 1001/8/2015-CX, Dated: April 28, 2015]