Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) Scheme

A scheme to boost agricultural exports, govt to reimburse portion of freight charges & provide assistance for marketing of agricultural produce

Government of India has launched Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) Scheme to boost export of the agricultural products. Central government will provide financial assistance for transporting agricultural products & marketing them. The primary objectives of the scheme is to increase the agricultural exports & increase farmers income.

ट्रांसपोर्ट एवं मार्केटिंग असिस्टेंस (टीएमए) योजना (हिंदी में)

Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) Scheme
Benefits:Reimbursement of partial transport (freight) charges & marking assistance
Beneficiaries:Agricultural commodity exporters & farmers
Duration:1st March 2019 till March 2020

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The scheme is applicable only for the agricultural exports
  • Applicable only for the export to the selected countries in the Europe and North America
  • It cover fright & marketing assistance for export by sea & air
  • Applicable on normal & refrigerated cargo
  • Assistance is given if the payments are received in free foreign exchange through normal banking channels


  • Reimbursement of partial freight charges
  • Marketing assistance

The assistance is provided to the container having both eligible and ineligible category of cargo & Less than Container Load (LCL). Assistance in case of air cargo is calculated based on the net weight of the cargo.

Freight Charges Reimbursement Amount:

  • Reimbursement of Rs 31,500/tonne will be provided for refrigerated shipments to South America
  • Reimbursement Rs 28,700 for North America &
  • Rs 24,500 to Oceania which includes Australia & New Zealand through sea route
  • Rs 3,500 per ton of freight reimbursement will be provided for exports through air route to South American countries &
  • Rs 2,800 to North America & Oceania

Other regions covered under the scheme are European Union, Gulf region, ASEAN nations, Russia & CIS countries.


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