Advance Authorisation Scheme (AAS) or Advance License Scheme is a duty exemption scheme issued by the Government of India (GOI) under the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020. This scheme exempts the payment of import duties on raw materials/inputs required for manufacturing products for export. With the Advance License, import of raw materials/inputs can be instigated at zero customs duty for production of export products. The motive is to enhance the competitiveness of Indian products in the global market. Exempting duties on raw materials automatically reduces the expenses of the final export product.