Import duty changes for electrical machinery, television, telecommunication equipment under HS code 85 as per Indian Budget 2016-17
Monday, January 30, 2017     Category : Indian Budget 2016-17

Customs duty tariff rate changes as per Indian Budget 2017-18


Central Excise Duty changes as per Indian Budget 2017-18


Service Tax rate tariff Changes under Indian Budget 2017-18



(Updating soon after Budget 2017-18 on 1st February,2017 under text format and pdf format)

Budget 2016-17 changes in customs import duty tariff,excise duty and service tax

Indian Union Budget, changes in import customs tax tariff, chapter wise

Indian Budget  Excise duty tariff changes, chapter wise

Changes in Service Tax as per Budget

 

As per Indian Budget 2016-17, the extract of notification on changes of import customs duty tariff  for this chapter is given under:

 

1) Tariff rate of BCD is being increased from 7.5% to 10% on 206 specified tariff lines falling in Chapters 84 and 85. Clause 138 (i) of the Finance Bill 2016 refers. By virtue of declaration under the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act, 1931, these changes will come into force with immediate effect. The effective rates for 96 specified tariff lines will be 10%.

 

2) However, the effective rate for the remaining 110 tariff lines will continue to be 7.5%. S. No 422A to 422H of notification 12/2012- Customs as inserted by notification No. 12/2016 refers

 

3) CVD exemption on specified machinery required for construction of roads is being withdrawn. S.No.368 of notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No.12/2016-Customs, dated the 1st March 2016 refers.

 

2) Basic Customs duty on industrial solar water heater [8419 19 20] is being increased from 7.5% to 10%. Clause 138 (i) of the Finance Bill 2016 refers. Further, Basic Customs duty of 7.5% is being retained on other water heaters [with other than solar heating source] falling under 8419 19 20.

 

4) Basic customs duty is being exempted on specified raw materials for use in manufacture of Micro fuses, Sub-miniature fuses, Resettable fuses, and Thermal fuses. S .No. 93 & 190 of Notification No.25/99-Customs, dated 28th February, 1999 as amended by notification No. 17/2016- Customs dated 1st March, 2016 refers.

 

5) Further, Basic customs duty is also being exempted on specified capital goods for use in manufacture of Micro fuses, Sub-miniature fuses, Resettable fuses, and Thermal fuses. S.No. 64 of Notification No.25/2002-Customs, dated 1st March, 2002 as amended by notification No. 18/2016- Customs dated 1st March, 2016 refers.

 

6) Exemption from Special Additional Duty (SAD) is being withdrawn on populated printed circuit boards [PCBs] for manufacture of personal computers (laptop or desktop) including tablet computer. Such populated PCBs will now attract 4% SAD. S.No. 14A of Notification No.21/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 is being omitted by notification No. 16/2016- Customs dated 1st March, 2016 refers. All other goods for manufacture of personal computers (laptop or desktop) including tablet computer will continue to be exempt from SAD under S.No. 14D of Notification No.21/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012.

 

7) Populated PCBs of mobile phone or tablet computer are being excluded from the purview of Nil SAD under S. No 1 of notification No 21/2012-Customs [which exempts SAD on item,
which are exempt from BCD and CVD]. S. No. 1 of Notification No. 21/2012-Customs dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No. 16/2016- Customs dated 1st March, 2016 refers. Simultaneously, 2% concessional SAD of is being prescribed on populated PCBs for use in manufacture of mobile phone or tablet computer, subject to actual user condition. Notification No. 21/2012-Customs dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No.16/2016- Customs dated 1st March, 2016[ new S.No. 85A] refers.

 

8) Basic Customs Duty and Special Additional Duty (SAD) are being exempted on machinery, electrical equipments, other instruments and their parts [except populated Printed Circuit Boards] falling under chapter 84, 85, 90 for fabrication of semiconductor wafer and Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), subject to actual user condition. Notification No. 12/2012-Customs dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No.12/2016- Customs dated 1st March, 2016[ new S.No. 372A] refers. Notification No. 21/2012-Customs dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No. 16/2016- Customs dated 1st March, 2016 [new S.No. 82A] refers.

 

9) Basic Customs Duty and Special Additional Duty (SAD) are being exempted on machinery, electrical equipments, other instruments and their parts [except populated PCBs] falling under chapter 84, 85, 90 for assembly, testing, marking and packaging of semiconductor chips (ATMP), subject to actual user condition. Notification No. 12/2012-Customs dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No. 12/2016- Customs dated 1st March, 2016 [new S.No.372B] refers. Notification No. 21/2012-Customs dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No. 16/2016- Customs dated 1st March, 2016 [new S.No. 82B] refers.

 

10) Basic Customs Duty and CVD exemptions are being withdrawn on charger/Adapter, Battery and Wired Headsets/Speakers for use in manufacture of mobile handsets including cellular phone. S.No. 431 of Notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No. 12/2016-Customs dated 1st March, 2016 refers and S.No. 39 of Notification No.24/2005-Customs, dated 1st March, 2005 as amended by notification No. 19/2016-Customs dated 1st March, 2016 refers.

 

11) Further, SAD exemption on charger/Adapter, Battery and Wired Headsets/Speakers for use in manufacture of mobile handsets including cellular phone is being withdrawn. S.No. 14D of Notification No.21/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No. 16/2016-Customs dated 1st March, 2016 refers.

