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Announce duty drawback rate soon, garment exporters urge FM Jaitley

Delay in announcement is impacting exports, says Tirupur Exporters' Association

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Announce duty drawback rate soon, garment exporters urge FM Jaitley

Tirupur Exporters' Association (TEA) Saturday appealed to Finance Minister to immediately announce the revised all-rate of for the garments sector and help it overcome the crisis and enhance exports.

The rate was usually announced in September or October, but it wasn't this year and the government has been delaying the announcement since the rupee has depreciated, and that was affecting exports, president of the association, Raja M Shanmugha, said in a press statement here.

In the half-yearly period of this financial year, the exports recorded Rs 260.6 billion against Rs 292.1 billion during the corresponding period last year, a decline of 10.8 per cent, the statement said.

The exports from Tirupur for the same six-month period saw a decline from Rs 136 billion to Rs 121 billion, an 11 per cent fall, it said.

After implementation of goods and services tax (GST) in the garments sector in October 2018, the exports have clocked a positive figure compared to the previous year, the statement said.

First Published: Sat, December 01 2018. 19:21 IST
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