GST Exemption Notification as per GST Council decisions

GST Exemption Notification as per GST Council decisions

GST Exemption Notification

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 28/2017-Central Tax (Rate)

New Delhi, the 22nd September, 2017

G.S.R. 1190(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 the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No.2/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 674(E), dated the 28th June, 2017, namely:

In the said notification,-

(A) in the Schedule,-

(i) against serial number 27, in column (3), for the words “other than put up in unit containers and bearing a registered brand name”, the words, brackets and letters “other than those put up in unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or
(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily, subject to the conditions as in the ANNEXURE I]”, shall be substituted;

(ii) against serial numbers 29 and 45, in column (3), for the words “other than put up in unit container and bearing a registered brand name”, the words, brackets and letters “other than those put up in unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or
(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily, subject to the conditions as in the ANNEXURE I]”, shall be substituted;

(iii) against serial numbers 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 77 8and 78, in column (3), for the words
“other than those put up in unit container and bearing a registered brand name”, the words, brackets and letters “other than those put up in unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or
(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily, subject to the conditions as in the ANNEXURE I]”, shall be substituted;

 (iv) against serial number 101, in column (3), for the words “other than put up in unit container and bearing a registered brand name”, the words, brackets and letters “other than those put up in unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or
(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily, subject to the conditions as in the ANNEXURE I]”, shall be substituted;

(v) against serial number 108, in column (3), for the words “other than put up in unit containers and bearing a registered brand name”, the words, brackets and letters “other than those put up in unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or
(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily, subject to the conditions as in the ANNEXURE I]”, shall be substituted;

(vi) in S. No. 102, for the entries in column (2) ,the entries “2301,2302, 2308, 2309”, shall be substituted;

(vii) after S. No. 102 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and the entries shall be inserted, namely:-

“102A 2306 Cotton seed oil cake” ;

(viii) after S. No. 130 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and the entries shall be inserted, namely:-

“130A 50 to 55 Khadi fabric, sold through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and KVIC certified institutions/outlets” ;

(ix) after S. No. 135 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and the entries shall be inserted, namely:-

“135A 69 Idols made of clay” ;

(x) in S. No. 138, for the entry in column (3) ,the entry “Charkha for hand spinning of yarns, including amber charkha”, shall be substituted;

(xi) in S. No. 143, for the entry in column (3), the entry “Indigenous handmade musical instruments as listed in ANNEXURE II”, shall be substituted;

(xii) in S. No. 144, for the entry in column (3) ,the entry “Muddhas made of sarkanda, Brooms or brushes, consisting of twigs or other vegetable materials, bound together, with or without handles”, shall be substituted;

(B) in the Explanation, for clause (ii), the following shall be substituted, namely: –

“(ii)(a) The phrase “brand name” means brand name or trade name, that is to say, a name or a mark, such as symbol, monogram, label, signature or invented word or writing which is used in relation to such specified goods for the purpose of indicating, or so as to indicate a connection in the course of trade between such specified goods and some person using such name or mark with or without any indication of the identity of that person.

(b) The phrase “registered brand name” means,-

(A) a brand registered as on the 15th May 2017 under the Trade Marks Act, 1999 irrespective of whether or not the brand is subsequently deregistered;
(B) a brand registered as on the 15th May2017 under the Copyright Act, 1957(14 of 1957);
(C) a brand registered as on the 15th May2017 under any law for the time being in force in any other country.”;

(C) after paragraph 2, the following Annexures shall be inserted, namely: –

“ANNEXURE I

For foregoing an actionable claim or enforceable right on a brand name,-

(a) the person undertaking packing of such goods in unit containers which bears a brand name shall file an affidavit to that effect with the jurisdictional commissioner of Central tax that he is voluntarily foregoing his actionable claim or enforceable right on such brand name as defined in Explanation (ii)(a); and

(b) the person undertaking packing of such goods in unit containers which bear a brand name shall, on each such unit containers, clearly print in indelible ink, both in English and the local language, that in respect of the brand name as defined in Explanation (ii)(a) printed on the unit containers he has foregone his actionable claim or
enforceable right voluntarily.

ANNEXURE II

List of indigenous handmade musical instruments

[F. No. 354/117/2017-TRU Pt-II]
MOHIT TEWARI, Under Secy.

Note : The principal notification No.2/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 674(E), dated the 28th June, 2017.

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