Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Aims to develop export linked infrastructure in states with a view to promoting outbound shipments.
  • Objective: Enhance export competitiveness by bridging the gap in export infrastructure, which has not been addressed by any other scheme.
  • It would focus on projects like customs checkpoints, last mile connectivity, border haats and integrated check posts.
  • Beneficiaries: All central and state agencies including Commodities Boards, Export Promotion Councils, SEZ authorities and Apex Trade Bodies recognised under EXIM policy of Central Government are eligible for financial support.
  • Funding: The cost of projects will be equally shared by the Centre and the states in form of grant-in-aid.
  • In normal cases centre will borne 50% of the total equity in the project.
  • For projects located in north-eastern and the Himalayan region states, Centre may bear 80% of the cost.
  • Approval: An inter-ministerial empowered committee will sanction and monitor the projects. It will be headed by the commerce secretary.

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