Freight Rebate Scheme

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 Economic Development Board 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

Trade Promotion & Marketing Scheme (TPMS) for Exports to Europe

Extension of the Support for Trade Promotion & Marketing Scheme (TPMS) for Exports to Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Middle East Countries, and United States of America (USA)

Economic Recovery Programme

The Economic Recovery Programme (ERP) is being implemented following Cabinet Decision of Friday 23rd October 2020 which aimed at boosting GDP growth, protecting & creating new jobs, reducing dependence on imports, and improving the wellbeing of the population.

The Support for Trade Promotion and Marketing Scheme under the Economic Recovery Programme (ERP) has been amended as follows:

• A 60% refund on air freight costs effective for exports as from July 2021 to 30th June 2022

• A capping of Rs30 million per company irrespective of destination (eligible markets only) for exports over a 12-month period from 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022

• Extension of TPMS to Vietnam and effective for exports as from 1st November 2020

• The Sea-Air Option (Mauritius-Reunion Island-CDG Paris) is eligible and effective for exports as from 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022

 

Export to Other Countries other than those under TPMS

Exports  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
Avocados 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 product must first register themselves with the Agricultural Marketing Board (AMB).

Download Registration Form for Exporters

All producers of selected products 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 % on chargeable weight at a rate of Rs. 30.45 per Kg to the exporter after exportation
  • 12.5 % on chargeable weight at a rate of Rs. 30.45 per Kg 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@ambmauritius.mu

FRS under TPMS

TRADE PROMOTION AND MARKETING SCHEME (TPMS)

1.0 The Guidelines

These Guidelines are issued under section 5(2)(ca) of the Economic Development Board Act 2017 (EDB Act).

These Guidelines set out the terms and conditions governing the rebate under the Trade Promotion and Marketing Support (TPMS). The TPMS may be terminated or amended at any time, without prior notice. The EDB or Government of Mauritius will not bear any liability where this has been so terminated or amended.

 

2.0 Objective

The objective of the scheme is to give a boost and to support manufacturing companies in their quest to penetrate the eligible markets faster by making use of air shipment and hence, to enhance product delivery in terms of Speed-to-Market and increase competitiveness of local manufacturing products.  

3.0 The Rebate

  • The TPMS is presently valid up to 30 June 2022.

 

  •  For exports for the period 1st November 2020 to 30th June 2022:
    •  60% refund of Air Freight Cost (All in prices), including Fuel Surcharge and Security Surcharge, for agricultural products, and the rebate will be equally shared between the Planter and the Exporter who will each be eligible to 30%.

 
The rebate will be equally shared between the Planter and the Exporter who will each be eligible to 30%.
 The rebate is capped at Rs30 Million per Applicant irrespective of destination (Eligible Markets only) for the financial year ending June  2022.

TPMS Claims should be submitted within six months from the date of export/flight departure (Effective for exports as from 1st Oct 2021).

For more information, please contact our Information Centre on 2033800 or visit: https://www.edbmauritius.org/schemes?scheme=9

3.1 Company Registration

 Companies must register themselves once by filling the REGISTRATION FORM and send to EDB for validation and approval with copies of the following documents :

  1. Business Registration Number Card
  2.  Proof of Address
  3.  Bank Account No

 The registration form duly filled may be deposited at the Agricultural Marketing Board.

Download TPMS Registration Form
(Editable format is available upon request)

 

3.2  Claim for refund

Registration and Claim Forms for exports of Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables to be submitted to the Agricultural Marketing Board.

 

  1. Air Waybill (AWB) or House Air Waybill (HAWB)
  2. Commercial Invoice
  3. MRA Customs Declaration Form
  4. Certified VAT Invoice from Freight Forwarding Agent/Courier Service (with costs breakdown of freight components)
  5. Receipt of payment from Freight Forwarding Agent/Courier Service
  6. Certificate of Origin (for Exports under EPA, EUR1, AGOA or GSP)
  7. Gate Pass/Memorandum

TPMS Claims should be submitted  within six months from the date of export/flight departure (Effective for exports as from 1st Oct 2021)

Download Rebate/Claim Form
(Editable format is available upon request)

*Registration Form and Claim Form can be downloaded from the website of the Economic Development Board Mauritius

3.3 Criteria

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

Download Producer Receipt

 

4.0 False or Misleading Declaration

It is an offence under section 39 (2) of the Economic Development Board Act, for a person to give information, particulars, or documents or to make any statement which is false or misleading in any material particular. On conviction, an offender shall be liable to a fine not exceeding MUR 500,000.00 and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years.

In addition, notwithstanding any other action that the EDB may choose to take, in case of a false or misleading declaration:

  • The applicant will not be eligible for any future rebate under any Scheme administered by the EDB, and
  • The applicant shall be liable to refund any amount obtained under the Scheme.For any additional details you may contact Mr Pravin Soburrun on +230 2033825 or by email Pravin.Soburrun@edbmauritius.org or Mrs Reshma Napaul on +230 2032446 or by email Reshma.Napaul@edbmauritius.org.

 

Disclaimer

These guidelines may be subject to changes at any time. Any other information or document not listed above may be requested depending on the application.

Whilst care has been taken to ensure that the information provided herein is accurate and correct at the time of publication, users of this publication are advised to seek guidance from the Economic Development Board in case of uncertainty or ambiguity encountered in reading this manual. The Economic Development Board shall, in no circumstances whatsoever, be held liable to any person arising from use of information contained herein.

ELIGIBLE DESTINATIONS

ANNEX 1 – Alphabetical list of countries in Europe

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

 

Middle East Countries

  1. Bahrain
  2. Egypt
  3. Iran
  4. Iraq
  5. Israel
  6. Jordan
  7. Kuwait
  8. Lebanon
  9. Libya
  10. Oman
  11. Palestine
  12. Qatar
  13. Saudi Arabia
  14. Syria
  15. United Arab Emirates
  16. Yemen

 

 

 

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