Important Changes in GST w.r.t Foods industry w.e.f July 18, 2022

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Earlier, there was exemption from GST on Unbranded or Branded Commodities where right on the brand has been foregone which has been done away w.e.f July 18, 2022, and now GST exempted only when it is not a pre-package and labelled commodities.

Now, GST leviable on pre-package and labelled commodities, on which declaration is required under Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and rules made there under and the concept of branded or unbranded has been done away with.

For example, items like pulses, cereals like rice, wheat, and flour (aata), etc., earlier attracted GST at the rate of 5% when branded and packed in unit container. W.e.f. July 18, 2022, these items would attract GST when “pre-packaged and labelled”. Additionally, certain other items such as Curd, Lassi, puffed rice etc., when “pre-packaged and labelled” would attract GST @ 5% with effect from July 18, 2022.

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