All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback – continuation – reg

No. CLE-HO/POL/GST/16-17

June 29, 2017

 

Members of the Council

Sub : All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback – continuation – reg.

Dear Member

As members are aware, the existing All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback were notified vide Customs Notification (NT) No. 131/2016 dated 31.10.2016 and were circulated vide CLE circular dated  Nov. 4, 2016 (copy given below)

The Government has now issued a Customs Notification (Non-Tariff)  No. 59/2017 dated 29.6.2017, on continuation of existing Drawback Rates till 30th September 2017 ( as stated in page 2 of the enclosed Customs Notification (Non-Tariff)  No. 59/2017) , subject to following conditions.

  • The Drawback (Cenvat not availed) portion cannot be availed in the following cases of exports.
  • exported availing input tax credit of the central goods and services tax or of the integrated goods and services tax on the export product or on the inputs or input services used in the manufacture of the export product;
  • exported claiming refund of the integrated goods and services tax paid on such exports;
  • exported by an exporter who has carried forward the amount of Cenvat credit on the export product or on the inputs or input services used in the manufacture of the export product, under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017).”;
  • The Drawback (Cenvat not availed) portion can be availed for exports, subject to the following.
  • The rates and caps of drawback specified in columns (4) and (5) of the said Schedule (i.e. Drawback when CENVAT not availed) shall be applicable to export of a commodity or product if the exporter satisfies the following conditions, namely:- (a) the exporter shall declare, and if necessary, establish to the satisfaction of the Assistant Commissioner of Customs or Deputy Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, that no input tax credit of the central goods and services tax or of the integrated goods and services tax has been availed on the export product or on any of the inputs or input services used in the manufacture of the export product;
  • if the goods are exported under bond or letter of undertaking or on payment of integrated goods and services tax, a certificate from the officer of goods and services tax having jurisdiction over the exporter, to the effect that no input tax credit of the central goods and services tax or input tax credit of the integrated goods and services tax has been availed on the export product or on any inputs or input services used in the manufacture of the export product or no refund of integrated goods and services tax paid on export product shall be claimed, is produced;
  • a certificate from the officer of goods and services tax having jurisdiction over the exporter, to the effect that exporter has not carried forward the amount of Cenvat credit on the export product or on the inputs or input services used in the manufacture of the export product, under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), is produced.”;

 

Also, in the category 4112 (finished leather of sheep or lamb), the new entry 411299 (Others) – with DBK rate of 1.2% has been added.

Members may kindly note the above.

With regards

Yours sincerely

R Ramesh Kumar

Executive Director

DBK RATES NOTIFIED LAST YEAR – CIRCULAR

  No. CLE-HO/POL/DBK/16-17
November 3, 2016

Members of the Council

Sub: Revised All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback (DBK Rates) for 2016-17 (Effective from Nov. 15, 2016)

Ref: Customs Circular No.50/2016 dated 31st October 2016
Customs Notification (Non-Tariff) No.131/2016 dated 31st October 2016
Customs Notification (Non-Tariff) No.132/2016 dated 31st October 2016

Dear Member

The Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India has notified the revised All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback covering all export products including leather & leather products & footwear for the year 2016-17 vide Customs Notification (Non- Tariff) 131/2016 dated 31st October 2016.  The revised DBK rates will come into effect from Nov. 15, 2016. The highlights are given below.
Chapter 41

 

  • Under Chapter 41, the DBK rates for finished leather  increased by 0.7%. Cap increased by Rs.1.40 per sq.ft.
  • For lining leather, Rate increased by 0.7%. Cap increased by Rs. 1.60 per sq.ft

Chapter 42

The following are the highlights of Chapter 42 items.

  • For Harness made of leather, Rate increased by 0.6% & cap increased by Rs.13/- per piece.
  • For Saddles made of leather, Rate increased by 0.2% and cap increased by Rs.76/- per piece.
  • For Harness and saddlery made of non-leather including textiles or synthetic materials, rate and cap remain the same.
  • Trunks, suitcases, vanity cases, executive-cases (including laptop bags), briefcases, school satchels, travelling bags/luggages and similar containers – with outer surface of leather, of composition leather or of patent leather (42020101), Rates increased by 0.3% and cap remains the same at Rs.530 per piece.
  • For Handbags with outer surface of leather or composition leather/patent leather, Rates increased by 0.3% and cap increased by Rs. 55 per piece.
  • For Articles of a kind normally carried in the pocket or hand bag, with outer surface of leather, of composition leather or of patent leather, Rates increased by 0.3% and cap remains the same at Rs.70/-
  • For Articles of Apparel made of leather, rate increased by 0.2% and cap increased by Rs.80/- per piece.
  • For Industrial Gloves made of leather, Rate increased by 0.2% and cap increased by Rs.11.50
  • For Other gloves made of leather (Fashion Gloves), Rate increased by 0.3% and cap remains the same at Rs.50/- per pair.
  • For Golf Gloves made of leather, Rate increased by 0.2% and cap increased by Rs.5

Chapter 64

The following are the highlights of footwear under Chapter 64

  • For Leather Shoe for adults, namely boots and half boots, Rate increased by 0.4% and cap remains the same at Rs.310 per pair.
  • For, Leather Shoes for adults, other than boots & half boots, Rate increased by 0.4% and cap remains the same at Rs.220 per pair.
  • For synthetic footwear i.e. other footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics falling under 6402,rate remains same but cap has been reduced by Rs.25/-

NEW ENTRIES

Following new entries have been notified.

