The Agricultural Marketing Board (AMB) is a self-financed parastatal body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security(MOA & FS). The AMB was established in 1964 to implement food security strategies and to expand the local production of strategic crops like onions, potatoes and garlic.

The Freight Rebate Scheme is being implemented and managed by the Agricultural Marketing Board for and on behalf of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security and the Enterprise Mauritius.

Purpose of the scheme

To promote the exportation of various agricultural products grown in Mauritius and to increase local production of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Details of the scheme

  • Speed-to-Market Scheme (STMS) for Exports to Europe

This scheme is applicable to all fruits, vegetables and flowers and comprises of a rebate on exportation freight costs to be shared equally amongst exporters and producers and will be validated and paid by the Enterprise Mauritius under the SPEED –TO-MARKET-SCHEME(STMS). As per Budgetary Measures 2017/18, exports to Europe will entail a 40% rebate on Air Freight cost (ALL-IN prices) with effect from 1st July 2017 to further address the threats from Brexit.

  • Export to Non European Countries

Exports to Non-EU countries will continue to benefit from a rebate of 25% on freight costs paid on selected produce in the minimum weights shown below;

1. Fruits

Selected Produce Minimum Weight Exported
Avocadoes 100 Kg
Fruits de Cythere 50 Kg
Litchis 200 Kg
Passion Fruits 25 Kg
Pineapples 50 Kg
Star Fruits(Caramboles) 50 Kg

2. Vegetables

Selected Produce Minimum Weight Exported
Anguives 50 Kg
Breadfruits 300 Kg
Fine Beans & Extra Fine Beans 25 Kg
Green Chillies 25 Kg
Greens(Bredes) 25 Kg
Palm Hearts 50 Kg
Moringa 25 Kg
Colocassia 25 Kg
Bitter Gourd 50 Kg
Ridged Gourd 50 Kg
Lady Finger 50 Kg

3. Flowers

Selected Produce Minimum Weight Exported
Anthuriums 100 Kg
Orchids 100 Kg
Decorative foliage, ornamentals & associated parts 100 Kg

Refunds

Refunds will be effected by the Agricultural Marketing Board on behalf of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security after necessary approval of relevant authorities (SFWF & FAREI).


FRS under MOA & FS

Exporters of the selected produce must first register themselves with the Agricultural Marketing Board (AMB).

Download Registration Form for Exporters

All producers of selected produce must be duly registered with the Small Farmers Welfare Fund (SFWF) and the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI).

The eligible selected produce is either unprocessed or minimally processed (i.e. produce which is peeled and vacuum packed or peeled, sliced/carved and vacuum packed or peeled, dried and vacuum packed).

NB: Pickles and other produce in jars/food containers will not be eligible for participation under this scheme.

The scheme will only be applicable to produce exported to countries with which Mauritius has international trade relations.

Rebate

The rebate will be payable in the following manner;

  • 12.5 % of total freight to the exporter after exportation
  • 12.5 % of total freight to the producer(s) after exportation

Download Rebate/Claim Form

(Editable format is available upon request)

And subject to the following:

  1. Filling in of the required forms

Applications will be entertained up to a maximum of 60 days after exportation has occurred(Late applications will not be accepted)

2. Provision of all requisite information and proof required after exportation which shall include:

(Mandatory Documents)

2.1 Application form for refund of freight
2.2 Exporter’s invoice showing Consignee, airway bill  number, produces, gross weight, net weight, etc
2.3 Original airway bill duly signed and sealed
2.4 Memorandum receipt duly signed and sealed
2.5  Bill of Entry for export duly signed and sealed
2.6 *** Producers’ receipts/agreement with producers clearly showing Tax Account Number, bank account details and duly signed

***Download Producer Receipt

(Optional Documents)

2.7 Packing lists
2.8 Export permits
2.9 Certificates of origin
3.0 Original bank advice
3.1 Phytosanitary certificate

NB: Exporters must be aware that as the funds available under this scheme for each calendar year are limited, all rebates will be made on a first come first served basis until the depletion of the said funds. Disclosure of TAN is not mandatory.


All forms and necessary documents should be addressed and deposited to:

Accounts Department

c/o Agricultural Marketing Board

Leclezio Avenue

Moka

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Accounts Department of AMB on the following numbers or email address;

Tel: 433 4025

Fax: 433 4837

Email: amb.accountant@orange.mu

FRS  under STMS

All producers must be duly registered with the Small Farmers Welfare Fund (SFWF) and the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI).

Exporters willing to apply for rebate must register themselves with the Enterprise Mauritius.

The Scheme will apply for Export to European Countries including UK –  Please see  below Annex 1 (Alphabetical list of European Countries)

The registration form duly filled must deposited at the Agricultural Marketing Board with copies of the following documents;

  • Business Registration Number Card
  • Proof of Address
  • Bank Account No

Download Speed-to-Market for Exports to Europe Registration Form

(Editable format is available upon request)

Application for Rebate 

Application has to be made  in the form below together with the following documents;

Download Rebate/Claim Form

  1. Copy of Air Waybill (AWB) or House Air Waybill (HAWB);
  2. Copy of Commercial Invoice;
  3. Copy of Export Declaration;
  4. Copy of Packing List
  5. Certified copies of Invoices (with costs breakdown of freight components) & Receipts of payments from Freight Forwarder/Courier Service/ Carrier;
  6. Copy of Certificate of Origin (for Exports under EPA or EUR1 or GSP)
  7. Copy of Gate Pass/Memorandum
  8. Producer Receipt

 Download Producer Receipt

Time limit for submission of claim

The deadline for submission of application is 60 days after export.

Exceptionally during the transition period, this deadline will not be applicable till exports done as from 1st September on wards Transition period.

Caution

Enterprise Mauritius reserves the right to exercise control post disbursement of fund and in case any fraudulent declaration is detected the following may apply:

1) The company will not be eligible for any future rebate, and

2) Legal action will be undertaken to recover the amount refunded and may be also liable to prosecution.

ANNEX 1 

List of European Countries

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Armenia
  4. Austria
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Belarus
  7. Belgium
  8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Croatia
  11. Cyprus
  12. Czech Republic
  13. Denmark
  14. Estonia
  15. Finland
  16. France
  17. Georgia
  18. Germany
  19. Greece
  20. Hungary
  21. Iceland
  22. Ireland
  23. Italy
  24. Kazakhstan
  25. Kosovo
  26. Latvia
  27. Liechtenstein
  28. Lithuania
  29. Luxembourg
  30. Macedonia
  31. Malta
  32. Moldova
  33. Monaco
  34. Montenegro
  35. Netherlands
  36. Norway
  37. Poland
  38. Portugal
  39. Romania
  40. Russia
  41. San Marino
  42. Serbia
  43. Slovakia
  44. Slovenia
  45. Spain
  46. Sweden
  47. Switzerland
  48. Turkey
  49. Ukraine
  50. United Kingdom (UK)
  51. Vatican City

For any additional details you may contact Mr Pravin Soburrun or Mrs Reshma Napaul on 2129760.

For additional information please click on the link below;

http://sourcemauritius.com/speed-to-market-scheme/

 

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