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Changes in Custom duty rate on Sugar, Colemanite and other Boron ores, natural rubber, Digital Cameras & raw silk

Basic Customs Duty on raw and refined / white sugar has been increased from 25% to 40%. S.Nos.76, 77 and 78 of notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17.03.2012 as amended by notification No.28/2015-Customs, dated 30.04.2015 refer.

Vide Notification No. 28/2015-Customs, Dated: April 30, 2015 following changes been made in Basic Customs Duty on raw and refined / white sugar, Colemanite and other Boron ores, natural rubber (NR),  raw silk (not thrown) and on Digital Still Image Video Cameras (DSC) –

  • Basic Customs Duty on raw and refined / white sugar has been increased from 25% to 40%. S.Nos.76, 77 and 78 of notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17.03.2012 as amended by notification No.28/2015-Customs, dated 30.04.2015 refer.
  • Basic Customs Duty on Colemanite and other Boron ores has been reduced from 2.5% to S.No.1 13 of notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17.03.2012 as amended by notification No.28/2015-Customs, dated 30.04.2015 refers. S.No.1 13A has been omitted since ulexite ore, being a boron ore, will be eligible for Nil duty under S.No.1 13.
  • Basic Customs Duty on natural rubber (NR) has been increased from 20% or Rs. 30 per kg., whichever is lower, to 25% or Rs. 30 per kg., whichever is lower. S.No.252 of notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17.03.2012 as amended by notification 28/2015-Customs, dated 30.04.2015 refers.
  • Basic Customs Duty on raw silk (not thrown) has been reduced from 15% to 10%. No.276 of notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17.03.2012 as amended by notification No.28/2015-Customs, dated 30.04.2015 refers.

  • All Digital Still Image Video Cameras (DSC) falling under tariff item 8525 80 20 irrespective of their specification [including the restriction with reference to video recording time] and their parts are being exempted from Basic Customs Duty. S.No.428A and 429 of notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17.03.2012 as amended by notification No.28/2015-Customs, dated 30.04.2015 refer.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
NEW DELHI

NOTIFICATION NO. 28/2015-Cus, Dated: April 30, 2015

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), 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-Customs, dated the 17th March, 2012 which was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide number G.S.R. 185(E), dated the 17th March, 2012, namely: –

In the said notification, in the Table,-

(i) against S. No. 76, for the entry in column (4), the entry “40%” shall be substituted;

(ii) against S. No. 77, for the entry in column (4), the entry “40%” shall be substituted;

(iii) against S. No. 78, for the entry in column (4), the entry “40%” shall be substituted;

(iv) against S. No. 113, for the entry in column (4), the entry “Nil” shall be substituted;

(v) serial number 113A and the entries relating thereto shall be omitted;

(vi) in S. No. 252, against item (ii) of column (3), for the entry in column (4), the entry “25% or Rs.30/- per kg, whichever is lower” shall be substituted;

(vii) against S. No. 276, for the entry in column (4), the entry “10%” shall be substituted;

(viii) against S. No. 428A, for the entry in column (3), the entry “Digital Still Image Video Cameras” shall be substituted;

(ix) against S. No. 429, for the entry in column (3), the entry “Parts and components of Digital Still Image Video Cameras” shall be substituted.

[F. No. 334/5/2015-TRU]

(Akshay Joshi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note.- The principal notification No.12/2012-Customs, 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. 185(E), dated the 17th March, 2012 and last amended by Notification No.27/2015-Customs, dated the 17th April, 2015, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide, number G.S.R. 302(E) dated the 17th April, 2015.

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