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Sanitisers are disinfectants like soaps, dettol; attract 18% GST: FinMin

Reducing the GST rate on sanitisers and other similar items would lead to an inverted duty structure and put domestic manufacturers at a disadvantage vis-a-vis importers of hand sanitisers

Medics spraying sanitiser on hands before collecting swab sample from a woman at a roadside for Covid-19 test, in Chennai.
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The Goa bench of Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) had recently ruled that alcohol-based hand sanitisers will attract 18 per cent duty under GST

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The government on Wednesday said sanitisers are disinfectants like soaps, anti-bacterial liquids, dettol, among others, which attract 18 per cent duty under the GST regime.

In a statement, the Finance Ministry said various chemicals, packing materials and input services, among others, used for manufacturing hand sanitisers also attract a GST rate of 18 per cent.

"sanitisers are disinfectants like soaps, anti-bacterial liquids, dettol, etc., which all attract duty standard rate of 18 per cent under the GST regime," it said.

Reducing the GST rate on sanitisers and other similar items would lead to an inverted duty structure and put domestic

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First Published: Jul 15 2020 | 6:20 PM IST

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