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Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2815.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3758.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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List of Holidays

D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.07.2017    5%
01.01.2017    4%
01.07.2016    2%
01.01.2016    0%
01.01.2016 125%
01.07.2015 119%
01.01.2015 113%
01.07.2014 107%
01.01.2014 100%
01.07.2013   90%
01.01.2013   80%

Rates of Dearness Allowance

Rates of Interest on GPF

Effective Dates Interest Rates
01.07.2016 08.10%
01.04.2013 08.70%
01.04.2012 08.80%
01.04.2011 08.60%
01.04.2003 08.00%
01.04.2002 09.00%
01.04.2001 09.50%

Rates of Interest on GPF

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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Goods and Services Tax (CGST and IGST)

1. 

Notifies the Union territory tax rate of 2.5 per cent on intra-State supplies of goods, the description of which is specified in the Table, falling under the tariff item, sub-heading, heading or Chapter, as the case may be, as specified in the corresponding entry, subject to the condition specified in the Table.
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/117/2017-TRU (Pt.III); Dated 18.10.2017]
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2. 

Notifies the rate of the integrated tax of 5 per cent on inter-State supplies of goods, the description of which is specified in the Table below, falling under the tariff item, sub-heading, heading or Chapter, as the case may be, as specified in the corresponding entry, subject to the condition specified in the Table.
[IGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/117/2017-TRU (Pt.III); Dated 18.10.2017]
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3. 

Notifies the central tax rate of 2.5 per cent on intra-State supplies of goods, the description of which is specified in the Table, falling under the tariff item, sub-heading, heading or Chapter, as the case may be, as specified in the corresponding entry, subject to the condition specified in the Table.
[CGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/117/2017-TRU (Pt.III); Dated 18.10.2017]
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4. 

Notifies the evidences which are required to be produced by the supplier of deemed export supplies for claiming refund.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST(Pt); Dated 18.10.2017]
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5. 

Notifies the supplies of goods listed in the Table as deemed exports.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST(Pt); Dated 18.10.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Customs

1. 

Exchange Rates - Supersedes the notification No. 94/2017-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 5th October, 2017.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2017-Cus.V; Dated 18.10.2017]
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2. 

Soda Ash - Mid-Term Review investigation in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of Soda Ash, falling under sub-heading 2836 20, originating in, or exported from, Russia and Turkey, imposed vide notification No. 08/2013-Customs (ADD), dated the 18th April, 2013 [G.S.R. 258(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/30/2013-TRU (Pt.-II); Dated 18.10.2017]
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3. 

Soda Ash - Mid-term review investigation in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of Soda Ash, falling under sub-heading 2836 20, originating in, or exported from, People’s Republic of China, European Union, Kenya, Pakistan, Iran, Ukraine and United States of America, imposed vide notification No. 34/2012-Customs (ADD), dated the 3rd July, 2012 [G.S.R. 528(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/198/2011-TRU (Pt.-1); Dated 17.10.2017]
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4. 

Colour coated/pre-painted flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel - Anti-dumping duty on the import of “Colour coated/pre-painted flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel”, falling under headings 7210, 7212, 7225 or 7226, originating in, or exported from the People’s Republic of China and European Union, and imported into India.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/190/2016-TRU; Dated 17.10.2017]
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5. 

Further amends each of the notifications specified in the Table, in the manner as specified in the corresponding entry in the said Table.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 605/ 52/2017-DBK; Dated 13.10.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1. 

(a) appoints the officers mentioned in the Table as the Central Excise officers; (b) vests such officers with all powers under the Central Excise Act, 1944 and the rules made thereunder and the Finance Act, 1994 and the rules made thereunder; and (c) assigns - (i) such Central Excise officers mentioned in the Table, and (ii) Principal Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax or Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax; (iii) Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (Audit); and (iv) Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (Appeals), with the jurisdiction mentioned in the said Table, for the purpose mentioned in the said Table.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 137/13/2017-Service Tax; Dated 17.10.2017]
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2. 

Amends the notification No. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 793(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU(Pt-1); Dated 03.10.2017]
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3. 

Appoints a fresh panel of Sr./Jr. Standing Counsels of CBEC to handle litigation of Indirect Taxes before various High Courts and other fora, in terms of Instruction F. No. 278A/43/2007-Legal dated 05.12.2007.
[Office Orders: F.No. 278A/33/2016-Legal; Dated 05.10.2017]
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4. 

Writing off of arrears of Central Excise, Service Tax and Customs duty - Constitution of Committees to advise the authority for writing off of arrears.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 296/202/2017-CX-9; Dated 03.10.2017]
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5. 

Advisory for following the prescribed provisions of law and Board's Instructions in the matter of collection of Duty.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. V/598/01/2017; Dated 07.09.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1. 

Reassignment of cases pending as on 30-6-2017 with the Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax (Appeals).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/13/2017-Service Tax; Dated 17.10.2017]
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2. 

