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Excise duty on commercial vehicle chassis cut

BS Reporter  |  New Delhi 

After rolling back a slew of tax measures, Finance Minister on Tuesday made minor changes in excise and customs duties to benefit commercial auto players, among others. Mukherjee announced a cut in the on chassis for commercial vehicles by a percentage point. concessions were also given to ball point pen ink, polyester fibre and yarns made of waste, along with certain footwear parts.

Certain goods required for solar power, a few raw materials for solar cells and wood pulp were exempted from customs duty. There were other minor alterations as well.

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First Published: Wed, May 09 2012. 00:33 IST