 NEW ENTRY
ProductUnitDBK 2016-17 (w.e.f. 15.11.2016)
RateCap - Rs.
Wrist band, tie-pin, necklace made of leather (420309)Kg6%100
Leather woven/braided hand-bag

(42020201)
Piece8.2%360
Handbags or shopping bags, whether or not with shoulder strap, including those without handle ; organizer, file folders, note cases with closing devices - Of plastic and/or or other textile materials

(42020204)
Piece 7%175
Articles of a kind normally carried in pocket or in the handbags – of plastic and/or or textile material Piece 7%42

CHANGES IN DESCRIPTION OF EXISTING ENTRIES

Following product description changes have been made in DBK Schedule.

 NEW RATESOLD RATESRemarks
ProductUnitDBK

2015-16
DBK

2016-17
Belts (with or without an extra buckle) and bandoliers made of leather, whether or not in combination with synthetic material - 420307



Note : Earlier description of this product was Belts (with or without an extra buckle) and bandoliers made of leather. The new entry will facilitate extension of Drawback benefits to belts and bandoliers made of leather in combination with synthetic materials and made of synthetic materials.
piece6.5%386.8%40/-Rate increased by 0.3% and cap increased by Rs.2
  • DBK for file folders, note cases with closing devices and organiser : The description of product entry at 420202 earlier was Handbags or shopping bags, whether or not with shoulder strap, including those without handle. This has been changed to Handbags or shopping bags, whether or not with shoulder strap, including those without handle ; organizer, file folders, note cases with closing devices.(420202) so as to extend DBK benefits to file folders, note cases with closing devices and organiser also.
  • DBK for computer tablet covers : In the Product Description under tariff no. 420201, computer tablet covers have also been added, thereby making them eligible for Drawback under 42020101, 42020102 or 42020199.
  • Description of articles of leather : In the notes and conditions of the aforesaid Customs notifications (Non- Tariff) No. 131/2016 dated 31st October 2016, the term article of leather in chapter 42 of the Drawback Schedule has been expanded to include any article wherein 60% or more of the outer and inner surface area taken together is of leather. This is in the light of newer design and commercial practices. The relevant para (Para 14) states the following.

 

            The term „article of leather‟ in Chapter 42 of the said Schedule shall mean any article wherein (a) 60% or more of the outer visible surface area; or (b) 60% or more of the outer and inner surface area                 taken together, excluding shoulder straps or handles or fur skin trimming, if any, is of leather notwithstanding that such article is made of leather and any other material.

  • Non-availment of CENVAT : Para 12 of the aforesaid Customs notifications (Non- Tariff) No. 131/2016 dated 31st October 2016 states that certificate regarding non-availment of Cenvat facility shall not be required in the case of exports of handloom products or handicrafts (including handicrafts of brass art-ware) or finished leather and other export products which are unconditionally exempt from the duty of Central Excise
  • Para 13 of the aforesaid Customs notifications (Non- Tariff) No. 131/2016 dated 31st October 2016 states that whenever a composite article is exported for which any specific rate has not been provided in the said Schedule, the rates of drawback applicable to various constituent materials can be extended to the composite article according to net content of such materials on the basis of a self-declaration to be furnished by the exporter to this effect and in case of doubt or where there is any information contrary to the declarations, the proper officer of customs shall cause a verification of such declarations.
  • Apart from revisions in the All Industry Rate of Duty Drawback (AIRs), the Central Government has also amended the Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax Drawback Rules, 1995 vide Notification No. 132/2016-Customs (NT) dated 31.10.2016 for the purpose of deleting sub-rule (1) of rule 8 which did not allow AIR or Brand Rate drawback to exports (other than postal exports or exports under advance authorization) if the amount of drawback is less than 1% of F.O.B. value of export, except where the amount of drawback per shipment exceeded Rs.500. This deletion takes effect from 15.11.2016.

 

A statement of comparison of DBK rates between 2016-17 (New Rates) and 2015-16 (Old Rates) along with the DBK Schedule for items under Chapters 41,42,43 and 64 are enclosed herewith. Also enclosed are the aforesaid Customs Notifications and Circular. Members may kindly note and avail the Duty Drawback accordingly.

With regards

Yours sincerely

R . Ramesh Kumar

Executive Director

COUNCIL FOR LEATHER EXPORTS

 

DBK rates 2016-17

dbk 2016-17 circular

dbk 2015-16 and 2016-17 comparison

csnt132-u-2016

csnt131-u-2016

csnt59-2017

circ50-2016cs