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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3170.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3940.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2018    7%
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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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

The Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2018.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 18.04.2018]
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2. 

Queries regarding processing of refund applications for UIN agencies.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 349/48/2017-GST; Dated 13.04.2018]
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3. 

Clarification regarding procedure for recovery of arrears under the existing law and reversal of inadmissible input tax credit.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 20/16/03/2017-GST; Dated 13.04.2018]
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4. 

Procedure for interception of conveyances for inspection of goods in movement, and detention, release and confiscation of such goods and conveyances.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 20/16/03/2017-GST; Dated 13.04.2018]
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5. 

Clarification on issues related to furnishing of Bond/Letter of Undertaking for exports.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 349/82/2017-GST; Dated 06.04.2018]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Classification of remnant fuel & oils.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 528/74/2012-STO (TU); Dated 19.04.2018]
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2. 

Exchange Rates - Superseds the Notification No. 31/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 5th April, 2018.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 19.04.2018]
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3. 

Glassware - Anti-dumping duty on of ‘Glassware’ falling under sub-heading 7013, originating in and exported from People’s Republic of China and Indonesia.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/76/2018-TRU; Dated 18.04.2018]
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4. 

Soda Ash - Review in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of “Soda Ash”, originating in, or exported from Russia and Turkey imposed vide notification No. 8/2013-Customs (ADD), dated the 18th April, 2013, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 258(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/30/2013-TRU (Pt. I); Dated 17.04.2018]
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5. 

Tariff Value - Further amends the notification No. 36/2001-Customs (N.T.) dated the 3rd August, 2001 [S.O. 748(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 467/01/2018 -Cus.V; Dated 13.04.2018]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Rescinds the notifications Nos. 7/2018-Central Excise, dated 02-02-2018 [G.S.R. 133(E) dated 02-02-2018] and 8/2018-Central Excise, dated 02-02-2018 [G.S.R. 134(E) dated 02-02-2018].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU Pt.; Dated 06.04.2018]
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2. 

Amends the notifications Nos. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 793(E), dated the 30th June, 2017; 10/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 136(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; 11/2018- Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 137(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; 12/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 138(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; and 13/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 139(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/4/2018-TRU (Pt.); Dated 06.04.2018]
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3. 

Clarifies that the notification No. 2/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 [G.S.R. 128(E)] shall not apply to the goods manufactured on or before the 1st February, 2018 and cleared on or after the 2nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU; Dated 23.02.2018]
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4. 

Clarifies that the notification No. 1/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 [G.S.R. 127(E)] shall not apply to the goods manufactured on or before the 1st February, 2018 and cleared on or after the 2nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU; Dated 23.02.2018]
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5. 

Orders of Supreme Court, High Courts and CESTAT accepted by the Department and on which no review petitions, SLPs have been filed.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/2/2018-CX.3; Dated 16.02.2018]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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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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Others - Latest C.B.E. & C Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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Posting/ transfer in the grade of Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22013/03/2018-Ad.ll; Dated 18.04.2018]
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2. 

Appointment of Shri L. Beimopha, IRS (C&CE:2006) as DS (Admin.) in North Eastern Council Secretariat, Shillong.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/106/2017-Ad.II; Dated 18.04.2018]
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3. 

Appointment of Shri Sarthak Saxena, IRS (C&CE:2012) as OSD to CEO in GSTN on deputation basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/97/2017-Ad.ll; Dated 17.04.2018]
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4. 

Ad-hoc promotion of Smt. M.I. Mary to the grade of Deputy Commissioner of Customs and CX.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C-50/80/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 17.04.2018]
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5. 

Additional Charge in the grades of Principal Chief Commissioner/ Chief Commissioner.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/02/2018 -Ad.II; Dated 16.04.2018]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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27-03-2018

Thank You sir.

Reply helped a lot.

But, a foreigner cannot make such import. I could not find the provision in this regard. As per the notification 50/2017, gold can be imported by the persons of Indian origin or having Indian passport. But about the subject goods, no such condition read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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BUDGET 2018 AND LEVY OF EXCISE DUTY (CVD) ON PETROL & DIESEL.

03-04-2018

As proposed in the Budget 2018, various duties of Central Excise on Motor Spirit (commonly known as Pet­rol) and High Speed Diesel (HSD) (hereinafter referred to as 'Petrol' and 'Diesel' respectively) have been revised with effect from 02-02-2018.  

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Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Man wearing belt with 960gm gold powder caught at airport.

20-04-2018

Mumbai: Early this week, the CISF security personnel at Mumbai airport found out that a belt worn by a transit passenger was holding back more than it is supposed to. The bulging belt aroused suspicion, only to reveal that it was the carrier for gold powder being read more »

HC orders Customs to return goods seized from Parle store.

20-04-2018

Mumbai: In a major relief for Alfa, a store popular for imported goods in Vile Parle (West), the Bombay high court on Thursday ordered Customs officials to release all goods which they had seized during a raid conducted last week. The goods worth Rs1.5 crore, which included read more »

Promoting foreign varsities not an export, to incur GST.

19-04-2018

Mumbai: The Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) has held that services performed by Global Reach Education Services, which promoted courses of foreign universities among prospective students in India, cannot be regarded as ‘export of services’. Thus, these services would attract GST.

Global Reach, based read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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TRIO IN JUDICIAL CUSTODY - Japanese national, Customs officer & CA arrested in Rs. 2 lakh bribe case.

10-02-2018

Mumbai: The CBI recently arrested a foreign national for allegedly paying bribe to a Customs officer to clear his consignment through a chartered accountant. The Japanese national allegedly told interrogators he was not aware it was a bribe and he had been misled by the CA. read more »



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