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Special Economic Zone(SEZ) Scheme

1 Name of the Scheme
Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
2 Act & Rules:
  • Gujarat Act No. 11 of 2004 dated 30/03/2004 for Gujarat SEZ Act 2004.
  • Gujarat Act No. 12 of 2004 dated 30/03/2004 for Industrial Disputes (Gujarat Amendments) Act 2004.
  • No. GHB / 2005(4) / SEZ-102004-890-G dated 2/03/2005 for Gujarat SEZ Rules 2005.
  • No. GUJ / SEZDA / REG / 2007 dated 2/04/2007 for Gujarat SEZ Rules 2005.
  • No. GUJ/ SEZDA / GDCR / REG / 2007 dated 2/04/2007 for General Development Control Regulations for SEZ 2007.
  • No. 28 of 2005 dated 23/06/2005 for the SEZ Act 2005 (GoI).
  • GSR No: (E) dated 10/02/2006 for the SEZ Rules 2006 (GoI).
3 Objectives
To boost manufacturing activities, infrastructure development, export promotion and generate employment.
4 Eligible Institutions
SEZ may be established under this Act, either jointly or severally by the Central Government, state Government, or any person for manufacture of goods or rendering Services or for both or as a Free trade and Warehousing Zone.
5 Eligible Assistance
  • The Developer of SEZ as well as the Industrial Unit in the Zone is entitled for exemption of all taxes, cess, duties, fees or any other levies under any State law as per section 21 of the Gujarat SEZ Act 2004 and amendment issued time to time.
  • The Developer of SEZ as well as the Industrial Unit in the Zone is entitled for exemption of Central Government taxes as per SEZ Act 2005 and Rules 2006 and amendment issued time to time.
6 Proforma of prescribed application
7 Checklist (Necessary documents to be enclosed with an application)

8 Procedure for recommendation of SEZ Proposal to GoI:

  • The Developer of SEZ is required to submit an application to the Industries Commissioner & Member Secretary of the SEZ Development Authority along with a Project Report.
  • Scrutiny of application submitted in prescribed format as per checklist within 5 days.
  • Developer is to be called for presentation within 20 days from receipt of application / compliances.
  • To be prepared agenda for approval of the SEZ Development Authority within 20 days after presentation.
  • GoG is to forward the recommendation to MoCI, New Delhi.

Procedure for sanction of assistance under Gujarat SEZ Act 2004:

  1. Exemption of State taxes to the DEVELOPER
    • The Developer of the SEZ is to submit formal application to the Industries Commissioner along with a copy of In-principle approval to avail exemption of Stamp Duty.
    • The Developer of the SEZ is to submit formal application to the Industries Commissioner along with a copy of notification issued by MoCI declaring the area of SEZ to avail exemption from all taxes, cess, duties, fees or any other levies under any State Law.
  2. Exemption of State taxes to the UNIT in SEZ:
    • The Unit in the SEZ is to submit prescribed application to Development Commissioner, Kandla SEZ, Gandhidham for availing exemption of State Taxes.
9 Other Conditions The unit in SEZ shall achieve Positive Net Foreign Exchange to be calculated cumulatively for a period of five years from the commencement of production according to the formula as defined in the rules.
10 Please contact officer for further information, if required
Please visit the website www.sezindia.nic.in for more information on SEZ Act 2005 (GoI) and SEZ Rules 2006 (GoI)Shri M. Y. Daxini
Jt Commissioner of Industries (Infra)
Phone: 91-79-23252697 (O)
Email: icinfra@gujarat.gov.in
Enclosures

  1. Prescribed Application Form as per Gujarat SEZ Act 2004 along with application fee of Rs. 5000 in mode
    of DD.
  2. Additional information in prescribed format
  3. Project Report.
  4. Memorandum & Articles of Association.
  5. Annual Report of Company / Group for last year.