Notification No. 22/2018-Integrated Tax (Rate) ,dt. 26-07-2018-Seeks to prescribe concessional IGST rate on specified handicraft items, to give effect to the recommendations of the GST Council in it’s 28th meeting held on 21.07.2018

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 22/2018 -Integrated Tax (Rate)

New Delhi, the 26th July, 2018

G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby exempts the inter-state supplies of handicraft goods, the description of which is specified in below, falling under the tariff item, sub-heading, heading or Chapter, as specified  from so much integrated tax leviable thereon under section 5 of the Integrated Goods and Service Tax, 2017 (13 of 2017) as is in excess of the rate specified.

Explanation – For the purpose of this notification, the expression “handicraft goods” means “Goods predominantly made by hand even though some tools or machinery may also have been used in the process; such goods are graced with visual appeal in the nature of ornamentation or in-lay work or some similar work of a substantial nature; possess distinctive features, which can be aesthetic, artistic, ethnic or culturally attached and are amply different from mechanically produced goods of similar utility.

1. 3406 Handcrafted candles 12 %
2. 4202 39 Handbags including pouches and purses; jewellery box 12%
3. 4416 Carved wood products, art ware/decorative articles of wood (including inlay work, casks, barrel, vats)  12 %
4. 4414 00 00 Wooden frames for painting, photographs, mirrors etc 12 %
5.  4420 Statuettes & other ornaments of wood, wood marquetry & inlaid, jewellery box, wood lathe and lacquer work [including lathe and lacquer work, ambadi sisal craft] 12 %
6. 4503  Art ware of cork [including articles of sholapith] 12 %
7. 4601  Mats, matting and screens of vegetable material, basketwork, wickerwork and other articles of vegetable materials or other plaiting material, articles of loofah (including of bamboo, rattan, canes and other natural fibres, dry flowers (naturally dried), articles thereof, ringal, raambaan article, shola items, Kouna/chumthang (water reeds) crafts, articles of Water hyacinth, korai mat] 5 %
8. 4823 Articles made of paper mache 5 %
9. 5607 Coir articles 5 %
10. 5609 Toran, Doorway Decoration made from cotton yarn or woollen yarn and aabhala (mirror) with or without hanging flaps. 5%
11. 57 Handmade carpets and other handmade textile floor coverings (including namda/gabba) 5 %
12. 5804 Handmade lace 5 %
13. 5805 Hand-woven tapestries 5 %
14. 5808 Hand-made braids and ornamental trimming in the piece 5 %
15. 5810 Hand embroidered articles 5 %
16. 6117 Handmade/hand embroidered shawls of sale value not exceeding Rs. 1000 per piece 5 %
17. 6117 Handmade/hand embroidered shawls of sale value exceeding Rs. 1000 per piece 12 %
18. 6802 Carved stone products (e.g., statues, statuettes, figures of animals, writing sets, ashtray, candle stand) 12%
19. 6815 Stone art ware, stone inlay work 12 %
20. 6912 Tableware and kitchenware of clay and terracotta, other clay articles 12%
21. 6913 Statuettes & other ornamental ceramic articles (incl blue potteries)  12 %
22. 7009 Ornamental framed mirrors 12 %
23. 7018 10 Bangles, beads and small ware 5 %
24. 7018 Glass statues [other than those of crystal] 12 %
25. 7020 Glass art ware [ incl. pots, jars, votive, cask, cake cover, tulip bottle, vase ] 12 %
26. 7113 Silver filigree work 3 %
27. 7117 Handmade imitation jewellery (including natural seeds, beads jewelry, cardamom garland) 3 %
28. 7326 Art ware of iron 12 %
29. 7419 Art ware of brass, copper/ copper alloys, electro plated with nickel/silver 12%
30. 7616 Aluminium art ware 12 %
31. 8306 Bells, gongs and like, non-electric, of base metal; statuettes, and other ornaments, of base metal; photograph, picture or similar frames, of base metal; mirrors of base metal; (including Bidriware, Panchloga artware, idol, Swamimalai bronze icons, dhokra jaali) 12 %
32. 9405 10 Handcrafted lamps (including panchloga lamp) 12 %
33. 9401 50, 9403 80 Furniture of bamboo, rattan and cane 12 %
34. 9503 Dolls or other toys made of wood or metal or textile material [incl wooden toys of sawantwadi, Channapatna toys, Thanjavur doll) 12 %
35. 9504 Ganjifa card 12%
36. 9601 Worked articles of ivory, bone, tortoise shell, horn, antlers, coral, mother of pearl, seashell other animal carving material 12 %
37. 9602 Worked vegetable or mineral carving, articles thereof, articles of wax, of stearin, of natural gums or natural resins or of modelling pastes etc, (including articles of lac, shellac) 12 %
38. 9701 Hand paintings drawings and pastels (incl Mysore painting, Rajasthan painting, Tanjore painting, Palm leaf painting, basoli etc) 12 %
39. 9703 Original sculptures and statuary, in metal, stone or any other material 12 %

[354/255/2018 –TRU]

(Gunjan Kumar Verma)

Under Secretary to the Government of India