 

12) Further, Basic Customs Duty and Excise Duty [and thus CVD] are being exempted on inputs and parts for manufacture of charger/adapter, battery and wired headsets/speakers of mobile handsets including cellular phone and inputs and sub-parts for use in manufacture of parts of charger/adapter, battery and wired headsets/speaker. Consequently, these goods will also be exempt from SAD, under S. No. 1 of Notification No. 21/2012-Customs. All these exemptions will be subject to actual user condition. Notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended vide notification No. 12/2016-Customs dated 1st March, 2016 [new S. Nos. 431A to 431D] refers.
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13) Basic Customs Duty and Excise Duty [and thus CVD] are being exempted on parts, components and accessories for use in the manufacture of Routers, broadband Modems, Set-top boxes for gaining access to internet, set top boxes for TV, digital video recorder (DVR) / network video recorder (NVR), CCTV camera / IP camera, lithium ion battery [other than those for mobile handsets]. Further, Basic Customs Duty and Excise Duty [and thus CVD] are also being exempted on sub-parts for use in manufacture of parts, components and accessories of these Consumer Premise Equipments. Consequently, these goods will also be exempt from SAD, under S. No. 1 of Notification No. 21/2012-Customs. All these exemptions will be subject to actual user condition. Notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended vide notification No. 12/2016-Customs; dated 1st March, 2016 [new S.Nos. 431E to 431K] refers.

 

14) Exemption from BCD under S. No. 372 of Notification No. 12/2012-Customs on specified telecommunication equipment [Soft switches and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) equipment namely VoIP phones, media gateways, gateway controllers and session border controllers, Optical Transport equipment; combination of one / more of Packet Optical Transport Product/Switch (POTP/POTS), Optical Transport Network(OTN) products, and IP Radios, Carrier Ethernet Switch, Packet Transport Node (PTN) products, Multiprotocol Label Switching-Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) products, Multiple Input / Multiple Output (MIMO) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) Products] is being withdrawn. S.No 372 of Notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended vide notification No.12/2016-Customs; dated 1st March, 2016 refers.

 

15) Basic Custom Duty is being withdrawn on Magnetic - Heads (all types), Ceramic / Magnetic cartridges and stylus, Antennas, EHT cables, Level meters/level indicators/ tuning indicators/ peak level meters/ battery meter/VC meters / Tape counters, Tone arms and Electron guns. Items (4), (5), (7), (9), (10), (11) and (17) of List 21 of Notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as omitted vide notification No. 12/2016-Customs, dated 1st March, 2016 refers

 

16) Basic Customs Duty exemption on LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), LED (Light Emitting Diode) or OLED (Organic LED) panels is being restricted to imports for manufacture of TVs, subjected to actual user condition. S.No. 432 of Notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended vide notification No. 12/2016-Customs, dated 1st March, 2016 refers.

 

17) Basic Customs Duty is being exempted on Neodymium Magnet (before Magnetization) [8505 11 90] and Magnet Resin (Strontium Ferrite compound/before formed, before magnetization) [3824 90 32] for use in manufacture of BLDC motors, subject to actual user condition. Notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No. 12/2016- Customs dated 1st March, 2016 [new S.No. 230B] refers.

 

18) Basic Customs Duty exemption on E-Readers [8543] is being withdrawn. They will now attract BCD of 7.5%. S.No.433A of notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as omitted by notification No. 12/2016-Customs, dated the 1st March 2016 refers. Also,Basic Customs duty on parts and raw material for manufacture of E-readers is being reduced to 5% subject to actual user condition. Notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No.12/2016-Customs, dated the 1st March 2016 [new S.No. 433C] refers.

 

19) Nil Basic Custom Duty is being extended to magnetron of capacity above 1KW but not exceeding 1.5 KW used for the manufacture of domestic microwave ovens. S. No. 433 of notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No. 12/2016-Customs, dated 1st March, 2016 refers.

 

20) Basic Customs Duty, CVD and Special Additional Duty (SAD) are being exempted on Foreign Satellite data on storage media [Heading 8523] imported by National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad. Notification No. 12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended vide notification No. 12/2016- Customs, dated 1st March, 2016 [new S. No. 428B] refers.

 

21) Basic Custom Duty is being reduced from 2.5% to Nil on electrolysers, membranes and their parts required by caustic soda / potash unit based on membrane cell technology. S.No.417 of notification No.12/2012-Customs, dated 17th March, 2012 as amended by notification No. 12/2016-Customs, dated 1st March, 2016 refers.   Click here for full notification changes in Import Customs duty and excise duty under India Budget 2016-17  Import customs duty,Excise duty changes Budget 2016.pdf

 

 

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Comments

 
s.k.roy Says :
Monday, February 29, 2016
sub heading no:85443000 if changes in excise duty,what is the latest rate?
Kabir Ashraf Says :
Saturday, August 13, 2016
I read your given information in detail that’s nice, I think you have collected approx information about the import process in India, but I was searching some another thing for import could you please help me to find out the solution in legal way, I do used computer business and I want to import these products Like Laptop, Desktop, and etc but the main concern is that Indian government don’t allow to import used Electronic items but there are some criteria which we have to follow to import used Computers I am not confirm about the criteria could you please help me to find out the criteria for importing the used computers.
 

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