CBIC notifies concessional CGST rate on specified handicraft items vide Notification No. 21/2018-Central Tax (Rate), Dated: 26th July, 2018 with effect from 27th of July, 2018 to give effect to recommendations of 28th GST Council meeting which was held on 21.07.2018.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)
New Delhi

Notification No. 21/2018-Central Tax (Rate), Dated: 26th July, 2018

G.S.R. 695(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 11 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 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 intra-state supplies of handicraft goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under the tariff item, sub-heading, heading or Chapter, as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), from so much central tax leviable thereon under section 9 of the said Act as is in excess of the rate specified in column (4) of the said Table.


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.

Table

S.No. Chapter, Heading, Subheading or Tariff item Description of Goods Rate
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1. 3406 Handcrafted candles 6 %
2. 4202 22, 4202 29, 4202 31 10, 4202 31 90, 4202 32, 4202 39 Handbags including pouches and purses; jewellery box 6 %
3. 4416, 4421 99 90 Carved wood products, art ware/decorative articles of wood (including inlay work, casks, barrel, vats) 6 %
4. 4414 00 00 Wooden frames for painting, photographs, mirrors etc 6 %
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] 6 %
6. 4503 90 90 4504 90 Art ware of cork [including articles of sholapith] 6 %
7. 4601 and 4602 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] 2.5 %
8. 4823 Articles made of paper mache 2.5 %
9. 5607, 5609 Coir articles 2.5 %
10. 5609 00 20, 5609 00 90 Toran, Doorway Decoration made from cotton yarn or woollen yarn and aabhala (mirror) with or without hanging flaps 2.5%
11. 57 Handmade carpets and other handmade textile floor coverings (including namda/gabba) 2.5 %
12. 5804 30 00 Handmade lace 2.5 %
13. 5805 Hand-woven tapestries 2.5 %
14. 5808 10 Hand-made braids and ornamental trimming in the piece 2.5 %
15. 5810 Hand embroidered articles 2.5 %
16. 6117, 6214 Handmade/hand embroidered shawls of sale value not exceeding Rs. 1000 per piece 2.5 %
17. 6117, 6214 Handmade/hand embroidered shawls of sale value exceeding Rs. 1000 per piece 6 %
18. 6802 Carved stone products (e.g., statues, statuettes, figures of animals, writing sets, ashtray, candle stand) 6 %
19. 6815 99 90 Stone art ware, stone inlay work 6 %
20. 6912 00 10 6912 00 20 Tableware and kitchenware of clay and terracotta, other clay articles 6%
21. 6913 90 00 Statuettes & other ornamental ceramic articles (incl blue potteries) 6 %
22. 7009 92 00 Ornamental framed mirrors 6 %
23. 7018 10 Bangles, beads and small ware 2.5 %
24. 7018 90 10 Glass statues [other than those of crystal] 6 %
25. 7020 00 90 Glass art ware [ incl. pots, jars, votive, cask, cake cover, tulip bottle, vase ] 6 %
26. 7113 11 10 Silver filigree work 1.5 %
27. 7117 Handmade imitation jewellery (including natural seeds, beads jewelry, cardamom garland) 1.5 %
28. 7326 90 99 Art ware of iron 6 %
29. 7419 99 Art ware of brass, copper/ copper alloys, electro plated with nickel/silver 6 %
30. 7616 99 90 Aluminium art ware 6 %
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) 6 %
32. 9405 10 Handcrafted lamps (including panchloga lamp) 6 %
33. 9401 50, 9403 80 Furniture of bamboo, rattan and cane 6 %
34. 9503 Dolls or other toys made of wood or metal or textile material [incl wooden toys of sawantwadi, Channapatna toys, Thanj avur doll) 6 %
35. 9504 Ganjifa card 6 %
36. 9601 Worked articles of ivory, bone, tortoise shell, horn, antlers, coral, mother of pearl, seashell other animal carving material 6 %
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) 6 %
38. 9701 Hand paintings drawings and pastels (incl Mysore painting, Rajasthan painting, Tanjore painting, Palm leaf painting, basoli etc) 6 %
39. 9703 Original sculptures and statuary, in metal, stone or any other material 6 %

2. This notification shall come into force with effect from 27th of July, 2018.

[F.No.354/255/2018 –TRU]

(Gunjan Kumar Verma)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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