Certain transitional issues arising with respect to payment of service tax after 30th June 2017.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/16/2017-Service Tax; Dated 28.09.2017]
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3. 

The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/18/2017-Service Tax; Dated 22.06.2017]
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4. 

Further amends the notification No.25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 467(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 354/75/2017-TRU; Dated 04.05.2017]
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5. 

Extends the date of submission of the Form ST-3 for the period from 1st October 2016 to 31st March 2017, from 25th April, 2017 to 30th April, 2017.
[Orders: F.No. 137/99/2011-Service Tax; Dated 25.04.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 32/CH(EC)/2017; Dated 20.10.2017]
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2. 

Services of Shri Vishal Pal Singh, IRS (C&CE: 2006/3044}, Joint Director, DGHRD, New Delhi are placed at the disposal of Ministry of Power on deputation basis for a period of four years.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/06/2017-Ad.II ; Dated 11.10.2017]
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3. 

Grants proforma promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR) on 'one to one basis' to the following officers in the grade of Principal Commissioner of Customs, GST and Central Excise in the pay scale of Rs. 67,000- 79,000/- (pre-revised) w.e.f. the date of assumption of charge of officers junior to them i.e. on 20.07.2017.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32012/04/2017-Ad.ll; Dated 06.10.2017]
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4. 

Assigns the additional charge of the posts of Commissioner (Appeals-I) of Customs, Chennai and Commissioner (Appeals-II) of Customs, Chennai to Shri Rajesh Sodhi, Commissioner (Appeals-II) of GST & Central Excise, Chennai.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/04/2017-Ad.II ; Dated 03.10.2017]
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5. 

Promotes Shri Om Prakash Gupta to the grade of Assistant Commissioner of Customs, GST and Central Excise on ad-hoc basis, notionally with effect from 23.02.2017.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/25/2017-Ad.ll; Dated 03.10.2017]
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Referencer Library - Discussion Board - Member's Queries

20-10-2017

Sir,

Thank you for your kind reply to query dated 20/10/2017.

Immediately after seizure, passenger is still available in Airport/custom area/under the control of the seizing officers. For the sake of recording statement under section 108, shall we need to issue summons in letter form or we can directly take read more »

Referencer Library - Latest Articles

CLASSIFICATION OF DIOCTYL ORTHOPHTHALATE.

18-09-2017

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (C.B.E. & C.) has clarified in para 3 of the Instruction No. 7/2017-Customs, dated 06-06-2017 that Di­octyl Orthophthalate shall continue to be classified under Tariff Item 2917 32 00. Contents of para 3 are as men­tioned below :

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CLASSIFICATION OF INDOLINONE.

23-06-2017

As per the Notification No. 9/2017-Cus. (ADD), dated 24-03-2017, anti-dumping duty (ADD) has been levied on import of Indolinone, originating in, or exported from, the People's Republic of China. The said goods is specified in column (3) of the table of the said notification falling under the read more »

CLASSIFICATION OF ORGANIC CHEMICALS.

31-05-2017

Recently DGFT has notified the 'Indian Trade Classification (Harmonised Systems) of Import Items, 2017 [ITC (HS) 2017] vide Notification No. 36/2015-2020, dated 17-01-2017. As mentioned in the ITC (HS) 2017, certain items have been added in the most of the chapters.  Also, ITC (HS) codes of read more »

Referencer Library - Latest News - Newspaper Headlines

BANK MANAGER EARNED Rs 18L CUT - DRI: Rs 200cr forex fraud plot hatched at a bar in Thane.

15-10-2017

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials probing the Rs 200 crore currency declaration form (CDF) scam, said that the conspiracy was hatched at a Thane bar early this year. Ashok Purswani (55), branch manager of Union Bank of India, who arrested on Friday in this case read more »

Slowdown impact of DeMon, GST has played out: Jaitley

14-10-2017

There is clear evidence now that the slowdown effect of demonetisation and the goods and services tax (GST) has “more or less played out,” finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.

Addressing businessmen in the US Jaitley, who read more »

Exports grow 26% in Sept, fastest in 6 mths.

14-10-2017

Trade Deficit Narrows To Lowest In 7 Mths

Exports grew 26% to $28.6 billion during September, showing its fastest pace of expansion in six months. With imports rising at a slower pace, trade deficit narrowed to its read more »

Referencer Library - Latest News - News on Corruption

Port customs superintendent suspended over gold smuggling.

11-10-2017

Superintendent of customs Anil Kumar Singh, who was part of the team that seized 38kg gold from a container at Indira Docks, has been suspended for lapses during examination of the consignment.

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Customs inspector from Delhi arrested in Rs 4.9cr smuggling case.

01-09-2017

A customs inspector was arrested for his alleged involvement in a Rs 4.9-crore steroids and growth hormones smuggling case by the officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in Delhi on Wednesday.

The accused, Gaurav Kumar (36), was posted at the Foreign Post Office in read more »


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