IDT Diet for January 27, 2017

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  • Notification: Customs:

India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Bilateral Safeguard Measures) Rules, 2017

The Central Government vide Notification No. 07/2017 – Customs (N.T) dated January 24, 2017 has notified the India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Bilateral Safeguard Measures) Rules, 2017 containing the provisions regarding the following-

  • Duties of Director General
  • Initiation of investigation
  • Principles governing investigation
  • Confidential information
  • Determination of serious injury or threat of serious injury
  • Preliminary findings
  • Application of provisional bilateral safeguard measure
  • Final findings
  • Application of bilateral safeguard measure
  • Date of commencement of bilateral safeguard measure
  • Refund of duty etc.

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  • Order: Goa VAT:

Advance detail to be submitted for goods imported till February 4, 2017 by dealers dealing in two wheelers, televisions, etc.  

The Goa Government vide Order No. CCT/ELECTIONS/2016-17/4935 dated January 22, 2017 has directed that all the dealers dealing in goods like two wheelers, televisions, mobile phones, computers, laptops, house appliances shall submit advance details of consignments which are to be imported till February 4, 2017 to Commercial Tax Officers of concerned jurisdiction, prior to entry of such goods into the State, with details of goods, vehicle numbers, entry point in the State and date and time of entry as the General Assembly elections will be held on February 4, 2017 and for this purpose the above said goods are likely to be imported from other States by evading tax to distribute as freebies to induce the voters.

It is informed that any vehicle without prior intimation shall be detained forthwith and action as deemed fit shall be taken in such cases.

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  • Notification: MPVAT:

Extension in date of appeal proceedings pending before Appellate authority & Additional Commissioner, Commercial tax till March 31, 2018

The Madhya Pradesh Government vide Notification No. F-A-3-54-2016-l-V-(3) dated January 20, 2017 has in exercise of powers conferred by Section 46(9) of the Madhya Pradesh Value Added Tax Act, 2002 (“the MPVAT Act”) extended the date for completion of pending appeal proceeding under the MPVAT Act, the Central Sales Tax, 1956, the Madhya Pradesh Sthaniya Kshetra Me Mal ke Pravesh Par kar Adhiniyam, 1976 and the Madhya Pradesh Vilasita, Manoranjan, Amod Avam Vigyapan Kar Adhiniyam, 2011 pending before the Appellate authority and Additional Commissioner, Commercial Tax, which were to be completed by the end of the calendar months starting from December, 2016 to December, 2017 under the provisions of Section 46(8)(a) of the MPVAT Act upto March 31, 2018.

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