GST Rate reduction for certain items and GST for job work for processing of leather
June 12, 2017
Members of the Council
Sub : GST Rate reduction for certain items and GST for job work for processing of leather
We wish to inform that the GST Council, in its meeting held on 11.6.17, has reduced GST rates for following items from 28% to 18% . The detailed schedule of amendments made is enclosed.
– School satchels and bags other than of leather or composition leather
– Toilet cases of plastic or textile material ( HS Code 42021210 )
– Handbags and shopping bags of artificial plastic material (42022210) ; of cotton (4202220); of jute (42022230) and vanity bags (42022240)
– Handbags of other materials excluding wicker work or basket work (42022910)
Also, in the GST Council meeting held on June 11. 2017, the job work in relation to processing of leather has been fixed at 5%, as per the enclosed schedule.
The Council has already represented to the Government for reduction of GST rates for finished leather from 12% to 5% and for leather goods from 28% to 12%.
Members may kindly note the above.
Thanks and regards
R. Ramesh Kumar
COUNCIL FOR LEATHER EXPORTS