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FIEO seeks inclusion of textile job work under 5% GST slab

The body suggested lowest GST bracket as such works are highly outsourced by manufacturers

BS Reporter  |  Bengaluru 

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Federation of Indian Exports Organisation (FIEO) has asked the government to include textile job works such as or garmenting, under the 5 per cent (GST) slab.

The industry body has demanded or garmenting, embroidery, finishing, or pressing, packing, bleaching, dyeing, printing, to be brought under the lowest bracket as such works are highly outsourced by garment manufacturers.

"The above job work in cotton, blend, MMF, should be included under 5 per cent uniformly for yarn, fabric, garments, and made-ups, whether woven or knitted and irrespective of fibre-base," said in a letter sent to finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday.

said the apparel manufacturing industry heavily depends on job works and they should not be left out from the overall 5 per cent tax treatment for the sector. 



First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 21:56 IST