Govt provides advert hoc IGST exemption on import of coronavirus reduction materials



In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Central Authorities has exempted IGST or built-in GST on import of such items acquired freed from value at no cost distribution of Covid reduction.


The exemption is advert hoc and relevant for all specified imports made until June 30, 2021.



The exemption may also cowl items already imported however mendacity uncleared on the date of its issuance of exemption which begins from Monday.


Authorities had earlier issued notification for exempting Primary Customs Obligation and/or Well being cess imports of various Covid-19 associated reduction supplies, for a restricted interval. These included Remdesivir injection/ API and Beta Cyclodextrin (SBEBCD), Inflammatory diagnostic (markers) kits, imports of which have been exempted from customs until October 31, 2021. Additionally, imports of Medical grade Oxygen, oxygen remedy associated gear akin to oxygen concentrators, cryogenic transport tanks, and so forth., and Covid-19 vaccines have been exempted until July 31, 2021.


This exemption (from IGST) shall thus allow import of the Covid reduction provide imported freed from value at no cost distribution with out fee of IGST (as much as June 30, 2021). As customs responsibility is

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Google tax: American IT and metal lobbies again motion towards India


America’s prime tech foyer — Web Affiliation — has backed retaliatory tariff motion towards India, if New Delhi doesn’t roll again the ‘unilateral and discriminatory’ equalisation levy or Google Tax.


It has additionally urged the US to assist construct a world consensus round growing a contemporary, honest, and international strategy to taxing digital companies to stop such unilateral measures from international locations like India.



The Metal Producers Affiliation within the US has additionally strongly backed imposition of retaliatory tariffs towards India to handle issues associated to unfair commerce practices by Indian metal producers. It sought inclusion of over 200 further tariff traces associated to the metal sector within the retaliatory tariffs proposal.


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Cuban Artist Hospitalized On Day 8 Of Starvation Strike

A Cuban dissident artist was taken to hospital Sunday, well being officers in Havana mentioned, on the eighth day of a starvation strike to protest in opposition to authorities seizing his artwork.

Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara, 33, is the chief of the San Isidro protest motion (MSI) of artists and intellectuals urgent free of charge speech and different rights within the communist nation.

The Cuban authorities has accused Otero Alcantara and different motion members of political revolt funded by america.

The Havana public well being division mentioned Sunday the artist had been taken to the emergency unit of the Common Calixto Garcia college hospital within the capital with signs of “voluntary hunger.”

A later assertion by the well being authority claimed an examination confirmed that “hunger doesn’t correspond with the parameters of the affected person,” and there “was hydration and meals.”

Pictures on state tv confirmed Otero Alcantara arriving on the hospital in an ambulance at daybreak, stepping out in a inexperienced robe and strolling inside supported by medical employees.

A number of of his works had been seized when he was arrested earlier this month throughout a protest motion.

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