Seeks to amend notification No. 12/2012-Central Excise so as to prescribe 1% excise duty (without input and capital goods credit) on parts of articles of jewellery falling under heading 7113 of the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 (5 of 1986), and to prescribe a criteria for classification of an articles of jewellery or part of articles of jewellery or both as that of a particular precious metal.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 26/2016–Central Excise

New Delhi, the 26th July, 2016

G.S.R. 749(E).–In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 5A of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 12/2012-Central Excise, dated the 17th March, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide G.S.R. 163 (E), dated the 17th March, 2012, namely:-

In the said notification,

(A) in the Table, for serial number 199 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
“1997113(I) Articles of jewellery1%16
(II) Parts of articles of jewellery1%16
(II) Articles of silver jewellery, other than those studded with diamond, ruby, emerald or sapphireNil-”;
Explanation. – For the purposes of this exemption,-

An article of jewellery or part of article of jewellery or both, produced or manufactured from an alloy (including a sintered mixture and an inter-metallic compound) containing precious metal may be treated as an article of jewellery or part of article of jewellery or both of a precious metal, if any one precious metal constitutes as much as 2% by weight of the article of jewellery or part of article of jewellery or both (excluding the weight of the precious or semi-precious stones, mounted or set), in accordance to the following :

(i) an article of jewellery or part of article of jewellery or both, containing 2% or more, by weight, of platinum is to be treated as an article of jewellery or part of article of jewellery or both, of platinum;

(ii) an article of jewellery or part of article of jewellery or both, containing 2% or more, by weight, of gold but not platinum, or less than 2% by weight, of platinum, is to be treated as an article of jewellery or part of article of jewellery or both, of gold ;

(iii) other articles of jewellery or parts of articles of jewellery or both, containing 2% or more, by weight, of silver are to be treated as articles of jewellery or parts of articles of jewellery or both, of silver.

[F. No. 354/25/2016–TRU (Pt.-I)]

(Anurag Sehgal)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note:- The principal notification No. 12/2012-Central Excise, dated the 17th March, 2012 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 163(E), dated the 17th March, 2012 and last amended vide notification No. 23/2016 -Central Excise, dated the 17th May, 2016 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 525(E), dated the 17th May, 2016.

Also Read- Corrigendum to Excise Notification No. 26/2016-CE, dated 26.07.2016

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