GST committee on exports to meet on Tuesday

Surabhi New Delhi | Updated on January 10, 2018

Hasmukh Adhia,Revenue Secretary

The committee led by Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia to look into difficulties faced by exporters under the Goods and Services Tax will hold its first meeting on Tuesday.

“The committee will review the various issues and work out any immediate measures that may be required,” said an official source.

It will also submit full report to the GST Council when it meets in October. In the interim, the committee could also have more meetings to address any other challenges.

With exporters facing numerous challenges relating to submission of bond and refund of Integrated GST that had also stalled consignments, the committee was set up by the Finance Ministry last week based on a decision of the GST Council.

“It will look at the issues of export sector and to recommend to the GST Council suitable strategy for helping the export sector in the post-GST scenario,” an official statement had said at the time. The members of the committee include of Vanaja Sarna, Chairperson, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC); PK Das, Member (Customs), CBEC; Alok Chaturvedi, Director General, DGFT; Additional Secretary, GST Council; Director-General, DG Export Promotion from the Central Government.

Commissioners of Commercial Taxes from the States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are also its members.

Published on September 18, 2017

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